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Update: I tested the results
SPIN lab with the pool company
that I use for testing. Results
were almost identical. The SPIN lab
saves me a 45
mile trip to have my water tested.
Finally got to use the new reagents today, from your
website today. Calcium Hardness tested 380
PPM, which is more consistent, with the chemical
additions. The bad reagents (seriously out of date)
were sold to me by Amazon (believe it or not, Amazon
itself, not a third party vendor) and I am sending
them back. A hard lesson in water hardness. I was
getting low calcium hardness readings, even after
adding hardness booster. Do I need to do
anything to lower the calcium? The LaMotte book
says up to 400 is OK – is that correct? Thank
you very much for all your help. I will be ordering
replacements from you only from now on!
Bill G., Hartford, CT, 9/5/2015
Alan, Thank you very
much. Your advice over the years has been very helpful
and I really appreciate it. You helped me get my
chemical testing down too a science with the
unit. It is more accurate than the measurements
from most of the pool stores. Regards.
Harry N., Surprise, AZ 2/17/2013
Hi Alan, I received the
ColorQ last week and the
test strips today. Many thanks. I'm absolutely
loving the ColorQ!
I know the dream of every pool retailer was to have an
in-store water tester, that was truly automatic.
Like just add water automatic!!! The new
SPIN Lab is everything I hoped it could be. Ten
tests and a computer printout, in a minute!!! It
has cut down on the waiting times and provides the
desired reliability, even with new sales help.
This is truly the next generation tester. Thanks
for all the help over the years.
R., Missouri, 7/14/2012
Alan, I just wanted to say I received my (ColorQ Copper
5) Test Kit today and absolutely love it; so much more
accurate! Also, the stains in my pool were copper and I
was able to lift and remove them The pool looks great.
Thank you so much and I will be a frequent visitor to
your site. :)
Kathi C., Indianapolis, IN, 5/22/2012
need a superchlorination. I have no free chlorine
reading. I purchased the
ColorQ a couple of years ago
from you, best thing I ever bought! The second smartest
buy was the
Salt PockeTester I bought last year! Thank
you your web site it has been more than a little
Betsy T., Saint Leonard, Maryland. 6/13/2011
you so much. This is why I keep shopping through you, for
ColorQ replacements. Not only for my personal use, but
also for my business. Your prices and customer service
are the best! Thank you again.
Brad E., Oklahoma, 3/13/2011
Color Q PRO 7 test kit from you and love
it. I am trying to make a chart for the correct ranges.
Would you please list them for me? Thank you for your
help, I just want to get started, with correct numbers,
with my new ColorQ PRO 7 test kit.
Wayne Z., Ft. Worth, TX, 1/13/2011
Alan, have been using my ColorQ PRO 7, Digital Water
Analyzer. I really like it. THANKS!
Nick G., Florida, 10/1/2010
what I always wanted. A tester that doesn't require
color matching or ask me to be a chemist. The
the Salt PockeTester are so easy to use. I am sure that
I will save enough, by avoiding problems, to pay for the
testers, over the life of the pool. I am really glad
that you suggested these. Thank you!
Michael F., Pomona, CA, 9/28/2010
Alan. You have an excellent website and I appreciate the
willingness to answer questions. So here goes. I am a
new Hot Tub/Spa owner. I have been testing with test
strips that require me to evaluate the colors. I have
strips that measure Chlorine, Bromine, pH, Alkalinity
and Hardness. I have trusted the results. Lately with
all of the reading I have done I have become very
fearful of my pH being out of range and thus I purchased
an automatic test strip reader. This reader has strips
that measure Chlorine/Bromine as well as pH and
Alkalinity. The strips are dipped and placed face down
on the reader and the reader determines the values. The
problem is that I can not get the old method and this
new reader to agree ever. I have no idea what my pH
level is because one reads 7.2 and the standard strips
measure 6.0. The strips and the strip reader are made by
the same company, so there is no compatibility issue. I
realize that I could be judging the colors incorrectly,
but I don't think that I am. Which one should I trust? I
have checked your
electronic testing meters store for the
ColorQ testers and I am wondering, if I should be
returning my automatic reader and purchasing one of
these. My reader cost about $70 but I don't mind
spending more if it will read more accurately. I also
found that there seems many types of ColorQ models.
Which one I should be considering. Thanks.
Dave W., 7/13/2012 (Read the complete question and
answer on this page:
Pool Water Testing)
Alan. Just wanted to thank you and let you know that I
ColorQ PRO 7
tester and it is very easy to
use and it is so much better then trying to guess using
strips. Thanks again for the info on your site.
awesome website. I just bought the
ColorQ Digital Water
Analyzer and love it, as I'm colorblind. I've never
tested Cyanuric Acid before, and with the ColorQ, I
received a reading of "LOW" which means it is too low
for the ColorQ to register it (and according to LaMotte,
it is accurate +/- 10 when it is between 0-80). Here's
my question: If my ColorQ says there is no Cyanuric
Acid, and I have a hot-tub with a cover on all the time,
do I care? Should I somehow get the Cyanuric Acid up? If
so, how? Thank you for your awesome website! Regards.
Joseph F., 9/25/2008 ( Read the complete question and
answer on this page:
you for your timely response! As I stated in my letter,
I log in, writing on a specially ruled pad, each
individual test I perform on my pool, so I can keep
track of "trends" that I should be aware of. I have been
using the ColorQ Water Analyzer since May which may I
say is the BEST invention for pool owners since sliced
bread! I LOVE IT! I have logged in 40 tests so far and
have only used about 1/4 of each 30ml. reagent. So doing
the math that adds up to at least 140-160 tests, as
advertised. Also, I do not test for CH and CYA every
time, as I don't feel it is necessary, so those reagents
will last even longer. Thanks, again, Alan and to
LaMotte for making such a fine instrument that makes my
job a breeze!
David B., Tucson, AZ, 8/27/2007
had a pool for any years and was never confident about
matching colors. either with the liquid testers or the
test strips, as I have some color vision problems. When
I saw the information on the
ColorQ 7 Water Tester, I
hoped that it would be my answer. And it was! It is
simple to use and I have complete confidence in my test
results. Great product and well worth the modest price.
Henry l., 7/2/2007
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