April 25, 2016 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Edwardsville, Illinois - Pool owners who are fed up with confusing color-coded strips and want a much easier, faster and more accurate way to measure and maintain proper pool chemical levels, can now head to the App Store and download Quentin Reiser's must-have new app Pool Test Strip Scanner.
Pool Strip Test Scanner, which works with HTH and AquaChek color-coded strips that are widely available from major retailers (e.g. Walmart, Amazon.com, etc.), is simple to use. Pool owners simply align their strip, press a button, and the app's innovative machine vision technology delivers instant value/range results for five key chemical levels: Total Hardness, Free Chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity, and Cyanuric Acid.
Total Hardness: this captures the total mineral content of the water. If hardness levels are too low, water becomes corrosive and can etch and stain surfaces. If hardness levels are too high, pool filters and pipes get clogged with scale formations, which reduce water flow and efficiency.
Free Chlorine: this captures the amount of chlorine that can disinfect and sanitize pool water, and make it safe for swimmers. Too little chlorine results in algal and bacteria growth and triggers waterborne illnesses. Too much chlorine leads to skin, nose and eye irritation.
pH levels: this measures the relatively acidity and alkalinity of pool water. If pH levels are too low (i.e. too acidic), pool walls and metal parts corrode. It also results in the release of sulphates that cause stains, and unsanitary swimming conditions. If pH levels are too high (i.e. too alkaline), pool water becomes cloudy, calcium in the water scales, filters become clogged, and swimmers experience burning and itchy skin and eyes.
Total Alkalinity (TA): this measures how much alkaline substances are in pool water. It TA levels are too low, metals corrode, water turns green, swimmers suffer from itchy and burning skin and eyes, and pH levels fluctuate wildly. If TA levels are too high, chlorine loses its capacity to safely disinfect water.
Cyanuric Acid (CYA): this measures the amount of conditioner/stabilizer in the pool. If CYA levels are too high, chlorine becomes less effective as a disinfectant, and pool water gets cloudy. If CYA levels are too low, free choline gets destroyed by ultraviolet rays, which puts swimmers at risk.
In addition, Pool Strip Test Scanner features an optional timer, which allows pool owners to schedule their test for maximize accuracy. They can also save and store their results for future reference, as well as to identify patterns that could point to problems with pool filters, pipes, drainage, etc.
"Improper chemical balance in a pool does more than just put swimmers' health and safety at risk," commented Quentin Reiser. "It also damages pool pipes, filters, reduces operational efficiency, and leads to expensive repair and replacement fees. Simply put, Pool Strip Test Scanner makes pools safe for swimmers, and helps pool owners protect their investment".
* iPhone 6, Plus, SE, iPad Air and iPod touch (6th Gen) or later
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 1.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pool Test Strip Scanner 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Indie developer, Quentin Reiser is a college student studying physical geography and anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe). A self-taught iOS developer, he has published popular iPhone apps "Calculater" aka "Calcu-later" (simple calculator app that allows storage of calculations for future use), B(rain) (a frantic arcade-style game), Art Drop (a geo-based art sharing app) and Hockey Stats (for tracking and sharing amateur hockey team statistics).