It seems like everything in the world is “smart” nowadays. From smartphones and smart televisions to smart homes and smart whiteboards, our everyday gadgets are arguably smarter than us, and it only makes sense that smart pools would come into the world, as well. Smart pools make your oasis tech-savvy through different automation devices that include smartphone compatibility, making your life, and owning a pool a little bit easier.
How Pool Automation Makes Owning a Pool Easier
Having a smart pool makes owning a pool easier! Do you find yourself spending long periods of time making sure that all of your pool’s cleaning chemicals are properly balanced? Do you wish there was an easier way to adjust the temperature of your oasis from the palm of your hand? Are you regularly checking the cleanliness levels of your pool and wish there was an easy way to do so? Then a smart pool may be right for you!
Types of Smart Pool Technology
There are various types of smart pool technologies—smartphone applications, pool automation, smart pool switches, smart pool monitors, and more. Depending on your needs, you may find that you would benefit from many types of smart pool technologies. You may also find that you only need one type of smart pool technology to make your life easier.
Having your outdoor oasis connected to your smartphone allows you to control specific features of your pool right from the palm of your hand. Pentair Pool Equipment like the IntelliCenter® and IntelliConnect® pool automation systems include an app that allows you to control several features of your pool with just the tap of a few buttons! These features include (but are not limited to):
- Controlling your spa jets
- Controlling your pool lighting
- Controlling your pool’s water features
- Controlling your pool’s pumps
- Controlling your oasis’ sanitizers
The smartphone application associated with Pentair’s automation systems is compatible with both Android™ and iOS® devices. With Pentair’s automatic applications, running your pool and keeping it clean has never been easier.
Pool Automation Systems
Pool Automation allows you to control the look and feel of your outdoor oasis, along with keeping your pool clean easily and efficiently. Not only does pool automation let you complete tasks from the palm of your hands, but automation also allows for saving money and saving energy. Pentair offers two types of automatic systems: the IntelliCenter® automation system and the IntelliConnect® automation system. Both of these automation systems offer various purposes including managing pool lighting and temperature and controlling pool water pumps and pool filtration. Pool automation is a simple way to schedule tasks and get things done for your pool from near and far.
Smart Pool Switches
Wouldn’t it be nice to clap your hands twice and have the lights in your pool turn on or turn off? With smart pool switches, controlling your pool’s lights is even easier than clapping twice. Smart pool switches are installed in your pool and allow your oasis’ lighting to be set on an automatic timer (in addition to being able to control them as needed from an application on your smartphone). Smart pool switches are an easy way to save money and be more energy-efficient as they allow you to turn your pool lights on when needed and have them automatically turn off when it’s bright enough outside and lighting isn’t necessary.
Two other features of smart pool switches include the ability to control your pool’s cover and your pool heater. Similar to lighting, smart pool switches for pool covers and heaters allow you to save money and be more energy-efficient, as you no longer have to constantly monitor the temperature of your pool or forget to turn their heaters off when it’s warm enough outside.
Smart Pool Monitors
After a long day, the last thing you want to do is balance chemicals in your pool. As important as balancing chemicals (like chlorine and other cleaning chemicals) is, it can be quite the chore to do—but with smart pool monitors, they do the work for you! Smart pool monitors are devices that connect to your home’s WiFi and smartphone through Bluetooth. Smart pool monitors will notify you when your pool needs to be treated with chemicals, and they also prevent you from guessing on the right proportions of chemicals to use when balancing your pool’s pH levels or chlorine.
Is a Smart Pool Right for You?
Now that summer is here, spend less time worrying about your pool and more time enjoying it. A smart pool can provide you with ease of use while spending less money running your oasis and overthinking whether or not you put the right combination of chemicals in. A smart pool is right for you if you are someone who would like to have your pool heated and ready to use when you get home from a long day at work, want an easier way to ensure your pool’s cleanliness levels are correct, or simply if want your pool to do everything you want it to do right from your hand.
Emerald Pools and Spas Can Help!
Emerald Pools and Spas offer pool automation systems to make using and monitoring your pool easier:
IntelliConnect® helps keep your outdoor oasis clean and running smoothly. This automation system offers you the ability to control your pool’s temperature, water pumps, and sanitizers from your smartphone device.
IntelliCenter® is an automation system designed to help manage the aesthetics of your pool. From controlling your pool’s spa jets to creating custom pool light shows, Pentair’s IntelliCenter® helps you enjoy your pool day and night.
Contact Emerald Pools & Spas today to learn more about our smart pool technology options!
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