In today’s world, there’s an app for almost anything. When you own a pool, there are tons of apps that can help you with everything from pool maintenance, to controlling pool lighting to even some apps that are just plain fun. Although there are hundreds of apps out there, here are what we consider to be the 7 best apps for pool owners.

  1. Nimbus Pool Doctor

Want to get serious about pool maintenance? With Pool Doctor, you can adjust the chlorine, bromine, salt, pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and even the cyanuric acid levels in your pool. You can even configure the ideal ranges and chemicals used to treat your pool. Pool Doctor gives all results and explanations in pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms, liters, gallons, or even in the number of scoops (you can enter custom scoop sizes); and changing units is as easy as pressing a button! This app supports regular, salt-water, or even bromine pools. Pool Doctor only shows you readings that apply to your pool type, so there is no unnecessary confusion! Unfortunately, Pool Doctor is not available for Android phones or tablets.

Nimbus Pool Doctor for iOS

2. Pooli

Pooli really makes the work of pool maintenance easy. Pooli uses your phone or tablet’s camera to scan your test strip, then does the math and calculates exactly what chemicals your pools needs. As a bonus, it does the price-shopping for you and  links to the lowest-price, best-fit chemical that can shipped directly to you in a couple days. When your chemicals arrive, Pooli gives step-by-step instructions on how much to add and in the proper order. The app is free and has no ads or extra purchases. Plus, it’s very highly rated on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Pooli for Android
Pooli for iOS

3. Swimming Pool Learning

A one-stop shop for all your swimming pool care needs. There are links to everything you need to know about your pool care including website links, YouTube Videos, Podcasts and other helpful resources. Plus calculators for chemical dosage and pool volume calculators. The content is constantly changing and the developer does a good job of keeping the app up to date. Very highly rated as well.

Swimming Pool Learning for iOS
Swimming Pool Learning for Android

4. SwimUp

If you need to learn to swim, then. this is the app for you. You get fully personalised training plans, smart analytics and detailed swimming theory. You can also track
your swimming performance and see your progress. There’s also a digital library of swimming exercises, complete with short educational videos and a detailed description. You can slo integrate it with your Apple Watch, and track your time, pulse and number of arm strokes.

SwimUp for iOS
SwimUp for Android

5. MySwimPro

Meet your new swim coach – Named the “App Of The Year” by Apple. Swim faster, get stronger, and improve your technique with MySwimPro. Get personal training plans, workouts, analytics and drills on your phone or smart watch. #1 training app for swimmers – MySwimPro transforms your training with 15-60 minute workouts, weekly calendars, and tutorial videos to help you train right. Beginners and advanced athletes welcome!

MySwimPro for iOS
SwimUp for Android

6. Calm

The pool is a great place to relax, meditate or even take a nap. And the Calm app can help. Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. Use it to experience better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with their guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.

Calm for iOS
SwimUp for Android

7. How to BBQ Right

Malcom Reed of howtobbqright.com is one of the most celebrated pit masters in the world. His smoking and grilling recipes have won numerous awards at barbecue competitions for years, and he has made all of them available on this new, free app. Every week the HowToBBQRight app is updated with Malcom’s newest recipe. Ribs, pork, brisket, chicken – from backyard to competition bbq recipes – Malcom Reed shares it all.

How to BBQ Right for iOS
How to BBQ Right for Android

Now that you know the 7 best apps for pool owners, how about putting them to use? If you don’t already own a pool, now is a great time to make a splash into pool ownership and use these apps. Contact Leisure Pools today and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.