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    A heads up to all of you pool and computer geeks, this is a HA pool tool for anybody.

    This thing looks like a beautiful idea and the price isn't too scary, either. It should fit virtually ANY pool in or above ground. Installation is a snap. The man behind this apurtenance is "Chem Geek" and is conversant at an advanced level in pools, chemistry, and computers. I believe there may be a REST API in the makings. Anybody think a PI would sell? I'd buy!
    HomeSeer Version: HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Work Station

    Enabled Plug-Ins
    3.0.0.6: AK Smart Device 3.0.1.9: AmbientWeather 2.0.63.0: BLBackup 3.0.55.0: BLGData 3.0.38.0: BLLock 2.0.26.0: BLUPS 3.2.0.1: Device History 3.0.0.73: EasyTrigger 3.25.614.1: HSBuddy 3.1.0.22: MeiHarmonyHub 3.1.0.2: SDJ-Health 19.10.7.1: TPLinkSmartHome 3.0.6681.34300: UltraCID3 3.0.6644.26753: UltraLog3 3.0.6554.33094: UltraMon3 3.0.5960.36744: UltraSighthoundVideo3 3.0.7806.23606: UltraWeatherWU3 3.0.2.0: Z-Wave

    #2
    Thanks! Nice to know. From a Canadian's perspective, it's up there. I'd probably have to escalate to the CFO to be safe... lol. If there's a Restful API, one could likely use Big5 for homeseer integration.

    I'm about due for a new pool liner and will certainly keep my eye on this.
    HS3PRO 3.0.0.500 as a Fire Daemon service, Windows 2016 Server Std Intel Core i5 PC HTPC Slim SFF 4GB, 120GB SSD drive, WLG800, RFXCom, TI103,NetCam, UltraNetcam3, BLBackup, CurrentCost 3P Rain8Net, MCsSprinker, HSTouch, Ademco Security plugin/AD2USB, JowiHue, various Oregon Scientific temp/humidity sensors, Z-Net, Zsmoke, Aeron Labs micro switches, Amazon Echo Dots, WS+, WD+ ... on and on.

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      #3
      There are dialogs about this device on many pool forums, including troublefreepool.com which I personally use. Keep in mind the cartridge replacement cost when factoring in the overall cost, the cartridge is only good for 2 months or 60 tests/cartridge as I understand it. There are several products like this on the market.

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        #4
        Kind of costly just to monitor Ph, Chlorine, and Temp (since I still have other indicators I need to manually test anyway). However, if it could update HS with the data then it would be well worth the money.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mterry63 View Post
          There are dialogs about this device on many pool forums, including troublefreepool.com which I personally use. <snip>
          If you are using TF Test Kits, you can't be too concerned with the cost per test. They have some of the highest-priced test chemicals on the market. For example a 2 oz. bottle of R-0871 Taylor Factory reagent can be bought for $8.75, the TFT repackaged Taylor reagent is $14.00 per 2 oz. You could buy 32 oz. of that Taylor Factory Reagent for $31.00, throw 2/3 of it away and still have over 5 bottles of reagent left. You could use two and sell the other 3 at a discount of $11.00 each and make a profit of a free bottle of reagent and $2.00!

          Have you ever checked the calibration on the bottles you are using?
          HomeSeer Version: HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548
          Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Work Station

          Enabled Plug-Ins
          3.0.0.6: AK Smart Device 3.0.1.9: AmbientWeather 2.0.63.0: BLBackup 3.0.55.0: BLGData 3.0.38.0: BLLock 2.0.26.0: BLUPS 3.2.0.1: Device History 3.0.0.73: EasyTrigger 3.25.614.1: HSBuddy 3.1.0.22: MeiHarmonyHub 3.1.0.2: SDJ-Health 19.10.7.1: TPLinkSmartHome 3.0.6681.34300: UltraCID3 3.0.6644.26753: UltraLog3 3.0.6554.33094: UltraMon3 3.0.5960.36744: UltraSighthoundVideo3 3.0.7806.23606: UltraWeatherWU3 3.0.2.0: Z-Wave

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            #6
            I only mentioned the price because you did. Price, accuracy, ease-of-use are all factors. The Taylor K-2006 I'm using was $58 from Amazon. If I bought one a year I'd still come out cheaper than the Waterguru Sense and it's cartridges. Reading the reviews on troublefreepool.com gives me the impression these optical testers will eventually get there, but may not be ready for prime time yet. They don't appear to expose an API, so you'd be scraping the web interface to integrate.

            I have a Taylor optical tester I use occasionally for fast chlorine tests and compare. Ease of use is obviously better than chemical testing. I'm no expert, for sure, in fact I'd consider myself a novice pool owner.

            Personally I'm keeping an eye on the automated pool testing gadgets, but I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet. I believe they do offer 45 days money back if not happy, so anyone interested can try.

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