Tips For Testing Swimming Pool Water Properly

Tips For Testing Swimming Pool Water Properly

Helpful Hints for Pool Water Tests

From Pool Care Plus

Testing swimming pool water regularly is a quick and easy way to idenfity issues with swimming pool water before they become costly problems.  The pool water index, also known as the langlier saturation index can show a swimming pool owner what portions of their water chemistry are out of balance, and suggest a quick solution which will save money in repairs.  Unfortunately, the simple water test is something that is intimidating for most pool owners;  consequently, they ignore their pool water chemistry or leave it to a pool professional to test the water once or twice a month.  Not being vigilant about pool water chemistry can be a very costly omission, as many pool owners have had to find out the hard way.  This post from Pool Care Plus provides some useful and helpful tips for making the water testing process accurate, efficient, and easy.

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Conducting pool water tests is one of the most important things you can do for your pool. Regular water testing ensures that you add the proper pool chemicals in the correct dosages, keeping it balanced and sanitary. Here are some helpful hints for pool water tests.

Conduct pool water tests before adding pool chemicals.

Keep pool water test vials clean by rinsing with pool water before and after each test.

Take pool water samples from a depth of at least 12 to 18 inches below the surface, away from return lines.

Read all test results within the time frame specified in pool water test directions.

For accurate color comparisons during daytime, perform tests out of bright sunlight, facing away from the light; match colors against a light background.

Know the gallon size of your above ground pool or gallon size of your inground pool. Be sure to add the right pool chemicals in the correct dosages for your pool size.

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