The purpose of this project is to control and monitor a swimming pool using temperature sensors, relays and Microsoft Azure.
The inspiration for this project is the need to remotely operate and monitor our kids swimming pool, which is an Intex 15′ x 48″ round pool. The pool holds approx. 5000 gallons of water. It is connected to a Sand Filter/Pump, an 11KW Heater, and a Salt Water System. The goal was to monitor pool water temperature, air temperature and control the pump, heater and salt water system to ensure the pool was warm enough for the kids, while not over-running it.
This 5 minute video shows how the pool, sensors, circuit boards and relays are connected.
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