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WATER TESTING

Every Drop Matters So Let’s Make It Count! Thanks to numerous recent innovations, the testing of water in pools and spas has become more accurate, sophisticated and convenient than ever before. It’s a sector which doesn’t stand still for long and embraces the latest advances in technology. The result – numerous innovative products that have literally revolutionised the water testing process. With the testing of water always a high priority, in this issue, we take a closer look at the available products By Andrea Hartshorne

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hen the weather gets hot, the last thing the owners of a variety of wet leisure products want to do is spend unnecessary time and energy testing and monitoring water when there’s fun to be had and cooling off to be taken advantage of. In addition to the beach, hot summer weather sends people in their droves to pools, lidos, spas and splash parks and whether it’s in a domestic or commercial setting, both users and owners need to be able to trust that the cooling waters that are being enjoyed are in the best possible condition and are safe for their users. Owners and operators know and understand the importance of having clear, sparkling water for their guests to enjoy but there are still ways many companies can improve on the monitoring and implementation of their testing procedures. Considerable money and time is spent developing and producing more efficient and user-friendly systems. For commercial operators in particular, where there is the possibility of infection, only the best products and procedures are good enough as down time or bad press should an infection be allowed to develop can spell disaster to both revenue streams and reputation. Due to the large footfall hot weather produces, 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. From domestic hot tubs to Olympic-sized swimming pools, wet leisure products are major investments for their owners and they need to be kept in the best possible condition – therefore having the correct products to test water conditions is essential and in this issue, we take a look at just some of the solutions.

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DUAL SIDED COM-360 OFFERS PROFESSIONAL HOT TUB WATER New for 2019 and available to both the trade plus end users through 1 Stop Spas, the COM-360 from HM Digital is a new breed of professional tester aimed at users within the hot tub and swim spa market. It has a unique combination of pH/EC/ TDS/Temperature measurements and features different sensors on each end of the meter. Easy to use, it is equipped with a gyro sensor that detects the product’s orientation, meaning the COM-360 automatically switches from pH to EC/TDS mode and vice versa with results being displayed clearly via an LCD panel. The product measures in four scales (mS, µS, 0.5ppm and 0.7ppm) and includes two selectable non-linear EC to TDS conversion factors, making it one of the most advanced handheld TDS/EC meters available. As with any product aimed at the

professional, accuracy is a must and the COM-360 offers users precision results as follows: +/- 0.1 pH, +/- 2% EC/TDS and +/- 1 °C/°F. One-touch automatic calibration is also included to pH 4.0, 7.0 and 10.0 plus digital fine-tuning is available to any point within its range. Powered by two AAA batteries, the COM360 weighs in at only 110g and joins a wider range of HM Digital handheld water testing products offered by the company.

RELAX AND LET AQUACHEK® PRODUCTS DO THE WORK! 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

Above left: New for 2019, the COM-360 from HM Digital is a new breed of professional tester aimed at users within the hot tub and swim spa market

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

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2019  

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 2019  

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...