We have professional water testing facilities, which can provide accurate water analysis of free chlorine, total chlorine, pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, cyanuric acid, iron, copper and phosphate levels.
A charge of £10 applies for each water analysis performed, the test fee will be waived with a purchase in store over £100.
To have us test your water, all you need is a sterilised container, and then fill it with your swimming pool water (always take water samples away from pool filtration return lines to ensure accurate readings). Then simply bring your sample into us as soon as possible, so that we can perform an accurate analysis.
All of the chemical products we sell will have a dosing chart printed on the label of the bottle or container. However, in order to apply the correct dose to your pool, you will need to know how much water you are dosing. To calculate the approximate number of gallons of water in your pool, the following calculations can be applied:
For rectangular pools:
Length in feet x Width in feet x Average Water Depth in Feet x 6.25
So.... 30' x 15' x 4' x 6.25 = 11,250 gallons
For round pools:
Diameter in Feet x Diameter in Feet x Average Water Depth in Feet x 4.9
So.... 12' x 12' x 4' x 4.9 = 2,822 gallons
Chemical Handling Advice:
- Wear eye and face protection, and ensure granules are not blown back into your face when dosing
- Never mix any chemicals as a dangerous reaction may occur
- When pre-dissolving products, always add them to water, and not vice versa
- Always handle chemicals in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors
- Wash your hands after use
- Ensure chemicals do not become damp in storage, store in a cool dry place
- Always store chemicals out of the reach of children
- Always read the label prior to using any chemical
- Never use any swimming pool or other chemical in a manner other than instructed
For more information on how to look after your pool, please refer to the following three PDF documents.
Blue Horizons Pool Care Guide
The complete guide to maintaining your pool
Problem Solving & Maintenance
A maintenance chart and troubleshooting guide
AquaSparkle Spa Care Guide
The complete spa care guide