Water testing strips or in-store water testing is a great way to stay on top of your pool water health. At Sunny’s Pools & More, we always recommend LaMotte water testing strips. LaMotte is the industry leader in water testing technology. LaMotte has been in the water analysis business since 1919 and supplying companies with the best equipment around. At Sunny’s Pools & More, we carry a full lineup of LaMotte water test strips.
To use a test strip is rather simple. Remove the strip from the packaging. Then place the strip in the water for 5 seconds. Remove the pad face up and don’t shake off the excess water. Then you wait 15 seconds and compare the color chart. The color charts will vary depending on what you are testing for. Depending on the strip you buy you can test your water for a variety of things. You can test for Borate, Chlorine Dioxide, Copper, and the Hardness level. Again all these strips are available at all Sunny’s Pools & More locations.
Testing at home with a strip is generally an okay way to test. But for the most accurate testing, you should always bring a sample of your pool water to the store. At Sunny’s Pools and More, our sophisticated water testing machine can really break down the water and give you much more precise readings than a test strip can. In addition, we use the latest testing technology from LaMotte. These tests can let you know the exact pH balance of your water.
The reason you need accurate information is so that Sunny’s experts can help you find the exact chemicals you need to keep your pool water perfect all summer long. The main areas of concern for testing pool water are pH, total alkalinity, chlorine, and hardness. Now you may wonder how many times should you test your water? Ideally, it should be quite often but we know not everyone has that time.
Checking your pool water health once per week with a strip and then once a month in store should keep your pool water strong and healthy all summer. If you would like to get a jump on your water testing, fill out our water testing form and bring a sample of your water to the store. This way we can service your request a lot faster. In addition, throughout the summer months, Sunny’s offers free water testing so take advantage today!