I made a pool logger

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RussellC

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Jun 3, 2016
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Austin, TX
So, I haven't owned a pool that long but I found logging my chemicals tedious with something like excel or the notes app on my phone. So I made something that I could use to track my testing and what I have done to the pool. It is web based so it should work across all platforms. The deal is, is that it probably has a billion bugs (I am not a 'real' programmer) but I have been using it for a week or so and it's been helpful. I am going to add a ton more stuff like graphing etc..

I made a registration system so other people can use it but it has no form validation or user account verification yet, so I am hesitant to release it and then some spammers go wild with it. I also don't know the rules for posting something like this. Mods, if this isn't allowed, remove it. Anyways would anyone even be interested in something like this? Maybe I can just make a beta code to use or something and can give it to a few people.

Here is a screenshot from my phone:

 

Amail

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Jul 8, 2015
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San Marcos, CA
I think it's an excellent idea! I've often thought it would be worthwhile for TFP to offer a way to log your levels so you can track trends over time. Might also add temperature.
 

RussellC

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Jun 3, 2016
335
Austin, TX
Yes, temperature. I will need to add that. Lots to add actually. I have an options screens for people to turn on and off tests like borates or salt.
 

isriam

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Jan 15, 2015
192
PHX
Check out the "Pool Pal" app. It hooks up with TFP and I use it every day.
unfortunately it was last updated may 2014. I'd love if TFP had a login with settings you could save, along with a mobile webpage or something. You could dump your current into a database and save it every day.
 

Amail

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Jul 8, 2015
110
San Marcos, CA
If you've got a monitoring system you can automatically log that data on ThingSpeak. My system currently automatically logs and graphs temperature and pressure (along with a few other parameters) to ThingSpeak - see Proto Pool - ThingSpeak for my public page. I have no affiliation with ThingSpeak other than a satisfied customer. It would be nice to be able to display data you've collected in your application to a visualization app like ThingSpeak.
 

RussellC

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Jun 3, 2016
335
Austin, TX
That's pretty cool! I was thinking about adding visualization features for all the params. But first I have to get the basics done. I guess I could add PoolMath recommendations etc too...but one thing at a time.
 

wayner

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May 31, 2012
536
Toronto, ON
I record rainfall as well - helps me keep an eye on how much wash out is occurring. This would be a good optional measurement.
Especially if you can add the data automatically from Wunderground via their API - that way you can get the rainfall data from your own weather station or the nearest Wunderground site. You could potentially also add something like solar insolation which might help calculate chlorine loss.
 

ccp4321

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Mar 3, 2015
31
Texas
Also, whilst the features are creeping in... It would be useful to be able to enter past history - ie the previous few years data. I have several pads with the results diligently recorded that I intend to put into excel.
 

RussellC

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Jun 3, 2016
335
Austin, TX
Does anyone want to try this yet? Send me a PM and I will give you a code to try it. Just note that its probably will break as there is no data validation, etc. :)
 

RussellC

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Jun 3, 2016
335
Austin, TX
Thank for the few that are testing this! I am working on adding features and making stuff work. I am using this a bunch these last few days with lots of rain. Fun times!
 
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