Stay compliant this Spring while selling pool pumps
If you sell swimming pool or spa pool pumps, Spring is the perfect time to double check that your business is compliant with the new legal requirements.
The new pool pump determination, under the Greenhouse and Minimum Energy Standards (GEMS) Act 2012, created legal requirements for selling specified pool pumps. This includes that products meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards, that they’re registered with the GEMS Regulator, and that they display an Energy Rating Label.
Its quick and easy to keep your business compliant:
- Make sure any new pool pump covered under the determination is appropriately registered and labelled.
- Make sure that Energy Rating Labels are clearly visible to consumers and undamaged.
- Make sure you only sell pool pumps that are compliant with the new determination. Existing stock of non-compliant pool pumps that were imported or manufactured in Australia prior to 1 October 2022 may still be sold.
The Energy Rating Label is also a great tool that businesses can use to help their customers compare products and save money through lower energy bills. For example, a pool owner can save more than $260 per year in running costs by purchasing a 6-star variable speed pool pump over a 1.5-star single speed pool pump.
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