7 Apps to Help You Take Care of Your Pool or Hot Tub

Hot tub maintenance is important. Taking care of it can mean the difference between a properly functioning machine and one that requires repair or replacement. For the uninitiated or inexperienced, the proper ways of taking …

Hot tub maintenance is important. Taking care of it can mean the difference between a properly functioning machine and one that requires repair or replacement. For the uninitiated or inexperienced, the proper ways of taking care of a hot tub can be lost.

Thankfully, in this day and age where technology has made the impossible, maintaining, and caring for your hot tub has never been easier. Whether it is building one from scratch, learning how to winterize a hot tub, or learning about the various benefits that they offer, there is almost nothing that can’t be found through one of these handy dandy apps.

Pool calculator

Applying chemicals to your pool can be something of a tricky endeavor if you have no idea what you’re doing. And sure, there are plenty of places online where you can find the answers to your questions, but there may be no more convenient way than through this smartphone app.

Don’t do any complicated calculations when you can just enter in the necessary information and let the app do the work for you. Put in the size of your hot tub or pool as well as any of the chemical readings, and the app will show you just how much of each chemical that you will need to use.

Keeping your pool or hot tub clean has never been simpler.


If you have ever wanted to test the water in your hot tub or pool, this is the app for you. Even better, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and can be downloaded for free. Getting the help that you need is great but getting that help for free is even better.

The way it works is that it utilizes a specifically designed test strip that helps you manage the pH levels of your water. Not only that, but it will tell you precisely what chemicals you’ll need to add and when in order to achieve balance in your hot tub or pool.


This app is specifically for any Sundance Spa hot tub out there. The sunsmart app allows you to not only manage but control each and every little detail concerning your hot tub. While it is limited to one specific type of hot tub, it is probably the most advanced management devices in the industry.

All you have to do is download the app to your tablet or phone and you can start using this ultra-convenient system. Manage things like lights, temperature, and even the pumps all from the convenience of your favorite screen. It doesn’t get much easier than that to keep your hot tub working at a level that you expect.

Balboa Spa Control

If you have a Balboa pool or spa that comes equipped with Wi-Fi, then you can let this app do all the work for you. The cool thing about Balboa Spa Control is that it can be accessed from miles away from the actual spa.

Controlling everything from filtration cycles to water temperature has never been easier. Once you join up with your home network, you can pair up with your hot tub to gain maximum control with just a few taps.

More and more brands of spa and hot tub are getting on the wireless control bandwagon. Achieve optimal control over your spa or hot tub has never been easier. Get total control like never before using the Balboa Spa Control system.


Jacuzzi makes one of the most recognizable lines of spas out there. The ProLink app is compatible with any Wi-Fi capable Jacuzzi spa. The only thing required is a reliable Wi-Fi connection and you can pair up with your smartphone in an instance.

When you install this app for your Jacuzzi spa, you can control just about any condition of your hot tub regardless of where you are. You can control all of the features of your Jacuzzi spa, including the jets and water temperature with just a couple of taps.

While there are few universal hot tub controls out there, the brand-specific ones are getting to be quite comprehensive. Purchasing one of these modern spas and hot tubs allow you unparalleled access and control.

Pool Doctor

Should you be looking for something more universal and less brand specific, the Pool Doctor app may be the way to go. This app allows you to control the advanced settings in both your hot tub and pool like never before.

The cool thing is that Pool Doctor is available for both Android and iPhone, making it available to pretty much anyone. For a non-brand-specific app, it is quite versatile while also being very easy to use. It allows you to check on the condition of the water in just a couple of taps.

You can also adjust specific chemical levels as well. Things like cyanuric acid, chlorine, calcium hardness, total alkalinity, bromine, and salt levels can be all monitored and adjusted to keep them under optimal control.

Perhaps best of all is the ease of use with this app. It shows measurements that are related to your system and can even convert measurements to kilograms, ounces, liters, gallons, and so on.

Cloud Control

Another brand-specific app, Cloud Control is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Whether you use a phone or tablet, all you need to do is a quick download and you’ll be able to control your hot tub from anywhere at any time.

The Cloud Control app is compatible with Bullfrog spas and those tubs must have Wi-Fi capability. When you connect, you are able to adjust any of the settings on the spa, manage the pumps, filtration unit, control the temperature, and so much more.

More and more, brand-specific apps are offering superior control over their hot tubs and spas for greater control and ease of use than ever. A quick download of those brand-specific apps puts total control in the hands of the owner, making it simple to use.
Article By: Peter Rossi, a professional hot tub designer and founder of ByRossi.