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Swimming Pool Glossary: Test Kits

In order keep bacteria at bay in your pool, you will need a handy test kit. This kit will help you measure the amounts of chemicals and bacteria present in your pool water. The first time you use one of these kits it may seem a bit complicated. Once you get the hang of them though, they are actually quite easy to use.

Most kits have reagents, vials, titrants, color comparants and information to help you understand the results of your tests.

Most of the time you will be testing for:

  • pH level (potential hydrogen)
  • water hardness
  • alkalinity
  • cyanuric acid
  • chlorine
  • iron
  • copper
  • Hammer Got more questions about a swimming pool test kit? Visit our Swimming Pools forum and talk to other DIYers!