Tests for 4 important chemistries in seconds: Total Bromine, pH, Total Alkalinity and Total Hardness.
Our Bromine strips include a test for Total Hardness since warmer water temperatures increase the potential for scale build-up making it particularly important for spa owners to maintain proper hardness levels.
Get 4 important test results in just one dip! Just dip an AquaChek Red strip in your pool or spa water for one second and remove it immediately. You get test results in seconds!
To keep you spa water clean and healthy, test the water before and after each use! If used in a pool we recommend testing at two ends or sides of the pool a minimum of twice a week. It’s also a good idea to write down your results each time you test.
User friendly easy-grip bottle with flip-top strip dispenser cap.
10 Strips per bottle.
Q & A: Q: Do test strips really work?
A: Yes. Test strips were developed for the medical diagnostic industry in the 1960s. Since then, they have replaced liquid reagent tests for urine and blood testing. AquaChek Test Strips use this same, trusted technology to provide accurate results regarding water contaminants.
Q: How accurate are test strips?
A: Test strips offer comparable accuracy to liquid color comparator tests. You may find that results are even more accurate because liquid kits require measuring samples and counting drops of reagent, which allows for a higher margin of human error.
Q: What is the shelf life?
A: Most AquaChek products are good for at least 24 months from the date of manufacture. Additionally, each bottle of AquaChek test strips is clearly marked with an expiration date. We can not guarantee the accuracy of the test strips beyond the expiration date on the bottle and therefore recommend replacement for out-of-date strips. Storage in high heat or humid conditions will shorten expected shelf life. Ideal conditions are noted on the bottle.
Q: How often should I test my Pool or Spa?
A: You should test your pool or spa at a minimum of 2-3 times a week. A spa should be tested before each use due to the higher water temperature. Pool and Spa testing is also advised after heavy swimmer use (i.e party), after animals have been in the pool, after a heavy rain, after fertilizing, etc. It is also advised to test your pool or spa 24-48 hours after chemicals have been added to ensure accuracy in rebalancing.