Permeating IoT with SPWTS: A Right Time for Market Players to Dive in

When Charles P. Gerba—a renowned American microbiologist—revealed the finding of his study on how pathogens are transmitted in swimming pool water, pool owners were the ones on high alert as they were at the receiving end of information.

The study concluded that a bather naturally sheds 0.14 grams fecal material during a swim which leads to one of the common causes of Recreational Water Illnesses called Cryptosporidium (Crypto).

Crypto is a germ that can cause diarrhea for up to two weeks if a swimmer drinks contaminated pool water.

Besides Crypto, swimmer’s ignorance or negligence towards pre-swim shower mixes sweat, cosmetics and urine with chlorine. It is a leading cause to create irritants in pool water.

The growing concern about pool water quality is pushing demand for Swimming Pool Water Treatment Systems (SPWTS) across the globe. This urges to bring in more smart systems like smart sensors and controllers in SPWTS space.

The market players involved in SPWTS are deploying Internet of Things (IoT) to maintain and ensure water quality of pools. With IoT, the service providing companies get swimming pools connected and examine the water quality of the pools through remote sensors. And based on the data provided by the sensors, they take or recommend pool owners appropriate measures for water treatment.

For instance, the US based Connected Yard’s pHin is a startup company that offers different service components in order to maintain pools’ water quality. With sensors, it collects data on pool water like hardness, alkalinity, cyanuric acid levels, etc. The acquired data on pool water is transmitted to pool owner with appropriate solution and recommendation.

Similarly, Fluidra’s—leading SPWTS service providers in Europe—Fluidra Connect App is also gaining popularity as it helps end-users remotely monitor the pH and water treatment of the pool.

The technology based SPWTS will keep both—the service providers and the swimming pool owners—at win-win situation. The service providers will have wide reach with technologies whereas pool owners will get value-added services.

For example, Smart control systems and robotic pool cleaners have achieved an increased growth rate due to their sustainability and economic value-add in terms of lower chemical and energy consumption.

This evolving trend of technology based SPWTS is expected to dominate the market of Europe and the US in near future. And it has become must as pace of swimming pool construction is on rise at significant rate. Hence, like many other sectors—agriculture, finance, mobility, etc.—innovative technology is gradually featuring as disruptor in Swimming Pool Water Treatment Systems space too particularly in Europe and the US.

For more information on “European Swimming Pool Water Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2023” please visit

Subarna Poudel is a researcher with Frost & Sullivan. He can be reached at

Sapan Agarwal drives content and marketing for Frost & Sullivan. Sapan is based out of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and can be reached at | +603 6204 5830

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