Scott Lieberman Explains Everything You Need to Know About Smart Pool Technology
Should your community pool be a smart pool? Pool services entrepreneur Scott Lieberman thinks the answer for most community pools and every home pool is an enthusiastic “Yes!”
What’s a smart pool?
Let’s start with what a smart pool isn’t. Until recently, most public and residential pools had to be controlled from a panel installed somewhere inside the house or in the lifeguard’s office.
Lighting and heating could be set on timers, but they had to be programmed by hand. Cleaning the pool and checking chemical balance had to be done by hand. It wasn’t—and still isn’t—unusual for home owners to spend more time cleaning the pool than they spend enjoying the pool. Pool care adds hours to the duties of lifeguards and other pool personnel, who are in short supply.
Smart pools make pool care easy. An app on your smartphone or a screen on your laptop becomes the place where you control all the functions of your automated pool maintenance system.
If people are complaining to the Parks and Rec Department that the pool is too cold, for instance, a manager can change the pool’s temperature remotely. A homeowner who wants to dip in the pool after work can access the smartphone app to ensure the water is at the perfect temperature when she gets home. Whether you use iOS or Android, Amazon Echo or Google Home, you can access all of your automated pool functions from a single place.
What kinds of pool maintenance tasks can be automated with a smart pool?
Scott Lieberman identifies four tasks that now can be managed from a smartphone when you have a smart pool.
- Smart pool heating and lighting. When you have a smart pool, you will never have to worry about turning on the heat or the lights again. No matter where you are, you can make sure your pool is the perfect temperature and lit up with the colors you desire.
- Smart pool cleaning technology. Most filtration systems only clean the top third of the water in the pool. Smart cleaning nozzles embedded in the floor of the pool clean water from the bottom up. The nozzles are retractable so they lie flush with the bottom of the pool when they are not in use.
- Smart pool pumps. Pumps are necessary. It can become stagnant and slimy if you don’t keep water circulating. It will have hot and cold spots. Bacteria, algae, and molds will grow. But operating old-style pumps is expensive. Modern smart pumps use up to 85 percent less energy, so you can run them 24 hours a day.
- Smart salt chlorinators. How would you like a pool that tests itself? Smart salt chlorinators test your pool water and then add just the right amount of chlorine salts to keep your pool germ-free.
Want to Know More About Smart Pools? Ask Scott Lieberman!
Scott Lieberman and Preferred Pool Management are here to help. Call us at (201) 374-2726 or request a quote online. Preferred Pool Management offices are at 7 Daniel Road in Fairfield, NJ 07004.