Smart Pools


Technology is taking over the world these days, and that’s made its way into just about every nook and cranny of our everyday lives. Believe it or not, that includes the backyard swimming pool you enjoy during the dog days of summer.

So-called “smart” pools are becoming more and more popular in the United States, largely because of their relative ease of use and seamless integration with cell phones that most people carry in their pockets daily.

Whether you’re installing a new pool or going through a remodel, you should consider upgrading your pool design to include these smart pool capabilities. Not only will it improve your ability to take care of the pool, but it also comes with a bit of a “wow factor,” particularly for your guests who are seeing it for the first time.

To make a pool “smart,” however, you’ll need to purchase a bit of hardware that will allow you to connect your pool to an app on your phone. This will allow you to control several features of your pool, including the lighting, the pool cover and even the heating system, if applicable. The best time to start thinking about a smart pool is in the beginning of the pool building process.

But that’s not all. Smart pool applications can also help you in correctly balancing the chemicals in your swimming pool. If the chemicals require attention, you’ll be notified by the system that it’s time to give your swimming pool a little extra attention.

Some of what most smartphone apps balance include hardness, alkalinity, chlorine and cyanuric acid levels. This is done via a small device that floats in your pool and connects to the Wi-Fi network and smartphone via Bluetooth.

Not only is this method of caring for your pool technologically advanced, but it also takes a lot of the stress and guesswork out of the process. Via the software, you’ll be provided accurate chemical proportions for tracking and dispensing chlorine and other important chemicals.

This will also require less frequent servicing of your pool, while maximizing the amount of time you can spend enjoying the backyard area with your family and friends.

Another way technology can help you maintain your swimming pools is by the use of robotic pool cleaners, which will automatically clean your pool daily and help prevent many of the issues that can lead to a dirty and unhealthy pool.

Robotic cleaners do their work slowly but effectively, keeping dirt and grime out of the pool by traveling along the walls, floors and steps of the pool and cleaning every step of the way.

They’ll vacuum up all kinds of dust, dirt, algae and other debris that has settled in the pool and dispose of everything into a self-containing canister. And, going back to the main part of our story here today, you can turn these vacuums on and off using your smartphone.

Most of these robotic cleaners are also programmed to calculate the size of the pool and automatically program how long the cleaning process should take.

So what are you waiting for? Maximize the amount of time you can spend enjoying your backyard swimming pool by integrating smartphone technology into the process. It can certainly make caring for your pool area much easier and more care free, while also giving you much more time for enjoying this important backyard space.

Do some research online and call your local swimming pool professional today to learn more about how you can use smart phone technology to enhance the enjoyment of your backyard oasis.

Technology is here and it’s not going away, so why not use it to your advantage? Chances are, you’ll be glad you did.