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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The Smart Sensor Revolution

Move over, pHin. The smart water sensor market is rapidly growing with competitors racing to create devices that provide convenience as well as accuracy.

Milking and Filtering

Learn how to soften pool water by chemical precipitation.

Tech Notes: Naegleria Fowleri

Naegleria Fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that grows in warm and untreated fresh waters. In rare cases, exposure can result in death.

School’s in Session: Teaching Water Chemistry to Homeowners

Teaching pool owners the basics of water chemistry carries significant implications for pool and spa companies, especially retailers.

Cloudy Water, Algae Problems Worse Than Expected

Key evidence from an Xmente Direct survey provides fresh insight as to the level and type of problems that do-it-yourself consumers are having with their pool water.

Source Water and its Effects on Pool and Spa Maintenance

The quality of the source water is a very important aspect of maintenance.

Adjusting pH and Alkalinity May Not Be as Simple as You Think

Customers can tailor their spa with popular add-ons and accessories, from cover lifters to spa steps to fragrances and more.

Is pH 8.0 to 8.5 Okay for Pools?

Chemistry experts explain why there should not be a mandate for closing down swimming pools when the pH is 8.0 to 8.5.

How They Do It in Europe

What can the U.S. learn about water care from our industry colleagues across the Atlantic?

Get the Best Out of Your Test

Interactions at the water testing station generate both goodwill and good data. How can you best use this customer information?

Chemistry Change Can Signal Leaks

A pool that is losing water is costing you money, time and effort — and it’s affecting water chemistry.

A New Way to Remove CYA?

A promising new method of CYA removal saves you from draining the pool.

How COVID Changed Retail Store Water Testing

Pandemic conditions forced retailers to restructure their water testing operations, leading to permanent changes in the industry.

Total Alkalinity in Pool and Spa Water

Maintaining total alkalinity in pool and spa water.

Mythbusters: Pool Chemistry Truisms That Don't Pass the Sniff Test

Sort through some of the most popular well-known sayings and ideas on water care and maintenance — some are true, but many aren’t.

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