Swimming pool pump regs change. Some dedicated-purpose pool pump motors manufactured after July 19, 2021, will be impacted by a new U.S. Department of Energy Regulation – but that doesn’t mean policyholders will be. (Photo: dvoevnore/stock.adobe.com)

A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulation recently went into effect that adds efficiency standards to certain dedicated-purpose pool pump (DPPP) motors manufactured or imported to the United States after July 19, 2021.

Many manufacturers and distributors have been spreading the word about whether their pumps meet the efficiency requirements, but it’s critical insurance professionals understand what the standards allow before they settle for unnecessary replacements — particularly because the new guidelines may not have as much of an immediate impact on policyholders.

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