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U.S. E PA Recognizes IAPMO R&T to Certify ENERGY STAR® Qualifying Swimming Pool Pumps

Ontario, Calif. — Manufacturers of swimming pool pumps can now fulfill all of their product certification needs through IAPMO R&T — a third-party certification body fully accredited by the American National Standards Institute to do so.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has granted recognition to IAPMO R&T for the third-party certification of swimming pool pumps to the ENERGY STAR® product labeling system. This recognition provides a perfect complement to IAPMO R&T’s ANSI-accredited certification for pool pumps and other materials/ components used in swimming pools.

“ENERGY STAR certification adds yet another dimension to the comprehensive menu of services IAPMO R&T can already offer to the manufacturers of pool pumps,” said GP Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group. “Now those manufacturers can certify and market the energy-saving capabilities of their products with the same great customer service and highly respected mark of conformity IAPMO R&T provides.”

IAPMO R&T, North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency, has for decades provided certification services to manufacturers of swimming pool and spa products. IAPMO R&T’s Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC) marks of conformity tell consumers and inspectors alike that the products bearing them meet the minimum standards that govern their use in the United States and Canada.

For more information on having your swimming pool pump certified, direct your Web browser to www.iapmort.org or contact Brenda Madonna at (909) 472-4100. For more information on the ENERGY STAR program, visit www.energystar.gov.


IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®,the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.

Last modified: January 17, 2024