pH sensor for EasyTouch

bwoodworth

New member
Feb 5, 2020
3
Sacramento
I have a Pentair EasyTouch controller and I was wondering if it is possible to connect a pH sensor to that controller. I don't want to do any actual chemical automation so I don't want to get the IntelliChem just to monitor the pH. Is that possible?
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
15,749
Bedford, TX
BWW,

Welcome to TFP... A great place to learn how to take care of your pool...

There are no direct inputs to the EasyTouch for pH or Chlorine levels.. and almost anything else.. :(

In the big picture they are just not needed.. If you test your pool water once a week, you can maintain pretty good control over things without any electronics involved.

If you are still going to the pool store for chemical readings, then that is a different story altogether... :mrgreen:

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

bwoodworth

New member
Feb 5, 2020
3
Sacramento
Thanks. I do check my chemicals manually once a week and keep pretty good control over it. I was hoping to integrate the chemical readings into my home automation system so it could notify me when they need attention.
 

HeyEng

Silver Supporter
Nov 7, 2018
426
Oklahoma City, OK
As Jim mentioned, I have been using the Waterguru system for a couple of months and have been happy with it. There is another user here that also uses it (I would have to search for it) as well. The numbers it gives me (FC and PH) have been spot on and has made maintaining the pool even easier than it was with TFP.
 

bwoodworth

New member
Feb 5, 2020
3
Sacramento
Thanks. It looks like it is cloud based without a open API. I really don't want to rely on the company staying in business to make sure it works and I would want to integrate it into my existing home automation system which it can't do without an open API.

Thanks for the reply. I may have to look into a DIY pH sensor to get what I am after.
 

TheSadClown

Well-known member
Jan 22, 2020
88
Surf City, NC
As Jim mentioned, I have been using the Waterguru system for a couple of months and have been happy with it. There is another user here that also uses it (I would have to search for it) as well. The numbers it gives me (FC and PH) have been spot on and has made maintaining the pool even easier than it was with TFP.
I bought one because of you, never knew it existed until you mentioned it. I believe it will do exactly what I need.