More than ever, technology is helping us manage our daily lives. We use smart devices and apps to secure our homes, keep track of our schedule, and stay on top of our health. Why not use technology to keep our pools sparkly and blue? Here are a few devices and apps you can use to do just that.
Pool Care & Maintenance Apps for Your Smartphone
There are many apps made for iOS and Android devices that will help monitor and track the chemical levels and functions in your pool. Here are some of the most popular and best-rated apps available.
Pool Doctor (Apple iOS)
Pool Doctor is an app for iOS that professionals use to calculate the chemical balance in a pool. Just enter whatever chemical readings you prefer using any test kit you own, and Pool Doctor will tell you exactly what chemicals to put into your pool and why. You can adjust the chlorine, bromine, salt, pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and even the cyanuric acid levels. It also keeps basic reading and treatment records over time.
Pool Smart (Apple iOS)
Pool Smart teaches you the basics of water balance and provides a checklist for testing your water. Based on your pool size and construction, Pool Smart calculates the exact amount of each recommended chemical to use. With Pool Smart, you don’t have to rely on complicated tables on the chemical containers. Take the guesswork and frustration out of pool maintenance, and use Pool Smart as your simple checklist to achieve sparkling water and savings.
Pool Pal (Google Android)
Pool Pal is an Android App that helps you calculate and maintain chemical levels in your pool. It tracks free chlorine, bromine, hydrogen peroxide, pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, stabilizer, salt, borates, water temperature, backwashing, CC, filter cleaning, flow, pressure, and TDS. Pool Pal displays the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) and the Calcite Saturation Index (CSI) for current readings and goals. Pool Pal supports multiple pools and includes a volume calculator.
Pool Care (Google Android)
Pool Care is an app for Google Android phones that has everything you need to manage your pool. Enter chemical ranges and test results and you’ll get recommendations for chemical amounts. Calculate pool volume with our built-in pool calculator. Pool Care also comes with a graph feature to show you trends of your test results, and also a log to manage them.
Clorox Pool (Apple iOS and Android)
This free and easy-to-use pool maintenance app helps provide expert water test analysis. Use the app to solve common pool problems, receive personalized product recommendations, and shop products poolside at preferred online retailers, like Walmart, Amazon and Lowe’s. With the Clorox Pool app, you can scan pool test strips, or manually enter liquid or test strip test results.