Smartphone apps useful for swimming pools and hot tubs owners.*
1. Insta-Link Water Testing
Insta-Link is a free app that uses a special pool test strip to help you manage your pool. The app takes a photo of the test strip, then tells you exactly what chemicals you need to add! No hardware needed, but the test strips are available online.
2. Nimbus Pool Doctor
Nimbus pool doctor helps users balance the chemicals in their pool, and keeps a record of the treatments that they have completed in the past. It is a simple app that helps you as a pool owner balance the chemistry of your pool.
3. Pool Calculator
Pool-Calculator does just what the name implies! It does the complex pool calculations for you. All you need to do is input accurate information about your pool (size, chem readings, etc) and it will tell you how much of each chemical to use. pool calculator
4. Pool Boy Pro
Pool Boy Pro includes multiple calculators, and charts so you can see the change in readings over time.
5. The Pool Monitor Free
Pool Monitor Free is a free app (duh!) that helps you keep track of your pool readings, and helps calculate the correct chemical inputs for your pool.
6. NSPF Suite of Apps
The National Swimming Pool Foundation has teamed up with inQ Mobile Apps to release a suite of iPhone apps for pool service operators. While a few of them can be used by homeowners, most of them are geared towards the pool service professional.
7. Pool Smart
Pool Smart includes a checklist for managing your pool as well as a chemical calculator that shows you the exact amount of chemicals to use.
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Apps for Controlling Your Pool
9. Balboa Spa Control App
The Balboa Spa Control app lets you control your supported spa from Balboa. This app lets you directly control everything from temperature to filtration cycles. Note: This app only works if you have a Balboa brand system with WiFi.
10. Zodiac iAquaLink
The Zodiac iAquaLink system is one of the most advanced pool management devices on the planet. If your pool has a Zodiac iAquaLink system installed, you can use the mobile app to manage everything about your pool. Things like lights, pumps, and temperature are easily changed right from your smartphone or tablet.
The Pentair ScreenLogic app works much like the Zodiac App but works with the Pentair pump control systems. It supports changing all of your pool settings on the fly if you have the supported Pentair pump system.
Apps for Managing Your Pool Service
Homely lets you wash your hands of servicing your pool yourself and helps you find a great pool service provider. Enter your pool information, and get instant quotes from local contractors and even book online. Homely even guarantees work by any contractor found on their system up to $10,000.
If you know of any new apps for pool or hot tub care, please add them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
*based on an article from swimminguniversity.com