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, […]

An update on test contents and availability

Some news from the Clear Choice Labs: We are now in the final stages of making salt, TA (Total Alkalinity), and CH (Calcium Hardness) tests available as a part of the Clear Choice Labs range. Salt tests should (couriers willing update 26/11/15: couriers were not willing, these will be available Monday 30th November) be arriving […]

How to test for Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels

Whether you call it cyanuric acid, stabilizer, or sunscreen for your pool, CYA is one of the critical elements that help keep your pool clear and healthy. UV light (which Australia has in over-abundance) causes the depletion of free chlorine. Without CYA, you have to add more chlorine to keep your pool healthy, or run your salt-water […]

Why is my pool cloudy, and how can I fix it?

“Why is my pool cloudy?” is probably one of the the most common questions I hear from pool owners – for a very good reason! Unlike green water, which has exactly two causes (algae and green additives), a cloudy pool has a number of causes, and it’s not always straight forward to determine which one […]

The different ways to test for chlorine in your pool – which one is best?

Knowing which chlorine kit to use comes down to understanding what it is you are testing for, and why. Although the variety of test kits on the market can seem overwhelming, it’s actually not too difficult to get a test that suits your needs.   What are you testing for? Probably the most confusing thing […]