APSP Protects Arizona's Title 44 from Repeal

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Apsp LogoThe Association of Pool & Spa Professionals has staved off another attempt to repeal Title 44, Arizona's pool pump energy standards law.

Title 44, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, requires any newly installed residential pool pump 1 horsepower or greater to be a multi- or variable-speed pump, thus prohibiting single speed pumps and making dual-speed motors the minimum efficiency standard.

The regulation is not without controversy, and House Bill 2334 by Rep. Montenegro was introduced this year to repeal the energy saving standards, marking it the second attempt to repeal Title 44. However, HB 2334 did not have enough support to be voted on by the full house and died when the legislature adjourned on June 14, 2013. 

“APSP Arizona members made calls, sent emails and testified in committee in support of energy efficiency measures for pools and spas, as provided in our American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/APSP energy efficiency standards,” says APSP Director of Government Relations Jennifer Hatfield. “Once again, we’ve leveraged our grassroots in Arizona and they’ve answered the call to protect consumers and ensure positive experiences with our industry’s products.”

The ANSI/APSP/International Code Council (ICC)-14 2011 Standard for the Energy Efficiency of Self Contained Portable Electric Spas and Hot Tubs and the ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency represents the technology guidelines for the manufacture of pool, spa and hot tub products that consume less energy while maintaining water quality. These provide consumers with more choices to save money while enjoying their pool, spa or hot tub. Title 44 provides for specific requirements that follow and are consistent with the ANSI/APSP/ICC 14 and 15 standards.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hatfield.

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