Patent Number: 6,309,538

Title: Spa chemistry monitoring and chemical dispensing unit

Abstract: A self-contained and free floating spa chemistry monitoring and dispensing unit is provided for automated checking and adjusting of water chemistry in a spa tub or the like to maintain the spa water in a clean and substantially sanitary state. The unit includes a compact bouyant housing having an on-board controller coupled to a plurality of sensor electrodes in contact with the water. The controller is programmable to cause the sensor electrodes to take water chemistry readings at predetermined time intervals in order to determine, for example, the pH or the oxidation reduction potential of the spa water. A dispensing means is operated by the controller to dispense chemicals to the water in an amount responsive to the water chemistry readings. The dispensing means includes metering assemblies mounted within the necks of bottles, wherein each bottle contains a respective chemical for affecting spa water chemistry. The housing includes a plurality of upwardly open sockets for removably supporting the bottles in an inverted position. The sockets include a cooperative means for receiving a unique one of the bottles.

Inventors: Khan; Soudy (Palto Alto, CA)

Assignee: Polaris Pool Systems, Inc.

International Classification: C02F 1/00 (20060101); G01N 33/18 (20060101); B01D 012/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018