• 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 The fact that you need to turn a switch on and off again over and over to change the light color or brightness is very outdated, to say the least.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…

  • Features,  Season

    Let’s Talk About Protection

    What is Freeze Protection? Freeze protection in the pool and spa industry refers to measures taken to prevent damage to a pool plumbing system due to the expansion of water in the pipes and equipment.  Freeze protection measures can take many different forms such as 24 hour a day pumping, pump and heat the water on a timer, cycle circulation throughout the day, etc.  Basically, as long as water is circulating through all the pipes and the water temperature is above freezing, the plumbing system would be considered in freeze protection mode when the outdoor temperature is approaching the freezing mark. Why do you need it? If you live in a climate…

  • 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…

  • Features

    Stay Connected

    One thing is for sure on a hot summer day, pools are a great source of enjoyment for you and your family.  Unfortunately like all things in your home, there will inevitably be times when something goes wrong and you call on your pool professional for HELP!  Whether it’s a chemical problem, equipment failure or some other issue outside of the norm, it can be frustrating to get problems looked at and resolved with little downtime from the entertainment.  Wouldn’t it be great if your pool pro team knew when there was a potential issue happening or drawing near so they could reach out to you proactively? Fortunately, The Attendant has the…

  • Chemistry,  Features,  Nature

    Your Pool is Gross!

    How many of you have left home for a week to return to the horror of a cesspool in your backyard.  It is not a pretty sight, nor is it easy to contend with.  Unfortunately for the majority of pool owners, maintaining a constant eye on your pool chemistry is not feasible. For those of us that don’t have a PhD in Chemistry, getting our poolside oasis back to its former glory can be painful and time consuming.  The balancing act of chemicals, pH and chlorine is crucial for your pool to remain a happy place where folks want to take a dip. Get the pH in Balance Getting your pH into…