Compulsory energy labeling for swimming pool pumps now applies

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As of October 1, 2022, most pool and spa pumps must meet minimum energy efficiency performance requirements (MEPS) and display an energy rating label when supplied.

These requirements were established under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 and the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Swimming Pool Pumps) Determination of 2021.

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

Manufacturer, Supplier and General – Fact Sheets

  • Introduction to Requirements for Pool Pump Units
  • Registration of swimming pool pumps
  • Labeling of swimming pool pumps, using the energy rating label and icon
  • Existing Pool Pump Stock — Before October 1, 2022
  • The voluntary energy labeling program is over
  • Compliance for swimming pool pumps
  • Checklist for Complying with New Pool Pump Requirements

Retailer – Fact Sheets

  • New energy efficiency requirements for swimming pool pumps (overview)
  • Energy label display

Repair inventory

In some cases, companies may find themselves retaining existing stock specifically for repair, replacement in limited circumstances, or in restricted configurations (e.g. spa cabinets) that may not be able to accommodate. comply with the new requirements. In these limited situations, businesses should contact the department for advice, and they will consider a range of factors on a case-by-case basis.

Industry members are encouraged to continue to visit the MEPS Pool Pump page where additional fact sheets focusing 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 [email protected]



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