Top 5 Investments to Make in Your Pool This Year
Innovation has long been the key to the success of new pool equipment. These new products are more energy-efficient and in turn save pool owners money on their utility bills. Additionally, many pool products have become easier and more convenient to use. With so much innovation taking place, there are an ever-increasing number of options for pool owners to enhance their backyard pool experience while saving money on the side. Take a look at the top investments for this year.
- Variable Speed Pumps
Variable speed pumps were an evolutionary jump when they were first introduced. With multiple settings and the ability to program for an individual environment, variable speed pumps run no more or less than needed for each task, such as pool heating, water features, spa jets and more. The amount of money variable speed pump owners save will often pay back the investment in only a few years.
- LED Lighting
Lighting is another area of development for swimming pool products. LED technology consumes less electricity than older technologies, such as incandescent or halogen. LED lights also last longer and are less expensive to operate, saving owners money while enhancing the look of their poolscape.
- pH Controller
Simplifying pool maintenance is at the heart of many recent pool equipment developments. For example, new pH controllers can add adjustable amounts of acid to a pool with the push of a button or be programmed to help keep pH levels in the proper range. By helping to prevent fluctuations in pH levels, a pH controller makes sanitizing more effective and protects pool equipment from corrosion. Therefore, it reduces wear and tear on all pool equipment, lowering the need for replacements down the road.
- Automation Systems
Providing total control of pool and spa functions from home or on the go is another recurring theme in new product development. New automation systems are making pool and spa control easier than ever. Pool equipment like heaters, pumps, lights and more are able to connect with an automation system and provide you with a central control for all their functions.
- Automatic Cleaners
Pool cleaning equipment has taken a number of strides forward in recent years. After hearing from pool owners, many manufacturers have placed an emphasis on reliability, performance, simplicity and convenience. While new automatic cleaners are much better suited to clean than previous generations, they are also becoming more energy efficient, saving owners from additional utility charges. Regardless of your needs, there is an automatic pool cleaner for you and your budget.
The innovation that has gone into these, and other products, is a testament to the pool industry’s forward thinking and focus on creating convenience for pool owners. What other pool investments do you suggest for this year and beyond?
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