Water Quality Testing Blog

Dive Deeper: Understanding the Importance of Phosphate Testing for Your Pool

Posted by Jack Hargrove on Jun 17th 2024

Maintaining a crystal-clear swimming pool involves more than just skimming leaves and balancing chlorine levels. One often overlooked aspect of pool care is testing for phosphates, a key factor that can impact the health and clarity of your pool water. In this blog post, we'll explore what phosphates are, why they can be harmful to your pool, and introduce a new solution to help you keep your p … READ MORE

Pool Check Xpress 3 Visual Test Strip wins award!

Posted by Mike McBride on May 17th 2024

Last year, Industrial Test Systems unveiled a groundbreaking innovation in pool maintenance with the launch of the Pool Check Xpress 3 Visual Test Strip, the first strip featuring a built-in color chart testing for the 3 most crucial pool parameters (Total Alkalinity, Free Chlorine, and pH). And this year it's been named one of Pool & Spa News' Top 50 Products!Say goodbye to the hassle of car … READ MORE

Ensuring Safe Water: The Crucial Role of Lead Testing in 2024

Posted by Mike McBride on Apr 4th 2024

In a significant move towards safeguarding public health, the Scottish government has recently implemented a new requirement for landlords to ensure that all water outlets are free from lead, effective March 1, 2024. This crucial step aims to protect residents from the potential dangers associated with lead exposure, emphasizing the importance of lead testing for drinking water and beyond.Why Lead … READ MORE

Crisis in New Orleans: Protecting Our Drinking Water

Posted by Jack Hargrove on Oct 4th 2023

New Orleans, known for its vibrant culture and rich history, is facing a pressing crisis that threatens the very essence of its existence – the contamination of its drinking water with saltwater. This alarming situation underscores the critical importance of water testing and the dire consequences of consuming salt-contaminated water.  Water testing is an essential practice that helps safegu … READ MORE

The 5 Times in Life You Need To Test Your Water

Posted by Marketing Manager - Mike McBride on May 31st 2023

Life gets busy, and with so many things to think about, no one has time to stop and worry about the little details. Water safety never even crossed your mind. You trust your local water providers to work diligently and clean your water. But water can become contaminated several times after it leaves the water plant and before reaching your faucet. While testing your water won’t solve your contami … READ MORE

CBC Drinking Water Advisories

Posted by Marketing Manager - Mike McBride on Sep 30th 2022

Drinking water advisories let people know that tap water could be contaminated and make them sick. Advisories tell people, schools, hospitals, businesses, and others about the situation and how to take immediate action, if necessary. Water systems and state or local agencies issue these advisories when they have concerns about water contamination. The CDC guidelines to follow are very helpful … READ MORE

Announcing our new Chlorine Dioxide High Test Strips!

Posted by Marketing Intern - Danielle Dowling on Dec 14th 2021

Save the time and hassle of using reagent drops or bulky test kits and try  WaterWorks Chlorine Dioxide High test strips. Chlorine Dioxide High test strips are combined with sensitivity and safety, making them a great alternative to wet chemical tests. This test only requires a simple dip and read procedure and optimized color chart, which makes this an ideal product for technical and non-tec … READ MORE

How to Conserve Sanitizer for Hot Tubs

Posted by Marketing Intern - Danielle Dowling on Aug 13th 2021

Got a new hot tub during the pandemic? This article, “Pool Marketing” by John Boker, highlights the importance of balancing your water, cleaning filters and sanitizing regularly. In the article, Boker speaks about regular water quality testing to ensure the wellness of their hot tub water. He also mentions when using Chlorine tablets as a sanitizer, adding borates can help reduce Chlorine consu … READ MORE