Pool Pumps, Strainers and Variable Frequency Drives

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Certification
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Certification Process
With over 50 years of experience certifying pool pumps, strainers and variable frequency drives, NSF International is known as the recreational water industry’s leading testing and certification organization. Certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities helps ensure that your pool pumps, strainers and variable frequency drives meet the technical evaluation, claims validation and testing criteria necessary to meet the standards set by your public health department.

Benefits of Certification

NSF/ANSI 50, an evolving industry benchmark, is your key to market access by showing your compliance with all model pool and spa codes, public health requirements and bid specifications.

NSF has been testing and certifying pool filter pumps for various water applications for over 50 years. With our technical proficiency, in-house testing capacity and industry recognition, NSF certification means faster market access and expedited regulatory acceptance.

NSF/ANSI Standard 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities consists of requirements that are reinforced from:

  • ASTM
  • ASME
  • APSP
  • USEPA
  • And many more

Why Work With NSF?

With nearly all 50 U.S. states requiring NSF/ANSI 50 certified pool filter pumps, NSF International is the most respected and most specified third-party certifier of recreational water products. Our state-of-the-art facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosts custom-built laboratories for testing and analyzing pool filter pump efficiency for removal of contaminants, particulates and microbiological challenges.

The NSF mark, well respected and recognized by public health officials, retailers and consumers, is a symbol of product quality and integrity. Our experts can help you reduce your overall costs and time to market by bundling series and reducing the number of contracted service providers and audits.

Certification Process

We have helped thousands of manufacturers obtain both local and international market access by evaluating products to meet the requirements of multiple markets and product standards. While we distinguish ourselves through product evaluation, we have made the process simple and efficient for you.

Seven Simple Steps to Certification:

  1. Your company submits an application.
  2. You provide product formulation, toxicology and product use information.
  3. Our toxicology department reviews formulations.
  4. We perform a plant audit and sample collection.
  5. Our laboratory conducts testing.
  6. We complete a final toxicology evaluation.
  7. We grant NSF certification for compliant products and you can use the NSF mark on products, packaging and marketing materials.

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