• Efficiency,  Features,  Technology

    Worry Free FILLing!

    Homeowners and Pool Professionals are always on alert that a pool autofill device can run away without anyone being the wiser.  No one wants to receive a large water bill at the end of the month due to an undetected leak in the pool.  AND no one wants a stuck autofill system overflowing the pool into the yard. Pool Professionals spoke out with a need, and we were all ears. The team at Poolside Tech is pleased to announce the release of Fill Switch Support for The Attendant. Fill switch support allows you to track how much water is going into your pool using an autofill system, in addition to alerting you…

  • Features,  Technology

    Light up my life!

    Pool lights can possibly be one of the most frustrating experiences for a pool owner.  The fact that you need to turn a switch on and off again over and over to change the light color or brightness is very outdated, to say the least.  Modern lighting technology is everywhere in your home today, but could it be that it hasn’t extended to the pool pad? There is in fact a better technology out there that has been introduced to the pad over the last few years called digital multiplex or DMX for short.  At a very high level, DMX lighting communicates over a data cable and uses an addressing system for…

  • Efficiency,  Features,  Technology

    Stuck In The Middle With You

    One of the limitations in the pool automation industry for as long as anyone can remember has been the one pump to one active feature rule.  While not a hard rule, this basically means that pool automation systems are incapable of allowing a single pump to activate more than one water feature at a time.  Of course you can do this manually by walking over to the pool pad and moving a valve manually, but it hasn’t been done with any automation system until now. The Attendant is proud to announce that our patented Valve in the Middle technology is now available!  This groundbreaking technology allows you to activate two or more…

  • Chemistry,  Efficiency,  Technology

    Time for something smarter

    Not all pool owners are alike. Some are technical and understand the inner workings of the pumps, actuators, heaters and blowers. They know what to turn on in tandem and what actions lead to negative results. Then there are others who just want it to simply work. One thing we believe all pool owners can agree on is that it’s time for their pools to get smarter. By smarter, I don’t mean having the ability to turn a waterfall on from my phone type of smart that competitors are offering today. The type of smart I expect is making decisions for me in order to protect my investment and reduce my energy…

  • Creative,  Technology

    That Was Easy

    One key component that we strived to achieve when designing The Attendant interface was to ensure its usability for all parties involved, and across all platforms.  Implementing unique experiences that appear both logically on the screen, in addition to being consistent in the actions performed was extremely important to us to accomplish.  This had to hold true from our mobile platform through to the controller touchscreen display. Thoughtful User Experiences The Setup Wizard gets your system up and running quickly.  Once The Attendant is wired up and turned on, the system will walk you through a series of questions about the pool setup (size, sensors installed, etc.) in order to get you…