US 10,889,510 B2
Systems and methods for sanitizing pool and spa water
Raymond P. Denkewicz, Jr., East Greenwich, RI (US); Arthur W. Johnson, III, Stoughton, MA (US); James Murdock, Wakefield, RI (US); and James Carter, Warren, RI (US)
Assigned to Hayward Industries, Inc., Berkeley Heights, NJ (US)
Filed by Hayward Industries, Inc., Berkeley Heights, NJ (US)
Filed on Mar. 21, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/927,412.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/474,333, filed on Mar. 21, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2018/0273404 A1, Sep. 27, 2018
Int. Cl. C02F 1/467 (2006.01); G01N 33/00 (2006.01); G01N 33/18 (2006.01); B64C 39/02 (2006.01); C02F 103/42 (2006.01); C02F 1/461 (2006.01); C02F 1/78 (2006.01); C02F 1/32 (2006.01)
CPC C02F 1/4674 (2013.01) [B64C 39/02 (2013.01); G01N 33/0052 (2013.01); G01N 33/182 (2013.01); B64C 2201/12 (2013.01); C02F 1/325 (2013.01); C02F 1/78 (2013.01); C02F 2001/46119 (2013.01); C02F 2103/42 (2013.01); Y02W 10/37 (2015.05)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A sensor, comprising:
a body having a generally cylindrical outer wall and defining a chamber;
a paddle wheel mounted within a recessed portion of the body, the paddle wheel in mechanical communication with a flow meter, the paddle wheel rotating when water flows past the sensor and the flow meter measuring a rate of water flow past the sensor when the paddle wheel rotates; and
a plurality of electrodes extending from the body, the plurality of electrodes contacting water flowing past the sensor and measuring a concentration of salt present in, and conductivity of, the water,
wherein the flow meter and the plurality of electrodes are in electrical communication with an electrical circuit.