Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 164
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Zoomaster Third time the charm?
This is my third purchase of this item. I know, but I really like the idea and so want this to work; but alas, here I am giving it 1 star. It works great for about 3 weeks then the sending unit fails and the receiving unit displays the last temp received with no indication anything is wrong...other than the ever constant temperature of the water. The sending unit is still completely sealed with no damage every time. For what ever reason it just is a poorly made product in my many experiences. Save your money and time and just walk out to the pool to check the teperature.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by twodogs Fix the leaking problem and they have a winner
I buy one of these every spring for our pool (last 4 years). The battery compartment inevitably leaks and subsequent water damage destroys the sensor. This year the first one I bought this year leaked straight away; even after trying to seal with silicone it was still dead within two weeks.
As long as you know you're probably going to have to replace every year it works well. Never had a problem with range and accuracy seems ok.
The good news is that we keep the remote display units every year after we trash the sensor. Now we have multiple sensors around the house and patio that we sync with the new unit every year.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PoolOwner123 Great thermometer
I read past reviews where others have said the battery compartment will get corroded from water getting in. Before I put it in the pool I put some silicon lubricant on the o-ring and also put some silicon tape on the threads. I have had this in the pool for about three weeks and no leaks. The temperature reading is accurate (matches other thermometer in the pool) and the wireless receiver works great. I can check the temperature from inside my house without ever going out to the pool. Great product.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JohnK Junk
trans ducer leaked and was shot. Lasted about 1 month.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joeaverage Pleas don't waste your time on acurite
I have exchanged this unit 4 times they last between two days to three months. The customer service at acurite suggested that i return thefaulty unit to home depot again. I will do that but will not get a different acurite producet.
July 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by andre failed
I had it for about 3 months and it failed, water got inside and its non functioning. Other reviews seem to have the same problem. dont waste your money.
June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gene very short life span.
I have had a bunch of these. Some dont tell the real temperature. Some work for a few days then say the water is 188 degrees. the home depot is really good about taking them back. They only last a month or so.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RockyMtGeorge Inaccurate
The unit is well-built and looks nice, but it does not register the correct temperature. Manufacturer's warranty information is unavailable, and attempts to contact them have failed. The real temperature was confirmed with manual thermometers. Acurite shows 99 when the tub is actually 104. Hoped this unit would be better than those cheap units from China that only last a month or two. This one is warrantied for a year but what good is that when the manufacturer won't respond? Guess I will have the wrong temperature for a year. I notice that Acurite thermometers in general are inaccurate. My wireless Indoor/outdoor thermometer is typically 5 degrees wrong.
October 28, 2015