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8 Automatic Swimming Pool Products that Make Life Easier 3D

At Pool Pros, Inc., we believe that marketing is all about education. While other companies try to sell, sell, sell…we believe in empowering you with the tools to make your life easier.

This belief system of ours is what spawned the eBook you see above because we not only want you to enjoy your newly renovated pool and backyard, but we also want to teach you how easy it can be to maintain with the proper devices in place.

By learning about these 8 automatic swimming pool products, you can spend your time enjoying your pool with your family and those that matter to you, instead of being a slave to maintaining it.

So, you can either click the icon above, give us your email address and download a free copy. Or click on the links below to find out how your life could be so much easier by implementing these products in your pool.

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Kreepy Krauly® Automatic Pool Cleaners

Posted by Joe On April 3rd

Other than paying for the best pool service in Fort Myers, can you think of a better way to make your life easier, than to kick back and relax while a robot cleans your swimming pool? Well, we have great news for you!

Kreepy Krauley ProwlerThere is a wonderful little product called the Kreepy Krauly® Prowler, which will literally clean the pool for you, delivering the ultimate in convenience. This computer-controlled, programmed cleaner scrubs and vacuums any type, size, and shape pool in just 60-90 minutes. Just plug it in, and watch it go. There is no installation, no hoses, and no booster pumps required. You’re welcome.

Kreepy Krauly KruiserThese aren’t quite as cool as having a robot work for you, but here are a few other pool cleaning devices that will certainly improve your pool cleaning experience.

Kreepy Krauly® Kruiser

This shares many of the features as the legendary Classic. It has only eight parts (including a silent flapper), and is the most cost-effective and efficient cleaner you can buy.

But wait, there’s more!

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I go to quite a few networking groups like the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and Quality Service Pros and from time to time, I receive referrals from fellow business owners whose clients are looking for pool remodeling in Fort Myers.

The questions that I get are usually centered around the aesthetics of the pool…

  • What kind of pavers would look best on my pool deck?
  • What kind of decorative tile do you suggest for the pool’s interior?
  • …and so forth

And while aesthetics are very important, equally important is the functionality of certain pool components because I don’t care how beautiful your pool is on the outside, if the water is murky, irritates your eyes, or is green….no one’s going to want to swim in your pool!

Keeping your water crystal clear is essential to enjoyment of your pool but it’s also one of the biggest hassles.

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That’s why I tell my clients about a product called the Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter that will automate your pool cleaning and make your life much easier!

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IntelliFlo®: A Pool Pump that Saves You Money

Posted by Joe On February 21st

Most traditional pool pumps are energy hogs.

Did you know that it’s not uncommon for your pool pump to consume as much energy as ALL your other home appliances…combined!?

The cost of energy for a pool pump alone can add up to more than $100 per month in some areas with higher energy rates. So, what’s the good news?

The IntelliFlo® pool pump by Pentair

Pentair has an EcoFriendly pump called the IntelliFlo® that will drastically reduce these energy costs for you. How does it work?

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The UltraTemp® Swimming Pool Heat Pump

Posted by Joe On January 28th

ultratemp swimming pool heat pump from pentair

Even in Florida, your pool can get a little too cool for comfort in chilly months or in the evenings. In order to enjoy swimming year round, most pool owners equip their pool with a heater.

However, electric heaters require a lot of energy to keep your pool warm and inviting when it’s chilly outside.

With today’s energy costs, this is the best time to consider investing in a heat pump. UltraTemp® heat pumps use only a fraction of energy to create the same amount of heat that gas, oil, or electric heaters generate.

With this pump, only $0.20 worth of electricity can produce $1.00 worth of heat that would be generated by other methods.

So, aside from saving money and being environmentally friendly, how does this product make your life easier? It’s automated!

UltraTemp® has a handy AutoSet feature that comes standard. This monitors your pool’s water temperature and turns the pump on and off as needed.

This feature overrides the time clock to maintain the desired temperature. So, it’s the “ultimate” in hands-free control to keep you swimming in your pool comfortably, year-round.

But that’s not all UltraTemp® heat pumps have to offer. Here are some of their other features:

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How would you like to control almost all of your swimming pool’s features from one central command post?

While many companies tout their automated pool systems as being the absolute best, I’ve had a lot of experience with Pentair’s EasyTouch® control systems…and I can honestly say that they’re fantastic for swimming pool enthusiasts while not being ultra complicated.

It’s incredibly annoying when you’ve got your grand kids in your pool and you’re trying to turn on the deck jets. But the automated pool system you’re working with is so darn complicated that you can’t figure out how to turn them on.

Meanwhile your grand kids are ultra disappointed and you’re aggravated because you spent good money on the deck jets and automation system.

