Did you know that pool automation saves money? Sure, you may need to invest in new equipment and that will be an upfront cash outlay, but after a time you will see a return on your investment with automation. Talk with your swimming pool contractor from Hiel Pool Service if you’re wondering:

  1. Wwhat kind of pool automation makes sense for your pool
  2. If you’re undertaking a remodel or renovation of your pool, what type of automation should you budget for and
  3. If you’re going to be a new pool owner, and you’re in the midst of a pool construction project, plan for pool automation at the start

Pool automation saves money

With swimming pool automation, you’re turning many of the manual tasks over to a digital operation to control various pieces of equipment for your swimming pool and hot tub. With automation you can synchronize the equipment and schedule tasks on a customized, energy-saving way. For example, running the pool pump during the overnight will save you money because electricity is typically less expensive at night. However, if you forget to turn on the pump or to turn it off the following day you can run into pool maintenance issues (with forgetting to run it) or spend money unnecessarily (if you forget to turn it off). With automation, you schedule the pump to turn on and turn off at predetermined times and that assures you won’t have to remember to turn it on and off.

When you have a variable speed pump in your pool, you can schedule it to run at a more energy efficient level during the day. For many pool owners, it is a personal preference as to when pool equipment operates. If you have a spa or hot tub, for instance you may want the heat or jets to turn on every day at a specific time so the hot tub is ready and waiting when you’re ready to get in.

Having the option, many times on your smartphone, to control many of your pool and hot tub operations takes the guesswork out of many pool maintenance tasks. You can opt for a smartphone app for pool automation or you can have automation built into the pool or hot tub that allows you to operate various tasks while inside the pool. For example, you can have a keypad for pool lighting that you can operate while you’re right in the pool.

If you’re interested in how you can potentially save money with pool automation and how it can improve water quality, conserve energy and optimize equipment performance give us a call and let’s sit down and discuss your ideas and how we can make them a reality.