Jun 21, 2012

Android Apps Now Available for Water Service Professionals

New Android apps and app training videos available from the National Swimming Pool Foundation

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) announced that two of its service apps previously released for iPhone/iPad—the Pool Chemical Dosing App and the Saturation Index App—are both ready to download by Android smart phone users.

In addition, there are four training videos on YouTube to help service professionals that are using the Pool Service Manager App. While this app currently is available for iPhone or iPad platforms only, NSPF said an Android version will be available soon.

“Pool management is truly now in the hands of the service pro, 24 hours a day. Running a service business is a tough job,” said Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D, CEO of NSPF. “These high tech tools take the pain out of keeping track of all the details.”

The Chemical Dosing App ($3.99) provides chemical dosing help for pool technicians, facility managers, water treatment managers and home pool and spa owners. Several tools within the app will help service professionals properly calculate the amount needed to adjust chemicals to the required level. The user-friendly interface includes pre-loaded chemical formulas for the most commonly used pool chemicals, organized by category. Users can create and save personal dosing formulas based on label directions, and save pool information, which eliminates the need to recalculate pool volume each time they are poolside.

The Saturation Index App ($2.99) provides the tools needed to achieve properly balanced water. The app incorporates the five balance factors: pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, temperature and total dissolved solids. The app also adjusts for cyanuric acid levels present in the water to get the right water balance.

To purchase any of the apps available from NSPF, visit iTunes or the Google Play Store and search for National Swimming Pool Foundation, NSPF or the app name.