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WATER TESTING

Easy, Quick And Accurate Testing Thanks to numerous recent innovations, the testing of water in pools and spas has now 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 process. With water testing always a high priority, in this issue, we take a closer look at the available products By Andrea Hartshorne

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lean, clear and safe water is an essential part of the wet leisure experience but the last thing owners and operators of pools and spas want to do is spend an excessive amount of time and energy testing and monitoring water. In a normal season, hot summer weather gets people going to pools, lidos, spas and splash parks. However, with many facilities closed on the commercial side over the last year, some of the slack has been taken up by first-time domestic purchasers who will be new to looking after pool and spa water. As a result, straightforward and accurate testing has become even more essential, not only for safety reasons, but also to ensure equipment is operating within the correct environment too. “Pools and spas need to be regularly tested to ensure that water is clean and safe for bathers, but it is also essential for reducing corrosion and maximising the lifespan of the pool,” commented Adam Clark, Sales Director at Golden Coast. Of course, commercial facilities are reopening, therefore regardless of the setting, both users and owners need to be able to trust that the cooling waters that are being enjoyed are safe and in the best possible condition. Considerable money and time are spent developing and producing more efficient and user-friendly testing systems. That’s not surprising as for commercial operators in particular, where there is the possibility of infection, only the best procedures and latest products are good enough. Any down time or bad press should an infection occur could spell disaster to both revenue streams and reputation – a scenario to be avoided at all costs, particularly if the pool has only recently reopened! Whether it’s a newly purchased hot tub or an established Olympic-sized pool, wet leisure products are major investments for their owners and they need

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to be kept in the best possible condition – especially in these times where cleanliness is of paramount importance and at the forefront of people’s minds. 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.

EASY WATER TESTING WITH THE NEW LUMISO FROM PALINTEST The new Palintest Lumiso Pooltest Kit uses the most advanced photometric technology to deliver accurate, clear results in a matter of minutes. Featuring a new digital pool photometer, which is built on the same reliable Palintest technology, but now with The new Palintest Lumiso Pooltest Kits use the most advanced photometric technology to deliver accurate, clear results in a matter of minutes

new and improved features, they are available from a number of leading distributors, including Golden Coast and Certikin International. Each photometer in the Lumiso Pooltest range is suited for different pools and testing requirements – Lumiso Pooltest 3 is ideal for monitoring of outdoor pools, covering the three main tests, chlorine, pH and cyanuric acid. Lumiso Pooltest 4 is ideal for measuring the basic parameters in spas and indoor pools: chlorine, pH, bromine and alkalinity. For service engineers and pool managers, there is the Lumiso Pooltest 6, which provides basic readings alongside additional tests for cyanuric acid and calcium hardness, enabling a complete water balance calculation. The photometers use a simple two-button operation, with on-screen visual instructions and icons to guide the user through the testing process. Results can be viewed on the instrument’s data log, or on a PC via a USB connection. With digital photometry, users can have full confidence in the results, delivering a decisive result which is not open to interpretation. The Palintest Lumiso Pooltest Kit is housed in a lightweight, hard case for protection and portability, and features everything necessary for a water test. This new kit includes a waterproof reagent box which can be refilled with any new reagents. The waterproof design protects from any water damage and minimises the overall amount of packaging used in the kits.

HANDHELD ACCURACY – LOVIBOND’S MD110 PHOTOMETER In any modern pool or spa, water quality and safety are essential. If owners are not testing the levels of key parameters regularly using a recognised system, can they or swimmers be certain that the pool is safe

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2021  

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...

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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...

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