Direct Pool Supplies
Pool water testing
Ever wanted to do your water testing at home?
Well here at Direct Pool Supplies we now have this option for you!
Trying to understand pool test kit readings can be a thing of the past. Test your pool or spa online and have the pool or spa chemicals delivered to your door!.
Follow the instructions below to do an in home water test with our online solution program!
This water test is 100% free of charge. The only items you will need to buy is some AquaChek test strips!
These strips are the best as they test for the all important FREE chlorine plus you can also test for stabilizer levels.
Note: Before testing your water, if you have any algae growth you should add 15 litres of liquid chlorine (we only sell this product out of our shop) OR you can replace this with our Pool Ezy Purifier (= 4 x 15L chlorine!), then add algaecide and starver (see below for more details) before proceeding. This applies for average pools from 40,000 litres - 80,000 litres. You should run your pump 24/7 until water clears and clean filter daily. Completely brush your pool. Then proceed to the next steps....
You will need to have some test strips at home to use this test. If you do not already have these test strips.
Click here to purchase some and they will be sent directly to your house within 2-4 business days.
You will now need to run down to your pool with a cup or glass & fill it with your pool water so the test
will be done correctly.
Once you have returned to your computer follow the steps 1 by 1 so you get an accurate pool test.
When you are ready to proceed with the test, allow the stick to dry for 15 seconds.
Once you have waited 15 seconds match your stick up to the screen or on your bottle then follow the instructions below!
Check Colours Here
|Now that you have matched up your colours with our colour chart you can now begin to read the information below to see what you will need or not need.|
Lets start with your pH Levels
If your pH levels were within the 6.2 / 6.8 section this means that your pH level is very low.
You will need to add some pH UP product to balance your water back to normal levels.
Click here to view our pH Up chemical product.
If your pH levels are in the 7.2 / 7.8 section, This means your current pH levels are perfect which means you do not have to add any pH chemicals to clear your water!
If your pH levels are in the high zone ( 8.4 ) You will need to reduce this immediately with pH Down.
This product will rapidly reduce your pH levels.
If you don't do this as soon as can, your high pH levels can cause eye irritation and will also make your pool very cloudy.
Click here to view our pH Down chemical product.
Now lets do the ppm Free Chlorine Levels!
Your chlorine levels are most important, especially the free chlorine. This is the active chlorine that kills bacteria and algae and keeps your pool clear and clean.
Your Free Chlorine levels should sit always between 1 & 2.5/3.
If your level was between 0 & 0.5 this means your pool is low on chlorine levels.
If you -
1.) Manual treatment.
If you manually add liquid or granular chlorine into your pool you will need to add one of 2 of these items into your pool to restore your chlorine levels back to normal.
If your pool is green, you will need to add 15 Litres of liquid chlorine to your pool and then you will then need to add starver to remove phosphates (this is what the algae feed off - remove phosphates & you won't get algae growth)) from your pool & then add algaecide to remove algae from your pool which will then restore your pool back to normal.
If you would like to purchase Starver, Click here.
If you would like to purchase Algaecide, Click here.
If you wish to purchase some granular chlorine,
Please click here for 2kg, 4kg or 10kg Chlorine
If you would like to buy some liquid chlorine and you are in the local Newcastle area only,
You may purchase this from our shop front at:
Unit 2/28 Pendlebury Road
Cardiff NSW 2285
Unfortunately we cannot send Liquid chlorine as it is a dangerous chemical.
If you are out of the Newcastle area you may need to buy this from your local pool shop.
2.) Saltwater chlorination system.
If you have a Saltwater chlorination system on your pool and your chlorine levels are low.
You will need to make sure your chlorinator is working correctly.
You should also add 15 litres of liquid chlorine to your pool.
If you find that your cell is faulty click on the following page link and then choose your brand of chlorinator for the replacement cell prices. Cell brands Click Here