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By Juan Franco
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CUA is a pool controller that using your existing pool equipment and a set of addon sensors and equipment is able to greatly reduce the maintenance that is associated with owning a pool.

In addition to pH, ORP, and temperature sensors, CUA Smart features:

  • Automatic scheduling to keep pool water balanced 
  • Artificial intelligence to learn the ideal time to run each piece of equipment 
  • Easy salt water chlorinator integration 
  • Notifications and alerts when something is not running as expected 
  • Notifications and alerts sent directly to pool service providers 
  • Optional pH reduction pump integration 
  • Notifications to clean filtering 
  • Detection and notification of air in pipe with auto-pump turn-off 

CUA Smart is a revolutionary piece of technology that is going to bring pools comfortably into the 21st century, furthering the general advancement toward the convenience and wonder promised by the ideal concepts of the smart home. It is cloud-connected, meaning it will operate quickly and reliably, and it includes: 

  •  A fully customizable set of auxiliary ports 
  • Variable control of speed pumps
  • Automatic value control for precise water flow control 
  • Chlorinator control 
  • Fully customizable scheduling 
  • Automatic schedule adjustment 
  • Freeze detect autorun 
  • Remote control access for pool service providers 
  • Over-the-air updates for gradual improvements 

The number of devices that CUA Smart supports is large and constantly growing. So far, we have integrated these devices into the platform: 

  • Salt water chlorinator 
  • Cleaner pump 
  • Water heater 
  • Pool and spa control valves 
  • Pool and spa lights 
  • Waterfalls 
  • Water jets 
  • Patio lights 
  • Outdoor fireplace 

Using CUA Smart is easy and intuitive. You can access the control panel via an iPhone, an Android, or a desktop browser, and support for Amazon Echo, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo Dot, Google Home, Wink Hub 2, and Samsung Smart Things is ready as well! 

This is a comprehensive lift of our options for your reference as well: 

  •  CUA – the plain pool controller. Cloud-connected, smart-scheduling, remote control compatible, OTA. There are two versions, CUA Pool and CUA Pool & SPA. CUA Pool & SPA, you can connect more electrical circuits for control of a combo Pool/SPA setup, while CUA Pool may be enough for simple pool-only or spa-only configurations. Both version can be connected to pool lights, spa lights(Pool/SPA only), blowers(Pool/SPA only), heaters, salt systems, chlorinator systems, waterfalls, jets, pumps, cleaner pumps, patio lights, and other mechanisms.) 
  • Intelligent Sensor Package – an add-on for CUA. This add-on works with either CUA Pool or CUA Pool & SPA, enabling you to monitor pH, ORP, temperature, and pressure inside your pool. In addition to using the CUA sensors, you can also access the intelligent features in CUA with this add-on. 
  • Chemical Pump – an add-on for CUA and the Intelligent Sensor Package together. With this, you can pump chemicals directly into your pool, everything from Muriatic acid to base to chlorine, among others. Each chemical pump requires 1 auxiliary port.

 

Owning a pool is supposed to be relaxing, but if you ask just about any pool owner what it’s like, they will probably regale you with stories about time spent and problems encountered. The reason for this is simple: maintaining a pool properly is difficult. There is an old joke about pool ownership that asks “What is a pool really?” The punchline: it’s a hole in the ground that you throw money into.

In today’s world of cutting-edge technology, however, that no longer needs to be the case. We at CUA Pools believe that pool ownership can be dramatically less stressful than it is currently, which is why we have poured so much time and effort into developing CUA Smart, the world’s first smart pool controller.

An add-on product for the CUA Cloud, CUA Smart makes it possible for pool owners to monitor pool water and balance pool chemicals with greater efficiency than previously thought possible. Using pH, ORP, and temperature sensors, CUA Smart figures out the best times to run your pool so that the water chemicals are always perfectly balanced. Connecting an electronic chlorinator, it runs only when necessary to keep water sanitation levels at peak performance.

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We know one of the biggest barriers to this project is figuring out how to get the product installed. This is why we are trying to make this decision as easy as possible. Here are your two options...

We handle the Installation (Recommended)

We recommend most supporters to opt for this option. 

The CUA team is working in building a network of local pool service providers to help CUA customers install and service their unit. These service providers will receive training and will be more knowledgeable about our product than your average pool service provider.  


DIY Installation

This option should only be done by people that feel comfortable dealing with electrical cabling. CUA is designed to be easy to install and should be easy for an experienced DIYer. The unit will come in with instructions explaining how to perform the installation, and CUA will also have videos detailing how to do the installation. 

If case you run into trouble, we will have a support line to help with any issues. 

 

 

We say CUA is smart because it will use the information provided during installation to determine when to run your pump and for how long.

Every CUA is connected to the cloud and is able to make changes to your schedule based on outside temperature and weather forecast. Our ever improving algorithm will optimize your schedule to lower power consumption, maintain balanced water and save in costly equipment replacements.

CUA with our sensing package is able to better optimize your schedule by by using your waters Ph level and ORP. CUA is also able to detect air leaks caused by low water levels and it can turn your pump off and/or alert you.

CUA has real time notifications to alert users of any issues detected with the pool or pool equipment and it can also remind you of scheduled maintenance.

CUA is building a network of local installers and service providers. If you want someone to install CUA for you, let us know and we will arrange this for you.

CUA's Service Network will allow you to find, hire and review local service providers. With a click of a button, you can schedule an on demand pool cleaning, a filter cleaning or even a repair. All with up upfront pricing and confidence that CUA will have you back.

Right now, we have come to you, Kickstarter, for help raising $25,000. These funds will cover the costs of manufacturing, marketing, and distributing CUA on a global scale. We need to improve our business infrastructure in order to meet what we expect to be the tremendous level of demand for this product, and that is why we are running this crowdfunding campaign. As a thank-you to you, our early adopters who are playing such a crucial role in our success, we are offering a steep, Kickstarter-exclusive discount on CUA. Contribute now to claim yours and be one of the first people to operate a pool of the future! 

When we picture ourselves lounging around the pool, what do we look like? Odds are, if it’s a fantasy, we look relaxed, content, happy. Too often, however, pool ownership has led to furrowed brows and relaxing evenings missed. This doesn’t need to be the case! It is possible to reclaim the dream. With CUA, pool owners everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that everything is being maintained and cared for automatically.

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In addition to making a monetary contribution to our crowdfunding campaign, you can help us by sharing our campaign link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media platforms you use. The more people know what we are doing, the smoother our initial months and year of operation are bound to go. We want people to know that CUA is an option and that simpler pool ownership is finally possible.

All contributions, monetary and non-monetary, are sincerely appreciated. We thank you for your time, and we appreciate your ongoing support.

Designed and Assembled in the USA
Designed and Assembled in the USA

 

 

Risks and challenges

While there are always risks & challenges with creating and delivering a brand new product, we've minimized both by having the entire process, from production to delivery, already set and arranged.

We have already have agreements with key suppliers and manufacturers. The back end is already being tested and new features are being added weekly, our system has proven itself to be very effective in maintaining pool chemicals.

We have the technical expertise and previous experience in product development, and technical assistance to execute efficiently. This, along with our strategic partnerships with experienced crowdfunding and fulfillment experts leaves little room for error and ensures a very quick delivery.

After the campaign is over, we will be communicating with every supporter to arrange possible installation with third party technicians that will work with us to ensure optimal customer service.

We will start with a slow delivery phase before ramping up production to ensure all customers received high customer service and support from our team.

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