how far from a pool should the 1536 5 in 1 sensor be

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I am consider buying one of these. I would like to put it in my back yard. I have a pool. How far from the pool should the sensor be? Also, would a chain link fence interfere with the transmission (it would not need to transmit through the fence to the display)? Thanks
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George D. Nincehelser

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I don't have any distance recommendations, but you certainly want it far enough away that the aspiration fan won't suck in any spray from the pool.  Chlorine and other pool chemicals can damage the temp/humidity sensor as well as other internal circuitry.

The chain link fence probably will not be a problem since you are not trying to get a signal through it.  However, strange things can occur when you have metal objects nearby.
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Bill Martin

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for this unit and many others that have multiple, fixed sensors, you are making trade-offs where to place. one location might be optimized for wind (30' above ground) but that is not recommended for rain (being closer to ground without buildings, trees, etc hindering rain fall collection). I have mine out on my dock so I expect local humidity to read higher.

Choose the best trade-off you want and just realize some measurements might be slightly off. Few of us can provide the ideal conditions that professional weather staff have access to.
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Hello Will,

We would recommend keeping it as far from the pool as possible. As George stated you don't want the pool chemicals getting inside the sensor and corroding your temperature and humidity board.  The fence should not pose a problem. If you do start getting an intermittent connection we would recommend that you move the sensor to try to eliminate any interference that could be occurring.