We offer free in-store water testing for our valued customers. Utilizing WaterLinkSpin Lab allows up to computer analyze your water sample in a few minutes while you shop. Based on your results, we recommend precise treatment instructions to save you time and money. Your print out will detail a step-by-step explanation of how to properly balance your water.
What you need to do?
– Bring in 1/2 to 1 cup of water from 12 to 18 inches below the surface of your pool or spa
-Make sure no chemicals have been added within 48 hours of grabbing the sample
– Come in to your nearest Clear Blue Pool Supply store and request a water test
– Visit with us or shop in our store while you wait for your results
When should you test your water?
Any of the following could be indicators of chemical imbalance in a pool or spa:
– Cloudy water
– Green water
– Burning eyes
– Strong chlorine smell
– Large quantities of people in the pool
Whatever the potential issue, the water test is free and we would love to see you to discuss the best possible care fo your pool.
What might we find?
Inappropriate chlorine levels:
– Too high and you may begin to see stains. (Also indicates you are overusing and overspending on chemicals.)
– Too low and you may notice algae and bacteria growth.
– Low pH is corrosive to your pool finish and equipment. If your pool water is too acidic, it can cause burning eyes and skin irritation.
– High pH causes skin and eye irritation as well as chlorine and bromine to be less effective, which leads to scale build up.
– Low alkalinity can cause rapid deterioration of pool surfaces and fittings and can also lead to metal stains.
– High alkalinity can cause stains and scale build up which can impact the efficiency of your pool equipment.
– Too low causes the pool water to become corrosive which may lead to staining and etching of your pool’s finish. Can also be corrosive on equipment and metal fittings.
– Too high enables scale to build up and staining can occur. This may also cause your pool equipment to run inefficiently.
– Low stabilizer causes your pool to use more chlorine than necessary.
– High stabilizer levels can lead to stains or spot etching of your pool’s finish.
Total Dissolved Solids
– High TDS levels make it difficult for your pool’s chemicals to dissolve and do their job.
– High TDS can lead to persistent issues with algae, cloudiness and staining.
– High TDS level can taste salty. The only way to lower TDS is to dilute the pool with fresh water.
We also test for:
– Free Chlorine
– Cynuric Acid
– Chlorine Demand
– All Biguanides (SoftSwim, Baquacil, Revacil, etc.)
– Water Clarity
– Algae levels
– Mold (Pink, Black, Green, or Slime)
– White Water Mold
We look forward to seeing you in-store soon.