Well there is hope. Check this out. ↓

The operation of your pool and spa equipment can become blissfully automatic when you have the EasyTouch® Control System at your service. It was launched in early 2000, and has eliminated the inconvenience of tasks such as:

  • Repeated trips to the equipment pad
  • Memorizing operating sequences
  • Opening and closing valves
  • Resetting time clocks and thermostats

Basically, EasyTouch® allows you to put all of your pool and spa operations on Cruise Control. These systems offer simple operating, with simple push-button commands, and clear, intuitive directions and displays.

You can select from systems that control either 4 or 8 accessory functions.

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Is your backyard a little drab and perhaps a bit outdated? Are you hesitant to invite guests over to go swimming in your pool because it looks so dull and uninviting?

If you’re searching for ways to transform the look of your backyard, have you ever considered installing underwater swimming pool lights?

Underwater Swimming Pool Lights IntelliBrite by Pentair

Installing energy efficient LED light bulbs in your swimming pool is one of the best (and least expensive) ways that you can “freshen up” your backyard and feel confident in inviting guests over for a party!

Now I’m not gonna lie to you. The following video shows some pretty amazing pool-scapes with deck jets, spill-over spas, and deck pavers. While these may not resemble your current pool, you can still get the idea of how the underwater lighting will look in yours.

Underwater swimming pool lights can create a setting for a truly magical evening!

Spending time near your pool in the evenings is a great way to unwind and relax at the end of the day and it can make for a beautiful setting for socializing with friends.

To help ensure that your pool always has the perfect ambiance and lighting, Pentair has invented a product called IntelliBrite® 5g. This is an automated color-changing pool and spa light featuring LED technology.

This pool lighting not only provides a beautiful evening setting, but also saves you money. The lights have the “Eco Select” stamp in energy efficiency, in addition to a lifetime value, unmatched quality of light, and are easy to control.

How IntelliBrite® 5g works:

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IntelliChlor Salt Chlorine Generator

IntelliChlor Salt Chlorine Generator

Another automated pool product that makes your life easier (and is the perfect companion to the IntellipH®) is the “IntelliChlor®”.

In our opinion, this is the best salt chlorine generator available on the market today because it’s so reliable.

Did you know that common table salt can produce all the chlorine that your pool needs? Salt water chlorination is a process that uses dissolved salt as a store for a chlorination system.

In order to achieve the necessary concentration of salt to chlorinate your pool, you’ll need a chlorine generator. This may also be known as salt cell, salt generator, or salt chlorinator.

The science behind salt chlorine generators

So, how does this work? It gets into a bit of a science lesson, but we’ll try to explain in a few sentences.

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How to Automatically pH Balance Your Pool

Posted by Joe On October 24th

Has your child ever gotten out of the pool and complained that their eyes sting badly?

Reduce Stinging Eyes with an automatic pH Controller

This is the first of 8 Automatic Swimming Pool Products that Make Life Easier which can be downloaded as a free guide.

The cause of this problem is most likely that your swimming pool’s chemistry is out of whack.

Here’s how to fix the problem and get your little ones back in the pool, enjoying life once again!

In order to keep your pool healthy and beautiful, you need to ensure that the pH levels remain balanced. But, what exactly is pH?

The letters pH actually stand for ‘potential of hydrogen’(H), which is present in water (H20) and all organic compounds. But, pH isn’t something you can see or feel. It is a measure of acidity and alkalinity.

The pH levels in your pool determine how acidic or alkaline the water is at any specific time. Fluctuations in your pool’s pH level can cause things like cloudy water, irritated eyes, corrosion of pool equipment, and damaging calcium scale buildup. This buildup can disfigure your pool and clog the filter. pH levels that are too high can also can reduce the effectiveness of chlorine.

IntellipH pH Controller

IntellipH™ pH Controller

So, in order to keep your pool safe for swimming, it’s important to monitor pH levels daily. Pool water should be slightly alkaline or neutral. (On the pH scale, this means at seven or slightly above.)

To balance your pool’s PH level, you have to become a bit of a chemist. Because acids and bases neutralize each other, you need an acid to lower the PH or a base to raise it If it is low, you need a base to raise it.

Sound like a royal pain? It kind of is. So, to make your life easier, Pentair Water Pool and Spa has put out a wonderful product that will do all of this for you! It is called IntellipH®.

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You love your swimming pool, right? But, do you love maintaining it?

How to Maintain a Swimming Pool

Usually when I pose those questions to my clients, I get a happy excited look followed by a disgusted one.

When it comes to maintaining their own swimming pools, most people I talk to here in Southwest Florida tell me it’s extremely boring, aggravating, time consuming, and it keeps them from something else that they’d rather be doing.

And it’s not just the upkeep of their pool that they grumble about, it’s also the cost of running it. If you own a swimming pool, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

It costs money to run the pump, filter, lights, spill-over spa, deck jets, and water features. Little by little these costs add up and suddenly your pool is giving you a bigger headache than it’s worth.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Made Easy

Fortunately, there are ways that you can reduce the amount of time you spend maintaining your pool while maximizing the time you spend enjoying it with your family…and no…it doesn’t involve hiring a pool maintenance company.

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