Spa water testing is a vital step in understanding what your spa water needs to stay in balance. Keeping your water chemistry balanced ensures a safe and sanitary environment for soakers and your equipment. There are many ways to test your spa water, including spa water testing kits, test strips, and digital spa water testers. The most accurate data comes from computerized spa water testing.
Professional Computerized Testing
If you find water chemistry too complex, turn to professional computerized spa water testing. BioGuard pioneered computerized pool and spa water analysis. Authorized BioGuard Dealers, like Aqua Spas and Pools, offer in-depth water analysis with BioGuard’s state-of-the-art ALEX® system. ALEX, short for “Analysis Expert,” not only tests basic parameters like at-home spa water testing methods but also tests several other conditions that affect your spa’s water quality. You get accurate results instantly that tell you what your levels are and how each parameter impacts each other. Having your spa water tested is an incredibly important step in understanding your spa’s water chemistry and safety for spa users. You can use testing to better understand the water maintenance for your spa and avoid time-consuming treatments.
What’s Needed for Testing
You need a minimum of one pint of water placed in a clean container for testing. Dip your container into your water about elbow deep to retrieve a sample. Bring your sample in for testing immediately. A sample left sitting, especially in a hot car, for hours will cause the water chemistry to change. Tell the analysis expert how many gallons of water your spa holds and what type of chemical sanitation system you use.
How often you should have your spa water tested depends on how often you use your spa. However, you should perform at-home tests prior to each use and have water professionally tested at least once per month.
Keep your spa water clean and clear by:
- Using common testing options, like spa water test strips, testing kits or computerized testers.
- Choosing a method that works for you.
- Exploring more accurate computerized testers.
- Getting professional computerized testing at least monthly.
Aqua Spas and Pools in Gig Harbor, Washington is an official BioGuard Dealer and offers complimentary ALEX water analysis in our store to our customers. Our trained and certified water analysis professionals walk you through your results and provide step-by-step solutions to address any of your water chemistry issues.