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Maintaining your pool or spa can use a great deal of energy. However, it is possible to reduce energy costs by upgrading to more efficient technology.

Using energy-efficient pool pumps, you can save on your electricity bills and still have a comfortable swimming pool.


To be eligible to upgrade your pool pump and get a discount/rebate, you must:

  • be a Victorian household or business
  • have an inefficient pool pump.

Your participation is voluntary.

How to organise a pool pump upgrade

To organise a pool pump upgrade, you must work with an accredited provider. Accredited providers deliver or facilitate upgrades under the VEU program.

To check if a person or business is an accredited provider, go to the Essential Services Commission's VEU Registry of Accredited Persons and:

  • select the 'Business Name' drop-down menu
  • scroll until you see the accredited provider you are searching for.

Tips when organising a pool pump upgrade

  1. Shop around. As with any market, it's worth shopping around and finding the right fit for your needs.
  2. Ensure the product's suitability. To get a rebate, you must install an approved product. Search the Essential Services Commission register of products for approved products.
  3. Accredited providers operate freely like any other businesses and can choose what upgrades they deliver, with some keeping waiting lists for activities and may contact you if circumstances change.

Remember to do your research on products. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

How much rebate can you expect?

To be purchased Indicative rebate*
Pool pump $180

*Discount or rebate will vary. This figure is based on a certificate price of $60. The final price will depend on several factors, including:

  • certificate price
  • type of equipment and efficiency
  • location
  • installation costs
  • administrative costs by accredited providers.

Find an accredited provider in your area

Page last updated: 10/02/23