Testing your pool regularly is how you keep it looking and feeling sparkling clean and clear.
The test results let you know what pool maintenance you need to conduct on your pool, such as balancing the pH level or giving it the shock treatment.
Testing should typically be done every week. However, if your pool gets a lot of traffic or lives through a violent rainstorm, you might want to test it more often.
Using the Taylor Test Kit
If you are using a Taylor Test Kit, then you will get the most accurate readings for your pH level.
To test for a pH level, take out the vial for checking pH levels and dip in straight into the water, flip it over, and then bring it straight out of the water. Don’t swish it around.
Keep your vial straight or you run the risk of getting an inaccurate reading.
Next, take the vial of R004 and hold the pool water vial nice and straight. Add five drops of R004 to the pool water and then cover it and give it a shake.
Now you can read your measurements and discard. Don’t throw it back in the pool but you can rinse out the vial in the pool water.