2022 trends — Taking pool automation to the next level.
Today’s pools and spas are getting smarter than ever and offering personalized enjoyment through the integration of digital technology. We are finding that people know what they want, or in some instances need. Pools are now automated to control lights and water features each occurring at the touch of a button on the client’s phone. In the latest spas, through advanced technology, we can tailor jets to individual users’ bench heights and at the exact location on their backs. They can be as therapeutic as they are soothing. Programing pools and spas to preheat is another feature to provide the exact experience the user wants. There is pool automation language and apps available from a growing number of manufacturers.
One-touch control. Most new pools built today have an available automation system, or these can also be added to an existing pool. Automation gives you complete one-touch control of your pool and spa environment. It allows your pool pump, light, spa and other features and functions to turn on and off at designated times. You can program your pool via a remote control or on the automation unit itself. Manufacturers such as Zodiac, Pentair and Hayward all have automated systems that connect to your mobile device or computer. By automating your pool system, you can decrease the energy required to operate your pool.
Come into the light. The fundamental way pools are maintained has more or less remained the same for the last fifty years, but all that is now changing. SpectraLight offers a UV system that bombards water a powerful ultraviolet light as it travels through the pump system with that destroys the algae, viruses, bacteria and other organic matter that can contaminate swimming pools. The system can significantly reduce chemical demands, which makes your pool much easier to maintain. That saves you both time and money, and improves your pool’s overall health.
Pump it up or down. The pump is the heart of your pool’s system, and keeping it primed during the dog days of summer is vital. Keeping the water in your pool flowing is a key element of good water quality. But operating a pool pump 24/7, which is optimal for maintaining high water quality, can be costly. Recent advances in pump technology include variable speed motors, which are much more energy efficient. You can control the pump’s speed, dialing it up when needed—to power water features or spa jets—or down when your pool is not in use. Variable speed pumps can be connected to pool automation systems, so you can program pump speed according to your needs. Also, make sure your pump is Energy Star certified.