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Mandatory energy rating labelling for pool pumps now applies

October 5th, 2022

Since October 1, 2022, most swimming pool and spa pool pumps have been required to meet minimum energy efficiency performance requirements (MEPS) and display an Energy Rating Label when being supplied.

These requirements have been established under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 and the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Swimming Pool Pump-units) Determination 2021.

To help suppliers, retailers, and installers with meeting these new requirements, SPASA has been working with the Australian Government Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Regulator (who is responsible for administering the new requirements) to develop fact sheets covering frequently asked questions.

Manufacturer, Supplier & General - Fact Sheets

  • Introduction to Requirements for Pool Pump Units
  • Registering Pool Pumps
  • Labelling for Pool Pumps, using the Energy Rating Label and Icon
  • Existing Pool Pump Stock — Before 1 October 2022
  • The Voluntary Energy Rating Labelling Program has ended
  • Compliance for Pool Pumps
  • Checklist for Complying with the new Pool Pump Requirements

 Retailer – Fact Sheets

  • New energy efficiency requirements for pool pumps (overview)
  • Displaying the energy rating label

Repair Stock

In some instances, companies may find themselves holding onto existing stock specifically for the purpose of repairs, replacement in limited circumstances, or in restricted layouts (e.g. spa cabinets) that may be unable to comply with the new requirements. In these limited situations, companies should contact the department for guidance, and they will consider a range of factors on a case-by-case basis.

Industry members are encouraged to keep visiting the MEPS Pool Pump page where additional fact sheets focused on questions and topics for retail stakeholders will be added in the coming days.

For more information, visit the Energy Rating website or email the regulator at energyrating@industry.gov.au.

By Chris Maher
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