FAQ

Testing Your Water

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Correct testing procedures can make all the difference in your results. See the tips listed below to reduce your chances for incorrect readings.


How to Test Your Water Correctly

 

  • Insert your clean plastic test tube AT LEAST 18" below the water surface and fill with pool water.
  • Look at the fill line at eye level and adjust to the proper fill line.
  • Drop the proper amounts of reagents for the specific test and aim the test tube towards northern light to get true color comparison.
  • Swirl to thoroughly mix reagent and water sample. When titrating (matching dropwise), the sample must be swirled after each drop.
  • Be sure that you hold the dropeer completely vertical (straight up and down) to ensure correct drop size.
  • After comparing, discard the sample properly and be sure to rinse the test tube out completely with tap water. Replace caps on reagent bottles to avoid external contamination


Helpful Tips:

 

  • Never mix different manufacturer's reagents. OP Aquatics recommends and sells Taylor Test Kits and Replacement Reagents
  • Be sure to use the correct amount of drops for each test.
  • Test water immediately after taking sample (don't let it sit).
  • Always follow manufacturer's instructions completely.

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