New Arizona Law Regarding Pools 

Effective January 1st, 2012 Arizona passed a new law (AZ Title 44:2) concerning the primary pool filter pump motors in residential pools. This new law will impact homeowners if their pool filter pump motor goes out or if they are planning to build a new pool.  Here is a brief overview of the new Arizona law regarding pools:

  • Motors shall not be split-phase or capacitor start-induction run type motors, except for the following:
    • The low-speed section of two-speed motors may be capacitor start-induction run type
    • Forty-eight-frame motors designed for use with aboveground pools are exempt from this requirement.
  • Motors with a total horsepower capacity of one or more shall have the capability of operating at two or more speeds with a low speed having a rotation rate that is no more than one-half of the motor's maximum rotation rate and shall be operated with a pump control with the capability of operating the pump at two or more speeds. Residential pool pump motor controls that are sold for use with a two or more speed motor shall have a default circulation speed setting no more than one-half of the motor's maximum rotation rate. Any high speed override capability shall be for a temporary period not to exceed one twenty-four hour cycle without resetting to the default setting.

If you have a home warranty currently in place on your property, you should call before you assume you will be covered under your policy terms. Single speed motors can be replaced at a cost of approximately $350.00 however a two-speed or variable speed motors are around $1200.00. To learn more about home warranty coverage, please consider One Guard Home Warranty