How to Test for Biguanide in Pool Water

Biguanide is the chlorine-free pool water sanitizer of choice for many swimming pools, hot tubs and spas. Keeping your pool or spa’s Biguanide level in the ideal range of 30 to 50 ppm (parts per million) will keep the pool water clean and crystal-clear. AquaChek® Biguanide Pool and Spa Test Strips test for Biguanide, pH and Total Alkalinity.

The test pads on the pool water test strip change color to indicate the pool chemical levels in your pool or spa water. To keep your pool water healthy and balanced, test your pool water a minimum of twice a week, and test your spa water before each time you use it. It’s also a good idea to write down your pool water test results so you can compare results over time.

AquaChek® Biguanide Pool and Spa Test Strips are specially formulated to test for Biguanide. But before making any adjustments to the Biguanide in your pool or spa water, be sure that Total Alkalinity and pH are in the right ranges. If the Biguanide is too low, add Biguanide. For more information or instructions on testing pool chemical levels for your specific pool or spa, contact the Pool Care Experts at PoolGear Plus: 1-888-718-7946.

AquaChek® Biguanide Pool and Spa Test Strips Directions:

Step 1: Dip a water test strip into the water and remove immediately. Hold strip level for 15 seconds (do not shake excess water from strip).Compare Total Alkalinity and pH pads to color chart.

Step 2: Re-dip the pool water test strip and rapidly move strip back and forth under water for 30 seconds. Compare Biguanide pad to color chart.

Note: Incorrect Biguanide readings may occur if the strip is not moved back and forth under water for a full 30 seconds. High Biguanide readings may result from elevated levels of algaecides.

Important: Keep the cap on AquaChek® Biguanide Pool and Spa Test Strips bottle closed tightly between uses. Store at room temperature. Don’t use pool water test strips past the expiration date on the bottle.

Posted: Thursday, July 19th, 2012 @ 1:42 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Chemicals.
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