On Tuesday 27 October 2020, an exposure draft of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Swimming Pool Pumps) Determination was released for public comment. The exposure draft outlines proposed energy efficiency regulations that would apply to swimming pool pumps. The Determination is the first instance of energy efficiency regulations for swimming pool pumps, introducing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and mandatory energy rating labelling.
This paper provides an update to swimming pool pump stakeholders following submissions on the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) – Swimming Pool Pumps and decisions and outcomes from subsequent industry working group meetings held between June and November 2017. Topic updates include:
This report presents the results of recent market research into pool pumps in Australia and New Zealand. It draws on quantitative and qualitative data to examine consumers’ decision making process when buying a pool pump, what are the main influences and advisers for consumers and their knowledge about pool pumps and energy efficiency more broadly.
The report also details findings from a series of interviews with pool pump suppliers, retailers, pool builders and installers.