Putting a feeler out there for how much interest there would be in integrating Balboa WiFi powered Hot Tubs.I am from the UK but have a MasterSpas HL8 (branded in the UK as a MasterSpa Evolution S2), which came with the Balboa WiFi module. I naturally wanted to integrate it into the SmartThings platform. It has been a real pain to get it to work. My tub has 3 pumps, a circulation pump (on 24 hours) a one-speed jet and a two-speed jet…
In order for this to work, you must be able to connect to your hot tub via the Balboa outside your home network (where it has the little cloud icon)
I have so far written the ability to:
- Read current temperature
- Read / set target temperature
- Check if LED lights are enabled
- Enable / Disable LED lights
- Determine heat mode (Ready or Rest)
- Check status of jet 1 and jet 2
- Set speed of jets 1 and 2
There are additional functions which I can code for but haven’t had time yet.
I have written a proxy app which runs on a computer on your local network which takes the hard work out of the device handler / smart app- if there is enough interest, I could look at removing the need for a proxy app and extend the device type / smart app. Speaking of which, I also wrote a device type which allows you to control the above functions of your balboa hot tub.
By adding the appropriate capabilities to the device type, I have been able to integrate this with things like SmartTiles and Rule Machine
Please let me know if this is of interest to you.