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Getting the Most From Your Water Test Kits


Test kits are a handy companion when it comes to maintaining clean and healthy water for your hot tub enjoyment. Hot Tub Warehouse offers three types of water testing kits; reagent, test strip, and test tabs. Knowing which one to use depends on the amount of time, energy, and money you would like to invest in your hot tub.

Most water testing kits come with a comparator which is a color chart that you, the water tester, can compare color results to which determine whether chemicals need to be adjusted at that time. The cost of a water testing kit depends on the extent of chemicals you would like checked, as well as how much effort you would like to put into testing the chemicals.The basic chemicals that can be checked with a water testing kit are chlorine/bromine, alkalinity, and pH. Some kits also offer tests for calcium hardness and cyanuric acid.

For the hot tub owner who doesn’t have the time to worry about exact color results, many test kits offer a digital reader which does the work for you. Simply fill a vial with water, add your reagent, and the digital reader will tell you what needs to be adjusted at that time, if anything. Digital readers can add to the cost of a test kit , but could be saving more for you in the long run since unbalanced water could ultimately damage parts of the hot tub system causing a need for replacing parts.While checking color tests manually to a comparator works just fine, human error is always a possibility when reading results. Some test result colors look very similar and may cause a bit of confusion for the person testing the water. Digital readers take the work and wonder out of your chemical results.

Before purchasing one of the many chemical test kits that Hot Tub Warehouse has to offer, decide how much time you can invest in testing your chemicals. Hot tub Warehouse recommends testing your chemicals at least twice a week. If the hot tub is being used more often, then the chemicals should be checked more often as well. Do you have the patience for adding exact drops of reagents to the water vials? Is pushing a test tab through foil and into a water filled vial an easier option? Or do you prefer simply dipping a test strip in the water and waiting for the results to appear?

Another thing to consider is which chemicals you are concerned about enough to check, and whether you have the confidence and patience to compare colors yourself to the comparator. Would you prefer and trust a digital reader doing it for you?

Once you have decided on these factors then the amount of money you’d like to spend on a chemical test kit should be an easy choice. Hot Tub Warehouse offers the best prices around. Each test kit offers individual test replacements for certain reagents, test strip, or tabs needed which helps save cost as well. For example, if you need to test your pH level and have run out of reagent, simply reorder a reagent for pH as opposed to a whole new kit.

Having clean and safe water to sit in and enjoy is the ultimate goal, as well as having a healthy and safe hot tub system

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