photometer is optically
more sensitive and accurate, than a visual
test kit or test strips. Following are a few things to consider
when using your ColorQ:
Always wipe the test vial before
inserting into the meter to remove any moisture,
fingerprints and/or dirt from the test vial.
Only use test vial # 0201; other
vials may fit, but they are not optical grade.
Make sure the black printed arrow
on the test vial is facing you and facing the
display when you insert it into the meter.
When the meter is turned on and
says BLa; a vial of pool water needs to be in
the meter. When you press the button and the
dashes are going up & down, the meter is setting
the baseline value for that water on that series
Hold the bottle of reagent
vertically over the test vial and let the drop
fall freely into the vial. Holding the bottle on
an angle will produce the wrong size drop and
give incorrect results. Also, use only the
reagent numbers that are in the blue section of
Make sure the test vials are free
of stains, scratches, and discoloration; clean
or replace as needed. After testing, empty vial
and clean with the brush and fresh water. Tubes
should be air dried between usage.
Periodically clean the light
chamber. Moisten the Q-tip with a window cleaner
and gently swab out the square opening. Allow to
dry about 20 minutes before using. This
can help eliminate an ERR 7 message.
If problems continue call 800 344-3100 and press
2, at the prompt. This will connect you
with LaMotte Tech Support.