Hi guys, I just found this pool board. I've had pools for the last 32 years and have had almost every kind of problem imaginable. I'm living here in sunny Phoenix and have a sports pool now. It originally was a salt pool but I discovered that the sensor and equipment was just too flaky and went through two different brands.
I found this board after seeing the ad in my Leslie Pool flyer. I've been considering building a pool chemical monitoring device for the last 5 years. I'm working with the sales manager that make pH and ORP sensors at Sensorex, being that they build their own sensors and have had lots of experience. I told him what I was considering to do and he was very interested in my project. I purchased two sensors, an ORP and a pH, which took them 2 weeks to manufacture. He warned me about using the cheap sensors that come from China. He also said that Leslie had been selling a pool monitoring device that floats in the pool, and that they've had lots of returns.
I've learned that the whole device needs to be built around sensors that can be unreliable, especially if they're cheap. Being that I'm a hardware and software developer, I believe that I can come up with something that can far exceed what the ePool device can do. Also, this board looks like a good resource to have pool owners test my device if I decide to go through with it.
Let me know what you guys think; good or bad. I don't want to spend money developing something that no one trusts.