Good news! Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has extended their $1,000 rebate!
What does this mean?
If you upgrade your existing pool/spa circulation pump to a variable speed pump, LADWP will give you a $1,000 rebate.
Why such a big rebate?
Variable speed pumps use up to 80% less energy. This means that the utility companies also save, thus they don't have to build new power plants to keep up with the demand. So you get a nice check in the mail.
Can anyone install the pump?
If you want to qualify for the $1,000 rebate, the installation must be done be a certified installer. If installed by a non certified technician, you can still get a $500 rebate but you wouldn't qualify for the $1k.