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Total Pool-time Summer Tech Refresh

by Kurt Knutsson

Technology is making it easier to start your pool time off right this Summer. Bluetooth audio is one my favorite gadgets to bring poolside and in the case of new floating speakers, you can jump in the pool with them. Before we turn up the fun, tune into the best pool safety gadget that could save a child who accidentally falls in the pool.

Pool Patrol PA-30 pool alarm

The Pool Patrol floating PA-30 Alarm comes with an in-home receiver so when the alarm sounds in the pool the receiver will also sound in the house. This brilliantly designed floating alarm detects a child or pet falling into the pool and sounds the alarm on the unit as well as on the receiver indoors.

Designed to work with above ground pools, indoor pools, in-ground pools and spas the Pool Patrol is designed to keep watch on your pool between the fun.  Flip it over to turn a quarter rotation to adjust the sensitivity and avoid false alarms from wind or small objects.
Pool Patrol PA-30 $239

LifeProof Waterproof phone and tablet cases

I snagged the best waterproof cases starting with the LifeProof FRĒ waterproof case for smartphones and in my case, the iPhone X.  It sealed out the pool or beach water from phones and tablets.

Each case is fully submersible, and the design engineering is mind-boggling when you see the screen still exposed yet hit the water with no damage using the NUUD waterproof case for tablets like the iPad Pro 12.9. LifeProof NÜÜD uses screenless technology for direct display access and true response with your finger or Pencil so there’s no layer between you and what Apple’s Jony Ive and team intended for your tactile touch.
LifeProof case starting at $59

Kingston BOLT can store 8,000 to 32,000 photos

Keep snapping summer selfies of your poolside fun, shoot all the videos you want and never run out of storage. Kingston Bolt is my favorite iPhone and iPad accessory that will free up space on your iPhone and iPad so you can take more photos and videos.

You can take it everywhere and I do.  It holds selected photos and video.. or you can backup the entire camera roll from 8,000 to 32,000 photos depending upon which of the three Kingston Bolt sizes you pick. Don’t let running out of storage keep you from capturing the perfect moments this Summer, the Kingston Bolt is an easy way to extend storage space in your iPhone or iPad.  32GB: $59.99; 64GB: $89.99; 128GB: $119.99


Wonderboom from UltimateEars brings big sound into the pool

WonderBoom floats and is waterproof. Double them up to play same source to both WonderBoom waterproof speakers. Toss into your pool fun. Completely waterproof, floats, and —yes— WONDERBOOM will even serenade you for 10 hours on a full charge. And it is also great for showers, pools, beaches, muddy fields and rainy days. If it gets dirty, just rinse it off.

EcoBoulder+ from EcoXGear

Go big or go home!  The sound is huge from this 100 watt waterproof portable speaker on wheels with extendable pull handle. Yes, its not just waterproof and dustproof, it also floats with its IP67 rating. A side pouch has sealable waterproof phone case, a sturdy side bottle opener and cup holders built-in.  How long can I jam out with friends at a pool party? Up to 50 hours playtime from a single charge.
EcoBoulder+ $249 

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Jhon June 25, 2018 - 3:31 pm

it’s summer is time to swim, thank you for this useful gadgets!

Marianne Whitney May 30, 2020 - 4:27 am

what are your thoughts on electronic pool chemical testers?

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