FREE Pool Test Kit
Setting that pool up for the season? Check your chlorine and PH with this freebie. Keep your pool healthy!
The Water Quality and Health Council will send you a free pool test kit by request.
A properly maintained pool helps prevent recreational water illnesses, keeping swimmers healthy. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends swimmers use portable test strips to check for adequate chlorine and proper pH of pool water.
Pool water is both physically filtered and chemically treated. Filtration removes solid debris, such as fragments of hair, skin, insects, and plants. Chemical treatment destroys algae and waterborne pathogens (germs that could make swimmers sick) and helps keep pool water comfortable for swimmers. Chemicals used include sanitizers (e.g., chlorine, bromine or ozone) to destroy harmful germs; algaecides to control algae, sanitizer stabilizers, and pH and alkalinity adjusters