Save money by replacing your pool filtration pump or pump motor with a new variable-speed energy-efficient one.

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A swimming pool can account for up to 20 percent of your household energy use. Purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR® variable-speed product to receive a $100 rebate from PG&E.

Rebates for single family customers

Follow these steps to apply:


  1. Visit PG&E's Marketplace to compare and shop for qualifying models or see a full list of qualifying products (PDF, 79 KB).
  2. All pumps and motors must be new and purchased and installed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
  3. Instantly apply for your rebate through the Marketplace or visit How to Apply for additional options (rebate must be submitted within 60 days after purchase).

Rebates for multifamily customers

Follow these steps to apply:


  1. Call the Smarter Energy Line at 1-800-933-9555 to request the PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates for Multifamily Properties packet. The packet includes a reservation form, application and catalog.
  2. Fax the completed forms to us at 415-973-4961 to receive a reservation number. Reservations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find more information for Multifamily property owners and managers.

The Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education (FPSIE), in partnership with PG&E, offers the California Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI) course. Students learn how to install efficient pool/spa technology upgrades. Space is limited. Register early.

Taking the California Aquatic Equipment Installer course:


  • Satisfies the contractor participation requirement
  • Qualifies you to receive PG&E rebates for installing qualified pool pump equipment
  • Helps you deliver quality customer service
  • Sets you apart from your competitors as a trusted source of information and installer of the most energy-efficient models

Course details:

  • Cost: $199
  • The first 27 registrants receive a $149 scholarship for the course
  • Full day, hands-on presentation, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
  • Course material printouts are provided
  • Lunch is provided
  • Manufacturers give installation demonstrations
  • Certification of course completion

Register at Onsite Courses, or contact FPSIE at 916-922-8895 for course information and registration.

How can I save money with a new pool filter pump or motor?

Modern pool filter pumps are available with variable-speed motors. A variable-speed pump lets you save money by setting a lower speed for filtering. Running your filter slowly, for a longer period each day, can reduce your current monthly pool electricity cost by about half.

Why does running the pump at a lower speed reduce costs?

Running your variable-speed pump at a lower speed moves the water through the system more slowly and creates less friction. As a result, the pump motor works less and uses less energy.

Variable-speed pumps and motors allow customers to conserve energy and save money by running their pool filters at lower speeds. Customers can still use the higher pump speeds to operate water features, cleaning equipment and solar heating.
PG&E has a rebate program for pool service professionals. You can receive rebates by installing energy efficient pool filter pumps.

Follow these steps to join the program:

Follow these steps to collect your installer rebate:

  • Perform a qualifying installation. Be sure to follow all PG&E program requirements, terms, and conditions. They're listed in the installer participation agreement, in the Residential Rebate Catalog (PDF, 947 KB), and Residential Rebates Application, from PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates for your Home (PDF, 462 KB).
    • Please note that only pumps or motors for pool filters are eligible. Pumps for spas, water features, solar heaters and cleaners do not qualify.
  • Collect your rebate. Help your customer complete and submit a Residential Rebates Application, from PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates for your Home (PDF, 462 KB). The application packet must include: 
    • The make and model number of a qualifying variable-speed pump or motor.
    • The make and model number of the Title 20 qualifying controller, if it's a stand-alone unit. You must provide controller information regardless of whether you sold and installed it or the customer had it installed before you hooked up the pump.
    • An invoice that shows all of the requirements from the proof-of-purchase section of the application. The installer participation agreement also lists these requirements.
    • You don't need to fill out a separate installer rebate application if we have your installer participation agreement on file and your proof-of-purchase invoice identifies your company clearly.

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Effective August 9, 2009, the California Energy Commission's Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Standards, Section 1605.3 (g)(5) require residential, single-family pool pumps and motors to be operated by a programmable controller. The controller must be able to switch speeds automatically. It must also default to the low-speed setting after 24 hours if it has a manual high-speed override.

Funding is limited. Apply now. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. PG&E cannot guarantee payment of rebates. Amounts and offerings are also subject to change.

If you have any questions, please call the PG&E Smarter Energy Line anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-933-9555.

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