Technology is moving us closer to the fully-automated inground swimming pool

Technology is moving us closer to the fully-automated inground swimming pool



From Pool & Spa Outdoor

Ask any pool owner who either maintains their own pool, or pays a swimming pool maintenance company to service their pool, and they will tell you that owning an inground swimming pool can be alot of work.  Skimming the pool, checking the chemicals, keeping leaves and debris out of the pool, cleaning out the skimmer baskets, checking the chemicals, etc. etc. can all detract the swimming pool owner from enjoying the pool, which is why they have the swimming pool in the first place.

Luckily, like every other thing in our modern society, technology is making the swimming pool owner’s life easier.  In this list from Pool & Spa Outdoor, 6 of these products are presented as the means to make the swimming pool owner’s life a little easier, and could potentially add to their time on the pool lounger.

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Routine maintenance is a necessary part of pool ownership—and it’s easier than you think. Thanks to technological advances in swimming pool equipment, pool care has become more simple, convenient, and efficient than ever. Here are six pool tools that will make taking care of your pool a quick and easy process.

1. Automatic Pool Cleaner

Automatic pool cleaners automate the otherwise manual task of removing dirt, leaves, and other debris from the pool. There are different types of automatic pool cleaners and most manufacturers offer a variety of models to fit any swimming pool, budget, or lifestyle.

Suction-side pool cleaners are the least expensive option, ranging in price from $200 to $500. These cleaners attach to the suction (input) side of the pool’s filter system and suck up dirt and other fine particles and transfer them to the skimmer.

Some models come with a separate filter bag to keep large debris from building up in the skimmer basket while others contain features that remove algae. For instance, the foot pad on the Kreepy Krauly® SandShark™ (pictured at right) has rows of squeegee-like fins that wipe away dirt and debris from vinyl, gunite, or fiberglass surfaces as the unit moves across the pool’s floor.

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