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Save Time, Money, and Energy with a Remote Smart Pool Pump Controller

Smart pool pumps are the easiest, most affordable way to add convenient scheduling and smart control to existing pools and spas. The Hayward VS Omni Pump in particular controls virtually every kind of pool and spa equipment, including pumps, heaters, lighting, sanitization, water features, and more.

So if you’re in the market for upgrading your pool’s energy-efficiency and convenience, consider a smart pool pump—one of the leading pool supplies in Ottawa.

Here’s a look at what a smart pool pump is, how it works, and why it’s so beneficial for pool owners.


A smart pool pump controls pool and spa equipment via a remote control pad, websites, and apps on smartphones and tablets. Smart pool pumps can also be used through home automation systems, allowing for voice control of pool equipment and lighting.


With the Hayward pool pump, the pump, heater, and smart relays are all connected to a control hub (wiring base unit). The smart relays control extra devices such as your pool lighting and booster pumps.

A touchscreen control pad can also be used to control all of your connected pool equipment from the pool pad, even without an internet connection.

To make the most of smart pool automation, you will need a reliable internet connection, with 3 Mbps as the ideal upload and download speeds where your pool pad is located. Smart control systems can connect to your home network wirelessly or through a wired Ethernet connection.

Once your hub is set up, you can start connecting devices, such as your pool pump and heater. You can also connect other devices, including:

  • Water leak sensors,
  • Smart outlets and switches,
  • Motion sensor pool alarms,
  • Sound systems, and,
  • LED light strips.



An app linking your pool pump to your smartphone will make your life a whole lot easier. Whether you’re at work, on your way home, away on vacation, busy setting up for a party, or in bed, you can monitor and control your pool system with your smartphone.

You can also switch on your spa and pool heater ahead of time so that the water will be the perfect temperature once you’re ready to jump in. And you can even have the lights switch on to save you time.


With a pool automation app on your smartphone, you can monitor the health of your pool, run your automatic pool cleaner, and keep an eye on pool chemical and water levels.

For example, you may wish to run the pump during off-peak times while you’re away so your pool water stays clean and clear.

You may also want to set your pool and spa heaters to turn on if the temperature drops so you can prevent plumbing and equipment from freezing.

Peace of Mind

Pools require monitoring, which often can’t be done if you’re away from home. So why not monitor your pool no matter where you are with the help of your smartphone.

With a smart pump linked to your smartphone, you never have to worry about leaving your pump on all day again. Nor do you have to worry about coming home after a vacation to a green or a frozen pool and spa.


The Hayward VS Omni pump offers convenience and peace of mind with these special features:

  • Comes with a wiring base unit, smart relay, and control pad
  • Pool and spa control and scheduling from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet
  • Compatible with home automation systems, such as Amazon Alexa® voice control
  • Controls a full range of equipment, including pumps, heaters, lighting, sanitization, water features, and more. You can connect up to three additional smart relays for total control
  • Permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan-cooled motors feature EnduraDriveand Viton® seal to ensure long-lasting performance and reliability
  • Easily control your full pool pad (up to 4 devices)
  • Adjust pump speed, water temperature, and pool lighting remotely
  • Industry-leading, Energy Star®-certified line of pumps
  • Helps save up to 90% in energy costs per year


Energy Efficiency

Traditional pool pumps are notorious for being one of the highest energy consumers in a home. And to make matters worse, pumps left on during peak energy times throughout the day will rack up your energy bills even more.

But by switching to smart pool pump controllers, you can save up to 90% in energy costs. Smart pool pumps allow you to schedule your pump so it will only run during off-peak times. And the remote control feature allows you to monitor and turn off your pool pump, heater, and other energy-consuming equipment from anywhere.

The remote control also monitors your pool’s energy consumption, water levels, and chemical levels to help keep your pool in top shape at all times.


You can adjust your pump speed, set the water temperature, and turn pool lights on and off with the tap of a screen, the touch of a button, or a voice command with your home automation system.

The Hayward VS Omni pump also seamlessly integrates with most pool equipment brands, making for a truly versatile and convenient smart pump system.

To save yourself time, energy, money, and stress with your pool, visit your local pool supplies store to shop for smart pool pumps in Ottawa.