Archive For The “Pool & Spa” Category

Pool Never Never Seems to Get Clear

By | June 21, 2013

A common problem for pool owners: cloudy water or murky water that simply won’t go away. Today’s inquiry came from ‘Gavinn’ in Texas who asked, “We tested for all the things our test kit could (ph, alkalinity, chlorine free, chlorine total, iron, copper, calcium, cyanuric stabilizer) and all the tests came back great. Even tested [...]

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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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Step One: Test Your Pool Water, and Here’s Why

By | May 23, 2013

Taylor K-1004 Troubleshooter Test Kit One of the most important thing you can do at the start of any pool season: TEST the WATER before you add chemicals! Why? Because one of several things could happen if you don’t: 1. You may waste chemicals by adding them to water not properly balanced and the chemicals [...]

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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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Rumors of Tainted (Poisoned) Pool Anti-Freeze?

By | September 13, 2012

Today inquiry came to us from a concerned woman that heard some potentially disturbing news regarding poisoned swimming pool antifreeze, a false rumor as far as we have heard. This Swimming Pool AntifreezeContains NO Ethylene Glycol “While in [insert name of large retail chain store here] looking for a small bucket of chlorine pucks to [...]

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More Than Half of Hotel Pools Tested Failed Bacteria Testing

By | August 7, 2012

The next time you consider taking a dip in the hotel pool that looked (and possibly smelled?) a little ‘off’, or, even worse, soaking in a hot tub that you didn’t think looked (or possibly smelled?) the way it ought to… think about this: A recent ‘surprise’ testing spree conducted on 11 hotel pools in [...]

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Save 10% on Pool Test Kits & Pool Test Strips

By | August 3, 2012

As a means of celebrating the good fortune of Water Testing Blog’s founder when he lucked out and not only survived, but walked away from a nasty car accident exactly 7 years ago we would like to offer… Immediate 10% savings on the pool water testing supplies you know you’re going to need before the [...]

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Why Does My Pool Have No Chlorine Reading?

By | August 1, 2012

Today’s inquiry came to us from ‘Mandy’ who asked, “Our pool test kit show no chlorine at all even though the feeder box stays full of tablets all the time and we never let it get empty. The pool stinks badly like chlorine, too, so what is wrong? Do we need a new test kit? [...]

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Beach Safety Tip — Sand Tunnels

By | July 23, 2012

The fun beach practice of digging in the sand has occupied children and adults for probably as long as people have gone to the beach for recreation. This seemingly harmless activity typically results in nothing but sand in bathing suits and under fingernails but sometimes, when the holes get too deep or begin to take [...]

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Test Your Pool Water to Save Money on Chemicals

By | April 29, 2011

Anyone who thinks they can just toss chlorine in their pool and walk away… will come back to a green, nasty or otherwise unusable pool — and need to spend a fair amount of money on chemicals to make the water clear (and/or safe!). Of all the methods out there, Pool Test Strips offer the […]

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