Looking for a quick and easy, yet accurate way to test for Free Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity in your swimming pool this summer? Well look no further! The Pool Check 3 Way Test Strip costs less than most other similar products, gets manufactured in the United States, and works as fast, as well, and [...]
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Copper/Silver Ionizer Back in the old days people used only one of two things to keep their pool water safe, clean and clear: Chlorine or Bromine. Nowadays people can choose from chlorine, bromine, ionizer, mineralizer, biguanide, peroxide, and salt systems — and each method requires special attention to specific water quality parameters. Not knowing what [...]
Since our friends over at Water Testing Blog keep ‘borrowing’ articles from us, we figured that today would be a GREAT day to ‘borrow’ one from them. = = = = Recently we saw that a company had a link on its web site entitled Online Pool Water Testing… and quite honestly it seemed a [...]
When opening a swimming pool too many people forget to TEST THE WATER before adding chemicals… Whether you choose to test the water yourself w/ test kits like the eXact Micro 7+ Pool Testing Meter or Pool Check Test Strips, or visit your local pool supply store and have them test your water at the [...]
We get this question countless times… because some pool companies either don’t do a good job explaining to customers what they will need to do when swimming season rolls around again OR because people have purchased homes that have a pool — and the former owners didn’t leave instructions. In either case, we get this [...]
In an earlier posting we promised to give you some real-world advice regarding how to clean up algae problems in pool water. We have personally, and successfully, used the following instructions more times than we care to remember and feel safe saying that they will work for pretty much anyone as long as their pool [...]
Seems like a really stupid question, but trust us when we tell you that thousands of people ask that question each swimming season. Either that or they ask a similar question: “I put algaecide in my pool but I still have a green pool. Why?” For the most part the term ‘algaecide’ masks the true [...]
As the beginning of Summer 2010 approaches and more people flock to local swimming pools in an effort to cool off, the risk of waterborne illness from parasites increases. Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s) typically occur when people do not practice simple hygiene before and during their pool visits. In the event of a recreational water [...]
OK, for about the price of a ‘value meal’ or combo meal’ at a local fast food establishment you could take advantage of a great price on Pool Check 3 Way Test Strips that you know you will need this pool season… and that you KNOW will help to keep your water clear and your [...]
Voted one of the “Most Valuable Products for 2008!” by Aquatics International Magazine, the Lamotte Color Q Pro 7 tests for seven critical pool and spa water parameters: Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Bromine, pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Cyanuric Acid. It comes with either TesTabs or liquid reagents and has a 6-month manufacturer’s warranty. Below [...]
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