The ePool Smart System Swimming Pool Wireless Monitoring System Review

One of the things that makes living in West Texas bearable during the “hot months” — you know, mid-April to early September (when the temperatures consistently hover around 100º) — is having a pool or favorite watering hole that you can use to cool down in. We have a freestanding 30’x6′ concrete stock tank not far from our back door. While the primary function of this tank is to hold water which pipes to a trough our livestock drink from, we have also outfitted it with a regular pool filtration system so we can enjoy algae-free swimming; it’s pretty much awesome, and we absolutely love it.

The ePool Smart System Swimming Pool Wireless Monitoring System Review

Kev has also put together a solar heating system for our pool, which consists of many 1.5″ flexible black poly tubing coils. He loves to compare the temperature in the pool to the temperature of the heated water his contraption produces. Our pool stays in use all year long, although I generally stop getting in around the end of October and won’t return again until late March.

For Kev, it’s a point of pride that “his” pool is warm enough to swim in as early as April; needless to say, he is checking the temperature constantly from the beginning of March until then. And then there are the chemicals …

Keeping the pool chlorinated enough that nothing will grow in it and yet not so much that we will smell like bleach is a never-ending process. Our pH levels were deemed neutral when the pool was first set up; if anything, our hard well water tends to have a lower alkalinity, which means a higher pH. It can be a little bit confusing, and I’ll admit that I tend to not worry about it all … I leave it to Kev.

I was recently asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the ePool mart System Swimming Pool Monitoring System wifi pool thermometer, which is a wireless setup that is described as:

  • Easy to set up wireless floating sensor transmits the status of your water to your PC, Mac or Smartphone taking the guess-work out of maintaining your pool or spa.
  • 24/7 monitoring of pH, sanitizer and temperature tells you exactly what chemical and how much to add eliminating unhealthy spikes and dips.
  • Alerts you when your water needs attention via easy to read graphics. If it’s green, everything is ok. If it’s red, check what needs to be added.
  • Works with regular, saltwater and mineral ion pools and spas plus upgradable for future add-ons.
  • Includes free lifetime online software updates, free 1 year customer software support and 90 day hardware warranty.
  • Simply check the status of your water on your PC, Mac or Smartphone saving time and money so you can enjoy your pool or spa.
So how did it do? Let’s take a look. …

The ePool Smart System Swimming Pool Wireless Monitoring System Review

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

2 Comments on "The ePool Smart System Swimming Pool Wireless Monitoring System Review"

  1. I had no problem with the setup as described about. However after about one week of usage – ph reading was high and the ph adjustment does not seem to work. I also have radio disconnection,even within the 150 foot range. Trying to get tech support be none answers email or phone calls. Not a happy customer.

  2. I had the same disconnect issue. I went to the e-pool website and sent in a message. I got a response within a couple of days. They had me download new firmware, and software, everything is working great.

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