Pool Controller Using Windows 10 IoT Core project to control pool

Hardware components:
R8326274 01
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
× 1
PNY 16GB Turbo MicroSDXC CL10
× 1
11113 01
SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini 328 – 5V/16MHz
× 1
SainSmart 5V 4-Channel Solid State Relay Board
× 1
Tolako 5v Relay Module for Arduino
× 1
DS18b20 Waterproof Temperature Sensors
× 1
4.7k Ohm Resistors – 1/4 Watt – 5% – 4K7 (10 Pieces)
× 1
Raspberry Pi USB WIFI Dongle
× 1
A Male To A Female Extension 1-Feet Usb
× 1
American Valve CL40PK6 Number 40 Clamp, 6-Pack
× 1
J-B Weld 8272 MarineWeld Marine Epoxy – 2 oz
× 1
Seat Washer
× 2
Micro USB Power Supply Wall Charger AC Adapter
× 1
Software apps and online services:
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Microsoft IIS
Ide web
Arduino IDE
OneWire Library
Dallas Temperature Library
openHAB open source home automation software
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
Printrbot Simple
Used to create enclosure and sensor mounts
Ftdi Usb to Ttl Serial Adapter Module for Arduino Mini Port
Used to upload sketch to Arduino Mini Pro

Pool Controller Using Windows 10 IoT Core project to control pool


Automated Pool Controller

Twice, in three months time, the timer for my pool pump failed.  This inspired me to create this project. The cost of replacing those timers was over $120 and all I had to show forit was a timer that gave me very little control and a high failurerate. I also suffered a failure of thetemperature sensor on my solar water heater that cost an additional $30.

I knew that I could create a cost-effective automatedpool controller that gave me much more control over when my pool pump ran.  I wanted to have more variables as to when the pump ran instead of the simple time and day of the existing timer. I also wanted to be able to not only automatemy pool pump, but also monitor the status of various aspects of my pool environment. A further goal was to be able toaccomplish these tasks from anywhere using any device.

The project I have created is very cost-effective as it utilizesa Raspberry Pi running Windows 10 IoT Core, Relays, Arduino Mini Pro as well astemperature sensors, wiring and 3D printed components. I completed this project for far less money than I had paid for the two prior timers and solar temperature sensor.

Pool Pump Control

I started my project by controlling solid state relays frommy Raspberry Pi running Windows 10 IoT Core. These relays allow meto control my AC (Alternating Current) components such as the pool pump.  The solid state relays control the existing 30Amp AC relays that the old timer had utilized.  After designing and testing the circuit for the pool pump, I created additional functionality to control other AC components such as my pool waterfall, and my pool and yard lights. With this portion of the project designed, I could control all of these elements remotely.  No longer would my family members or I need to physically open the controlbox in order to turn on the waterfall, turn on the pool or yard lights or set the timerfor the pool pump.

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About The Author

Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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