Loading...
Pools And Hot Tubs 2017-05-21T05:50:07+00:00

HOW OFTEN SHOUD I TEST MY POOL WATER?

The test frequency will depend on the treatment you use.

Here are 4 steps for determining the test frequency for most situations:

Pools tend to attract various guests… some might bring a present along, other just bring germs…

There are many treatments to ensure that the water in your pool doesn’t just look “clean”, but it is in fact  germ-free. The main challenge is choosing the right treatment for your pool or hot tub.

AquaVial can help you determine if you use the right treatment, how well the treatment works, if you treat the water often enough, or too often.

Step 1:

When you start using the test, do one test before and one 24 hours after the treatment, using two vials (one test and one control, following the instructions provided with the product).

Step 2:

If the after-treatment test is negative (no color change), test 3 consecutive treatment cycles, just before the treatment. If the after-treatment test is positive after Step 1 (the reagent turns clear), and the control vial is negative (did not change color), increase the treatment level and repeat step one until the water is clean 24 hours after the treatment.

Step 3:

If the test produces negative results (no color change) for at least 2 out of three tests, your treatment is under control. Continue to test the water every 3 treatment cycles for a full season, to learn about any seasonal variations (as the water warms up, many treatments protocols tend to become less effective, especially when you use chlorine), then reduce testing to once a month. If at least 2 out of 3 test turn out positive (the reagent turns clear),  increase the treatment frequency (treat the water twice as often) until you get 3 consecutive negative test results (the reagent does not change color)

Step 4:

Re-test the water whenever you see suspect changes in water quality- dirt floating in the pool, the water turns cloudy or changes color(turns green). if the test vial is positive( turns clear), treat the water using your normal treatment, and repeat the test 24 hours later. If the test result is still positive(the reagent in the vial turns clear) call your preferred pool service company for help.

Why Use AquaVial

There are many treatments to ensure that the water in your pool doesn’t just look “clean”, but it is in fact  germ-free. The main challenge is choosing the right treatment for your pool or hot tub.

AquaVial can help you determine if you use the right treatment, how well the treatment works, if you treat the water often enough, or too often.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AQUAVIAL

Latest from The Pool and Spa Blog

  • water faucet

10 Easy Ways to Curb Water Use

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

We need water for survival. But every day, in the developed world, we use more water than can be replenished. The water that is available costs more to clean, pump and transport. Those rates are [...]

7 Best Adventure Water Sports

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Adventure lovers unite! From surfing the big waves and paddling wild river rapids to straddling a boat’s wake on a small board, we’ve put together our favourite adventure water sports for you to try. Kite [...]

  • reverse osmosis system

Everything You Need to Know About Reverse Osmosis

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Reverse osmosis is a life changing process that can solve some of the world’s water problems. It can be used to treat and filter contaminated water and to treat and recycle wastewater for agricultural and [...]

Receive Pools and Hot Tubs Maintenance Tips