A well maintained spa will give you many hours of relaxation and enjoyment. To enable you to get the most from your spa you need to spend a short time testing the water chemistry and, if required, make the necessary adjustments. Your spa will need to be checked regularly for both Sanitiser and Water Balance. Ideally you should check your spa daily for pH and Sanitiser levels. Always check your spa before it is used, never use the spa if the sanitiser level is below its recommended level.
Spa manufacturers may use ppm (parts per million) or mg/\ (milligrams per liter) when refering to the quantity of chemicals in spa water. Both measurements are the same, for example, 100ppm is identical to 100mg/l.
Test Strips offer the simplest means of testing spa water and are becoming increasingly popular. The Test Strip can be submerged in the spa water directly and a test result can be obtained within 30 seconds. The most commonly used Spa Test Strips incorporate Free Chlorine/Bromine, pH and Total Alkalinity.
3-in-1 Test Strips
Blue Sparkle 3-in-1 Test Strips for testing Free Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity.
Test the Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity levels of your spa water at least twice per week & before every use.
- Dip one strip into the spa water and remove it after 2 seconds.
- Hold the strip level for 15 seconds (do not shake excess water from strip).
- Compare Free Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity pads, in that order, to the colour chart above to check if each level is correct.
Important: Keep cap tight between uses.
Store at room temperature.