SimplePool App for Android. A Review.

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,879
Silver Spring, MD
I checked, and indeed it no longer appears to be in the store. That also means that downloading to a new device won't work.
 

thadius65

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 30, 2011
403
Bloomsburg, PA
I guess I am confused. If I find the .APK file on an older phone, why wouldn't it work? you can setup android to allow apps from other sources (non-play store).
 

thadius65

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 30, 2011
403
Bloomsburg, PA
I will look around. If anyone else finds the .APK file, please advise. Thanks!

I would gladly pay the creator for this app again and ongoing support. It is a great tool!
 

Blue Fin

In The Industry
Feb 1, 2012
26
East Hampton, NY USA
Wow this is really bumming me out. I had it on my last droid phone. I thought Google backed up all your apps. Can't find it at all. My tablet that has it is 1/2 way around the world right now in Indonesia. Why would they discontinue this app and make it unavailable?
 

h2oluver

Well-known member
Mar 26, 2015
68
Tulsa/Oklahoma
Has anyone looked at the Poolpal app? When I searched for Simple Pool it gave me that as a result. The app is compatible with the Trouble Free method. I never got a chance to see or use Simple Pool to compare it, but Poolpal looks like it may be similar.
 

JVTrain

TFP Expert
Feb 3, 2014
5,081
Central Minnesota
I use PoolPal all the time. It works very well for pH and FC calculations. I think I saw some discrepancies between PoolPal and Pool Math only when it came to the calculated CSI but a very nice app overall. I use it all the time and it's nice that I can set up both my pool and spa to monitor them separately.
 

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Blue Fin

In The Industry
Feb 1, 2012
26
East Hampton, NY USA
The strange thing is that all my apps are backed up in Google except that one all of a sudden. I broke the screens on 3 phones last summer and reloaded the app everytime no prob. What gives ? The pool math calculator works great but is not as user friendly on a smart phone as Simple Pool Pro was. If the app was developed by a member I believe we should get some sort of feedback or explanation as to what happened.
 

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,879
Silver Spring, MD
Google only "backs up" apps that are currently listed in the Google Play store. For whatever reason SimplePool is no longer available in the store, and thus not able to be restored to a new or recently reset device.
 

jblizzle

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
43,238
Tucson, AZ
The developer of the app has not logged into the forum for 2 years. So, airing your frustration here is not likely to help.

I suggest you try to find another app.
 

Blue Fin

In The Industry
Feb 1, 2012
26
East Hampton, NY USA
The developer of the app has not logged into the forum for 2 years. So, airing your frustration here is not likely to help.

I suggest you try to find another app.

Thanks for the info about the developer. Yes I am somewhat frustrated and disappointed. I purchased another app today for after reading the reviews and then I found out it was not what I needed.

Perhaps people here can recommend an app that is similar that suits their needs ?

Airing out my frustrations may indeed help. I'm sure I am not alone. I'm reaching out for help. Thanks in advance.
 

thadius65

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 30, 2011
403
Bloomsburg, PA
NEWS FLASH: Late last night I sent messages to the twitter, facebook and email account of the developer. This morning I got a response that he has put it back out on Google Play Store and should be available in a few hours. Great news on getting a great tool back!!
 

Blue Fin

In The Industry
Feb 1, 2012
26
East Hampton, NY USA
Man whatta relief. I went from cleaning my neighbors pool into a full blown business in just a few years. Really relied on SimplePool to help me out. Thanks to all who made this happen.
 

msumoose

In The Industry
Apr 19, 2012
156
Yup, I use it for the biz ALL the time. I also give out the TFP site so I can avoid problems.
 
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