Category: Reviews

Automation that doesn’t break the wallet. I recently had an inquiry about swimming pool automation. My customer has a very nice gunite pool. The equipment configuration is quite simple since there is no spa. Essentially, we have to control a …

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Thermacell I want to make a slight departure from my usual posts and bring your attention to a product designed to repel mosquitoes. I received a Thermacell mosquito repellent appliance about a year ago as a gift. I can tell you …

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Chemical Dispensers A chemical dispenser can be one of several things. There are traditional chlorinators, connected to the pool’s plumbing, that deliver a constant feed of chlorine into the water. A cheaper, simpler solution, is a floating chlorinator that actually …

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My Personal Opinion About Being Shocked Because of a popular news story, I have recently been asked several times about the possibility of being shocked by lights or railings in a swimming pool. I have personally been shocked several times …

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Promising an easier setup process, Zodiac introduces the iAquaLink 2.0 The original iAquaLink is a great piece of pool control technology, but it does fail on one specific point. It is incredibly hard to set up once the components are …

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The best pool cleaner will vary depending on your pool. Over the past month, I have talked about Polaris, Dolphin, Aquabot, Hayward, and Water Tech robotic pool cleaners. Originally, when I started the chain of posts about the best pool …

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Every year our pools are clogged with pollen. Here in Atlanta, it is almost that wonderful time of year when pollen covers everything, including our pools. Every Spring, I am asked, “What do we do with the pool to get …

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Another Robotics Choice – Aquabot If you read last week’s blog, you will be familiar with the large variety of robotic cleaners offered by Dolphin. Aquabot brings a similar variety of robotic cleaners to the table. They offer a wide …

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Hayward is launching a new automation controller called the OmniLogic. Recently, I was investigating the major manufacturer’s solutions for controlling pools via smartphones and I stumbled upon this. Apparently, Hayward has developed a new automation device. Hayward has manufactured control …

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Following the last article about “Going Green” we should discuss Century’s V-Green motors and show you how much you could be saving. I have a couple of energy-saving motors for you to look at this week. Both motors are made by …

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