NOW AVAILABLE IN NEW SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING!
The WaterWorks™ Total Hardness test strips for water quality are the ideal solution for a variety projects. Offered in a variety of packaging options, the WaterWorks™ Total Hardness test strips are perfect for service work, classroom demonstrations, or to give to customers instead of an expensive service call. WaterWorks™ Total Hardness test strips for water quality offer a wide range of detection and calibrated to be both accurate and sensitive. With their low cost and high accuracy, WaterWorks™ Total Hardness test strips also offer you a time-savings. No more counting drops or waiting for laboratory results. With total hardness water quality test strips you are in control and can find out exactly where your calcium level is before it becomes a problem.
This test detects both Calcium and Magnesium Hardness. Hard Water above 120ppm contains high levels of dissolved minerals, like Calcium and Magnesium. These can cause mineral build-up on fixtures and poor soap performance. Soft Water below 80ppm contains few dissolved minerals and forms suds with soap easily. Water below 40ppm may cause leaching from copper, iron, or lead plumbing joints. In the water softening industry the standard way to discuss hardness is as "grains per gallon" or gpg. One gpg unit is approximately equal to 17.14 ppm as CaCO3. In the aquarium industry hardness is often reported as "degrees hardness" or dH. One dH unit is approximately equal to 17.5 ppm as Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3). High levels of hardness in an aquarium may affect the health and breeding habits of the fish.