It could be argued that testing the water should be the first discipline of pool water management but keep in mind that the BOAST programme is a continuous and circular system and testing leads you on to Balancing, Oxidising, Algae prevention and Sanitising.
There are broadly four methods of testing pool water, test strips, pooltesters, comparator test kits and electronic test kits. For the testing of domestic swimming pools it is usually test strips or pooltesters that are used. Regardless of the testing method you choose, it is important that your pool water is regularly tested, ideally every day during the swimming season but, twice a week is the minimum.
Blue Horizons offers a quality range of UK Manufactured 3 and 6 Way test strips for fast and accurate swimming pool water testing.