Commercial Pool Automation

Aquatic Balance, Inc. is your commercial pool automation expert. We service and install Hayward Prologic computers, Jandy Aqualink, Pentair Easytouch and Intellitouch systems for your pool.

Pool automation allows you to put your swimming pool on autopilot. Pool automation is the process of automatically monitoring and adjusting both the sanitizer and pH levels to maintain high quality water at all times. Pool automation has many benefits including improved safety, convenience, and lower cost of chemicals and repairs.

Is Your Pool Maintenance System Built to Fail?

The typical commercial and residential swimming pool, there is no pool automation system. Pool water testing and water adjustments are made manually (or in some cases not at all). Today’s pool owners and managers doesn’t have time or the experience to test water daily (commercial pool laws require hourly testing). So the typical commercial and residential pool gets tested about once a week. In between testing, the systems in place to control critical parameters like pH and sanitizer levels can be best described are generally inadequate.

How Important is Automated Chlorine Control?

Smaller pools with lots of use, the chlorine level can move toward 0 in a matter of minutes. Residential pools simply aren’t equipped to handle rapid changes in bather load and organic matter. Chlorine is usually added with a crude automatic chlorinator or a chlorine generator, also called a salt water pool system. By the way, a salt chlorine generator itself is not considered pool automation because adjustments to chlorine output and pH are made manually. Although these devices do add chlorine, they almost always add chlorine in the wrong quantities, resulting in either too much chlorine or not enough chlorine.

Residential Pools are Missing the Feedback Mechanism

Residential pools have no feedback loop by which they adjust the level of chlorine added based on how much is needed. To make matters worse, some of these devices are prone to clogging. The settings are imprecise, and the correct setting for your pool at any given time is a guessing game. Pool chlorine automation is a game-changing technology, allowing precise, real-time automatic testing and adjusting. Chlorine levels are precisely controlled through a groundbreaking qualitative method called Oxidation Reduction Potential, or ORP. How effective is using ORP? According to the Professional Pool Operators of America (, “ORP is the bottom line. Get it, somehow; it is necessary in order to make your water safe and to keep it safe!”

How Important is Automated pH Control?

Automated pH control is more important than chlorine control. The pH of pool water can move up and down rapidly within just a few hours. Without pool automation, there is no way to control the rapidly moving pH of the pool water. Minute by minute control of the pH levels is important because it directly affects all other parameters of water quality. When the pH is allowed to drift from 7.5 to 8, chlorine loses about 80% of its sanitizing power. At a pH of 8.5, chlorine loses nearly all of its sanitizing ability. Pools without automation often get trapped in a vicious cycle. Chlorine is added (or produced by a salt system) which throws off the pH and the water. The pH drifts to the point where the chlorine has no sanitizing power. Algae, bacteria, and viruses make their way into the pool water and thrive. How do we solve the problem? Pool Automation.

How Does Pool Automation Work?

Aquatic Balance has automated both commercial and residential pools for years. Aquatic Balance uses digital microprocessors that automatically test and adjust the water chemistry every minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. Aquatic Balance uses pool automation systems that include digital controllers for pH and chlorine (through ORP), storage tanks for the liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) a pH decreaser, and injectors that add the precise dosage. Liquid chlorine is the most pure form of chlorine available to pool owners.

What Can Pool Automation do for Your Pool?

Commercial and residential pool automation can make your pool safer, healthier, and easier to manage than pools without automation. You can save money too. You’ll reduce water changes, saving thousands of gallons of water. Pool automation minimizes the need for chemicals (especially when combined with ultraviolet disinfection) because you’re always putting in a precise amount of the right chemical. And pool automation is better for the environment.

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