Test Strips are the cheapest and most accurate way to test your pool water. The cheapest, easiest and fastest way to test your pool’s water is with test strips. Simply dip the strip into the pool water and swirl for 30 seconds. Then compare the colors of the test strip with the colors on your bottle. These “comparison” tests rely on the user matching the color and can be misinterpreted or educated guessing.
A few years ago, a more precise Test Strip was introduced to the market. Digital strip readers make it easy to read a test strip. The digital strip reader, TruTest Digital Test Strip Reader, will allow you to dip and swirl the strips. You can do water analysis in Greensboro NC via www.advantaclean.com/greensboro-nc/ through Test Strips.
Water testing tips and techniques can also improve accuracy.
- Use fresh agents only, as most of them have a shelf-life of one year.
- Keep reagents out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry place.
Digital Test Kits
The ColorQ test kits offer the best in accuracy and the same testing method that our customers chose. The ColorQ test kits eliminate the need for visual color variation or look-up tables and take the guesswork out poolside water analysis.
They are popular with municipal pools, YMCAs, and health departments. The internal photometer takes the sample and gives the user the next steps or suggestions for adding to the pool. There is no printed output, but you can keep a log in case you need it.
Test kits are a good example of the old adage that you get what you pay for. You will need to spend a little more if you desire accuracy. This kit will test all parameters that are important for water balance.