Rules for Participation - Amended November 2010

In households with swimming pools, the pool pump-unit is usually the largest single electricity user, after the electric water heater (if there is one in the household). Yet there is very little information available to pool owners about how much energy is used by their swimming pool pump-units, or about the comparative energy efficiency of alternative models of pump-units. Energy efficiency labelling, using the Energy Rating Label, would address this information failure, to the benefit of consumers without significantly altering price, product quality or the competitiveness of the market.

This document sets out the Rules for Participation ("Rules") that apply to suppliers who choose to participate in the Voluntary Energy Rating Labelling Program for Swimming Pool Pump-units ("Program") which is being offered under the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program.