A modern pool or spa doesn't have to require all the costs of those built for our parents or even those installed a few years ago. Air quality requirements have forced improvements like sealed combustion in heaters as well improved efficiencies and lower costs of operation. New energy efficiency laws have mandated the use of multi-speed and variable speed pumps that saves large amounts of energy and cost. Motor manufacturers have drastically reduced noise that many associate with older pool equipment. Improved filtering testing and technology have led to less flow restriction and higher flow rates resulting in less energy required by the pump motors. LED lighting lowers cost of operation as well as extends lamp life and beautiful color options.
Add to energy efficiency: Wifi and Bluetooth communication is
starting to take over wireless control of equipment, lights,
features, and sound.