We are excited to announce a couple new features that we are sure will grab your attention.
Balancing of total alkalinity and pH
You have 3 choices depending on your preference.
1. Treat TA only and then re-test and balance pH
2. Treat TA first then treat pH
3. Treat TA and pH together according to balancing chemicals added.
Sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate will affect both TA & pH.
Depending on the quantity needed a calculation will affect both TA & pH.
If a pH adjustment is required for the proper effect of a chemical treatment,
the pH can automatically be adjusted.
Extended treatment routine
If desired, an extended treatment routine can have multiple steps to guide the treatment of algae, stain removal, etc.
Example: Green Algae
Marketing to targeted customers
A customer search can be done by any pool/spa equipment, sanitizer etc.
A mass email can be sent out regarding the targeted feature with sales coupons,
and recommended equipment upgrades.
We, at Bufferzone, have developed a "first of its kind" integration with SPIN removing the need for what is sometimes a clunky bluetooth connection to your water testing software. It is not even something that LaMotte are doing! Here is a link to a video on how it works. Blink and you will miss it though as it is that quick! Spin Video here
This new feature was designed to be used on Mobile devices (phones and tablets). A couple of applications are:
Pool Shop: Next time a computer breaks down at your shop, do you really need to replace it if you just use it for water testing? You could purchase a tablet, connect it to your printer via bluetooth and off you go. You'll have a mobile testing station that you can set up anywhere in your shop or walk around with the customer holding a tablet in your hand plucking the chemicals they need off the shelf from the list on the tablet. The printout can be waiting for them when they go to pay! If you use the Bufferzone integration with Lightspeed POS then the printout can even have a barcode on the top of it. Scan the barcode and the POS will link directly to the correct customer.
Service teams: Even if you don't use the Bufferzone service software, your teams can still get dosage recommendations in the field using this feature and a Spin. All they need is a phone or tablet with cell reception.
Extra login accounts are only $120 per year per user. Have a chat with Home Port about activating this feature for you.
Point of Sale
We have been working towards an integration with Lightspeed so now your Bufferzone water solution software can link directly to a POS system. A lot of you would have heard of Lightspeed X series (formerly Vend), but for those of you who have not, you can find some further information here: https://www.lightspeedhq.com/ Lightspeed X series syncs with Quickbooks Online and with Xero.
If you already have this POS in your shop then adding the integration with Bufferzone is easy. If you are interested in getting this POS or you would like more information about how to connect your existing Lightspeed account, please get in touch with us by replying to this email.
Connecting this POS to your Bufferzone account makes using the Service Scheduling side of Bufferzone even easier too! Did you know that Bufferzone servicing software has more practical features than any other pool service software on the market? You might find that hard to believe but it is true. Add to that our new customer portal, and the fact that all work completed in the field would then be seen in live feeds to your Pool Shop, create invoices immediately and link to payment systems, it is worthwhile checking it out.
As always, please reach out to us with any questions!