Water Testing

We are proud to offer a comprehensive free water testing service within our local stores. Our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of your pool is paramount, and our free water testing service is designed to give you peace of mind and the best possible pool experience.

Why Choose Our Free Water Testing Service?

At Direct Pool Supplies, we utilise the latest in pool water testing technology to provide fast and accurate results. Our spin system technology ensures that you get a precise analysis of your pool water, allowing us to provide tailored recommendations for keeping your pool perfectly sanitised and in top condition.

When you bring a sample of your pool water to any of our stores, our expert team will conduct a thorough analysis, checking for various chemical levels and imbalances. Based on the results, we will provide you with a detailed printout that not only explains the current state of your pool water but also gives clear instructions on how to treat any issues that may be present.

What's the Difference Between Testing at Home and Testing In-Store?

While there are many at-home pool testing kits available, they can vary in accuracy and reliability. Our in-store testing service offers several advantages:

  1. Advanced Technology: Our spin system technology is at the forefront of pool water testing, providing results that are both fast and precise.

  2. Calibration: Our testing machines are regularly calibrated to ensure that the results are always accurate, giving you confidence in the recommendations provided.

  3. Expert Advice: Our team is on hand to interpret the results and guide you through the necessary steps to address any issues, ensuring that your pool remains in optimal condition.

  4. Record Keeping: We keep a record of all your water test results, allowing us to track the health of your pool over time and make more informed recommendations.

  5. Comprehensive Analysis: Sometimes, a water test doesn't provide the complete picture. If you're experiencing issues such as staining, dead algae, or cloudiness, our team can help diagnose the problem and suggest appropriate solutions.

What Our Water Tests Check

Our comprehensive water testing service checks for a variety of chemical levels and balances to ensure your pool water is safe and clean:

  1. Free Chlorine/Bromine: Measures the amount of chlorine or bromine available to sanitise your pool.
  2. Total Chlorine: Includes both free chlorine and combined chlorine, giving an overall picture of chlorine levels.
  3. Total Alkalinity: Ensures the pH levels in your pool remain stable.
  4. pH: Measures the acidity or alkalinity of your pool water, which is crucial for comfort and equipment protection.
  5. Total Hardness: Checks for the presence of calcium and magnesium, which can affect water clarity and balance.
  6. Copper: High levels of copper can cause staining and discoloration.
  7. Calcium Hardness, High Range: Specifically checks for high levels of calcium hardness, which can lead to scaling.
  8. Cyanuric Acid: Protects chlorine from being broken down by sunlight.
  9. Salt: For saltwater pools, this checks the level of salt in the water.

Need more specific tests such as phosphate testing? We have specialised testing available upon request

How to Use Our Free Water Testing Service

  1. Collect a Sample: Bring a sample of your pool water to any of our 8 stores. Ensure the sample is taken from at least an arm's length below the water surface. Ask us for a free water sample bottle
  2. Visit Us: Our friendly staff will test your water while you wait, using our advanced spin system technology.
  3. Get Your Results: Receive a detailed printout of your water test results, complete with clear instructions on any necessary treatments or adjustments.
  4. Expert Advice: Our knowledgeable team is available to answer any questions and provide tailored advice based on your specific pool needs.
  5. Follow-Up: Use the recommended products and follow the provided instructions to ensure your pool stays in perfect condition. Remember, we keep a record of your results, so you can always come back for a follow-up test and advice.

At Direct Pool Supplies, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible pool and spa experience. Our free water testing service is just one of the ways we help you keep your pool sparkling clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. Visit us in-store or online today to learn more about our products and services.

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