Due to the cost, remote monitoring technology is
generally limited to commercial accounts, especially those
with multiple vessels.
But these systems are slowly finding their way into
residential backyard pools. Service company owners say that
it’s usually high-end residential pool owners who
sign on for it — at least for now.
Like most new technology, the prices start out high, but
drop to more affordable levels over time. Service veterans
believe this moment is coming soon.
Michael Diaz, owner of Berry Pool & Supply in
Brownsville, Texas, says it makes sense. After all, most
houses have built-in alarm systems. “It would be a
good thing to have this on all pools,” he says.
“Before, few homes were wired for internal
security. Now every new house that’s built has it
“Why not extend that to the swimming
pool?” Diaz asks. “Why not have something
that tells the homeowner or the service company,
‘Hey, your water’s not