The summer of the smart pool

UTURE MATCH – With the rise of home automation, private pools are not immune to the wave of connected objects.

The complexity of maintenance yesterday often discouraged those who could afford a pool. In one of the two cases, the idea, originally attractive, was abandoned. These reluctances are now a thing of the past as everything can be managed from your smartphone. Connected pools integrate a large number of sensors to automate various tasks: cleaning, filtration, heating, lighting, security, etc.

The probes continuously analyze the water quality and alert you in the event of an imbalance of chemical parameters. The connected filter pump optimizes filtering according to personalized cycles. Cleaning robots, vacuum cleaners and brushes start autonomously according to programming. Some pools even integrate voice assistants to control installations with a simple voice command.

Pools of the future offer up to -25% savings in energy consumption.

As for lighting, you can create an evening atmosphere thanks to LED lights that can be controlled remotely. In addition to ease of use, a connected pool guarantees better comfort. Optimized control of temperature and filtration cycles always ensures ideal water.

For those who want more than just a simple bath, the most sophisticated models offer balneotherapy modules: massage jets, waterfalls, underwater lights… and real swimmers can even choose the intensity of the counter current for training.

Ensuring enhanced security

We know that swimming pools are the cause of frequent accidents (around 300 accidental drownings per year, of which 20% involve children under 6): with connected devices, this safety assurance is reinforced. Motion detectors and surveillance cameras send alerts in the event of an incident, and at the end of the day, the motorized covers automatically close to prevent the pool from being left in the open.

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The promise of 20% reduction in cleaning products.
The promise of 20% reduction in cleaning products.

Finally, these new pools are also more economical. Leakage sensors quickly identify any abnormal water loss, and automatic moderation of filtration and heating reduces energy costs. As for the doses of cleaning agents, they are optimized thanks to real-time analyses. But the problem remains: repeated heat and water stress. Technology can’t (yet) do anything about it.

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