The most important piece of any smart home or smart pool automation is the monitoring system. In order to take the necessary steps for maintenance and improved efficiency, whether it's in your home or your pool, you need a system that can monitor conditions and use that information to take or recommend actions. For an automated pool, that means a device that can monitor your water's temperature, alkalinity, chlorine, level, and more. 

Automate Your Pool for Worry-Free Maintenance

You've probably heard loads of news about the new "smart home" devices.

From door locks to thermostats, light bulbs to the kitchen sink, there are apps and devices that let you monitor and control your home from anywhere in the world, using nothing but your phone.

These smart devices can also automate many functions, creating greater energy efficiency and making life a whole lot more convenient. We've got good news for pool owners: you can educate your pool and make it as smart as your home (maybe even smarter!). 

 

How Smart Pool Automation Works

The most important piece of any smart home or smart pool automation is the monitoring system. In order to take the necessary steps for maintenance and improved efficiency, whether it's in your home or your pool, you need a system that can monitor conditions and use that information to take or recommend actions. For an automated pool, that means a device that can monitor your water's temperature, alkalinity, chlorine, level, and more. 

Simple monitoring is one thing, and just automating that can make your pool maintenance a lot easier. Your smartphone can tell you when your pool is low in cyanuric acid or that the pH is out of balance, meaning you don't have to go out, bend over by the pool with a batch of chemical testing strips, and spend a good chunk of time testing the water yourself. It also means you don't have to remember to do all of the testing your pool requires—the monitoring is done for you on a constant and consistent basis. 

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More efficient, frequent, and accurate monitoring makes pool maintenance easier and more efficient, and cheaper, too—when you're regularly checking your pool's vitals and taking appropriate action, you'll need fewer chemical additives to keep everything in check. 

A truly smart pool takes automation a step further, though, not just telling you about changes in your pool's chemistry but telling you precisely what needs to be done to keep your pool clean and swimmer-friendly. This is where a smart pool automation tool like Sutro really shines: not only does it monitor and measure everything you need to know about your pool, it uses all of that data to calculate the optimum chemical levels for your pool and lets you know when something needs to be added or adjusted.

An automated pool makes both you and your pool smarter, collecting more data and using it to create a better and more efficient maintenance plan, without you needing to lift a finger once you're set up (and set up tends to be pretty easy, too). While a smart pool can't do everything for you, it can reduce your dependence on pool technicians and keep your pool far better maintained with less effort. 

 

Learn More About Automating Your Pool for Smarter Maintenance

Curious about making your pool a smart pool, automating your monitoring and your calculating to keep it in perfect chemical balance? Check out our pool monitoring system and feel free to reach out with any questions!

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