Zodiac Pool Systems Inc Unveils Engery Efficient Variable Speed Pool Pump

New ePump Reduces Energy Usage and Noise, Increases Savings and Efficiency

VISTA, Calif. (May 11, 2009) – Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., an international supplier of pool and spa products, has announced the introduction of its new Jandy® variable-speed ePump™, a high-performance pool pump that utilizes patented technology tomoffer savings on energy, money, and maintenance time. The premier pump combines the power of Jandy’s user-friendly Stealth™ pump with an ultra-high efficiency motor, allowing for convenient, quiet, and affordable functionality in one of the most energy-efficient pumps available to date.

“At Zodiac Pool Systems, we strive to deliver premier quality products that are the most energy efficient, innovative, and reliable in the industry,” said Steve Gutai, Director of Product Management, Hydraulics, for Zodiac. “The ePump features a host of technologically-advanced features that allow pool owners to dramatically reduce energy consumption, resulting in up to $1,000 in annual energy savings. Plus, ePump is user-friendly, allowing for easy customization of pool, spa, and water features. And, its ultra-efficient TEFC permanent magnet brushless DC motor has an extra-long life motor, making it a top pick for pool owners nationwide.”

Designed according to strict energy-conservation codes, the variable-speed ePump is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to other expensive, single-speed pool pumps on the market.

Energy-Conscious Features of the Jandy ePump™ Provide Savings on Time and Money

The Jandy ePump’s innovative design and multiple features deliver a simple and fast solution to pool pump operation. The ePump is available in 1.5 HP and 2 HP versions, and offers the following features:

  • Stealth Pump Technology – The original technology of the Jandy Stealth Pump allows for quiet, powerful performance, and it features convenient ergonomic handles and easy-to-read indicators
  • Three Control Options – The three user-friendly control options are customizable and programmable: Aqualink® RS OneTouch, the Aqualink RS PDA, and the ePump Controller, which can be installed up to 200 feet from the pump
  • Ultra High-Efficiency Motor – The ePump’s innovative motor design features a totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC)permanent magnet brushless DC motor for cooler, quieter operation and longer motor life

The variable-speed ePump presents technological and ecological advancements in pool pump technology. This product is for pool owners seeking a pump that requires minimal upkeep—and minimal costs. The ePump is now available through pool supply dealers throughout the United States or by calling the Zodiac Customer Care Center at 800-822-7933, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.

Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool and a Carlyle Group portfolio company, is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Baracuda®, Jandy®, Nature2®, Polaris®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolcare.com or call 800-822-7933.

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