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Testing Pool Water

Are you planning a big pool party or just want to spend the afternoon soaking in the pool? Remember, the beginning of warm weather means more pool time! Determining if your pool is ready for swimming is an important first step. But how do you determine the aforementioned scenario? The only logical way is through pool water testing. Of course, many people are conversant with the basics of testing pH balance and chlorine. But what most of them don't know is that testing of phosphates and other contaminants like calcium, copper, and iron is of the paramount essence. If you let these high levels of salt remain in your pool, you are leaving it vulnerable to potential damage. That's why you have to routinely check it and make sure the following chemistry is within the given range. pH: 7.4 – 7.6Chlorine: 1.0 – 3.0 ppmTotal Alkalinity: 80 – 140 ppmCalcium Hardness: 200 – 400Cyanuric Acid: 25 – 50 ppm In this regard, let's explore different methods to test pool water. 1. Test Strips