There is an app for everything these days! Apps can be useful when it comes to monitoring your pool maintenance and giving you control of the lighting in and around your pool. There are apps to help with technique for fitness as well as just fun ones which sometimes you spend more time
scrolling than you actually should. While there are thousands of apps out there, here are some apps that we believe will be valuable to you as a pool owner.
Swimming Pool Learning
This app is a one-stop shop for all you need to know, and want to know about swimming pool care. Not only are there links to sites which will help you with your pool care including links to websites, YouTube Videos, Podcasts and other helpful resources, there are also calculators for you to use in respect to your chemical dosage and pool volume calculators. The content is constantly refreshing and the developer does a great job of managing the app to keep it up to date. It is available on both Apple and Android devices, and is a very highly recommended tool.
Pooli helps make pool maintenance easy for you. The Pooli app accesses your device’s camera and uses it to scan your test strip. It then does the math to calculate exactly which chemicals your swimming pool needs. How clever is that? Also, as a bonus it actually does a price comparison for you, with links to sites which have the cheaper priced and best-fit chemicals that can be shipped straight to your door. Then when your chemicals arrive, the Pooli app will give you a step-by-step guide on the quantity to add and in which sequential order. The best thing about this app is it is free and has no ads or extra purchases! It is also very highly rated on both the Apple App Store and Google Play. A great app to add to your phone’s home screen!
Nimbus Pool Doctor
If you want to get serious about pool maintenance, the Pool Doctor app is for you! This app helps you adjust the chlorine, total alkalinity, bromine, calcium hardness, salt, pH, and also the cyanuric acid levels in your swimming pool. Then it gives you the ability to configure the ideal chemicals and ranges used to treat your pool. The Nimbus Pool Doctor app gives all the test results and explanations in whichever measurement system you prefer, whether it is the imperial system of pounds, ounces and gallons, or the metric system of grams, kilograms and litres. Plus you can enter the custom size of your scoop and use that measurement. Changing the units is very easy, all you need to do is press a button. This app is designed to support chlorine, salt-water, or even bromine pools. The Pool Doctor app only shows you the readings that will apply to your pool type, which avoids unnecessary confusion! This app is only available on Apple Store, it is not available for Android (yet?).
Are you wanting to learn to swim, but are either embarrassed to go for adult lessons, or can’t find the time to book into local lessons? Or maybe you want to spend some time brushing up on technique! If you want to learn to swim, then this app is for you. You will get a fully personalised training plan, with smart analytics and also detailed swimming theory. You will be able to track your swimming performance and see your progress. It also has a digital library with swimming exercises that have short educational videos and a detailed description. You can also integrate the SwimUp app with your Apple Watch, so that you can track your time, your pulse and the number of arm strokes. This app is available on both Apple and Android devices.
This app has been named the “App Of The Year” by Apple. MySwimPro will transform your swim training by giving you 15-60 minute workouts, plus weekly calendars, and tutorial videos which will help you train. It is just like having your very own swim coach! If your goals are to swim faster, get stronger, and improve your technique, then MySwimPro is for you. You will get personal training plans, analytics, workouts and drills all direct to your phone or smart watch. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete, this app will benefit your training progress. MySwimPro is available on both Apple and Android app stores.
How to BBQ Right
Now for a poolside app which your family will also benefit from! Malcom Reed of howtobbqright.com spends his life cooking, and is one of the most globally celebrated ‘pit masters’. Sink your teeth into his smoking and grilling recipes. They have won numerous awards at barbecue competitions for years. Now he has made them all available on this free app. Each week the HowToBBQRight app is updated with Malcom’s newest recipe. Whether it is ribs, pork, brisket, or chicken, Malcom Reed shares all of his BBQ recipes from his backyard or the competition table. Your family will lick their lips in thanks! This app is free to download on Apple and Android.
Your swimming pool is a wonderful place to relax, meditate and even take a nap. The sound of trickling water and the patterns of the sun dancing on the water are a perfect scene to have when you need to take some time out. The Calm app can also be a great contributor to your ‘me time’. Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation on both Android and Apple. You can use it to improve your sleep, lower stress, and reduce anxiety. There are guided meditations, Sleep Stories, relaxing music, breathing programs and stretching exercises. Calm is even recommended by psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.
If you have downloaded all these apps in preparation, but haven’t organised your swimming pool yet, then let the team at Factory Pools Perth help you or visit the blog to learn more about the world of fibreglass pools. Reach out to our friendly team who will be able to give you a free quote for your very own fibreglass swimming pool in your backyard!