Understanding Water TestingFor Your Pool Or Spa
What Should I Test?
Pool / Spa owners should test pools and spas for the following items:
- every day for the pH
- weekly for total alkalinity
- monthly for calcium hardness
- every day for chlorine and/or bromine
- monthly for cyanuric acid
What Is Water Balance?
Water has a tendency to either corrode what it touches – remove good stuff – or deposit scale on what it touches – leave crusty stuff. A pool / spa owner’s goal is to keep the water chemistry right in between these two extremes. Try picturing a tug of war with corrosion vying with scale for control. When the water is in balance, neither one of these problems has the advantage.
What Is Sanitation?
Are All Test Kits The Same?
No they are not. Testing is the cornerstone of water treatment. Not all test kits are created equal. Make sure you buy a reliable test kit. You want one that is easy to use and gives accurate results, time after time. You also want ones with instructions that are color-coded to the reagent bottles.
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