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Tag Archives: testing

CYA Tests – Testing Tips!

A client recently had an excellent question, they wondered if we had any photos that demonstrate the disappearing logo in our CYA tests. So now, we do! They wanted a better idea of when exactly the dot has disappeared versus just being hard to see. The CYA test is incredibly subjective and also can be […]

Springing into our Third Summer!

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The Labs here are getting ready for our third summer season! We’ve come a long way over the past few years with thanks to all of our friends and customers out there. We are more pleased than ever to start another pool season delivering the best Water Testing Kits for all our fabulous Australian and […]

Total Pool Water Testing Kits – Fresh vs Salt

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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 tests?

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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 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 […]

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, […]