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Pool Automation Systems

How does pool automation work exactly?  The way it works is actually quite simple and after all that is the purpose of it. 

It’s the idea of making a task that once required manual input, fully programmable with the touch of a button so you don’t need to even think about it or take time out of your busy day. In addition to making it easy to program and control, you now have the ability to control pool devices from just about anywhere in the world with wireless base stations and touchscreen remotes.

Control Panel Power Center

All the equipment you use to operate your pool and spa including backyard electronics can be powered, programmed and operated by a control panel or power center. The control panel can be as simple as a pool timer that operates only your pump or it can be an advanced controller capable of managing up to 50 different devices.  

The different options vary in cost and complexity but you can literally automate every aspect of your pool if you desire. Here’s a list of pool, spa and backyard devices that can be automated by using a power center or control panel.  

  • Pump and Filter
  • Cleaner
  • Heater
  • Salt Water System
  • Lights
  • Chemical Dispenser
  • Water Feature
  • Sound System
  • Valve System
  • Fire Pit

In the past you were required to program everything at the panel itself and if you wanted to make a minor change you had to do it at the control panel. In the new age of technology you can now control every function remotely as long as their is internet connectivity. It’s incredibly handy if you want to increase the temperature of your pool before you get home from work or if you forgot to turn the lights off after a nighttime swim.

Indoor Pools

For those luxury homeowners that just can’t get enough of the summer lifestyle, an indoor pool is a natural choice. However as with any complicated system, indoor pools bring with them a share of headaches that our busy clients do not have the time or energy to add to their already very full plates. Luckily for them, we make it our mission to streamline and simplify the life of our clients, and integration of an indoor pool into an automation system can create an amazing indoor swimming destination as stress free as the rest of a luxury automated home.

When your pool is inside a home, as opposed to out in the elements, it calls for a more nuanced approach to regulating the temperature of the water. This is especially important if your indoor pool has both a traditional pool as well as a hot tub or spa. When automated through a control system, indoor pool and hot tub temperatures can be directly linked to the overall environmental systems of the home. Integrating the pool and hot tub into the larger full home ecosystem saves energy and time, and creates the perfect swimming temperature each and every time the pool is used.

Indoor pools are often used as part of an at home workout, either directly through lap swimming, or by using the hot tub as part of a warm-up or cool down procedure. As with the home gym, integration into an automation system means that hot tub jets and heating systems can be programmed to turn on at the exact right time based off when you start or end your workout. All of this happens seamlessly in the background, and can be triggered by the touch of a button on any touchscreen panel or switch. Imagine completing your home work out and walking directly into a hot tub set to the ideal temperature and jet setting, all without you lifting a finger.

Maintaining the chemical balance of an indoor pool can be tricky, especially if it is located in a room with large windows. Much like an outdoor pool, the sun’s rays can significantly affect pool chemistry. With shading solutions programmed accurately by our technicians, you can ensure that your indoor pool is shaded properly throughout the day, greatly reducing pool chemical issues. The automation system can even be programmed to trigger a chemical feed into the pool when chemicals are out of balance. Incorporating geothermal technologies we can even transfer heat the upper floors or attic of your home to make your pool environment as economical as possible. 

An indoor pool room can dazzle and amaze when equipped with in pool and around pool lights controlled by your lighting system. As the standout feature of many luxury homes, automating these lighting systems or indoor water features goes a long way to adding the lifestyles that we strive to provide.

Interested in automating your home and indoor pool? Contact Us today!

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