Recommended Front Desk Equipment

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Member Splash web-based platform is designed to use with easily-accessible equipment at your pool’s front desk. Although the system is compatible with just about any type of computer with an internet connection, the following list represents recommended equipment if you are purchasing new items and need a place to start.


The only function of the computer at the front desk is to access the internet in order to run front-desk check in. Therefore any machine capable of going online will work.

We recommend the Acer 15 CB3-532 Chromebook (note: recommendation last updated Oct. 11, 2017). It can be found for under $160 on Amazon.

NOTE: If you intend to use the Member Splash Point of Sale system and offer receipt printing, Chromebooks have very limited support for direct printing. They are designed to work through Google Cloud Print with network enabled printers or printers connected to another computer.  In this case you will need at least one Windows, Mac or Linux computer to connect to your Point of Sale receipt printer.  All other computers may be Chromebooks.

USB Camera

Having a webcam at the front desk simplifies the process of taking member photos at the front desk. If the computer at your front desk does not have a built-in webcam, or faces the user (as most laptop webcams do), we recommend purchasing something like this webcam, priced under $10: 5.0 MegaPixel USB 2.0 Digital Webcam. Note: It requires a USB port to plug into.

Barcode Scanner

If your pool has elected to use barcode cards at the front desk in addition to manual check-in, we recommend this USB Automatic Barcode Scanner. It also plugs into the computer’s USB drive and will automatically load the member’s info on the screen when the card is scanned.

Barcode Cards

The cards are formatted to print on standard business card size cards. We recommend this Avery perforated business cardstock.