Some of you may have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). It is the idea that many day-to-day things like appliances, security systems, lighting and more are in some way shape or form are connected to the internet and you can control them from wherever you happened to be. In fact, IoT enables the communication for many automation systems. One of the fastest growing trends is swimming pool automation systems. These systems allow you to monitor your pool no matter where you are. And, they can automatically turn on and off systems as needed. As your swimming pool renovation and service experts, we thought we would share with you some of these interesting systems.
Monitoring pH Levels and Filtration
We all know how important it is to keep up on your pool’s pH levels, filtration, and sanitation. There are several pool automation systems that allow you to do all those tasks from wherever you happen to be. Many systems allow you to control everything from a smartphone app. For example, if you see that your pH levels are a little low, you can make the necessary adjustments directly from your phone. Or, if you are returning from a vacation and you know you will want to use your pool or spa when you get home, you can fire up the heater from your phone while your plane is taxing to the gate. Of course, a lot will depend on which automation system you get for your pool.
Automated Pump Systems
If you are considering keeping your pool open through the winter months, we do suggest you consider an automated pump system. Many of these systems come with sensors that will turn on your pump when the temperature nears freezing. After all, moving water cannot freeze. As a result, you are less likely to have broken pipes if you keep the water moving as running the heater alone will not prevent freezing. Plus, you will not need to hike outside in the cold and turn on your pool’s pump. It will do so automatically just based on the temperature.
When it comes to swimming pool automation systems, the technology is very energy efficient. The technology ensures your equipment operates at peak efficiency for minimum energy usage and cost. The programming can allow you to only run your equipment during off-peak times and schedule multiple short cycles rather than one long cycle. These short cycles, or running only when your sensors deem they are needed to do so, greatly increase efficiency and should help you save money.
How to Use This Information
As your leading Atlanta pool service company, we offer a lot of different swimming pool automation systems. If you are considering automation, please give us a call at (770) 451-1621 or contact us online. We can help walk you through all the options and let you know what systems will work for your pool.