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The Eco Select™ Brand: Designating More Eco-friendly Equipment

Eco Select LogoThe Eco Select™ br /and is the keystone of the Pentair Water Pool and Spa® program to meet the dual objectives of a growing percentage of pool owners: save money and make more eco-friendly choices.

It all starts in our product development department. We have dedicated senior staff whose sole mission is to assure that new and re-engineered products are the most eco-friendly and operationally efficient on the market.

You’ll see the Eco Select br /and associated with several existing products and systems that already meet these standards. These products save energy, save water, eliminate or reduce noise, or otherwise contribute to a more environmentally responsible equipment system. In every case, a product that earns the Eco Select and is clearly our “greenest” and most efficient choice.

ECO Select Products
Check marks indicate direct contributions to reduce environmental X's indicate indirect contributions.impact.

Reduce Energy Use

Reduce Water Use

Quiet Operation

Long Lasting

Low NOx

Use EPa-Recognized Refrigerant

IntelliFlo® VF Pumps
IntelliBrite® LED Lighting
IntelliChlor® Chlorine Generator
Clean & Clear® Filters


  • Replace your pool pump with a more energy-efficient model.
    • New variable speed pumps with permanent magnet motors and digital controls can save as much as 90% in utility costs compared to one- or two-speed pumps with induction motors.
    • If using an energy-efficient one- or two-speed pump, make sure your pump is sized to your pool’s requirements.
  • Reduce run time or speed to reduce energy use.
    • If using a one-speed pump, reduce filtration run time. In general, water needs to be circulated through the filter once every 24 hours.
    • If using a two-speed or variable speed pump, use the lowest speed to appropriately circulate the water. Reducing speed saves more energy than reducing run time
  • Run your pool's filtration system during off-peak hours when electricity demand is lower, generally between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.
    • Install a timer or a control system to automate the hours of operation.
    • Keep intake grates clear of debr /is. Clogged drains require the pump to work harder.
    • To obtain maximum filtration and energy efficiency, backwash or clean your filter regularly, as required

    heating & heat loss

    • Reduce heat loss by using a pool cover. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, savings of 50% - 70% are possible.
    • Fencing, hedges, landscaping, and cabanas that shelter your pool from prevailing winds will further reduce heat loss.
    • If your pool heater is more than five years old, chances are a new high efficiency gas heater could quickly pay for itself in utility bill savings.
    • A pool heat pump can save up to 80% in energy usage compared to a gas heater. Check with your pool professional to see if a heat pump is appropriate for your region
    • If you use your pool only on weekends, reduce your heater or heat pump thermostats settings by eight to ten degrees during the week.
    • When leaving for vacation for more than a week, turn off the pool heater or heat pump, including the pilot light. Please use caution in freezing conditions.
    • According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the American Red Cross, the most healthful swimming temperature is 78 degrees. Reducing your heater or heat pump thermostat to maintain a 78 degree or lower temperature will also help conserve energy.
    • Install a timer or a control system to automate the hours of operation
    • When reopening your pool, make sure your heater or heat pump is working properly.

    Reduce Energy Use: Energy-efficient equipment helps reduce pool operating costs and benefits the environment.

    Reduce Water Use: The average backwash uses between 250 to 1,000 gallons of water, without completely cleaning the filter. H2Ouse,

    Quiet Operation: Increasingly, local governments are passing noise ordinances which directly affect pool equipment. In addition, equipment noise reduces opportunities for peaceful pool enjoyment. Noise Pollution Clearing House,

    Long Lasting: Products that have a longer service life need to be replaced less often, reducing the impact of waste management and using fewer natural resources for production and transportation.

    Low NOx: Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are primary contributors to smog and acid rain.

    EPa-Recognized Refrigerant: R-410a refrigerant does not contribute to ozone depletion. Use of R-410a is mandated by the EPa.