Wireless pool sensor technology - The new kid on the block!

Tired of trips to the local pool shop for a water test? Wireless pool sensors are your new best friend and here is a summary of the best on the market!

 

Wireless pool technology is the key to keeping a swimming pool in clean, maintained condition without the headache. Weekly vacuuming, brushing, skimming and back washing the filter can become quite a task, in addition to ensuring the water is correctly balanced to prevent damage to equipment and the pool surface.

In this article we will cover.

  • What is a “Wireless pool sensor”
  • Designs and appearance
  • Functionality
  • Which sensor to choose
  • Our Professional opinion

 

Wireless pool sensor technology is the new perfect solution to an age old problem. With live, accurate readings in the palm of your hand, the wireless sensor can measure and record key water readings at any time of the day. Now there is no more uncertainty about what is happening in your pool or when chemicals are due to be added!

Most wireless units are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, All you have to do is drop it in your pool for real-time water analysis, temperature readings, and some applications (depending on the unit) also include chemical dosage recommendations.

Tip: If you need to know more about manually testing your pool, click here!

At first glance, wireless pool sensor technology can be confusing, the good news is we will cover these units within this review and improve the understanding and outline the benefits of these so you can make an informed decision about this new technology around your home

These devices combine a water quality sensor and smart algorithms which mix water data, weather data and user data. With the help of its smartphone app you can easily manage your pool 24/7, even if you are away.

Spend more time relaxing in the clear, cool water of your pool and less time making trips to the pool store for new equipment. Here are some of the latest trends in pool technology to help you keep your backyard oasis maintained and running efficiently.

French ICO Pool sensor

Designs and appearance

Although the wireless sensors are shaped like something out of Star Wars, it’s high tech hardware is obvious from the minute you pick it up. Most units are approximately 15 - 30cm long and approx 10cm wide, weighing in at 500g.

The sensors are housed at the bottom of the unit, this is where all the readings are measured. From here all data is electronically transmitted via wifi/Bluetooth to the app in real time. Specifically designed to fit all shapes and types of pools. inground, above ground, plunge pools or even spas. All units are also compatible with Chlorine, bromine and salt water chlorination.

Astral Pool Blue Connect wireless sensor

Functionality - All the bells and whistles in one device!

The thermometer itself has a large float on the top of it, which keeps it at the surface of the water. This is the part of your pool where the temperature can vary the most, so by keeping it just below the surface you’re able to get the most accurate reading.

The mobile app (for Android and iOS) lets you check chemical levels at a glance (in real time!) and can also enable push notifications when it's time to check and adjust required levels. Simply tap the action required notification and follow the directions.

A “heads up” display on the home screen easily reads the key measurable providing an easy, no-nonsense indication to the condition of your pool. App functionality will vary between brands, though overall functionality is very similar with all units able to provide the transparency needed for any DIY expert.

Christine - “The sensor worked wonderfully in testing and I love the historical chemical and temperature level charts, but it's a pricey gadget that must be replaced every two years due to battery and sensor life”

 Shop the Blue Connect here!

Data artificial intelligence also stores and records trending data, this allows for trackable history of readings, and even forecasting of what to expect for the period ahead. This is also helpful when noticing increases in chemical consumption or declines in reading, as this could signal potential issues with equipment.

  • Most units on the market will test for - Temperature, pH Levels, ORP, Water Conductivity, Salt levels
  • Cutting edge intelligent algorithms analyse your pool water and chemicals needed
  • Step-by-step Easy Assistant with data tracking

As complex and elaborate as these sensor units may be, the main purpose of wireless pool sensors are to make the overall management of your pool simple and easy!

Removing the manual aspect of taking your water to be tested or pay for a pool technician to visit your property and test poolside, now the wireless sensors are programmable so that they can be done with the touch of a button, thereby freeing you up from the time-consuming task of manual pool maintenance tasks.

Ben - “It is very idiot-proof,” When you drop it in the pool, it says to leave it alone for 24 hours until it has run the full diagnostics of your pool. A few hours later, a full report is on the app in my phone.”

Tip: Click here for - How to maintain a pool for dummies! Maintenance and pool chemistry 101

Which Wireless Floating Pool Thermometer is Right for Me?

There is a range of great options on the market. No matter which option you choose, we’re confident that a wireless pool sensor will be a great purchase and you won't be disappointed. Not only does it make your life a lot easier, but it can save you time and money too.

Considering how expensive it can be to maintain your pool with chemicals and the ongoing charges for a pool technician, knowing when you can reduce the tests needed will more than pay for the cost of one of these technical little gadgets.

As a result, more time can be spent enjoying the pool rather than managing it. Thanks to wireless sensor devices, you can now use a wide variety of smart pool products to manage your pool from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet, whether is it is a large lap pool or a plunge pool.

The leading wireless pool sensor technology brands are:

https://ondilo.com/fonctionnalites/

https://www.astralpool.com.au/products/smartpoolanalysers/blueconnectplus

https://www.phin.co/

 

Our recommendation would the the Astral Blue Connect Wireless Pool Sensor, this is backed By Fluirda, one of the worlds largest Pool manufacturers and has numerous offices here in Australia for piece of mind

US pHin wireless sensor

Above: The US pHin wireless sensor

Our professional opinion of this new technology and what's to come?

According to some of the manufacturers, the unit itself only has a lifespan of 18-24 months before it will have to be replaced due to battery and or sensor wear.

Some models are based on a subscription service, meaning if you don't subscribe, many of the app features may be lost but you'll still receive temperature and basic alerts when chemical levels are skewed, but you'll no longer receive dosage recommendations, trends or push notifications, and when its battery and internal sensors die (which they will), you're out of luck.

The last thing you want to do this time of year is to fool around with your local pool shop and a range of chemicals sold to you in store that you don't really need.

Simply drop the monitor in your pool or spa, and let your mobile device tell you when to add chemicals. You'd much rather be in the pool enjoying the clear, cool clean refreshment of your watery backyard oasis.

Mr Pool Man is a distributor for many of these units, Contact us to get further information!

Tip: If its peak swimming season and your pool looks sad, read this article on how to maintain those chemical levels to bring it back to life!

Post author:

Tom Hintze

Head of eCommerce & Operations at Mr Pool Man,
Co-Founder at Water TechniX

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