In recent years, advancements in technology have revolutionized nearly every industry and companies that are slow to adapt can get left behind – the pool industry and the companies within it are no exception.
Embracing new technologies can help your pool business attract a new generation of customers, while also separating you from competitors.
Let’s explore three technologies that are changing the pool care industry and can potentially help your pool business save time while increasing sales:
1. Automated In-Floor Cleaning Systems
Automated in-floor cleaning systems are an effective way to prevent contamination and maintain a clean, clear pool. While products like robotic vacuums need some manual labor to operate, automatic in-floor systems integrate into the pool itself to offer a simple, easy self-cleaning pool.
These automated in-floor systems consist of a pumping unit and rotating jet heads that use pressurized water streams to remove contaminants from pool surfaces. This allows the system to work at all times, even when the pool is in use, so there are no operational interruptions.
Overall, automated in-floor cleaning systems are a higher initial investment than alternatives, such as robotic vacuums, but they can pay off in the long run as they require less maintenance and don’t need frequent replacing.
2. Pool Care Automation Apps
Another new trend in pool care is the use of automated system apps that connect to the internet to enable pool owners to check their pool chemistry and adjust its cleaning settings remotely.
Some automation systems will even order and ship your customers’ pre-measured chemicals that they can simply add to their pool water once the app notifies them to do so. With the ability to help your customers keep track of their pool water conditions from anywhere and at any time, automation apps help make pool maintenance easier and less time-consuming.
3. Advanced Oxidation Processes
Another significant advancement in pool care technology is advanced oxidation processes, also known as AOP, that enable home pools to eliminate chlorine or minimize chlorine use down to drinking water levels.
When chlorine reacts with organic material – like sweat, skin oils or lotions – in the pool water it can create harmful disinfection byproducts that can cause eye irritation, allergies, asthma and other health issues. Without disinfection byproducts in the water, AOP non-chlorine pool systems are in high demand for health-conscious pool owners seeking an enjoyable swimming experience.
While chlorine is effective in eliminating many organic compounds, there are parasites and microbes, such as Cryptosporidium, that are resistant to chlorine. Clear Comfort’s AOP sanitation systems are proven to destroy 99.99 percent of Cryptosporidium in less than 60 minutes of exposure time.
Not only do AOP pool systems provide immediate and lasting sanitation for pools, but they’re also low-maintenance, eco-friendly and will make your customer’s pool water look and feel outstanding.