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
- Salt Water System
- 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.