Archive For The “Alkalinity” Category

Simple Tests for Water Wells Near Hydraulic Fracturing

By | March 25, 2014

With all the debate over whether or not hydraulic fracturing (also called ‘fracking’) negatively impacts the environment, many homeowners with private wells who live in areas where fracking takes place find themselves lost in a sea of information (and misinformation!) when they attempt to seek out simple ways to determine whether or not potentially hazardous […]

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Can Pool Water Affect a Person’s Eyes After a Swim Ends?

By | September 5, 2013

We recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal (online) that touched on a few points related to chlorinated swimming pool water and its effects on a person’s eyes during and after a dip in the pool. Pool Water Test Kits in the Water Test Kit Store We all know that improperly balanced pool [...]

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Testing for pH vs. Alkalinity in Water

By | June 14, 2013

Last night we received an inquiry from ‘Kara-Lynn’ who asked, “Why do your test strips have tests for ph and alkalinity? Both have to do with acids-bases so aren’t they the same thing?” Thanks, ‘Kara-Lynn’, for this very good question about the relationship between pH readings and alkalinity readings when testing water. A good many [...]

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Save Time and Money With Pool Check 3 Way Test Strips

By | May 22, 2013

Looking for a quick and easy, yet accurate way to test for Free Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity in your swimming pool this summer? Well look no further! The Pool Check 3 Way Test Strip costs less than most other similar products, gets manufactured in the United States, and works as fast, as well, and [...]

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Do You Have Test Strips for Copper, pH and Total Alkalinity?

By | January 24, 2013

Today’s inquiry came to us from a gentleman by the name of ‘Chris’ who asked a very simple question: “Do You Have a Test for Copper, pH and Total Alkalinity?” Test Strip for Copper, pH & Alkalinity For those curious as to WHY a person would have interest in a fast, easy-to-use and accurate test [...]

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Specialty Pool Test Strips: Copper 3-Way

By | July 12, 2012

Copper/Silver Ionizer Back in the old days people used only one of two things to keep their pool water safe, clean and clear: Chlorine or Bromine. Nowadays people can choose from chlorine, bromine, ionizer, mineralizer, biguanide, peroxide, and salt systems — and each method requires special attention to specific water quality parameters. Not knowing what [...]

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Can I Trust the Annual Water Quality Report?

By | July 11, 2012

The other day we received an email inquiry from ‘Tony’ who asked a question that no one had asked us before — and he did it in a rather amusing manner, too: “How can I trust my annual water report when the politicians and politically minded health officials in political offices would lie about their [...]

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What to Test When Opening Your Pool

By | April 26, 2012

When opening a swimming pool too many people forget to TEST THE WATER before adding chemicals… Whether you choose to test the water yourself w/ test kits like the eXact Micro 7+ Pool Testing Meter or Pool Check Test Strips, or visit your local pool supply store and have them test your water at the [...]

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Why Fix Alkalinity When pH is the Problem?

By | April 19, 2012

Once again warmer weather has brought out the topic of pool water… and since no one REALLY wants to swim in unhealthy pool water we see NO REASON not to tackle pool water quality questions when they come our way. AquaChek Test Strips Today’s question came to us from ‘AnThony07′ who asked, “Pool store guys [...]

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Chesapeake Bay Getting Better, But Still Far From Good

By | December 31, 2010

Usually we report about water conditions in a region getting worse but today we proudly announce that we recently stumbled across some news about improved water quality in a region. It feels good to deliver good news every once in a while, ya’ know? So anyways, an independent environmental monitoring group in the Chesapeake Bay [...]

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