A Fantastic Guide To Smart Pools – The Future Of Swimming Pools

It’s been more than a decade since smartphones revolutionized how we use phones. Since then, a wide variety of smart appliances have come out, which have allowed modern homes to utilize the marvels of technological advancement. The swimming pool industry too has seen its own fair share of advancements. Right now, there are a variety of upgrades that enable pool owners to transform their backyard water bodies into things of wonder.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at smart pools, which experts suggest is the future of swimming pools. So, without any further delay, let’s take a deep dive in!


Smart Pools - What Are They And How Are They Different From Regular Pools?

The major difference between regular concrete or fibreglass pools and smart pools is automation. This automation allows pool owners to maintain their pools with greater ease than ever before. As you might well know, maintaining traditional swimming pools requires a lot of effort and time. However, smart pools eliminate that requirement, allowing owners to enjoy their pools instead of seeing them as burdens that interfere with their busy schedules. Smart pools feature automated heating, lighting, and cleaning, and owners can operate them from their PCs, tablets, and/or smartphones.

Smart Pool Features

Automated Pool Management

Remote pool management systems are some of the most hyped features of smart pools, and for good reason. Just think about it – having such a system in place would allow you to control various aspects of your pool without the need for your physical presence. So you can pay attention to managing your pool even when you’re busy with your personal and/or professional affairs.

Intelligent Salt Chlorinators

Chlorine acts as a sanitizing and disinfecting agent, making the pool water safe to swim for both you and your family. However, keeping chlorine levels optimal inside a swimming pool manually is difficult, as they need to be consistently monitored. If you fail to raise chlorine to the required levels, the pool water may not remain healthy to swim in. However, intelligent salt chlorinators can measure the amount of chlorine inside your pool. If they detect a lack of chlorine, they will add only the require amount. The best thing about these chlorinators is that they can be controlled using smartphones and their settings can be tweaked for optimal results.

Automated Pool Pumps

Pool pumps play a vital role in circulating water across the length, breadth, and depth of swimming pools. This water circulation ensures that the temperature of the pool water remains even in all areas, eliminating ‘cold spots’, i.e. areas where the water is cold and uncomfortable to swim in. While there are loads of conventional pool pumps that you can pick from, there’s a major problem with them – they consume a mammoth amount of energy. As a result, they require pool owners to spend a lot of money and also cause environmental damage. However, automated pool pumps require only a fraction of the energy used by conventional ones. Owners can also operate them remotely, which makes them the most convenient types of pool pumps that money can buy.

Self-Cleaning Systems

Cleaning a swimming pool is arguably the most thankless task when it comes to pool maintenance. Depending on your pool size, it can take away an entire day from you if you choose to clean it manually. However, smart cleaning systems make pool cleaning convenient and rapid. These systems are installed on pool floors and feature nozzles that shoot water streams and push debris in the direction of the pool drain. They are bottom-to-top cleaning systems that ensure efficient cleaning whenever your pool needs to be cleaned. Compared to these systems, traditional pool cleaning systems are nowhere near as effective, as they mostly clean the pool’s top third.

Compared to these systems, traditional pool cleaning systems are nowhere as effective…

Automated Lighting Systems

A swimming pool isn’t just a place to relax and unwind – it also serves as a great backdrop for parties and gatherings with friends and family members. To make your swimming pool look stunning at night, you could choose to have a wide variety of lights installed. Unfortunately, turning the lights on and off manually can become a hassle. However, with automated lighting systems, you can control the pool lighting from your mobile device and change it as and when you please.

Automated Heating Systems

If you want to use your concrete or fibreglass pool during the months of winter, you must heat the pool water first. Otherwise, you’ll have to bathe in freezing cold water, which is sure to give you a tough time. The worst part is that bathing in cold water may also lead to you developing illnesses. While there are conventional heating systems you can install, these systems are energy guzzlers and require manual operation. Automated heating systems allow pool owners to heat the pool water simply by tapping a few options on their smartphones.


Upgrading The Entire Pool Vs Upgrading The Systems

A lot of pool owners want to know whether they have to change their pools entirely for smart solutions to work. If you’re someone who has been wondering about the same thing, you’d be glad to know that you don’t have to invest in a brand new pool. Modern smart pool solutions are compatible with older pools as well, so you don’t need to spend a fortune to add them.

Of course, ultimately, it’s down to what you want and your budget. As of now, smart pool solutions are quite expensive, as they still cater to a niche market. However, as the years pass, their demand is sure to skyrocket. As more players enter the competitive spaces, prices of smart pool solutions will also become more competitive. So, if you want to transform your conventional pool into a smart pool on a strict budget, we recommend waiting for some time.

You also have to consider the fact that despite their relatively high prices, smart pool solutions will help you save a lot of money in the long run. After all, they are way more energy-efficient than conventional pool maintenance systems.

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