The 7in1 Water Test Strip is a convenient and reliable way to test your water for 7 different parameters: pH, hardness, alkalinity, chlorine, bromine, nitrate, and nitrite. These parameters are important for maintaining the health of your pool, spa, hot tub, or aquarium.
pH: pH is a measure of how acidic or basic your water is. The ideal pH for pools and spas is 7.2-7.8. For aquariums, the ideal pH depends on the type of fish you have.
Hardness: Hardness is a measure of the amount of dissolved minerals in your water. Hard water can cause scaling and stains on your pool or spa equipment. The ideal hardness for pools and spas is 200-300 ppm. For aquariums, the ideal hardness depends on the type of fish you have.
Alkalinity: Alkalinity is a measure of your water’s ability to resist pH changes. The ideal alkalinity for pools and spas is 80-120 ppm. For aquariums, the ideal alkalinity depends on the type of fish you have.
Chlorine: Chlorine is a disinfectant that kills bacteria and algae. The ideal chlorine level for pools and spas is 1-3 ppm. For aquariums, the ideal chlorine level is 0 ppm.
Bromine: Bromine is a disinfectant that is similar to chlorine. It is often used in spas because it is less volatile than chlorine. The ideal bromine level for spas is 4-6 ppm.
Nitrate: Nitrate is a byproduct of the nitrogen cycle. It is not harmful to humans, but it can be harmful to fish. The ideal nitrate level for aquariums is 0-20 ppm.
Nitrite: Nitrite is a toxic byproduct of the nitrogen cycle. It can be harmful to both humans and fish. The ideal nitrite level for aquariums is 0 ppm.
How to Use:
- Dip the test strip into the water for 2 seconds.
- Remove the test strip and compare the colors on the test strip to the color chart on the bottle.
- Read the results and make any necessary adjustments to your water chemistry.
- Store the test strips in a cool, dry place.
- Do not use the test strips if they are expired.
- Do not touch the test pads on the test strip.
- Rinse your hands thoroughly after using the test strips.