Reagent Lines and the Curvy Meniscus

Meniscus Article

The first time you use your kit you’ll probably notice that the pool water curves upwards at the inside edge of the tube, and doesn’t sit perfectly flat on the reagent line. This curve is called the meniscus and in this article I’ll explain what the meniscus is and why it’s important for pool testing. […]

Total Pool Water Testing Kits – Fresh vs Salt

Pool Steps - clear choice labs

With the salt kits being delayed at the end of 2016 we’ve had a lot of enquiries about our Total Pool Water Testing kits and whether or not they’re interchangeable. The Fresh water and Salt water kits we have are identical – except one has a salt testing component. If you have a salt water pool […]

What Happened to the Salt Kits: Delays!

Salt Water Standard

Latest news on the Hydrometers and Salt Kits, unfortunately we’re experiencing delays ensuring that the products are developed to a satisfactory quality level. We were very excited to have the salt kits finalised including new hydrometers. We had even delivered some hydrometers to selected friends and customers of Clear Choice Labs for real world testing. […]

What happened to the salt tests?

Salt Test Kits article header

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the Salt Water Testing kits and where they disappeared to. We are happy to report that the Salt Water Kits and salt tests on the site will be returning before the end of November. With express shipping this means you’ll have them all set for summer. The Total Water […]

How to test for Salt using a Hydrometer

Hydrometer Cylinder and Samples

Unless your pool has a salt water generator (SWG), it is unnecessary to test for salt levels in your pool. SWGs consume the salt in the pool to turn into free chlorine, meaning that daily addition of chlorine is unnecessary. Most SWGs have a broad range of operation (the difference between the “too little salt” […]

Cool weather specials

Cooler weather has definitely arrived in Southeast Queensland, but that doesn’t mean that we should abandon our pools. There’s actually a number of advantages for electing to deal with your green pool when it’s too cold to swim. Algae doesn’t like the cooler weather either! When the temperature drops so does the speed of algae […]

How to test for pH levels

pH is one of the critical elements that your pool maintenance program needs to get right. Too far towards either the acidic or basic ends of the pH spectrum could cause both swimmer discomfort and damage to the pool. The instructions on the sides of our kits are simplified reminders of the procedure for advanced users (see […]