Hayward Smartens Up the Pool
Hayward, a long-established brand that has served residential and commercial built-in pools with products designed to keep the pool-owning experience pleasurable and worry-free, has moved into the forefront of the smart home realm with a roster of products that addresses every aspect of pool control, maintenance and water quality, making overall pool management as simple as a few button presses.
Best of all for technology integrators, their products are compatible with tailored software drivers offered by companies that currently include Crestron, Control4, Elan and Vantage. They also integrate with Nest and with Amazon Alexa voice-controlled devices. “Our aftermarket solution makes it super-easy for them to integrate a control system into the pools,” Greg Fournier, senior product manager/automation, told us during the company’s New York City-held product reveal.