Hello there ePoolSupply supporters and fellow blog readers! Today I would like to discuss an important topic as it relates to pool automation. There are a lot of different systems and products out there that are meant to fit your specific pool wants and needs. The cool thing about automation is the fact that it allows you to control your system from a wide variety of devices like your smartphone or tablet without having to manually do anything at your pool equipment. Now because we are talking about technology that is always evolving there will always be a need to adjust or update these systems to make sure they are current and can communicate back and forth with one another especially as it pertains to your internet router. So, we will go over why it is also important to upgrade your internet router depending on it its age.
With today's technology needing almost everything online, you will need something to handle the demand. If your online pool system is not connecting, failing to connect, or losing connection, there is a good chance your wireless router could be out of date, and you may need to update to something that can handle all your needs in and out of the home. Some of the wireless systems like the Pentair EasyTouch PL4 - Single Body with ScreenLogic and the IntelliTouch/Easy Touch Next Gen Upgrade Kit will most likely be installed outside and away from the house near your pool equipment. With this being away from the house in the backyard, the signal to your system may not be as strong as your television, computer, and other electrical devices that are using your current Wi-Fi router.
A router can be a device that is sometimes disregarded in the home for a household that may need to be replaced. Routers and other electronics tend to go out of date, need updates, and more. With smartphones, devices, TVs, bulbs, and other households needing Wi-Fi, the router will have a stronger signal towards those close to it. Your pool system is not very close in most cases.
When working with your router, you will need to check what will be best for your house and needs. Your equipment could be far from your pool, and you may need to work with Wi-Fi extenders. A Wi-Fi extender, also known as a Wi-Fi range extender, is a Wi-Fi booster that extends your Wi-Fi range and helps reach areas of your house that may seem impossible or have a weak signal. Hard-to-reach areas would include where your pool equipment may be installed. Wi-Fi extenders work by re-broadcasting and extending your router's existing Wi-Fi signal. You place the extender between your router and the dead spot area. Depending on your home and outside range, you may need multiple extenders to get the required connection.
In conclusion, with the multiple devices people have in their homes: Amazon Alexas, smartphones, tablets, computers, smart ranges, and more, you may need to up your wireless router or bring in a router extender to reach your pool equipment. To learn more about ScreenLogic and the IntelliTouch/Easy Touch Next Gen Upgrade Kit, please click on the links below. We hope you found the information in this blog useful, and we were able to answer any questions you may have had as it pertains to this subject and your pool system. As always from all of us here at ePoolSupply thank you for reading along and keep on swimming!