SimplePool App for Android. A Review.

aviolentworld

Active member
Jul 14, 2012
33
Cleveland, OH
so its my first time posting on this site so hello first of all. anyway i just got the TF-100 test kit in the mail and am really interested in picking up this application. the problem is i don't use the BBB method yet. was wondering if i can still use this app with the chemicals i purchased for the season? not sure if the chemical properties are the same if i were to use ph + store bought vs. borax? i plan on using the BBB method next year, just wanted to clear out what i have left first.
 

kenmar

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 13, 2009
288
Schnecksville, PA
Yes, you can still use SimplePool. Many of the chemicals sold a pool stores to adjust ph are equivalent to their generic supermarket counterparts. If you let us know exactly what you have, we can provide guidance. Please include a full set of tests as well.

-Ken
 

Glock

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2012
866
Mesquite, Texas
Kenmar,
I have the pay app and I have a question. I am trying to figure out my average daily consumption of chlorine. Is there a way to track it in the app?

by the way, I absolutely love this app.
 

kenmar

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 13, 2009
288
Schnecksville, PA
Glock,

There is not a way "currently," to display an average daily consumption value.... But, I think that is a great idea! How would you envision that working? Displaying it as a "report,
" or incorporating it into an existing screen?

Ken
 

kenmar

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 13, 2009
288
Schnecksville, PA
Glock,

I released am update today that allows you to export your data. You could export the data, open the file in Excel, and calc an average.

-Ken
 

aviolentworld

Active member
Jul 14, 2012
33
Cleveland, OH
kenmar said:
Yes, you can still use SimplePool. Many of the chemicals sold a pool stores to adjust ph are equivalent to their generic supermarket counterparts. If you let us know exactly what you have, we can provide guidance. Please include a full set of tests as well.

-Ken

ken all my chemicals where bought at poolcenter.com. i shopped around and they were the cheapest. i plan on using the BBB method next year when i am out of the chemicals i bought this year.

i just got my test kit yesterday and these were my results....8/2
TC= 4.5
FC= 3.5
CC= 1.0
pH= 7.2
TA= 100
CYA= 40

i put these in your app and with me having shock w/65% cal-hypo i added 4 1lb bags.

24 hours later these are my results
TC= 13.5
FC= 13.5
CC= 0
pH= 7.2
TA= 100
CYA= 40

when i added the shock i kept my chlorinator running at just under the 2 mark. my question is do i keep the chlorine running at this level or do i shut it off?

i know i sound like a newbie but i pretty much am. i have owned a pool for 4 years with one of those years getting the liner replaced and switching from bromine to chlorine. i have always used brand name chemicals and just those flimsy test strips that you can never read correctly. came across this board and really wanted to change my attitude on maintaining a pool by using a real test kit and switching to the BBB method.

sorry if i am hijacking your thread but i figure do it in here rather than make a new thread that has probably been beaten to death.

sorry for the rant again and i really like the app and all the functions that goes with it.
 

Glock

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2012
866
Mesquite, Texas
Ken,
Just so you know, AT&T released a new update to my HTC Inspire and your app no longer shows up in the Marketplace. I did not know it was going to do this and did not get the latest update. Any ideas on how I get get it?
 

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kenmar

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 13, 2009
288
Schnecksville, PA
Glock,

I updated my Inspire, and as you already know... it blocked SimplePool.
I did some research and have some promising things to try.
One way or the other, I will have this resolved by the end of the weekend.

BTW, the Inspire UI enhancements are an improvement!

-Ken-
 

garyduse

LifeTime Supporter
May 30, 2008
23
Seattle area
Ken,
I've been using Simplepool Pro for about 6 weeks and really like it. Unfortunately, I can't keep up with future updates as I have a phone that is stuck on Android 2.1. In order to keep current with SimplePool as it evolves, I've been considering getting a different phone or, possibly, a small tablet (e.g., Kindle Fire, Nook Color, HP TouchPad). Does SimplePool work and look OK on the 7" tablets? Is one any better than another?
-Gary
 

kenmar

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 13, 2009
288
Schnecksville, PA
Hi Gary,

Although SimplePool is not specifically designed for tablets, it works just fine.
I have a Galaxy 10.1 Tab which I use with SimplePool (as well as my HTC Inspire phone.)
I do believe that there is someone on this forum who using a Kindle.
Functionally, there should not be too much difference (with regards to SimplePool.)

Smart Phones and Tablets are so advanced now, I really don't think you can go wrong...
But for me, given the option for a smartphone, I would go with a larger screen.

-Ken-
 

Bluegrassman

Well-known member
Jan 20, 2012
243
West KY
Inspire user here too. I've avoided the update so far. Hope it doesn't mess up the Simple Pool app

Sent from my Inspire 4G using Tapatalk 2
 

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