Archive For The “pH” 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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Injecting Acid Into the Ground to Extract Gas/Oil — A Good Idea?

By | July 10, 2013

Does injecting 1,000′s of gallons of hydrochloric or hydrofluoric acid into oil or gas wells sound like a good idea to YOU? It certainly does NOT sound like a well though out plan in OUR minds! Experts in the gas and oil extraction industry refer to the practice of pumping huge volumes of acidic solution(s) [...]

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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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Testing for H2O2… Same as Hydrogen Peroxide?

By | June 13, 2013

We received a somewhat frantic inquiry from ‘Harry’ last night asking, “Is h2o2 the same as hydrogen peroxide or is some kind of acide that will ruin my water? Should I be using ph tests for peroxide?” Hydrogen Peroxide Test Strips Hydrogen peroxide does have the chemical formula H2O2… and as for whether or not [...]

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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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Does Reverse Osmosis Make Water Acidic?

By | August 28, 2012

Another misconception about reverse osmosis deals with the notion that reverse osmosis always makes water acidic. While certainly true that reverse osmosis tends to reduce the pH of a water supply, if the source water starts out with a high pH then the possibility exists that the reverse osmosis filtration process could actually correct the [...]

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Is Soft Water Corrosive?

By | August 23, 2012

A widely spread misconception regarding the alleged corrosive nature of soft drinking water got thrashed in 1997 by a report co-authored by the WQA (Water Quality Association) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)… but the widely spread misconception continues to spread. HM Digital pH Meter Many times in nature soft water will occur in water [...]

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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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