Free Computerized Water Analysis
Discount Pool & Spa Supply practices the most accurate testing methods and utilizes computer software created by BioGuard, a company that has been in business for almost 50 years and is recognized as one of the nation’s premier suppliers of pool and spa care products. Contact us today to learn more!
Information & Tips
1. Get a Sample: Using a clean container, collect a sample of the water. Samples should be taken approximately 12 to 18 inches below the surface of the water.
The best container to use is one specifically meant for transporting water for testing purposes, which we will gladly provide free of charge. Using a container previously used for anything other than water is not recommended, no matter how well you think you may have cleaned the container. Residue from items previously housed in the container, may have an effect on the water chemistry. It is best to collect the sample after the pool/spa equipment has been running for about an hour and avoid return lines.
2. Provide Some Basic Information: Before we test your water certain information may be needed to ensure the test is performed properly and that the correct chemicals are recommended. You may be asked for the volume*, surface finish, filter media, type of sanitizer, water temperature, date of last filter clean, and date of last salt cell clean (if applicable).
If you are unsure about the number of gallons, simply provide the length, width, and average depth of the pool/spa and we will calculate it for you.
3. Bring it in for Testing: We offer free computerized water analysis, which includes a print out of directions for you to take home with you. Our system can also keep track of your test history so you can refer back to it if necessary.
Outside factors may affect test results so don’t wait too long to bring in the water sample. If the sample sits in a hot car or in the container for an extended period of time it will alter the chemistry of the water sample.
4. Apply the Recommended Products: Product application directions are provided on the print out. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call!
Water should be tested at least once a week and may be performed by our staff or by the pool owner. Ask a sales associate about residential test kits during your next visit.
Keep in mind, most chemicals should only be added when the pool/spa equipment is running. It allows the chemicals to circulate rather than settle to the bottom.