What is iAquaLink
iAquaLink is a system: a connecting device, a power center (AquaLink TRi), a web service, and a set of mobile and web apps to allow pool owners easy and convenient control of their pool system, from their smartphone, tablet, computer, or web-connected device, any time, virtually anywhere.
Where can iAquaLink be installed?
iAquaLink can be installed on virtually any pool system. Installation options are available for virtually any Zodiac AquaLink automation system ever made.
What does iAquaLink “installation” consist of?
Zodiac automation installation consists of wiring the iAquaLink antenna to the RS485 communication port on AquaLink TRi automation system. This must be done by a licensed electrician or a qualified pool professional.
The device is weatherproof so it can be mounted in the best position for connection to the modem/router.
Once installed, the device connects to the internet, via the pool-owners existing router. The iAquaLink device can connect via Wi-Fi (wireless) or Ethernet (wired).
Where can iAquaLink be used?
Virtually anywhere. You just need a free iAquaLink account and a compatible web-connected device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) running one of our our free apps, and an Internet connection.
What devices are compatible with iAquaLink apps?
Apps are available for almost all smartphones & tablets. Native Apple® and Android® apps are available from Apple's App Store and from Google Play®.
An HTML5 mobile web-app can be used on many other (non-iOS and non-Android) smartphones and tablets. It can be accessed directly at iAquaLink.com/mobile (not case sensitive).
What's an App?
There are two kinds of iAquaLink apps:
1) Native apps are programs that can be downloaded, from app stores such as Apple's® App-Store or Google's® Android Market (Google Play).
2) Web-apps look and function just like a native app, but run inside a web-browser. Many popular devices such as low-cost tablets may not have access to an ""app store"" where an iAquaLink native app can be downloaded. In this case, a web-app can be used to control the pool — assuming the device's browser is HTML5 compatible. Many devices with color touch screens manufactured in the last few years are compatible. To test your device for compatibility, just try it out. Go to iAquaLink.com/mobile and run the mobile web-app.
Is a mobile device included with iAquaLink?
No. iAquaLink is designed to run on devices pool owners already have and enjoy.
How much do the apps cost?
iAquaLink apps are free to download and use.
How much does the service cost?
The iAquaLink service is free to set up and use. It can be set up in minutes.
What if I already have other user interfaces?
If you already have an AquaLink control system with other interfaces (availability depending on countries), you can continue to use them with iAquaLink, however they are not necessary - iAquaLink can be your only interface.
Is there any advantage to using a “hard-wired” interface?
iAquaLink is the easiest to use, most powerful interface we've ever made. Because it takes advantage of existing computers, and web-connected devices, there are no unsightly wires to route through the home, wall panels, or charging bases required.
iAquaLink does require an Internet connection, as does the interface being used to control it (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.).
What can be controlled using iAquaLink?
Virtually all pool equipment and settings can be controlled using iAquaLink. It's like having control of the pool in your smartphone. With iAquaLink, you can monitor and control pumps, pool lights, temperature settings, heating systems, water features such as waterfalls, water jets, spill-overs, and more. Outside the pool, landscape lights can also be controlled. The choices of what iAquaLink can control are only limited by your imagination.
What if I have multiple pools, or more than one home?
Multiple pools and multiple locations can be operated from the same app, with just one log-in. To change the pool being controlled, just touch the My Systems tab and select the location you wish to control. It doesn't get any easier.
How can I share? Can my family all use iAquaLink?
The homeowner can grant access to the iAquaLink system by providing the iAquaLink device serial number and access to your home network. Once the pool is set up on their account, they can control the pool from anywhere. Your spouse, friends, and even your pool service pro can operate your pool - if you choose.
How about Security? Can I remove someone's access to my pool?
The homeowner has full control of who has access to the iAquaLink. While connected to the home network (the same network the iAquaLink is connected to), you can remove your pool from other user accounts. Your iAquaLink device is as secure as the network it is connected to. Reasonable steps can be taken to secure your home network - such as changing the SSID (the network name), not broadcasting the SSID, or changing the network password (sometimes referred to as passphrase or key). Because all routers are slightly different, detailed instructions on how to do this may be found in the owner's manual for the router, or by contacting the router manufacturer's customer or technical support department.
Can I install iAquaLink myself?
Installing an automation system with iAquaLink is not a DIY project. Installing the iAquaLink device can involve working in close proximity to high-voltage, high-current electrical systems which have the potential to cause severe injury or death. It also requires detailed knowledge of how a pool automation system operates. Only a licensed, qualified pool professional or electrician should attempt to install iAquaLink, and only after having read and understood all warnings contained in the Quick Start Guide or the iAquaLink TRi installation manual.
Does iAquaLink support multiple languages?
iAquaLink currently supports English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Swedish with more to come in the future. In addition, the iAquaLink apps will detect the language used on the smart phone or tablet, and use that language as the default.