May 11, 2001

ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 11, 2001-Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering customers with swimming pools two new opportunities to save money and energy this summer.

The Pool Pump Timer program pays a $40 rebate to customers who agree to set their pool pump timer to operate during off-peak hours (6 p.m. to noon the following day) from June 1 through Sept. 30.  To qualify, pool owners and renters must enroll by May 31.

The Pool Pump Rebate program offers as much as $100 to homeowners or renters buying and installing a qualifying new energy-efficient pool pump or motor.  Customers must contact SCE to reserve rebate funds before purchase.  A rebate application and list of qualifying pump and motor models will be mailed to eligible customers.  A list of qualifying pumps and motors is also available at  This program ends Sept. 30. 

Funding for these rebates is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, SCE customers can call the 24-hour pool efficiency hot line: (800) 470-2365.

SCE's Pool Pump Timer and Pool Pump Rebate programs are among a wide variety of energy-efficiency programs available to help customers meet the challenge of power shortages and rising rates.  For more information, customers can call
(800) 736-4777 weekdays during business hours.

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An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 11 million via 4.3 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.  For more information on SCE's energy-efficiency programs, go to ""