Smart Homeowners Dive into Outdoor Automation as Temperatures Rise

Automating Pools, Spas and Water Features Offers Elegant Ambiance, Effortless Entertainment and Peace of Mind

SALT LAKE CITY--As record temperatures heat up most of the US, homeowners are turning to smart home systems to enhance the time they spend outside, while enjoying a little extra security to boot. Control4, a market leader in home automation systems, makes heating, lighting and securing your pool and spa as easy as pulling up an app on a smart phone with a range of options for personalized home automation.

Control4 automation technology allows you to have touch-of-a-button access to independent temperature controls for your pool and spa, as well as spa jets, pool lights and even the system filter pump, and since almost every device in your smart home system is connected, you can tie your pool, outdoor audio, deck lighting, and even your TVs and sound system together to create an outdoor entertaining experience that will amaze your family and guests.

"I never really thought about extending the convenience of the Control4 system outside until our Control4 dealer suggested it," said longtime Control4 customer Joe Hageman. "But now I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. I can press the Party button to automatically turn on the spa jets and set the temperature in the hot tub, roll back the pool cover, fire up the outdoor TV and speakers so everyone can enjoy the baseball game, and when the sun starts setting, the lights automatically adjust. And I don't have to lift a finger so even though I'm hosting, I get to enjoy the evening too. Everything is personal and reflective of the way we enjoy our summers and outdoor entertaining."

Because Control4 products integrate with security systems, motion sensors and IP cameras, homeowners who have pools, hot tubs or outdoor water features can add security features that are specific to outdoor hazards.

"Our Control4 system alerts us when the gate to the pool is open and we have a motion sensor in the pool area too, so if someone is even close to the pool, we know about it," continued Hageman. "I can also keep an eye on the kids when they are in the pool via the security camera in the backyard through any touchscreen or TV in the house, and if things get a little too rowdy, I can just send a gentle warning using the Control4 intercom system without having to go out back. No matter how old your kids are, that's peace of mind you can hardly put a price on."

Popular automation functions include pool and spa temperature, pool maintenance including filters, chlorination and salt systems, relay controls, underwater speakers, and lighting but most customers also integrate their audio and video in order to enjoy music, movies and sports from the comfort of the outdoors. With a customizable user interface, every Control4 system is installed and programmed for the homeowner's individual lifestyle regardless of the size of the home, system or budget.

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