Taylor K-1004 Troubleshooter Test Kit One of the most important thing you can do at the start of any pool season: TEST the WATER before you add chemicals! Why? Because one of several things could happen if you don’t: 1. You may waste chemicals by adding them to water not properly balanced and the chemicals [...]
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Color Q Copper 5 Pool/Spa Meter In an earlier post we discussed manual methods for testing copper levels in pool water: Traditional ‘Liquid’ Test Kits and Test Strips. While those methods work well most of the time, when the time comes to make a major decision regarding which way to direct a pool’s chemical balance, [...]
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 [...]
In recent years the popularity of ‘salt water pools’ has increased dramatically. Consumers love the convenience offered by chlorine generators that use ordinary table salt to continuously generate chlorine in their swimming pools. Chlorine generators break down NaCl (salt) molecules using a process called electrolysis which eventually produces hypochlorous acid(HOCl) and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), the [...]
Although private pool owners do not have to abide by any laws when it comes to the frequency of testing and type of test they carry out when testing their pool water, operators of public swimming facilities must often follow strict guidelines and use specific equipment. dpd tablets dpd powder As an example, pretty much [...]
Over the years we have dealt with WAY too many people who had trouble getting their pool ‘right’ after opening it — because they DIDN’T add the necessary pool water balancing chemicals at the beginning of the season. Please don’t let yourself fall in that desperate, sad category! Test your water if ya’ know what [...]
We have mentioned the eXact Micro 7+ Pool & Spa Testing Meter numerous times on this site but we have not, as of yet that we can recall, simply listed the pool water parameters it tests along with the detection limits. In addition to the eleven pool & spa related water parameters listed above, the [...]
Sam from Georgia wrote in and asked, I badgered my husband into taking the cover off the pool last weekend at our new house. The cover ripped part way off the pool and dumped a lot of ‘stuff’ into the water. Should we wait to test until all the junk gets removed? And what should [...]
Several years ago researchers (we don’t recall from where) announced similar findings. Their research focused more on chloramine gas, a product of the reaction between free chlorine and organic contaminants such as sweat, body oils, etc. Additionally, the previous research also focused more on indoor pools where the chloramine gas could more easily build up [...]
For a lot of people the phrase Water Chemistry brings back memories of nightmarish chemistry exams in school. In this case, though, checking the chemistry means keeping track of certain parameters in the water and making sure they stay in the proper ranges. Monitoring the water chemistry in a pool will not cause you the [...]
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