Water Testing

Water testing is one of the core duties of any service professional, making it a subject you need to know inside and out. Here, you'll learn everything you need to know to get an accurate reading.

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An Artisan's Approach to Water Chemistry

Maintaining superior water quality requires knowledge, skill and an enlightened perspective says the author of this story, veteran builder and servicer Steve Kenny of SRK Pool Services in East Hampton, N.Y. Heavily influenced by his prior career in the culinary arts, Kenny approaches water chemistry with an artisan's touch.

The Next Text: Your Water Needs Testing

Everyone's busy. So sometimes water testing gets forgotten even by the most conscientious pool owners. To help these busy folks remember to get their water tested, this summer Family Pools & Spas of Ashland, Ohio, is going to start text messaging reminders to clients to bring their water in.

The Four Habits Of Highly Effective Water Analysts

When a homeowner or service tech gets a wonky reading on a water test, it's easy to assume one of two things: the water chemistry has gotten way out of whack or the equipment is faulty. While these things do happen, it's more likely the tester that's to blame.

Water Testing Stations Boost Pool Store Sales

Offering free water testing for clients can spur chemical sales, but if your main intention is to make a few extra bucks, clients will see right through that, and your testing station won't be nearly as effective as it can be. However, if your intention is to help your clients enjoy a clean, clear pool, even if that doesn't mean big sales every time clients come in to get their water tested, clients will recognize this intention, and will be back again and again.

Get the correct water testing results

For many of us, water chemistry is a murky concept to begin with. But it's particularly confusing when an unlikely result causes you to lose confidence in your water test. In times of doubt, always remember that chemistry is consistent and predictable. stick to the fundamentals and you can be confident in your results.

Acing the Test

There are a number of critical factors to keep in mind as you test pool water, so with the help of a few industry experts, AQUA has compiled a list of 10 water testing best practices, which can help you obtain more accurate results.

Colorimeter removes guesswork when testing pool water

Relatively inexpensive colorimeters or photometers are on the market that take the squint out of determining colors in water tests.

Notes From the Test Center

Why the success of your retail or service store can hinge on water testing.

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