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Pool and Spa

Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives to reduce your upfront costs and make energy-saving pool and spa upgrades more affordable. Many energy-related pool improvements can increase air and water quality in your facilities.

To get started on your energy-efficient upgrade follow the steps below or contact a program representative.

  1. Establish your eligibility

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    • You must heat your spa with electricity provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power.
    • Cash incentives are available to all Oregon multifamily attached residential properties with two or more units including: duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes; side-by-side units; and stacked structures with five or more units. For specific incentives based on your building type see the “Details” tab for further eligibility requirements.
    • Energy-saving improvements must meet program requirements.
  2. Purchase qualifying equipment that meets the requirements listed on the Details tab.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Complete and submit an incentive application with supporting documentation.

    • Proof of payment (invoice or receipt marked paid) and/or contractor’s invoice
    • A W-9 or Substitute W-9 form is required for investment properties.
    • Energy Trust must receive applications within 90 days from the date of purchase and installation.

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    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    Existing Multifamily Program
    811 SW 6th Ave, Suite 800
    Portland, OR 97204

    Send by Fax
    503.243.1154

  4. Get your incentive.

    You should receive a cash incentive check within 6-8 weeks after all information is received.

    Note: A post-installation verification may be required.

Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year. Review the incentive application equipment specifications and requirements before starting your project.

Equipment Incentive Requirements
Commercial Pool Cover $2 per sq. ft. of pool surface area

Pool must be heated and without a pre-existing cover within previous 6 months. Cover must be specifically designed for swimming pools, cover the entire pool surface area, and utilize a storage reel. Liquid evaporation suppressants, solar disks, and mesh covers are ineligible.
Pool heating fuel must be provided by a participating utility.

Commercial Swimming Pool Heater, Covered $0.90-$3.00 per sq. ft. of pool surface area
  • Must be a replacement gas-fired heater with ≥ 400 kBtu/h capacity per heater, maximum 1,000 kBtu/h for all heaters combined
  • Condensing heaters must have a minimum thermal efficiency (TE) of 94%
  • Non-condensing heaters must have a minimum TE of 84%
  • To participate as a covered pool, cover must be specifically designed for swimming pools, cover the entire pool surface area, and utilize a storage reel
  • Liquid evaporation suppressants, solar disks, and mesh covers are ineligible

Property must have gas provided by a participating utility.

Commercial Swimming Pool Heater, Uncovered $1.00-$5.00 per sq. ft. of pool surface area
  • Must be a replacement gas-fired heater with ≥ 400 kBtu/h capacity, maximum, 1,000 kBtu/h for all heaters combined
  • Condensing heaters must have a minimum TE of 94%
  • Non-condensing heaters must have a minimum TE of 84%

Property must have gas provided by a participating utility.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Questions?

We’re here to explain the process and benefits. Give us a call at 1.877.510.2130 or send us an email at multifamily@energytrust.org.