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 […]

Kia ora New Zealand!

Welcome and hello to our kiwi cousins! Clear Choice Labs now ships kits to New Zealand via Australia Post Standard International Delivery. All of the high quality kits and fantastic customer service available to Aussies are now available to you too. The base shipping cost is $12 AUD for up to 500g, and then $6 AUD […]

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 […]

Testing pH comparators

We’ve been quiet, but busy. We’ve taken delivery of several designs for our new pH comparators, and we are rigorously putting them through their paces. An example of one potential design is featured in the image above – you’ll notice 0.2 unit increments and bigger comparison squares. They’re not ready for sale yet, but they […]

Wow – thank you!

I have been really overwhelmed by the support we have received for this little venture, even though we are still working madly behind the scenes to get everything up and running. We really just wanted to say thank you to our customers for your business, and taking a punt on a new venture. We’re working hard to […]

How to test for Calcium Hardness (CH)

Water that has low Calcium Hardness (CH) tends to attack most pool surfaces (except vinyl pools). However, too much calcium leads to excessive scaling which can clog pipes and render salt-water generators inoperable. Therefore maintaining a balance of calcium is critically important to the long term maintenance of your pool. The instructions on the sides of […]

How to test for Total Alkalinity (TA)

Measuring the level of Total Alkalinity (TA) in your pool gives you a way to understand how susceptible your pool is to wild changes in pH. Low levels of TA will mean that the pH in your pool will be unstable. However, high levels of TA will also make it hard to maintain optimum pH, […]

Test Kit Reagent Compatibility Chart

Some people have asked us whether our reagents are compatible with other commonly available Australian FAS-DPD pool test kits. Where we know this information, we have provided it below. “Full” means that these chemicals are essentially identical. “Compatible” means that as long as the reagents are used in our bottles, then our reagents are 100% compatible, […]