Automation is taking over and simplifying all sorts of things, from alarm systems and sprinkler systems to things like a pool. Some people may be thinking, what is the benefit of having an automated pool system? Well, the following is going to help you understand why automation may be the right decision regarding your pool.
Why should I get a pool automation system?
The truth is the benefits you get for automating your pool depends on how complex your pool system is.
One thing we’ve noticed here at Twin Pool and Spa is that most people installing pools are installing pools with complicated systems. There is nothing wrong with that because if you are going to be installing a pool, why not install one with all the bells and whistles? When you automate your pool system, you are simply combining maintenance tasks you would normally do manually. You can control these tasks through a connected device.
An automated pool also ensures the pool runs more efficiently. Of course, these systems are a little hard to install, but that is only if you do not hire professionals who know what they are doing, like the people at Twin Pool and Spa.
How do automated pool systems work?
So, how does pool automation work? Well, it starts by automating those switches that need to be turned on and off in order to maintain the pool’s bells and whistles. For example, some pools come with in-pool lights to make the night swim a little more pleasant. Well, an automated pool with these sorts of lights could be turned on or off remotely.
Automation goes beyond being able to switch a few lights on or off. It also allows you to turn on your pump to help keep your pool crystal clean and free from algae. You may also be able to turn on your heater to ensure the water is warm by the time you are ready for a swim. It is important to note that many remote controls require wi-fi, so make sure you are connected if you want to enjoy the perks of pool automation as much as possible.
You should keep in mind that no automation system can help you maintain water chemistry just yet, but hopefully, the technology is on its way. At the moment, this is still a task you have to take care of on your own, or have our pool experts keep an eye on that for you when needed.
Do not attempt to install this automation system on your own because it does require electrical experience, not to mention the fact that you are going to be working near water. Just leave it to the professionals, and get ready to enjoy the perks of our work.
What’s the price range for pool automation systems?
Some people may be wondering how much pool automation will cost. It could cost anywhere between $1,500 to $3,500 give or take, which is not as high as some usually expect. Plus, you have to take into account how much you are gaining by investing that money in automation.
The exact number cannot be discussed until the pool, the system, and your specific needs are evaluated. It may seem like it is going to be expensive, but you have to consider all that you gain. You get the chance to update your pool, have less to worry about, and even get to be a little more green.
This happens because automation reduces electrical waste by shutting off the pool’s power usage when the pool is not being used. You could end up saving up to 70 percent in energy costs, which is nothing to scoff at. You’ll end up saving money in the long run, and you get to tell your friends and family members that are being more eco-conscious.
Pro’s & Con’s of Swimming Pool Automation
Those thinking of installing a pool should consider installing it with the automation system to make things easier on yourself. Of course, a pool system can always be updated, but it is a little more difficult, which could make it slightly more expensive. In the end, it is easier to get it over with when the pool is being installed.
We want you to know that the people at Twin Pool and Spa are more than ready to help you with whatever you decide to do regarding automation.
It could make things easier, but it is completely okay if you’d rather just have the pool, especially if you aren’t too fond of gadgets and electronics. We are here to answer any and all of your questions so that you feel happy with your decision regarding your pool or the pool you are thinking of installing.