Archive For The “Chlorine” Category

Disposing of Pool Water in the Fall

By | September 3, 2015

For those not living in areas where pools must get ‘closed’ for the Winter, the question of how to properly dispose of chemically treated pool water probably never crossed your mind… but as Summer draws closer to a close, folks living in cooler climates should ponder the matter. If simply drained into the streets the […]

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High Range Total Chlorine Test Strips (0 – 80 ppm)

By | December 30, 2013

Total Chlorine High RangeTest Strips If you have a need to test for total chlorine levels (free chlorine + combined chlorine) in the range of 0 to 80 ppm then the Total Chlorine HR (High Range) water quality test strips will definitely come in handy. Sold in bottles of 50 tests, this product makes total […]

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Important Information About Listeria

By | October 31, 2013

Ordinarily we discuss contaminants that affect water supplies but today, in light of the recent recall of around 22,000 pounds of meat as a result of possible Listeria contamination, we decided to digress a talk a bit about Listeria. Hey, if the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) says millions of people each year in the […]

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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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How Do DPD-1 ReagentStrips Differ from SenSafe Free Chlorine Test Strips?

By | August 30, 2013

We get a lot of questions dealing with DPD and today we received an inquiry from ‘Krystee’ who asked, “How do the DPD ReagentStrips differ from the SenSafe chlorine test strips and would I need to buy a meter to use them?” Although both manufactured by Industrial Test Systems, Inc., a US based company in [...]

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What Kind of Chlorine Do I Have?

By | June 22, 2013

Common misconception: All chlorine is created equal. When it comes to disinfecting drinking water a lot of people think chlorine in their water is just… chlorine in their water. Well, it’s not that simple. SenSafe Total Chlorine ‘TomToo’ very recently — as in a few minutes ago — asked about chlorine testing and which chlorine [...]

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Water Test Kit Store: Chlorine Test Strips on Sale This Weekend

By | June 22, 2013

Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the weekend! To celebrate the arrival of this weekend the Water Test Kit Store has put the following free chlorine test strips and total chlorine test strips on sale until midnight EST on Sunday: SenSafe Free Chlorine Water Check: Only $13.99 SenSafe Total Chlorine Test Strips: Only $11.99 High [...]

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Too Much Chlorine in My Pool

By | June 20, 2013

Today’s question came to us from a frustrated (and annoyed) mother who recently learned that her kids took the liberty of adding chlorine to the pool… in an effort to help get rid of the dirt in the bottom! Granular Chlorine at InTheSwim.Com “Hello and let me tell you that i’m pretty mad right now [...]

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Does Copper in Pool Water Turn Your Hair & Skin Green?

By | May 30, 2013

Today’s inquiry came from a fellow named Gary who wanted to know about the relationship between concentrations of dissolved copper in swimming pool water and the tendency of hair (and skin?) to turn green. Pool Check Copper 3-Way Test Stripsfor Copper, pH and Alkalinity “Can any amount of copper in pool water color your hair [...]

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Can Water Quality Affect Seasonal Allergies?

By | May 10, 2013

Today’s question deals with seasonal allergies, a topic that affects millions of unfortunate souls each year… including yours truly. As the weather warms up and the pollen comes out, so do the Kleenex. ‘Rocker86′ recently asked, “Would it be possible for pollutants and other junk in water to make allergies worse? I go to my [...]

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