This test is the most reliable way to check for the presence of chlorine. If chlorine is present, the sample will turn some color. If it remains clear, there is no chlorine.
The FAS-DPD chlorine test is used to find the level of Free Chlorine in the pool water. It uses a powder to show the presence of free chlorine in the sample pool water followed by liquid drops to determine the total amount of free chlorine in the sample of pool water. It is very important to know the amount of free chlorine in the pool water for swimmer safety and water cleanliness.
The pH test is a dropped based test using color matching. The solution is dropped into a sample of the pool water in the test vial where the color is matched to the level guide. The pH level plays a big role in the comfort of swimmers eyes and skin.
A drop-based test used to measure the alkalinity in water. Alkalinity helps serve as a buffer for pH, and when monitored properly, it can help to keep pH more stable and predictable.
A drop-based test that measures the hardness in your water. Once measured, it is used to determine if there is a potential for scaling to the pool surfaces (too hard) or possible damaged to the plaster (too soft).
Cyanuric Acid (CYA) is the chemical name for what is commonly referred to as Stabilizer or Conditioner. It helps to protect available Free Chlorine from the sun while also serving as a buffer to protect the swimmers from chlorine. Accurate testing of the CYA level is absolutely critical to proper pool care and is the one test that is most often performed incorrectly.
The Salt Test is used to determine the concentration of sodium chloride (salt) in pool water. This test is most important for pools using salt water chlorine generators (SWGs). Because other forms of chlorine and pool chemicals leave salt in the pool water as a byproduct, the salt test should be completed before adding salt to SWG recommended levels.