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Beyond the Expected: Smart Backyard Tech to Simplify Your Life!

by Ann Ferguson

Imagine a backyard that's practically taking care of itself. Your plants are perfectly watered, your pool's always the right temperature, and your hot tub bubbles just right; Sounds too good to be true, right? Nope — it's all possible with smart home technology!

Not only can you automate your indoor home life, but now you can extend your reach to the outdoors! From smart gardening to smart weather stations, it's amazing what you can automate in your backyard — and we have the scoop!

Green Thumb, Smarter Yard

Smart vacuums working on the lawn

Did you know that you can automate your gardening? With smart gardening technology, you can be more sustainable and waste less water!

  • Smart Watering Systems know when and how much to water your plants (or lawn), so there's no chance of overwatering (plus, you don't have to be home to turn it on or rely on generic sprinkler timers.
  • Soil Sensors keep taps on the soil conditions and help finetune the fertilizing and pH level needs so that each plant can thrive.
  • Smart Lawnmowers are the smart vacs of lawn care; they help keep your lawn to the perfect grass height!

Elevate Your Pool Time with Smart Technology

Luxury pool with waterfall features

Laying by the pool is the ultimate luxury — or is it? With smart technology, you can make your pool time even more rich Discover how smart technology can make your pool time even richer:

  • Pool Automation Controller is also known as the pool's brain since it lets you control all the automations and integrate them with your smart home system.
  • Pump and Filtration System is enabled with Wi-Fi to help change adjust the circulation and filtration easier.
  • Temperature Settings let you adjust and automatically keep your pool's temperature to the right settings.
  • Smart Pool Monitors monitor pool conditions and alert you when maintenance is needed.

Integrating these smart pool technologies with your smart home system simplifies maintenance and enhances your pool experience, so you can spend less time thinking about what the pool needs and more time about what you need!

Pro Tip: You (aka we) can set up "scenes" so you can enjoy the optimum settings for every occasion (like "Relaxation" or "Party Time"). We can even include other parts of your backyard, like the lights, sound, water features, and fire pits!

Relax and Unwind with Smart Hot Tubs

Luxury backyard with hot tub and pool

Speaking of the things you need, what about a smart hot tub? Adding a hot tub to your smart home elevates your relaxation game to unexpected heights! Some of the comforting features you can find include:

  • Smart Control: Set the perfect temperature, adjust jets and bubbles, and create an ambiance with smart controls. All at your fingertips, wherever you are.
  • Mode Moods: Create custom routines that sync lighting, music, and more for a truly immersive and effortless relaxation experience. You can name specific moods for occasions like "Relaxation" or "Party."
  • A Haven of Wellness: Enjoy hydrotherapy jets and personalized massage programs for total rejuvenation. Soothe your body and mind with therapeutic benefits right in your own backyard.

The more you want to do with your smart hot tub, the more you'll need our assistance, so let us know what you want your hot tub to do ahead of time (preferably before you buy or install one!).

Forecast Your Fun with a Weather Station

A personal weather station is your ticket to a tailor-made pool experience. It's a high-tech device that collects data related to the weather and environment using a variety of sensors. These gadgets can monitor temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall, UV levels, and more. But how does that all help you? Like this!

  • Plan Perfect Pool Days: With a personal weather station, you'll have real-time information about the weather conditions in your immediate area, so you can accurately plan your pool parties, spa days, or lazy afternoons by the water. No more surprises!
  • Smart Energy Saving: When integrated with your smart home, you can automate specific tasks, like if the weather station predicts a hot day, it can interact with your smart thermostat to optimize indoor temperatures. Similarly, it can help ensure your home's heating system works efficiently on cooler days.
  • Garden Guru: Accurately receive data about rainfall, humidity, and sunlight, so you know how much water to give your plants or when to plant or harvest — it can even work with your smart watering system!
  • Master Your Maintenance: Weather stations streamline backyard upkeep by automating responses to changes in weather. From adjusting pool chemicals after rain to moderating irrigation based on sunshine, you'll maintain your pool and garden effortlessly.

Adding a weather station to your smart home arsenal lets you stay one step ahead of the weather and keep your home working seamlessly.

Elevate Your Outdoor Experience with Extras

View of a waterfall from a man-made cave in luxury backyard

Just as the right accessories can make an outfit, the right extras can transform your backyard into a personal paradise. Whether you want to host epic pool parties or create a tranquil retreat, consider these additions to elevate your outdoor space:

  • Automated Fire Pits: With smart fire pits, you can adjust flame height, turn the unit on or off, and integrate it with your pool or hot tub automation, all from your device, ensuring a safe and cozy atmosphere for outdoor gatherings.
  • Water Treatment Wonders: Smart water features like waterfalls or fountains let you adjust the water flow, set schedules, and synchronize water displays with music or lights for a truly mesmerizing effect.
  • Smart Outdoor Fireplaces: Like smart fire pits, smart outdoor fireplaces allow you to control heat settings and flame height, set operation schedules, monitor fuel levels, and integrate with your other automation settings!
  • Extended Home Network: With a robust outdoor Wi-Fi system, you can enjoy seamless connectivity whether you're sunbathing by the pool, grilling in the outdoor kitchen, or relaxing in the gazebo. Plus, a strong Wi-Fi signal is crucial for your smart devices to function optimally.

These smart technology extras elevate your backyard experience and integrate smoothly with your smart home ecosystem, offering convenience, control, and a touch of luxury. Experience the comfort of your indoors, outdoors!

Pro Tip: If you're interested in a flawless internet connection, no matter where you are in the backyard, talk to us about your network needs, and we'll do everything else!

Your Personal Backyard Resort Awaits

Who knew there was so much you could do with a smarter backyard? From automated pool systems to smart outdoor fireplaces, the possibilities are endless. But if you're ready to create a resort-level retreat in your backyard, our experts at Good Sounds are eager to get you started!

Call us today, and we'll set up your first consultation to go over what you need — your personalized outdoor oasis awaits!