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400 pool pump models now registered for MEPS

February 8th, 2023

In October 2022, the Australian Government introduced new requirements for swimming pool pumps and spa pool pumps.

When selling most new pool pumps in Australia, you must now make sure they meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), that they are registered with the Australian Government, and that they display an Energy Rating Label.

There are now more than 400 models of pool pump registered across more than 30 brands.

Chief policy officer, Spiros Dassakis, says SPASA Australia has worked hard to meet these new requirements, and it means great news for pool owners.

“Pool owners can have confidence in the energy their pump will use,” he says.

“They can also choose a pump that limits its impact on their electricity bill. For example, if a pool owner compares Energy Rating Labels and decides to purchase a 6-star variable speed pool pump over a 1.5-star single speed pool pump, they could save more than $260 a year.”

By helping Australians use less energy on pool pumps, the pool and spa industry is also helping Australia to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

For more information and help to meet the new requirements, visit energyrating.gov.au or email energyrating@industry.gov.au.

By Chris Maher
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