We suggest having your pool water professionally tested 2-3 days after the pool is opened for the season and then periodically throughout the swim season.
Balanced water is important because it avoids corrosion of pool equipment (especially pool heaters), avoids scale and staining, cloudy water, skin and eye irritation, etc. Unbalanced water also interferes with the sanitizers’ effectiveness.
We test our clients water the old fashioned way, using a chemical test kit – not just test strips. We then provide our clients with the exact amount of adjustment chemicals they need to balance their pools; this avoids the client having excess adjustment chemicals to store.