Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 132
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by spiel2001 Adding my voice to the rest of the howls...
I've bought two now. They're junk. Neither one lasted more than a month before it started to fail.
I love the concept and the aesthetic design. The quality, however, it horrid. It's a device designed to float in a pool full of water, outdoors, in the weather and, yet, it's incapable of keeping the water out. It leaks like a sieve.
Best as I can tell, the water is penetrating around the LCD display as there is no water seal between the display and the clear window (see attached photos), but I can't confirm that. Either way, it'll work great for a few weeks, then you'll start to notice a little condensation on the LCD glass. Then it'll start to report water temperatures over 100, under 50 (in Florida in July), and stop working.
It's a shame, really. But, it's a complete and utter waste of your money unless you're handy with tools and willing to tear a unit apart to waterproof it before you put it in the pool. A horrible design job.
The unit I used for the attached photos is less than two months old, bought brand new and the local Home Depot. I think I'll see if they'll exchange it and then take that apart and waterproof it and see how that goes.
August 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoeBob Nice looking unit and works well until it fills with water after one week of floating in pool.
Fills up with water and stops working after a week of floating in the pool. I have owned two of these. I bought the second one thinking the first might have been a lemon. Second one did the same thing. You can keep it working by taking it apart and draining the water out of it and using a blow dryer to dry it but you'll have to do it once a week. Finally took it out of the pool and am using it for an outside thermometer. The signal works great between the sender and receiver but not designed well enough to keep water out. To bad because it was nice knowing what the temperature of the pool was without going outside.
July 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Burak Here is a tip!!!!
Ok, product is working for two seasons now and working great. the tip is if you buy a bridge from acurite website you can check your pool temperature from your smart phone!!!! just get the bridge and bridge will connect to the sensor and download the my backyard app from accurate....
April 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jeffG Not worth the money
Like many other reviews on here, my unit lasted for only about 6 months. I contacted Acurite and their first response was to return it to the store, well after the 90 return period, really? Then I was offered a full refund if I provided the receipt. Rather than trying to get a replacement, I opted for the refund. I've never heard of a manufacturer providing a full refund, so this leads me to believe they know this product is no good. It's a shame, when it worked, it was really nice and convenient.
September 16, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kurt Good concept, poor reliability
I have had mine for about a year and must admit that I am a bit disappointed. The unit looks good and the concept is what I was looking for but the quality is poor.
1. It does not have good range so the display inside is quite frequently wrong. The sending unit is less than 25 feet away and we still need to go check it to know what the water temp.
2. The max/min doesn't seem to work. Today it showed 87 and 114 and I know that neither was correct.
3. After about 10 months the sending unit just totally failed. I tried new batteries and still nothing. The nice people at Home Depot helped me out with a replacement even though I had no receipt.
April 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Petites Needs improvement
Upon putting in water, did not function properly and started to leak.
September 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Nice product but broke after 6 weeks :-(
Easy to put together, worked for 6 weeks and than showed 144 degrees and died.
Battery compartment had some water in it and I should read the other reviews. Same issue
like other people had. Product has issues!
September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TonyD Do not buy this unit No support from Acurite!
sending unit died at just over 1 year. Called support they said they could not help.
September 14, 2015