Interface and customization aims to delivers ease and accuracy of chemical dosing
A new Pool Chemical iPhone App from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) aims to make chemical dosing easier, faster and more accurate for pool technicians, facility managers, water treatment managers and home pool and spa owners. Several tools within the App will help the user properly calculate the amounts needed of many chemical adjustments in order to achieve the required chemical levels.
The interface includes pre-loaded chemical formulas for the most commonly used pool chemicals, organized by category.
“A unique and time saving feature allows the individual to customize the App by adding, modifying or deleting chemical formulas. People can create their own dosages based on the products they are using. They just enter the information from the product label,” said Alex Antoniou, Ph.D., director of education with NSPF. “Another new feature will calculate how much a chemical used will cost. The user just enters the product per unit cost in the formula. Once the calculator determines how much of the chemical to add, the cost calculator tells how much it will cost.”
Also, a notes field allows the user to store additional information about a chemical formula.
The Pool Chemical App will perform calculations for even the world’s largest pool, up to 66 million gal of water. It features many of the commonly used calculations to make adjustments such as, increase chlorine, neutralize chlorine, increase/decrease total alkalinity, increase stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid), and increase calcium hardness; additionally a breakpoint chlorination calculator is included. Calculations match those in the “Pool & Spa Operator Handbook,” the “NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator” certification course and the “Pool Math Workbook,” all published by NSPF.
The new Pool Chemical App sells for $5.99 and joins the portfolio of Apps NSPF introduced in March, in partnership with inQ Mobile Apps LLC.
“Apps are awesome. This new App adds another sensible tool making pool care easier,” said Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., and CEO of the NSPF.