Checked and it's the same one that gfretwell has, the Vio one. It's been in
service since the beginning of the season and so far is working fine. For
the price, around $35, probably OK. I'd look at it as something that would
probably last a couple seasons, maybe longer. It relies on a large O ring
to seal the two halves together. Obviously any cheap electronics product
that has to float in a pool will have issues at some point due to the
Only other tip I can share is consider that you should
have a clear line of sight line from the pool to the receiver.
In the case here, that means teathering it to the far side of the pool
opposite the house. If it floats closest to the house then the last foot of
the pool which is above the waterline blocks the signal. From the
performance of this one, I'd say about 50ft is max reliable range. Both
displays, on the floating transmitter and the inside unit are easy to read.
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