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WATER TESTING

It Pays To Be Perfect Thanks to numerous recent innovations, the regular testing of pool and spa water is now a much simpler task than in times gone by. In addition to more traditional testing products, the latest smart and mobile technology has been utilised resulting in photometers that provide multiple, accurate tests and manage results data on the go. It’s a sector that doesn’t stand still for long and we take a closer look at what’s available By Andrea Hartshorne

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n the recent scorching temperatures, a refreshing, cooling breeze from the crystal waters of a perfectly filtered and correctly dosed pool or hot tub is highly appealing. No one wants to spend unnecessary time and energy measuring, dosing and monitoring when there’s water fun to be had. The hot summer weather has sent people in their droves to their local swimming pools and lidos. When the families and serious swimmers head to their local baths they have to be able to trust that the water that they’re cooling off in is guaranteed to be the best it can be. Everyone knows and understands the importance of having clear, sparkling water to swim in and enjoy and there is an ever-increasing demand made on companies to improve on the monitoring and implementation of the testing procedures. Considerable money and time is spent developing and producing more efficient and user-friendly systems. Only the best products and treatments are good enough where there is the possibility of infection and problems lurking in pipes and filters. No one can afford the down time or bad press should an infection be allowed to develop. Due to the large footfall that the hot weather has produced at leisure centres and lidos, correct testing and monitoring is imperative to ensure algae, bacteria and general contaminates like cosmetics, sun tan lotion and other easily transported oils and dirt are prevented from causing problems or harm. The vast and sometimes confusing array of chemicals, solutions, processes and The eXact® iDip™ harnesses Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology so that data is seamlessly transferred between the two devices

treatments can be dazzling for the new pool or spa owner so, with that in mind, some companies produce free guides to assist with maintaining and treating pool or spa water to keep it within a safe and comfortable level. A pool or hot tub is a major investment and it needs to be kept in the best condition possible and having the correct products to monitor the water conditions is paramount and in this issue, we take a look at just some of the solutions.

Designed for testing convenience, the Pocket Pro+ and TruTest® Spa Digital Test Strip Reader testers from AquaChek®

IDIP FROM CERTIKIN PASSES THE ACID TEST

RELAX AND LET AQUACHEK® PRODUCTS DO THE WORK!

Available through Certikin, the eXact® iDip™ by Industrial Test Systems is the very first photometer in the water testing market to provide 2-way wireless connectivity (Bluetooth Smart) with the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch® and Android devices. It reduces on site test time, increases accuracy and enhances customer experience through real-time mobile sharing of results via email or exported as a CSV file. The eXact® iDip™ harnesses Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology so that data is seamlessly transferred between the two devices. The application stores the test result history of multiple pool, spa and water sources. The app can be customised so that you only download the tests you need. Pool technicians will appreciate the ability to store customer data, eliminating repetitive data entry tasks while saving time and money. The ingenious iDip is IP 67 rated, waterproof, it floats and it’s available from Certikin International.

The Pocket Pro and Pocket Pro+ testers from AquaChek® use sensor technology to deliver quick, accurate results for electrochemical parameters in a broad range of water applications. The family of 12 testers offers convenient portable solutions for pH, ORP, conductivity, TDS, salinity and temperature, delivering results you can be confident in. The Pocket Pro+ series offers all the benefits of the Pocket Pro standard testers, plus convenient backlight and replaceable sensors. Users can have confidence in results thanks to easy calibration steps and builtin diagnostics for pH testers which take the guesswork out of calibrating the sensor to keep it in optimum condition. Save time and money with easy-to-replace AAA batteries plus a convenient sample cup make maintenance and measurements simple. For ease of use, the large LCD screen is simple to read; backlighting is included on Pocket Pro+ models, allowing measurement

A pool or hot tub is a major investment and it needs to be kept in the best condition possible and having the correct products to monitor the water conditions is paramount” 44 August 2018 SPN 44-46_SPN_Aug_18_Water_Testing.indd 44

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...