Testing water from a container rather than the pool itself?

  • Last Post 21 August 2020
JudiWV posted this 09 August 2020

An employee at our local pool store told me to only use a container with pool water to use test strips.  Never heard of that before.  Lo and behold, I got a perfect reading by doing this, but a higher reading by dipping the strip.  Anyone ever heard of this?

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xs2meme posted this 10 August 2020

I always test from a container with pool water taken from a about a foot deep rather than the surface, whether using a strip or taking sample to the pool store. Those are the instructions on my sample bottle and what I have seen suggested online.

InyoRob posted this 21 August 2020

These directions from Aquacheck don't mention using a container of water. If you use a container, I recommend testing the water within a relatively short time.