Pool automation is the wave of the future for pool owners. This innovative technology will free you up to spend more time enjoying your pool and less time taking care of it. In this final installment of our series (see Part 1 & 2), we’ll take an in-depth look at one of the most convenient options of all when it comes to pool automation: a pool and spa control system.
Manage Your Pool with Ease Using a Pool and Spa Control System
If you like the idea of maintaining complete control over your pool remotely, a pool and spa control system may be just the right pool automation setup for you. In their early days, these systems were controlled using a remote control. Now, they’re even easier to use because you can control them using an internet app. Just install the app on your tablet, smartphone, computer, or other electronic devices for maximum ease of use.
Just think of all the possibilities this system will put at your fingertips. You can give your pool a good cleaning, adjust the chemicals, cue the mood lighting to turn on at exactly the right time, turn on the pump and control the pool heater, all without ever having to venture out of your easy chair! You can even control your pool automation features when you’re at work or out and about.
Before ending our investigation into pool automation, it makes sense to run through some of the key pros and cons of this state-of-the-art equipment.
Key Advantages of Pool Automation
1. It will free up more of your time for recreation in the pool.
2. It will take care of routine maintenance tasks so you don’t have to remember them.
3. It could eliminate your need to hire a pool caretaker while you’re away from home.
4. It could help you to save money on chemicals through automatic testing/chemical addition.
5. It could prevent you from wasting energy by leaving your heater or pump on accidentally.
6. It could allow you to heat and clean your pool at night.
7. It could keep your pool at an optimal swimming condition on a consistent basis.
Drawbacks to Pool Automation
There really isn’t much of a downside to pool automation. The only major factor that might discourage you from considering it would be the cost. However, in the long run, the money and time you save from this efficient system may be well worth the initial installation cost. Also, there’s no need to completely automate your pool overnight. You could consider going with some of the more basic automation features, such as a timer or cleaner before you purchase any other devices. You could make it a goal to add a new piece of automation equipment each season as a way of making pool automation a bit more affordable instead of acquiring a completely automated system all at once.
Another drawback for some people would be fears of finding the equipment difficult to install or run. In most cases, these fears will probably be unfounded. They’re fairly simple and straightforward to use. If you have trouble operating technological equipment and the idea of pool automation seems a bit daunting, speak to a pool equipment specialist. Also, be sure to read manufacturer instructions on any pool automation products you buy before using them.
Pool automation could revolutionize the way you maintain your pool. With all of the benefits to this technology, it’s definitely worth consideration for any pool owner who’s looking to make life a little easier during swimming season.
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