Just curious if anyone has seen this - Drop: the smart pool monitor by Drop Designs Inc. Kickstarter
I am hoping to see more conversation (via the comments section) on this as it moves along in the campaign and am trying to put together some questions I have regarding this device as well. I know there have been a couple of these types of devices pop up from time to time with varying (but mostly little) success. I've tossed around the idea of building my own, but just never seem to have the time to dedicate to learning enough to do this, not to mention, the sensors aren't cheap. It seems like I did come across some industrial pH sensors that didn't need calibrating, but was never sure if I trusted that idea or not. And then there's the whole enclosure issue. So, something like this appeals to my inner gadget geek.
Would love to hear the thoughts of the great pool minds on this board - I respect the opinions and knowledge gathered here. Is ORP enough information to have an idea where your chlorine level lies? Would the pH sensor be accurate enough over the life of the device? I'm not sure I'd be interested at the full retail price, but getting in early knocks the price down to a range that I'm a little more comfortable with, though still on the fence. I know that when I looked at the industrial sensors (ORP and pH) when I was tossing around the idea of building my own, they were around $100 each, so if they are using high quality sensors, their prices may not be too far off.
Thanks for any thoughts/input!