TECHNOLOGY

Understanding the Internet of Things in the backyard

This is not another Internet article on some new crazy technology or app. The Internet of things (IoT), also known as the network of things or the Internet of everything, is not the next big gadget, it is already here. Chances are many are already using it without even knowing so. This technology affects daily life on every level (i.e. personal, professional, health, and leisure) now and into the future. The...
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EXPERT ADVICE

Variable-speed pumps are not just a trend, they are a need

As far as clichés go, ‘going green’ is a good one. But within consumer markets, the environmentally friendly frenzy is often overstated. Many so-called green products are often overpriced and/or ineffective. It is no wonder why many consumers have become jaded by the green movement. Escalating energy costs and social awareness are still forcing everyone to be more responsible, however.
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EXPERT ADVICE

pH meters

Among the various industries that rely on pH meters to assist in making decisions about a process, the swimming pool and spa industry certainly represents a significant one. Therefore, routine meter calibration and maintenance are important functions that...
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TECHNIQUES

Preventing saltwater scale

Scale is one of the most common and serious challenges in saltwater pool maintenance. It typically forms first on the cell plates of the electrolytic chlorine generator (ECG), where it can remain undetected until the problem is well advanced. It also hampers the effectiveness and lifespan of the ECG...
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