Frequently Asked Questions - WATER Alert
You are holding a Myspool Water Alert in your hands. How do you configure it with your phone number and email and let it know how to access the internet to transmit alerts?
- Connect your device to WiFi
- Plug it into A/C outlet. Add enough water to a cup so that it comes up to your first knuckle. Place the sensor pad in the water for 30 seconds. Wipe it dry.
- Create a new account on myspool.com and click on email link to confirm it or login to your existing account
- Confirm your email subscription for this device to receive alert notifications
You are done: trigger an alert from your device again by dipping the pad in the water for 30 seconds and receive an email notification!
You can calibrate your WATER Alert to be more or less sensitive, depending on your requirements. For example, when placed near a sump pump, you may want it to be less sensitive. On the other hand, when placed near a hot water tank or a humidifier, you can increase the sensor sensitivity.
Pry open the lid off the black enclosure or unscrew the lid from the rugged enclosure.
Plug the WATER Alert into a power outlet. Locate a small circuit board with a tuning screw and two green led lights. One of them is a power indicator and must be on at all times.
Put the sensor pad in a cup of water. If you want your device to be more sensitive, make sure only half of the pad is immersed in water.
If you want your device to be less sensitive, make sure 3/4 of the pad is covered by water.
Also make sure the sensor pad connectors are not in the water during calibration. The small board should now light up two green lights.
Turn the tuning screw (a potentiometer which is a square plastic part next to the green light) counter clockwise until one of the green lights is off.
Turn the tuning screw clockwise notch by notch until second light goes on. Make sure you are turning the screw very slowly.
Take the sensor pad out of the water and dry it with a paper towel.
If the second light goes off you are done, otherwise turn the screw counter clockwise just a notch and repeat the process.
Note: if device is adjusted to be less sensitive, the second green light should go off the moment the sensor pad is taken out of the water - without drying it with paper towel.
How to delete and change the WiFi of your Water Alert?
If you need to move the Water Alert to another location or simply need to re-configure it to use another WiFi network, you need to delete the information already stored there. To do that, unplug it from the power outlet. Using a flat screwdriver or a dull knife pry open the device enclosure using a slit through which wires to the sensor are coming from. Press and hold the CLEAR button while you plug the device back in the power outlet. You should see a steady blue light on the blue circuit board indicating that the device is ready to be configured with a new WiFi network.
Your device has now been cleared and can be unplugged and moved to another location or re-configured to use another WiFi network.