Water Testing

For Crystal Clear Water, Day-In, Day-Out

You need to call American Pool & Spa in Richmond, KY, when you want to check your water. We will test your pool’s water to ensure it’s safe for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy. If the water does not meet quality standards, we have the tools and products to ensure it gets back to normal levels.

Keep Your Water Crystal Clean

Before taking a water sample, be sure to circulate pool water for 24 to 48 hours. Using a clean plastic container, scoop about one quart of water from elbow depth. Seal the container and bring it to us for testing and analysis. BioGuard pioneered the idea of computerized water analysis. Over the past 25 years, we have used our resources to research, develop and refine the science of water analysis. Today, our computerized water analysis system provides accurate results almost instantly. You receive personalized instructions for starting the pool. Help keep your water perfectly balanced by bringing in a water sample at least once every month during the pool season.

Test Sanitizer and PH Levels

You can test your pool levels with BioGaurd Test Strips to check free chlorine, total bromine residuals and pH levels and Total Alkalinity. Use the following chart to determine the proper levels:

  • Free Chlorine Residual: 1.0 to 3.0 ppm
  • Total Bromine Residual: 1.0 to 3.0 ppm
  • pH: 7.4 to 7.6 is the ideal range (7.2 -7.6 is acceptable)
  • Total Alkalinity: 125 to 150 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness:
    • Plaster pools: 200 to 275 ppm
    • All other types: 175 to 225 ppm

How can we help?

Call 859.623.0124 to ask your pool questions.