swimming pool automationFrom tracking your pH balance to sanitizing to filtration, you can now use swimming pool automation to complete a variety of tasks from wherever you happen to be — in no time at all. In Houston, you know just how important it is that you take the time to perform the upkeep on your pool. We’ll take you through the two major brands: Jandy and Pentair and what you can expect from each.

The variety of options in swimming pool automation can seem frustrating at first. Once you get a handle on how they work, however, you can start to evaluate which one is best for you, your family and your pool.

Mobile Friendly Swimming Pool Automation

Swimming pool automation mobile interfaces are really growing in the pool maintenance industry because they increase the efficiency and convenience of pool care while decreasing energy bills.

When it comes to mobile interface, the Jandy iAqualink 2.0 or Pentair ScreenLogic2 can be set up on your phone or tablet to perform one-touch actions. These apps come with updates every time the software improves, so you don’t have to install a whole new app or buy a new system.

Jandy vs. Pentair

Jandy’s Zodiac AquaLink Automated Pool Control System and Pentair’s EasyTouch or IntelliTouch Control System all give you the options of automatically performing different jobs and functions, and there are a variety of choices within the systems.


Jandy owners love how the Aqualink (both the system and the mobile app) works with their pumps to control the speed and modes. The Aqualink is not really meant to be about configuring to adjust or manipulate your pool system, but rather is made to control the features you already have.


We recommend the Pentair EasyTouch for pools without a lot of frills. The reviews are great for easy swimming pool automation. If you just need the basics, then it works great and it’s cheaper.

The IntelliTouch offers the same basic options but is more meant for those who have all of the bells and whistles like complex water features or even if you happen to have more than one pool. The IntelliTouch is likely worth the extra money to save you the headaches of trying to shoehorn your particular needs into the EasyTouch.

Go Mobile

If you have the option, we recommend using your mobile device over a traditional control box. The control boxes can break, they’re easily dropped and they’re not cheap to replace. Almost everyone has a smartphone, and it’s worth the time and money to switch over to a more modern approach.

Generally speaking, both apps are easy to both install and use, even if you’re not a technically inclined person. Our recommendation is to talk to someone who knows the particular system you want to use inside and out so you can ask the questions. Besides reading the manual in full (which you’re not likely to do), this is the best way to integrate your system to the pool. Let’s say you have a hot tub and you want it be ready for you as soon as you walk in the door. If you know you’re going to be home in an hour or so, you can set either of the apps offered by these companies to get it running. We recommend reviewing your particular pool needs to the many features available.

Swimming Pool Automation Experts

Manning Pool Service provides exceptional swimming pool automation services. Our desire to help you enjoy your pool, combined with our years of experience, make Manning the preferred choice for swimming pool automation in Houston, TX. Contact us today to see how we can help you set up your pool today! (713) 812-9098