Technology in practically every aspect of life is constantly advancing, and the pool industry is no exception to the rule. As society becomes more and more tech savvy and open to new methods of handling old chores, technologically creative solutions to common every day problems continue to be invented. Many aspects of pool care can be automated in our current times, relieving much of the burden on a homeowner to perform tedious and time consuming pool maintenance tasks. Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest technologies in the pool industry.
1. Robotic Pool Cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners are the newest addition to automatic pool cleaning options. These pool vacuums are incredible easy to use – simply drop it in the pool and let it get the job done for you. With a concept similar to a robotic vaccuum for the home, there is no need to attach these to your pool or fiddle with hoses. Typically ranging in price from a few hundred to around a thousand dollars, there is a vast array of models to choose from depending on your budget and expectations.
2. Ultraviolet Pool Sanitizers
Tired of dumping chemicals into your pool daily to keep your pool water sparkling clean? Ultraviolet light destroys algae, viruses, bacteria, and organic matter that commonly contaminates swimming pools. Allergies, asthma, stinging, burning eyes, and skin irritation after swimming are all common reactions to the chemicals used to clean our pools. An ultraviolet sanitizer can eliminate those concerns entirely, and it’s better for the environment, too.
3. Remote Controlled Pool Skimmer
Skimming your pool every day doesn’t have to be a boring and tedious task any longer. Even the kids will want to get in involved in removing leaves, bugs, seeds and anything else on the surface of your pool water. The debris is captured it in the enclosed net so you can simply lift the skimmer net from the boat to clean and reinstall for more cleaning. With a 5 hour charge and up to a hundred feet of distance from the controller, it works great for ponds as well as pools.
4. Pool Water Quality Monitors
Yes, even the chore of monitoring your water quality can be made easier with some cool technology. Drop a pool water quality monitor in your pool for 24/7 information on your water quality, and it can send you a notification when your pool water needs balancing – some services even offer custom chemical pods delivered to your door to make the job even simpler.
5. Automated Control Systems
For a total overhaul of your pool maintenance routine, an automated control system can be used to schedule and automatically run your filtration cycles, heating, pool and landscape lighting, sanitization, water features, and more, giving you more time to enjoy the pool instead of maintaining it.