As the years pass by, technology becomes more and more important. In fact, it influences nearly every part of our lives. Now more than ever, it is easier to have every chore done with just the click of a button, from washing the dishes to doing the grocery shopping. So shouldn’t your pool offer that same level of convenience? Enter, the smart pool—the perfect companion to your smart home.
By investing in a smart pool, you can take the hassle out of pool maintenance and ensure that your swimming pool works for you, and not the other way around. Read on for more information regarding smart pools, what they are, and why installing one is the right choice for your home.
What is a smart pool?
A smart pool (also sometimes called an intelligent pool or clever pool) is similar to a normal pool. It offers all of the summertime fun that a traditional pool does, only without all the hassle. With a smart pool, you can program your pool to complete various tasks, such as turning on pool lights or even cleaning itself, so that you can make decisions about your pool with the click of a button.
The pool is programmed to work with your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and so you can utilise the technology you already have to get your work done. By installing a smart pool, you will save yourselves hours of work and will give yourself some peace of mind thanks to the remote functionality of your device. By simplifying the process of maintaining your pool, it will be easier than ever to enjoy your yard and your space without the hard work.
What can a smart pool do?
It can control your pool pump.
The pool’s pump is responsible for keeping up with water circulation so that your pool chemicals reach every area within the pool and the water is never sitting stagnant. With a manual pump, many owners choose to operate their pumps selectively rather than leave them running, in an effort to save money, water, and energy. Unfortunately, this practice can mean dirty water and an unsafe pool due to bacteria being spread when the pump is not running. By connecting your pool pump to your device, you can run your pump regularly, even when you are the go. Also, the device app can manage the pump usage on its own in a way that saves energy, thus cutting the costs for you on your energy bill. With this connection, you can save money without having to do the work of maintaining your pump or having to sacrifice cleanliness.
It can turn the pool lights on and off.
Smart pools have LED lamps installed within them, and these will be connected to your device, as well. This gives you the ability to turn the lights on or off no matter where you are. This comes in handy on a night when you aren’t sure if you’ve forgotten to turn out the lights. Before you get home for the evening, you can tell you device to turn the pool lights on so that the mood is set for your midnight swim. This feature makes spending time in the pool easier and more convenient than ever before.
It can control your salt chlorinator.
Smart pools can also control the chemicals that are being put in your water. With a traditional pool, it can be tricky and stressful to try to find the right pH balance, and it can be concerning to think that you may have gotten it wrong. With a smart salt chlorinator, you can manage the settings on your device so that the pool maintains its own chemicals. This leaves you free to enjoy your pool without worrying about hygiene and safety.
It can heat your pool for you.
One of the best features of a pool is being able to adjust the water temperature so that it’s just right for a swim in any season, but this can be difficult with a traditional pool. With traditional pools, adjusting the temperature means manually messing with the settings and waiting afterwards for the water to actually reach that temperature.
All of that effort goes away with a smart pool. Because you can manage your heat from your device, owning a smart pool means that you can heat up your water from anywhere you can take your smartphone. After coming home from a long day at work, your smart pool can have the water preheated for an evening dip. The temperature adjustment feature makes it easy to save energy, as well, so this small investment may pay off big time.
It can clean your pool all on its own.
Perhaps the biggest selling feature of the smart pool is that it can actually clean itself for you. With traditional pools, many of your hours you should be spending floating away in paradise, are instead spent with a net in hand, trying to capture debris that has made its way into your water. The smart pool’s cleaning system takes the work out of pool ownership by handling the cleaning part for you, ensuring that your waters are always pristine and bacteria-free.
Just like everything else, the pool’s cleaning feature can be activated while on the go and even scheduled so that you never miss a session. This makes it easy to maintain your pool when away from home, and you can even schedule a cleaning before you get home so that any spontaneous dips won’t be interrupted with a pre-swim clean up. This feature of the smart pool makes enjoying your water easier than ever. What a clever pool!
What kind of pool management system should I be looking for?
Hopefully, after reading the above information about some of the features you can add on to your smart pool, you have an idea about what your outdoor feature will be like. When planning for your smart pool, you have a few options regarding the operating system, and choosing the right one will help you to have the best experience possible. One thing that you will want to look out for when selecting a pool management system is ensuring that it is cooperative with both Android and iOS. While you may use just one system on your devices now, you want to select a pool that can work with any devices you may own in the future in the future. The last thing you need is your smart pool hindering your technological advances!
You can also consider the other technology in your house when selecting a system. For example, some pool management systems have voice command capability, and so if you use a device such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home, you can sync that to your pool and give commands from within your house without even touching a button. By selecting a system that is compatible with the technology at your property, you can make it so that your entire house works together for a complete smart home.
When selecting a company to help you with installation, be sure that they are willing to help you answer any questions you may have about your smart pool and management system. This is an investment on your part, and the company you work with should understand that and be willing to help out as much as possible!
Will a smart pool be a good fit for my lifestyle?
Whether you work from home or are used to overtime in the office, or whether you are a bachelor or have a spouse and multiple children, you will find that installing a smart pool will make your life easier and much more enjoyable. Perhaps the greatest part of the smart pool is that its definition is flexible, and so many of its features can be tailored to fit your lifestyle, whatever it may be like.
Smart pools are huge time savers, which is beneficial for anyone, but especially important for those who feel there just aren’t enough hours in the day. With a smart pool, you can ensure that the cleaning, chemical maintenance, and heating are all done by themselves, and so all you have to do is program the time for it all to take place. This will end up saving you hours of work, when you would normally need to be out in the sun, scrubbing the pool edges, clearing the water of debris, or testing pH levels. With a smart pool, all of this is done for you, and it is easier than it has ever been.
If you consider yourself to be environmentally conscious, investing in a smart pool is a great way to show your commitment to the world around you. Because so many of the pool’s features are automatic, you will save energy because the tasks are only completed when the pool needs them. You can also choose to switch off any settings while on the go, and this will help to save even more energy.
For those who are mostly worried about their budgets, smart pools are still beneficial in this way, too! While the upfront cost may seem off putting for those who are on a strict budget, investing in a smart pool can pay off in the long run. Because you are saving energy, your bill may go down, and this can help the pool to pay itself off without any work from you. Creating a routine for running the system can ensure that tasks are not being unnecessarily repeated, and you can have peace of mind when on the go that the lights and heat have been switched off, saving both energy and money.
Investing in a smart pool is a great way to keep up with life as we know it. In the modern day, technology seems to advance a little more each hour, and it is important that every part of our life reflects that. By updating your traditional pool to become smart, or installing one from scratch, you can your pool management easier than ever before. That means that you can spend your summer under the sun relaxing in the water rather than constantly trying to maintain it, and experiences like that are so, so valuable.
If you think you may be ready to take the leap, or just need some more information about the best options to fit your lifestyle, feel free to reach out to our team so that we can help you make the best choice for your home.