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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Swimming Pool

On a hot day in the middle of the summer there is nothing better than taking a dip in the pool. Purchasing an above ground pool and having it installed at home could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. They are great for helping you stay in shape, teaching your kids to swim, or just to relaxing and cooling off.

Staying Healthy This Summer

Summer is a time which has many of us spending more time outside and involved in more strenuous activities. Be sure that you’re aware of some of the dangers of direct sunlight and overheating the body. Even if you are in good shape, overdoing the exercise in hot weather can be dangerous. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy and cool this summer.

What our pool test kits can test for What our pool test kits can test for

Summer Safety Tips

Everyone knows that the best way to stay cool when summer hits is to jump in the pool. With Memorial Day just around the corner, you can see how popular this sentiment is as public and private pools alike begin to fill up for the summer season. While pools are a great way to cool down, relax, and enjoy time with friends and family, there are a few safety guidelines one should always keep in mind when in or around a pool.

Why test your tap water

It is quite natural to assume that our tap water is safe to drink, especially if the water supply is a public one. Indeed, the United States does enjoy a relatively clean and safe water supply, yet threats to drinking water quality do exist. Ensuring safe drinking water is essential for all of us. This is especially true for those who are suffering from immune deficiencies, people undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, those suffering with a viral illness, children and the elderly.

Pool Water Test Kits and Swimming Pool Maintenance

Owning or running a pool can be a lot of fun, it means constant access to water activities as well as ample opportunities to have neighbors and friends over to enjoy your pool as well. If you want to be a responsible pool operator though, you need to make sure that the water in your pool is safe for everyone to enjoy. This means being vigilant in testing the water using a variety of methods to ensure that the pH balance is correct and safe. If the pH balance is too low, the water will become too acidic, meaning that swimmers’ skin can become dry, itchy and irritated. Acidic water can also burn swimmers’ eyes and noses as well as bleached meaning that new bathing suit will look worn and ragged pretty quickly. In addition to this if the water in a pool isn’t within the correct pH range, the chlorine you use in order to keep bacteria and algae at bay will not work, this can lead to unsafe swimming conditions and possibly even illness if the problem is not remedied immediately.

How to test drinking water pH levels How to test drinking water pH levels

People have grown more concerned about where their water is coming from and whether or not it is safe to consume over the last few decades, and with good reason. If your drinking water at home is derived from surface water that has been filtered, it could have been exposed to storm water runoff, pesticide runoff, industrial waste, and a variety of other contaminants. If your water comes from groundwater, such as a private well or public water supply, it is generally considered safer. However, groundwater is not exposed to sunlight, aeration, or other micro-organisms, it can be contaminated by pathogens, households products that have been disposed of carelessly, agricultural compounds, and a host of other contaminants. For these reasons, it is important to occasionally test your drinking water at home.

How to Use a pH Test Strip How to Use a pH Test Strip

Knowing the proper pH level of a liquid can be critical to many fields, from public facilities such as pools and water parks, to private facilities, such as home breweries and aquarium enthusiasts. Knowing that you have the proper pH level can make all the difference in the world. Since a person can’t tell what a pH level is just by looking at a liquid, one of the best ways to test pH levels is to use a pH strip. In order to use a pH strip, take the following steps.

pH testing strips are used in many environments pH testing strips are used in many environments

Previously we covered what a pH test strip can be used for, but have you ever wondered exactly why a pH test strip would be needed in the first place? pH levels can be important in many various industries and environments because the pH level of a living organism is crucial to proper function. This means that everyone from people working in the health care industry to people who brew beer are typically concerned about where an organisms pH level is.

What are pH strips? What are pH strips?

Here at TestKitCentral.com, we often get many questions asking what pH strips can be used for and how to use them. Therefore in this blog we ill answer these common questions. PH strips are used to measure the acidity and alkalinity of different liquids. The pH range goes from 0 to 14. On the pH scale, less than 7 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and above 7 is alkaline. The pH strips change color depending if the liquid is acidic or alkaline.

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