Little know secret about the pool test strip industry: Merchants save a LOT of money by placing their orders early and don’t pass that savings on to you… but all that changes this weekend!
By Request… COOLPOOL15 Discount Code Extended Until 2/10/2013!
Simply use discount code COOLPOOL15 to save 15% off regular prices on all pool and spa testing products for this weekend only… or just click this link and the code will automatically get loaded into your browser & shopping cart for you.
Importance of pool & spa testing
Water serves as a perfect breeding ground for all sorts of nasty, unwanted bacteria, parasites, insects, germs, diseases, etc. if not properly treated with sanitizing products like chlorine, bromine, ozone, ionizer systems, and other methods.
You will not KNOW that you have the correct amount of sanitizer(s) in your water unless you… test your pool/spa water on a regular basis.
So test chlorine/bromine and that’s it, right?
Other critical pool water parameters such as pH (is the water acidic or basic), total alkalinity (is the water properly buffered against radical pH changes), calcium hardness (does the water have enough calcium to keep it from becoming aggressive), chlorine stabilizer (self-explanatory), and dissolved metals (also self-explanatory) all play a vital role in helping to make sure pool water remains safe to swim in, pretty to look at, and not problematic for pool surfaces (i.e. liners, fittings, etc.).
Best test strip for testing a chlorine pool
Obviously WE believe strongly in testing for as many parameters as possible on a regular basis, but then again we actually enjoy testing water all the time. Ha ha. For the rest of the world, hitting what we call ‘The Big 5’ routinely ought to suffice:
- Free Chlorine — You main sanitizing agent.
- Total Chlorine — Helps you determine ‘good chlorine vs. bad chlorine’ count.
- pH — Is the water acidic or basic?
- Total Alkalinity — Is the water properly protected against sudden changes in the pH level?
- Calcium Hardness — Does the water have enough minerals to keep it from eating away at pool surfaces?
Most times if all these levels remain in balance a pool’s water will remain crystal clear and perfectly safe to swim in.
Tell us about saving money on pool chemicals
Pool owners who do NOT test their water for (at least) the basics on a regular basis tend to have a great number of algae outbreaks and problems with cloudy water than pool owners who do test their water regularly.
That means pool owners who do not test on a regular basis tend to need more algaecide, pool shock treatments, and clarifiers — all of which cost money.
Another way in which regular pool testing saves money involves not not adding more chemicals than your pool actually needs.
Testing the sanitizer level before adding more keeps you from adding too much and possibly either making the water unpleasant to swim in and/or making it harmful to various pool surfaces and components.
Moral of today’s story?
You will need to test your pool or spa water anyway so why pay full price in a few months when you can pick up what you need right now for 15% less money?
Plus picking up test strips will be one less thing your spouse will nag at you to do in a few months 😉
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