MiniWarden Simple Mode Video

See how you can set up a MiniWarden in under 5 minutes to control the chlorine and pH in your pool or spa.

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Take Your ORP to PPM Conversion Chart and Throw It Away!

As a chemical automation manufacturer, we get calls saying there is something wrong with the controller because the ORP/PPM relationship on a typical conversion chart doesn’t agree with what the controller is saying. The charts are derived from laboratory data which has no relation to real world situations such as combined chlorine, cyanuric acid levels,…

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Replacing hard drive on the New PoolWarden Plus

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ControlOMatic Phone APP

We are upping our game and have released a new phone APP! You will find documents, videos and other valuable info about our products. The app will refresh with updates as they are made so make sure to check it out to see new stuff. To download CLICK HERE and follow instructions. Works on both…

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Does your CA Title 22 controller read a free chlorine residual?

There are some controllers out there stating Title 22 compliant that are either ORP or Calculated PPM based on a conversion from ORP and pH readings. Since there are so many variables effecting ORP, especially in outdoor pools using cyanuric acid, these are nothing more the guestimates. Protect yourself with actual Free Chlorine PPM readings.…

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Understanding ORP & PPM

Here is a recent article from Pool & Spa News about ORP and PPM. This may help people to understand the differences with PPM measurements in regards to chemical automation.    

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BUSTING WATER MAINTENANCE MYTHS

Here is a good article about water testing and water quality for swimming pools and spas. CLICK HERE

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Why Pool Heaters Fail

The question came up as to why pool heaters fail. This is not a simple question to answer as there are several causes for this and it can be just one or a combination of things which will damage a pool heater. Older pool heater were more forgiving but the new low NOX, high efficiency…

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ORP Setpoints

It is not uncommon for users of ORP controllers to be uncertain how to determine ORP set points. Here is a simple way of determining where to start. Check chlorine, pH, alkalinity and cyanuric acid levels and adjust to desired levels. When your water is at the level you want and note the ORP reading…

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Spa Alkalinity Control

Many people experience issues with spa alkalinity going low due to aeration and automated acid feed. Here is how to solve the problem of low total alkalinity. Depending on water volume and acid concentration use the following Set Points and relay on/off times. On If pH>7.6 or 7.7 On Time: 00:00:06 up to 00:00:08 MinTimeOff:00:00:45…

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