CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL & PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS

Many Building Departments throughout California have now adopted the recommendations of the California Energy Commission’s Standards for describing the intentions for a swimming pool’s equipment specification and installation criteria.

Our WEB-FORM outline shall address the calculations for the SITE SPECIFIC energy efficient use and hydraulic flow characteristics for the filtering, heating pumping and piping system.

A.) Pool and Spa System Type Pick from Pool only, Spa only, or Pool and Spa.

B.) Pool and Spa Systems and Equipment Requirements (Section 110.4(a) and 110.5).

Before any pool or spa heating system or equipment may be installed, the manufacturer must certify to the Energy Commission that the system or equipment complies with §110.4 and §110.5.

The requirements include minimum heating efficiency according to Appliance Efficiency Regulations, an on-off switch outside the heater, permanent and weatherproof operating instructions, no continuous pilot light, and no electric resistance heating.

C.) Pool and Spa System Installation Requirements (Section 110.4(b))

A time switch or similar control mechanism must be installed as part of the pool water circulation control system that will allow all pumps to be set or programmed to run only during the off-peak electric demand period and for the minimum time necessary to maintain the water in the condition required by applicable public health standards.

D.) Pool Pump Sizing and Flow Rate Specification (Section 150.0(p))

The pool filtration flow rate may not be greater than the rate needed to turn over the pool water volume in 6 hours or 36 gpm, whichever is greater. Calculate Max Flow Rate using the following equation:

E.) Pool System Piping (Section 150.0(p)2)

There must be a length of straight pipe that is greater than or equal to at least 4 inches pipe diameters installed before the pump. Refer to Table D below for the required pipe length. Traditional hard 90° elbows are not allowed. All elbows must be sweep elbows or a type of elbow that has a pressure drop less than the pressure drop of straight pipe with a length of 30 pipe diameters.

F.) Pool Filters and Valves (Section 150.0(p)3 and 4)

Backwash valves must be sized to the diameter of the return pipe or two inches, whichever is greater. Multi-port backwash valves have a high pressure drop and are discouraged.

By completing the WEB-FORM that is located at the bottom of this web-page and making arrangements for the remittance of payment (please call (800) 766-5259), then we can better assist you in getting your project through the Plan Check Review Process.


