Invest in the Test: 2022 Water Testing Product Focus

For maximum swimmer enjoyment (and sanitizer efficiency), every pool counts on a reliable, accurate water testing system. Thanks to improvements in technology, testing capabilities have greatly advanced, and the process is easier and more user-friendly than ever. Browse this array of kits, devices and controllers to help make sure your customer’s pool water stays balanced, clean and clear.





Hayward pool products
The Hayward CAT 6000 is the industry’s first water chemistry controller with solid-state sensing and an intuitive touchscreen, according to Hayward. Accompanied by legacy pH and ORP sensing, CAT 6000’s solid-state sensors precisely measure free chlorine, conductivity and temperature, and Dynamic Sanitizer Control allows users to make level adjustments via built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Additionally, the full-color touchscreen menu allows users to quickly configure the display, view sensor measurements and understand alarm explanations at a glance. And because CAT 6000 includes customizable control and a variety of standard inputs/outputs (including a pump interlock), both installation and operation are reliably quick and simple. | (908) 355-7995





RB Pool & Spa
RB Water Lab Sync connects your point-of-sale software with industry-leading water testing software such as BioGuard ALEX Pro, LaMotte DataMate 10 and Home Port’s The Wave. This powerful interface gives users the ability to look up past water test results directly from the point-of-sale software. It eliminates double-data entry into two systems and the need to interrupt your lab technician to view previous test results. View reports organized by your customer or employee to learn the profits earned and profits lost from water test printout sales. Contact RB Pool and Spa for an online demonstration. | (866) 933-9099





The accurate, easy-to-use Insta-TEST Plus Strips have a new look with multilingual (English, Spanish, French) instructions for the label and blister card. Customers will love the innovative test strip formula designed for stable color development, the company says. It allows adequate time for the user to match very distinct colors along with preventing cross-contamination between pads. The instant-read test strips come in a convenient PopTop bottle with a molded desiccant liner that protects the strips from moisture intrusion. | (800) 344-3100





Taylor technologies
Taylor’s Counterlab Rx 2 is available in two versions: the L 0205, which includes a DPD chlorine test, and the L 0206, which includes a FAS-DPD chlorine test. The FAS-DPD chlorine test in L-0206 will not bleach reagents when testing super-chlorinated water up to 20 ppm, the company says. The labs have a small footprint (18 inches wide by 9 inches deep) and come with time-saving testing tools, including the SpeedStir magnetic stirrer, Daylight Comparator Lamp, and Watergram Water Balance Calculator. The following tests are included: free, combined and total chlorine, bromine (L-0205 only), pH with acid and base demand, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and cyanuric acid. | (800) TEST-KIT





Valterra Products
The Blue Devil 5-Way OTO Pool Water Test Kit tests chlorine/bromine, pH, alkalinity and acid demand levels. This product includes testing vials with color charts attached. The included instructions are compact and fit inside the kit for easy reference while testing. A sturdy plastic storage case helps keep supplies together and organized. | (818) 898-1671





NC Brands
NC Brands is pleased to offer its dealers a free test kit designed to test for phosphates in pool water. The company understands the importance of knowing the phosphate level in pool water before choosing an NC Brands phosphate remover or determining the best course of action for water treatment. The custom test kit comes complete with a color chart, test tube vial and 100 tests for quick, accurate results. Qualifying dealers who purchase either Natural Chemistry or SeaKlear phosphate removers are eligible for the free test kit program. Simply send an email to [email protected] or go to the website to fill out an online order form. | (800) 753-1233





Water-i.d. GmbH
The IP68 waterproof PoolLab 1.0 is an ideal solution for professional water analysis of private pools and spas. Six buttons allow direct access to the Zero process, as well as the following individual measurement procedures: pH, chlorine, alkalinity, cyanuric acid, active oxygen, bromine, chlorine dioxide, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, hardness, urea and PHMB. The PoolLab 1.0 is Bluetooth equipped and can be connected wirelessly to the free LAbCOM software, app, and/or cloud to synchronize test results by account, print reports and more.





ControlOMatic’s SmarterSpa is a saltwater chlorine generator with chlorine control built into the cell: It tests and measures the chlorine in the water, and when the spa water needs more chlorine, it will start a chlorine generation cycle. Even at the highest chlorine production setting, it will not over-chlorinate the spa. When it turns off, it remains off until chlorine production is needed again based on the chlorine measurement — eliminating the guesswork for spa owners, the company says. Simply mount the control box to the spa’s skirt, add salt and place the electrode into the water. The control panel features buttons and indicators for adjusting and checking chlorine production. | (530) 287-4538





Seaside Automation
Seaside Automation has improved its Pool Warden controller with a new TrueDPD accessory that automatically tests pool water and takes the guesswork out of having to “hand-measure” free chlorine. Using DPD reagent technology, the TrueDPD accessory allows for true PPM monitoring and control without ORP/pH conversion, the company says. The Pool Warden controller is a single or dual pool water chemistry chemical controller with the ability to measure pH, ORP, temperature and flow with the ability to measure, adjust and deliver chemicals as needed. | (530) 487-5007





Industrial test systems
The new Pool eXact EZ Starter Kit with Bluetooth delivers 11 pool water parameters with lab–quality results, the company says. Most with this product use patented eXact Strips, a quick and easy reagent system for analysis. Simply dip an eXact Strip Micro into the water sample for 20 seconds using a back and forth motion, discard the strip, and read the results instantaneously. | (803) 329-9712





JED Pool Tools
JED Pool Tools offers a 3-in-1 water testing kit that is packaged in a clear, re-sealable vinyl bag. This water testing kit allows users to check total chlorine, bromine and pH in pool and spa water. With instructions printed on the bag, this product is ideal to sell at the check-out counter or for service techs to provide to their clients for use between service calls. OTO and Phenol Red refills available for the reusable, re-sealable bag. | (570) 344-4137





Pool Stain Drop
The Stain Drop Stain Removal Verification Test Kit uses four topical (pool surface) tests using three proven stain-removing products to determine the correct product(s) to remove the pool stain. It allows pool professionals and pool owners to verify the correct treatment needed for a particular pool stain without the guesswork. Each S.R.V. Kit contains three packets of three powerful stain removers and six dosing pouches (for wall or deep water stains). The package comes complete with a detailed instructional booklet. | (800) 333-0400





Silk Balance
Test water less often with SilkBalance Gems. The same trusted SilkBalance water conditioning formula that customers have enjoyed in their spas for more than a decade is now offered in a dissoluble gem format. These pre-measured packets keep pH and alkalinity balanced while neutralizing odors and leave the bather feeling silky and soft. Gems dissolve in seconds and work with all sanitizer systems, including salt. | (604) 551-1609





Sutro is a simple, safe and seamless way to manage pool or spa water. The Sutro app works with the Sutro smart monitor to automatically measure a pool or spa’s pH, free chlorine (ppm), alkalinity and temperature. | (415) 480-3663



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