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The Complete Guide to Pool Automation

Wouldn’t it be nice to operate your pool at the touch of a button, even if you’re a thousand miles away? You can.

Pool automation is a natural extension of your smart home. You can control, schedule, and manage everything from adjusting the pump speed, to turning on the spa, all while on the go.

Whether you just want your pump and heater to run on a schedule, or tell Amazon Alexa to get the spa ready for when you get home from work, you’ll have the power at your fingertips. All it takes is Wi-Fi, a good automation system, and a few hours of setup, and your smart pool control will be ready to obey your every command.

How Does Pool Automation Work?

Obviously, you won’t be able to control your pool (or anything else) unless the wiring that powers those systems is connected to a control or switch. The way these systems work can be confusing if you’re not an electrician, but it’s actually pretty simple.

The latest generation of smart control systems connect wirelessly to your home network or, if you prefer, through a wired Ethernet connection.

The heart of your pool automation system will be a control hub that is connected to your pump, heater, and smart relays, which control additional devices such as lights or booster pumps. A touchscreen control pad means you can always operate all your equipment from the pool pad, even if you lose your internet connection.

Additionally, some automation brands will control valve actuators, which enables you to switch from pool to spa with just a tap of your app.

While newer products have made it fairly easy to add automation to your existing pool equipment, installation involves working with electricity and some basic software setup. The latest generation of automation systems can be installed in about two hours.

Important: Safety first. If you’re fine with software setup, but aren’t a savvy electrician, hire a pro. Aside from ensuring the system will be installed correctly, it’ll keep you and your system safe as well.

Do I Really Need Pool Automation?

Maybe you’re wondering how exactly pool automation might fit into your life, beyond simply scheduling or adjusting settings from your smartphone. Well, get ready because the possibilities are truly exciting.

Spa Night

You’re just wrapping up an amazing dinner date, and it looks like you might be headed for a swim, or a soak in the attached hot tub. The only problem? You’re not home yet, and your spa is cold. You want to walk through the door and take your date straight to the water.

No problem. Just open the app on your smartphone and initiate the theme (also called routines or group functions, depending on the app) you named “Spa Night.” While you drive back to your place, your spa heater will get the water up to a comfortable temperature, and your landscape lights will kick on.

No interruptions, just a continuation of your already fantastic evening. Not to mention, your date will be duly impressed by your forethought.

Bonus: You can also activate your Spa Night theme on your way home from a particularly stressful workday. Hey, who says you can’t pamper yourself a little?


You’re lying on the beach outside your hotel, enjoying the sand and surf. The last thing you want to be concerned with is arriving home to cold water, or an algae problem in your pool.

Not to worry. With a “Vacation” theme set up before you go, you can set your automatic pool cleaner to work at specific intervals, keeping your pool spotless for when you get home.

You can also schedule your pump to run at lower speeds automatically every day, and at certain times such as during off-peak hours when power rates are lowest.

And if you’re traveling during winter, you can set your pool or attached-spa heater to turn on automatically if the temperature drops below a predetermined setting.

Party Time

You’re busy decorating, preparing food, and setting up extra seating. You don’t have time to run out to your pool pad and mess with controls. Instead, you can tell your voice-assisted device to initiate your “Party Time” theme.

With that simple verbal command, all the actions preprogrammed into your theme will begin. Kick the pool heater on and bring the water up to the ideal temperature. Run your pump. Turn on water features and backyard lights. Your pool will be party-ready without your lifting a finger.


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Hayward’s OmniLogic® Automation System is the simplest, most intuitive backyard automation system ever. It was designed to minimize maintenance and make your backyard paradise easy to enjoy. OmniLogic® is customizable to fit your lifestyle as its adjustable favorites buttons allow you to set the features you use the most at your fingertips. This automation system can even accommodate you with simple expansion hardware for adding features from water features to pumps to lighting. Seamlessly access your backyard from your mobile device, smart tables, home network, wireless and wired remotes, or the base unit itself depending on where you are or what you’re doing.

What Are You Waiting For? Automate Your Pool!

You’ll find pool automation possibilities for just about every scenario you can imagine. You’re only limited by your imagination.

Whichever approach you choose, just remember that pool automation can save you frustration and money every day, help you get even more return on your pool investment, and allow you to spend more time swimming and less time maintaining.

We have the ideal computer for any facility or budget. We have 3 base platforms, which can grow according to each need.

The most complete

OmniLogic Premium New Construction

  • Manages variable speed pumps and heaters.
  • 4 factory functions and up to 16 additional functions, plus more with expansion panel.
  • Capacity: 4 actuators and up to 16 with exp card.

El intermediate:

OmniPL Flexible New Construction

  • Manages variable speed pumps and heaters.
  • 4 factory functions and up to 16 additional functions, plus more with expansion panel.
  • Capacity: 4 actuators

The basic:

Omnihub Aftermarket Controllers

  • Manages variable speed pumps and heaters..
  • 1 factory function and up to 3 additional functions.
  • Capacity: 2 actuators.

Add accessories to your system!

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