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    pool monitor

    is there such a thing as a WIFI pool monitor?

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    Re: pool monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon1 View Post
    is there such a thing as a WIFI pool monitor?
    What are you looking to monitor? Like a pool alarm if kids get in the water without an adult there?
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    Re: pool monitor

    water temp,ph level, etc

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    Re: pool monitor

    For $$$ you can get an automation system with a pH probe and add in the wireless communication.
    Likely run you close to $1500.
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    How about that system?
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    I have it installed in my saltwater aquarium for 3 years now and it's working awesome.
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    Re: pool monitor

    I would of thought some company has something

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    Temperature is easy, PH is not so bad but not commonly done, so expensive. None of the other levels are at all easy to measure electronically.
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    Re: pool monitor

    How about something like this

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    The ePool has gotten very bad reviews. When it works the PH and temperature numbers are alright, but it's idea of chlorine levels tend to have little to do with reality.
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    Re: pool monitor

    Alright thanks. I will keep looking for something

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    These guys are working on one: mysutro
    I am going to talk to them next week about it.


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    Re: pool monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by jfgreco View Post
    These guys are working on one: mysutro

    I am going to talk to them next week about it.


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    I think $230 is too much for a system that only reads salinity , pH , chlorine and temperature. And like said before these instruments are not accurate. And will need to be calibrated once in a while.
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    Re: pool monitor

    I'd be highly suspect as well. If they are reading FC on ORP, it could be wildly inaccurate.
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    pool monitor

    Pull some questions together. I am talking to them Wednesday night.


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    Re: pool monitor

    It looks, to me, like a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    A fancy tool to sell you "subscription" pool chemicals.

    How long before they go Keurig 2.0 on their customer base?

    (I also question the accuracy, but that has been mentioned a number of times. I would wonder if the device includes a required re-calibration routine every once and a while.)
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    I use an AcuRite wireless pool thermometer and love it. I have two receivers in the house and it marries up with my AcuRite weather station so it publishes to the web so I can see it wherever I am. I admit, I like toys/gadgets.

    I think it would be great to have a receiver in the house to watch pH and FC remotely. But two,things bother me; both have been mentioned

    Accuracy of the sensors
    As Patrick points out, the accuracy of ORP sensors leaves a lot to be desired. Plus, pH probes that we see today need calibration or they get way out also.

    Business model based on delivery of chemicals
    If, as phibrobiptic and I suspect, this is geared as a front for a chemical subscription service it is going to be a dis-service to pool owners. The advice being given by pool stores is bad enough, now we will have a company not even in your geographic area shipping you chemicals automatically. You can bet they will be shipping tabs, shock and dry acid because trying to ship liquids would be next to impossible.

    Neat idea and I'd be interested to hear more.
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    Re: pool monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    The advice being given by pool stores is bad enough, now we will have a company not even in your geographic area shipping you chemicals automatically.
    Additionally, this concern still assumes that they will base the shipments off of accurate pool readings, and there will be no malfeasance or doctoring of the measurements to boost sales.


    However, I should have mentioned that I, like tim, am a big fan of gadgets. (Electrical engineer who likes to tinker, go figure that I've accumulated a couple dozen raspberry pis, more arduinos and sensors than I can account for, and my 3D printer that I love, but don't have enough time to play with.)

    So, while hopeful that this will be a good product, I do retain a healthy dose of skepticism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfgreco View Post
    Pull some questions together. I am talking to Ben Wednesday night.
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    Ok, is it ORP, if so what is the range capability, and Ben who?
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    Re: pool monitor

    Guess i am s.o.l then

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    I meant them not ben.

    I spoke with Ravi @ Sutro tonight. Very interesting stuff going on there. They couldn't confirm or deny their testing method due to their patent filings, but they fully understand the issues out there with ePool. They seem to be on our side and not trying to pool store us. So there is hope out there! More info to come as they work out their product.
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