Pool Pump Rebate

Pools and spas are great for relaxing and cooling off in the hot summer months, but they can be some of the biggest energy users in your home and a contributor to high electric bills. TID offers rebates on ENERGY STAR® qualified pool pumps and some tips to help you save energy and money while staying relaxed and keeping cool.

$200 Pool Pump Rebate

Receive a $200 rebate when you purchase and install a new ENERGY STAR® qualified pool pump. Your new pump must be ENERGY STAR® certified,  cannot exceed three (3) horsepower, must be installed on an in ground pool and must be used for primary filtration.

For details and rebate requirements:

To claim your rebate:

  • Purchase an ENERGY STAR® qualified pool pump that you will use for primary filtration.
  • The pump must be less than three (3) horsepower.
  • You’ll need a copy of your store receipt, a photocopy of the documentation showing the ENERGY STAR® logo (or a photo of the ENERGY STAR® sticker on the pump) and your TID account number.

Once you have all the necessary items:

Or, download and print a paper rebate application, complete it and submit it in person to any of our Customer Service locations or mail to the address below.

Submit the completed form along with a copies of your supporting documents via email at rebates@tid.org, in person at any TID office or mail to:

TID (Attn: Consumer Programs)
P.O. Box 949 Turlock, CA 95381

Tips to Save Money While Keeping Cool

Replace your old pump with an ENERGY STAR® certified model-  Pool pumps that have earned the ENERGY STAR® are independently certified to save energy, save you money and help prevent climate change. In fact, they use 70 percent less energy than standard pool pumps saving you money on your energy bills, run quieter and prolong the life of your pool’s filtering system and use reliable two-speed or variable-speed technology.

Conventional pool pumps use the same pump speed regardless of the task assigned, wasting energy. Filtration, which is what pool pumps are predominantly used for, requires half the flow rate of pool vacuuming. ENERGY STAR® certified pool pumps can run at the lower speeds ideal for filtration to save energy. Variable speed models can be programmed to deliver the right flow for multiple tasks.

Keep it covered- Covering your pool or spa when not in use can greatly reduce the loss of water and chemicals due to evaporation not to mention, keeping the water up to 10 degrees warmer. Not only that, a cover will help to keep your pool cleaner and reduce the load on your cleaning equipment.

Cool is cool- Keeping a spa heated at all times can add significant expense to your energy budget. If you do keep it warm at all times consider reducing the temperature by a few degrees. Setting the thermostat just three degrees lower can result in approximately 5-10 percent lower costs.

Time it- Use a pool timer to reduce filtration times and follow a program of regular maintenance and clean the filter as recommended to maintain maximum efficiency.

When Do You Need a New Pool Pump? The most obvious sign that you need a pool pump is when the motor is completely dead. However, there are other warning signs you should be aware of – such as when your existing pool pump:

  • Is seven to ten years old
  • Does not seem to be as powerful
  • Continually makes noise
  • Gets hot and shuts down
  • Hums or buzzes but will not start
  • Starts slowly

How Do I Know That My Pool Pump Is Installed Properly? A pool pump installer should be:

  • Inspecting the pool area and identifying possible hazards, then ensuring the area is ready for maintenance and pool pump replacement
  • Calculating the volume of the swimming pool to determine the total amount of flow required to adequately circulate water through the filtration system
  • Determining the wattage use of the existing pool pump and amount of usage on a daily basis to estimate total annual energy use of the pump
  • Estimating expected usage of new pump to calculate expected energy use and savings
  • Calibrating the flow of the new pool pump to obtain adequate circulation at the lowest possible motor speed
    • The minimum speed required is one that would lead to a 12-hour turnover (per ANSI/NSPI-5 2003). Turnover is the period of time required to circulate a volume of water equal to the pool’s volume.

How Do I Choose a Pool Services Contractor? In addition to being insured, check to see if your pool service contractor has any of the following additional qualifications:

  • Affiliated with pool builders or retailers of pool supplies
  • Certified as an Aquatic Energy Auditor by the Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education
  • Certified by a pool pump manufacturer
  • Licensed to perform pool services in California

For more information about pools and spas, visit The Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education.

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