The ControlOMatic Team

A family run company located out in the countryside of Grass Valley. We have been designing spa chlorine generators since 2005 and chemical automation since 2008 and originally with Acu-Trol since 1993. From left to right we have

  • Scott: Engineering
  • Alicia: Saltwater systems sales
  • Pam: Order processing and preparation
  • Gary: PoolWarden production, engineering support, customer support
  • Lance: PoolWarden support, sales and service
  • Dave: Production management, field return analysis, customer support
  • Seth: Customer service and production


About ControlOMatic

ControlOMatic, Inc. is dedicated to bringing innovative, cutting edge, and value driven products to the pool & spa industry all in an effort to help consumers find ease and enjoyment out of taking care of their water. ControlOMatic was founded in 2005 by its current owner Scott Lenney.  Prior to launching ControlOMatic, Scott Lenney was the entrepreneurial founder and inventor of Acu-Trol, Inc., which developed and manufactured complete water chemistry chemical control systems designed for commercial pool and spa use. Lenney’s legacy in the pool & spa industry continues through ControlOMatic with the development of spa saltwater systems and the PoolWarden water chemistry automatic control system.

PoolWarden Sales and Support

Lance Fitzsimmons joined the ControlOMatic team to help support PoolWarden sales and technical support. Lance was with the first customers of Acu-Trol back in 1994 and with his years in the industry brings the ControlOMatic overall experience in the swimming pool chemical automation to over 70 years. Having been in the commercial chemical controller industry for over 25 years he is one of the foremost experts on swimming pool chemical automation. Lance can be reached at Phone 208-589-5666

Saltwater System Sales and Support

Alicia is back with us after taking a year break. She bought an antique store and after a year decided it was too much work having her own store. She will take over dealer sales and support, an area where we can really use the help. Alicia can be reached at Phone 530-762-1627

Engineering and Product Development

MSEE from the California Institute of Technology as well as an MBA. Companies worked for include Hughes Aircraft Company on the Galaxy Class Satelites and various companies developing electric vehicles including GM, Systronix, Enova, and U.S Hybrid. Scott founded Acu-Trol in 1989 in Torrance, California and moved it to Grass Valley in 1997. At Acu-Trol Scott developed the chemical controllers AK100, AK1000, AK110, AK2100, AKColor, AK600 and the data server AcuManage. Currently running the engineering department at ControlOMatic he has developed a line of saltwater systems specifically designed for hot water spas and hot tubs as well as the single and two pool chemical controller PoolWarden and MiniWarden with an Internet driven data server. Scott can be reached at Phone 530-287-4312

Production Management

More than 25+ years’ experience in Production/ Manufacturing management and supervision within numerous organizations. Career marked by various positions both technical, supervisory and managerial. Knowledgeable in lean cost reduction management, inventory control, JIT, TQC & ISO processes. Noted for analytic skills, contingency planning, problem solving and installing quality and safety standards. Experience in implementing continuous process improvement procedures. David was the production manager for many years at Acu-Trol, now owned by Pentair and is very familiar with swimming pool chemical automation systems and has already put in place processes for quality and continuous improvement. Dave can be reached at Phone 530-287-4538