In this day and age technology rules the world. There isn’t anything you can’t do with a smart phone. There are apps for just about everything you can think of. It’s no wonder so many home owners choose to automate their swimming pools. Pool automation is becoming a part of daily life for so many. Keep reading to learn why pool automation is right for you.
What is Pool Automation?
Pool automation is just what it sounds like. Taking systems in your pool and having the technology to start, stop, or schedule by the click of a button. Whether you just want your pump and heater to run on a schedule, or you want to tell google to go ahead and get the spa ready for you. All it takes is a WiFi connection, an adequate automation system, and a few hours of setup. Soon you and your smart pool control will be ready to go.
How Does Pool Automation Work?
As was mentioned before, pool automation relies on a good WiFi connection. You will want a upload and download speeds of at least 3 Mbps available wherever your pool pad is located. If you’re unsure about your home WiFi upload and download speeds you can always use an online speed tester. You have the option of wireless smart control systems, and most people opt for these. However if you prefer a wired network you can use a wired Ethernet connection.
The smart pool control hub is connected to your pump, heater, and smart relays. This can also control additional devices such as lights or booster pumps. A touchscreen control pad means you can always operate all your equipment from the pool pad, even if you lose your internet connection. Keep in mind that installation require working with electricity followed by a software set up.
You can expect the set up to generally take about two hours. Be sure to read instructions carefully and consult he user manual when necessary. If you aren’t familiar with electrical work, it may be best to hire an electrician. Safety first!
When Will I Use Pool Automation?
Are you wondering if taking steps to automate your pool is a good idea? Will you really use the system? Is it worth the time and money? Ask yourself if you enjoy making your life easier. Pool automation takes care of some of the hassle of having a pool for you. You can set a schedule for your pool pump and filter to be on, ensuring that your pool gets the proper maintenance with the touch of a button.
Date night or party planned in the near future? You can automatically warm up the spa or pool on your way home from a romantic evening or night with friends . This can be done through an app before you arrive home, that way the water is ready for you. You can do this and much more very simply from your smart phone, amazon Alexa, or even google home.