Testing your spa water
Regularly testing your spa water is an essential part of spa maintenance, as without testing you will have no idea what the chlorine or bromine, pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness levels are. For the testing of domestic spas, test strips or pooltesters are normally used. It is important that you test your spa water regularly, ideally every day.
AquaSPArkle Test Strips
AquaSPArkle 4-Way Test Strips provide a quick and easy way to test your hot tub water:
- 4-Way Test Strips enable you to test for free chlorine, total bromine, pH & total alkalinity
Although not as accurate as using a test kit, test strips are very quick and easy to use and take the 'chore' out of testing.
Pooltesters are test kits that use reagent tablets to determine chlorine, bromine or pH levels. Take the pooltester to the spa and turn it upside down, lower it into the spa water about elbows depth and then turn it the correct way up so that it fills with water. Once full of water put the kit on a level surface and add a Phenol Red Tablet to test the pH level and a DPD No.1 Tablet to check the free chlorine/bromine level.