Like it or love it, it looks like automation is here to stay and is revolutionising the way everyday people are taking care of their pools and spas.
Pool owners are demanding more and more automation, especially for pools equipped with multiple accessories, such as an integrated spa, in floor cleaning, water features, heating, swim jets and multicoloured LED lights.
The benefits of automating your pool are numerous. Here’s just a few:
The main advantage to automating your pool is the whole process becomes much simpler. You have control at your fingertips and turn on the spa, heating or lights with the push of a button.
Save money on energy bills
How many times have you accidentally left some of your pool equipment running for longer than they needed to be? Having pumps, pool lights, and chlorinators on timers controlled by an automation system means they will only be running for as long as they need to be, saving you on associated energy costs.
The prevalence of multi-speed and variable speed pumps also lends itself to automation, as these devices can require a sophisticated control system to manage the speed and flow of the pump, maximising your energy savings without sacrificing the enjoyment of your pool
Save time and effort in continuous maintenance work
it can be quite time consuming to manage all the bits and pieces that go into making sure your pool is in running order. An automation system essentially does the hard work for you, such as turning on and off pumps, dosing your pool with sanitiser and monitoring the water chemistry.
Although installing an automated system definitely makes pool and spa care much easier, it is important to remember that you cannot simply ‘set and forget’. You will still need to check everything is running smoothly; this is, of course, much less time consuming than what you would be doing without an automation system!
Prevent damage to your pool and its equipment
When you let your pool maintenance slip by the wayside, you may find that your pool becomes host to a myriad of issues that could include anything from incorrect pH balance, cloudy water, mineral imbalances to a full blown algae growth.
These problems can, in turn, cause damage to your pool and its equipment. If your pool is constantly monitored and dosed with sanitiser by means of automation, it is unlikely that these issues would occur in the first place, preventing damage.
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