More stories about Pumps

  • Below the Surface

    Javier Payan has had a change of heart. When the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act first passed, the president of Payan Pool Service in El Cajon, Calif., agreed with many in the industry. Then he and his crews began conducting the site evaluations necessary to help bring public pools...

  • In Complete Compliance:two

    For a pool to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, it takes more than just connecting two drains to the pump and adding a VGB-approved drain cover.

  • Test Drive

    Pools by Ben sold close to 100 variable-speed pumps in 2008, but the company still felt a significant portion of its market remained untapped.

  • A.O. Smith Acquires Heat Pump Manufacturer

    One of the biggest names in pump motors now will be behind a line of pool heat pumps.

  • Energy-Conscious Cleaning

    Pool pumps have been a focal point for energy efficiency in several states. Automatic cleaners may be next.

  • California to Cut Two-Speed Pump Rebates

    California utilities are phasing out rebates for two-speed pumps to focus solely on incentives for variable-speed models.

  • The Drive to Succeed

    After years of legislation, rebates, seminars and word-of-mouth, the industry has begun to embrace the benefits of the pump affinity law.

  • New Title 20 Amendments are Adopted

    California has passed new energy efficiency standards for pumps, motors and spa testing

  • In hot water

    Pumps can be a danger area as well. The friction of the mechanical shaft seal in the pump generates heat.

  • CEC Releases Proposed Title 20 Amendments

    The California Energy Commission has proposed amendments to Title 20, including the contentious subject of replacement pump motors.