Owning a swimming pool is exciting, but it requires a lot of maintenance if you want to keep it clean and enjoy the pools waters. Checking the chemical composition of water in the pool and cleaning the pool regularly is essential to maintain safety for everyone who wants to go for a swim in the pools waters. Pool maintenance can take up a considerable amount of time and may result in wastage of energy in case you forget some task before leaving the house. Leaving the house forgetting to turn off the pool heating will mean energy loss, and you’ll only be able to deal with it when you get back home.
Smart pools solve the challenges of pool maintenance
Smart pools are great for overcoming this challenge. With smart pools, a centralised power centre and control panel serves as the pool management system. This can be through a mobile app, software, or online platform that you have access to from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Not only does this make your pool management system faster, but it also allows you to control pool functions remotely. This can help you save time, effort, energy, and money because you just have to tap on a screen button to control a pool function. Even if you forget to turn something off and leave the house, the remote control function allows you to switch it off wherever you are, giving you peace of mind that your pool is in the right condition.
Having a smart pool in your home is also a great way to boost the value of your property. Prospective buyers can be sold on the idea that they get the benefits of having a pool in their backyard without the hassle of having to spend long hours for maintenance. The centrally controlled pool management system can be used for that.
There are multiple smart pool options that can make it easier to maintain your pool. Some smart pool options to consider are:
Remote-controlled pool management
Aspects of pool maintenance include:
- Daily checking of the pool pump and filter
- Evaluation (2-3 times a week) of chlorine, cyanuric acid, and calcium levels
- Checking alkalinity levels and level of dissolved solids
- Maintaining pH level of pool water at 7.4 to 7.6
With smart pools, such tasks no longer need to be done manually. With remote-controlled pool management systems, the device and equipment in your pool can be controlled at the touch of a button thanks to software, apps, or an online control panel on your phone, PC, or tablet. You must use updated systems that are also compatible with smart home systems such as Google Home or Amazon Echo. The app used must be compatible with iOS and Android devices. Updating it online or through USB must be easy and it should be convenient for even non-tech savvy people to use. With the right remote controlled pool management system, you can ensure you have easy access to pool functioning no matter where you are and make the needed changes to ensure optimum functioning of your pool.
Automated energy-efficient pool pumps
Pool pumps are crucial to the health of your pool. Pumps help to circulate the water in your pool and prevent stagnation of water. This is crucial to keeping the water clean and safe for people to swim in. Pool pumps are expensive to operate, utilising between 1,600 and 2,000 watts of energy. This causes many pool owners to operate their pool pumps for merely 4 to 8 hours a day. This may seem like a good decision when it comes to power savings, but it turns the water into a stagnant breeding ground for bacteria, algae, and other pollutants, requiring a higher level of chemical cleaning. Smart pool pumps help to do away with this problem by consuming 85% less energy. Not only can you operate such pool pumps remotely, but you can also save a lot on your utility bill. You’ll be able to run smart pool pumps 24 hours a day in a way that is affordable and sustainable while maintaining the cleanliness of your pool’s water.
Swimming pools no longer need to look sky blue. Smart pools are available in multiple colour options with fibreglass pool shells made to change pool colour shades. Even coloured pool tiles can help to change pool colour. You can choose blues, greens, or even matte options based on your liking. Temporary pool tints can also help you create the look you have in mind, but you need to be careful with these and test them out first to be certain that they won’t stain the surface of your pool or the bodies of swimmers. Using coloured, waterproof LED lights in your pool and controlling their functioning through the centralised pool management system is also another option you can consider.
Smart salt chlorinators
Checking the level of chlorine in your swimming pool water is crucial to maintain a healthy and safe pool. Chlorine helps to kill the bacteria and keeps your pool safe for swimming. It also maintains the right pH balance in your pool so that people can swim without any problems. Faulty chlorine levels can put the water at greater risk of bacterial contamination and even irritate the eyes and skin of those swimming in the pool. Manual testing takes time and may be subjected to human error. Smart salt chlorinator systems can be remote controlled and run automatic tests on the chlorine levels of the water after a specific number of hours. Based on results from such testing, the right amount of chlorine is released into the pool so that the safety of the water can be maintained along with its accurate pH level.
Automatic pool cleaning systems
Cleaning your pool isn’t fun, but it’s necessary if you want to enjoy the benefits of swimming in a clean pool. Smart pool cleaning systems can save you time and give you remote access to your pool cleaning. These in-floor systems come with nozzles fitted into your pool floor, steps, and benches. All you have to do is press a button on your tablet, and the nozzles will shoot water jets that push debris towards the drain of your pool. This helps to circulate the water throughout your pool as opposed to traditional systems which only circulate water in the top third of your pool surface. When the smart pool cleaning system is not in use, the nozzles disappear into the pool floor and become almost invisible. This way, the aesthetics of your pool also aren’t affected, and you can enjoy swimming without being obstructed. The updated technology used by these systems also helps save energy and chemical use.
Ensure your pool has the right level of heating and lighting through automated switches for your smart pool management system. You can create a pleasant atmosphere with the right lights and even use lights of different colours to glam up your pool if you’re hosting a party in your backyard. You can also control the warmth of the water by controlling your pool heating at the click of a button. If you’re on your way back from work and are looking forward to jumping into your pool, you can set up the right heating and lighting from the comfort of your smartphone
For all these options to do with smart pools, you should choose a fibreglass swimming pool for your home.