Title 24 Energy Standards 2017
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SELECT THE TYPE OF SPA CONSTRUCTION ABOVE:
THE POOL AND OR SPA SHALL UTILIZE A PUMPING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AS INDICATED ABOVE:
THE POOL AND OR SPA SHALL UTILIZE A HEATING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AS INDICATED ABOVE:
LIST THE TYPE OF ENERGY BEING UTILIZED FOR HEATING ABOVE:
THE HEATER BEING UTILIZED SHALL HAVE A THERMAL EFFICIENCY RATING THAT COMPLIES WITH THE APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS:
A READILY ACCESSIBLE ON-OFF SWITCH SHALL BE MOUNTED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE HEATER, WHICH ALLOWS THE HEATER TO BE SHUT-OFF WITHOUT THE USER ADJUSTING THE THERMOSTAT SETTING:
A WEATHERPROOF PLATE OR CARD CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OPERATION OF THE POOL AND OR SPA HEATER SHALL BE CLEARLY MOUNTED ON THE HEATER:
"NO" ELECTRIC RESISTANCE HEATING EXCEPT FOR LISTED PACKAGE UNITS THAT HAVE FULLY INSULATED ENCLOSURES AND TIGHT FITTING COVERS THAT ARE INSULATED TO AT LEAST R-6. OR IF DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED THAT AT LEAST 60 % OF THE ANNUAL HEATING ENERGY IS FROM SITE SOLAR ENERGY OR RECOVERED ENERGY:
THE INTENDED HEATING SYSTEM SHALL NOT HAVE A PILOT LIGHT:
C. POOL AND SPA SYSTEM INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS (SECTION 110.4(B)) TO ALLOW FOR THE FUTURE ADDITION OF SOLAR HEATING EQUIPMENT, AT LEAST 36" OF PIPE IS INSTALLED BETWEEN THE FILTER AND HEATER, OR DEDICATED SUCTION AND RETURN LINES ARE INSTALLED, OR BUILT-IN OR BUILT-UP CONNECTIONS FOR FUTURE SOLAR HEATING ARE PROVIDED:
A COVER SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR OUTDOOR POOLS OR SPAS THAT HAVE A HEAT PUMP OR GAS HEATER:
POOL SYSTEM HAS DIRECTIONAL WALL AND OR FLOOR INLETS TO ADEQUATELY MIX THE POOL WATER:
THE TYPE OF RETURN INLETS BEING UTILIZED:
INDICATE THE NUMBER OF INLETS ENTERING THE POOL:
POOL SYSTEM SHALL HAVE A TIME SWITCH THAT ALLOWS THE PUMP TO BE SET OR PROGRAMMED TO RUN DURING OFF-PEAK PERIODS ONLY:
PER POOL AND SPA SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (SECTION 110.4(A) AND 110.5):
STATE OF CALIFORNIA POOL AND SPA HEATING SYSTEMS CEC-CF2R-PLB-O3E REVISED 03/15 THE POOL PUMP SPECIFIED IS LISTED IN THE CEC DATABASE OF CERTIFIED POOL PUMPS:
THE POOL PUMP FLOW RATE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM PUMP FLOW RATE CALCULATED BASED ON POOL SIZE AND PIPE SIZING, MAX. FLOW / VELOCITY FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE POOL'S WATER VOLUME 6-HOUR TURNOVER. THE RETURN PIPE DIAMETER, SUCTION PIPE DIAMETER, AND FILTER AREA SHALL BE AT LEAST AS LARGE AS THE REQUIRED MINIMUMS AND NOT EXCEEDING 6-FPS (SUCTION AND 8-FPS (RETURNS:
AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE COMPLIANCE CALCULATION, A "FLOW TEST" SHALL BE PERFORMED AND THE RESULTS SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR THIS POOL OR SPA USE AND ATTACH TO THE FLOW CALCULATION OR FLOW TEST FORM, AS REQUIRED:
THE PUMP IS CAPABLE OF OPERATING AT 2 OR MORE SPEEDS (NOT APPLICABLE IF PUMP IS LESS THAN 1 HORSEPOWER):
PER POOL AND SPA SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (SECTION 110.4(A) AND 110.5):
AUXILIARY POOL LOAD IS SERVED BY EITHER A SEPARATE PUMP, OR THE SYSTEM IS SERVED BY A MULTI-SPEED PUMP:
PER POOL AND SPA SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (SECTION 110.4(A) AND 110.5):
THE POOL VOLUME IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION SYSTEM IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION SYSTEM IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION SYSTEM IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE RETURN PIPING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE SKIMMER SUCTION PIPING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE MAIN DRAIN SUCTION PIPING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION SYSTEM SQ.FT. AREA IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION EFFLUENT SUCTION PIPE DIAMETER SIZE IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION IN-FLUENT SUCTION PIPE DIAMETER SIZE IS DETERMINED TO BE:
THE FILTRATION SYSTEM SQ.FT. AREA IS DETERMINED TO BE:
INDICATE MAXIMUM PUMPING FLOW RATE:
RETURN VELOCITY IS DETERMINED TO BE LESS THAN 8.0 FPS:
AT THE DESIGNED FLOW RATE THE RETURN PIPE VELOCITY IS FPS:
SUCTION VELOCITY IS DETERMINED TO BE LESS THAN 6.0 FPS:
AT THE DESIGNED FLOW RATE THE SUCTION PIPE VELOCITY IS FPS:
THE POOL CONSULTANT CERTIFIES COMPLIANCE IN PROVIDING THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT AND AFFIRMS THAT THE CALCULATIONS ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE, AND THE INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR AND OR OTHER PERSON DELEGATED THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF PIPES AND EQUIPMENT SHALL SIGN-OFF THAT THIS HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AT THE "FINAL INSPECTION":
E. POOL SYSTEM PIPING (SECTION 1S0.0(P)2) ALL ELBOWS ARE SWEEP ELBOWS, OR AN ELBOW TYPE THAT HAS A PRESSURE DROP THAT IS LESS THAN THE PRESSURE DROP OF A STRAIGHT PIPE WITH A LENGTH OF 30 PIPE DIAMETERS.
E. POOL SYSTEM PIPING (SECTION 1S0.0(P)2) ALL ELBOWS ARE SWEEP ELBOWS, OR AN ELBOW TYPE THAT HAS A PRESSURE DROP THAT IS LESS THAN THE PRESSURE DROP OF A STRAIGHT PIPE WITH A LENGTH OF 30 PIPE DIAMETERS.
F. POOL FILTERS AND VALVES (SECTION 1S0.0(P)3 AND 4) IF A FILTER IS USED IN A POOL INTENDED FOR PUBLIC USE: THE SIZE OF THE FILTER IS AT LEAST THE SIZE SPECIFIED IN NSF/ ANSI 5O.
A PROJECT'S REQUIREMENTS, REGARDING AN URGENCY MAY INVOLVE OVERTIME PERFORMANCES AND THEREFORE SHALL INVOLVE AN INCREASE IN OUR PRICING SCHEDULE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE TURN-AROUND TIME-FRAME.
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