How Apps Can Help You Look After Your PoolJuly 27, 2018
Smartphones are the remote control of our lives. They have input into almost every aspect of our lives, from finances to social interactions. Let’s face it: they make life a lot easier. There’s no need to go to the bank anymore. You don’t even need to go to the grocery store if you don’t want to. They can also help us monitor and manage our health. And now, they can help you look after your pool.
The last 3 years has seen the pool industry catch up and start using apps to help manage and control your pool systems. There are multiple apps on the market that can help monitor and control your pool. From chemical analysis, to turning your pump on and off, you name it, there is an app on the market that will make looking after your pool a breeze.
Ok, so you’ve left the house and you’re driving in your car. You get to the destination and realise you forgot to turn on your pool filter. Not a problem, load up the app and a few pushes of a button later your pool filter is up and running. Even better, set your filter schedule and let the app do the rest. Same goes with your pump.
Let’s take a look at some of these apps.
Insta-Link Water Testing
There are apps that monitor and help you manage your pH levels, such as the Insta-Link Water Testing app. It’s simple, dip a Ph. strip into your pool, take a photo of it with your smartphone and the app will tell you exactly how much (and of what chemicals) you require to optimize your pH levels. It also allows you to schedule reminders so that you don’t forget to test your pool. This is a great little app and will save a lot of time when maintaining your pool. There is no need to do any calculations whatsoever. It also keeps a detailed record of so you can monitor every water quality parameter. The app does it all for you. Welcome to the future of pool maintenance.
Pentair Screen Logic
These days your pool pump and filtration can be controlled from your smartphone as well. The new technology on the market hooks the pump and filter up to your Wi-Fi so you have ultimate control from the palm of your hand.
The Pentair Screen Logic app is paired with Pentair pool products such as pumps and filters. It even monitors your chemical parameters by using an intelligent management system and will provide you with statistics and remedies to keep your pool in tip-top condition. You can even control the lighting and if you have the right bulbs, you can control the colour of the lights.
Zodiac iAqua Link
The Zodiac iAqua Link is the complete control system for your backyard. It does everything except mow your lawn… well, almost. It can control your pool including temperatures, jets, cleaner and lights from anywhere. It also has sensors that detect when your system is overheating and immediately shut it down. It can ensure your system is running nice and smoothly, which is peace of mind because pool equipment isn’t cheap. If you have solar, the iAqua can control that too. It can even control your backyard lights. The IAqua smart system can also control your backyard watering and will adjust accordingly depending on the season and your garden watering needs.
These are just a few of the products on the market that will make your pool and backyard duties a whole lot easier. The initial installation may be a bit fiddly, so it’s probably best to let the professionals set it up. After the initial installation, you can cruise on easy street. Set all your pool and spa maintenance schedules into your phone and everything is else taken care of. You will obviously still need to physically add the chemicals yourself, but these handy little apps will remind you to do it. The pool industry has finally caught up to the tech age, and it’s a welcome change. Jump online and see for yourself. It’s well worth it and will save you time and money in the long run.