“Since when is eggnog a Christmas drink? Eggs are available all year ’round. I’ve been known to enjoy this poolside.” – Sheldon Cooper.
Ever since I’ve had a Blueriiot Blue Connect Plus for my swimming pool, I’ve been pulling the data into Home Assistant. Originally it was with an IFTTT interface – but that has long since been discontinued. A friend put me onto a GitHub repository where someone had reverse engineered the API and could query the status directly. I’ve since been using that inside a container that ran along side my Home Assistant instance.
Today I finally got around to moving the code out into a standalone add-on, so that anyone with a Blue Connect Plus can extract the data into Home Assistant.
Installation requires an additional repository to be added to Home Assistant. The repository URL is: https://github.com/MikeJMcGuire/HASSAddons. From there, the installation is pretty straight forward. You simply specify your Blueriiot username and password, and your MQTT details; and then the add-on will do the rest. The rest means creating 5 entities in Home Assistant – temperature (C/F), Orp, Ph, Salinity, and updating them every 30 minutes. The entities are registered and updated via MQTT.
Update (12/09/2022): It appears some devices report conductivity instead of salinity (salt pools measure salinity instead), which has been causing the add-on to fail to update Home Assistant as it believed it was missing data. This has been fixed in the September release.