How To Methods For Testing Spa Water

Different options for testing spa water.

Accurate water testing and analysis are an important part of effectively maintaining your spa water.  To follow the Arctic Spas recommended program, you must have the ability to test for: • Total Alkalinity (TA) • Calcium Hardness (CH) • pH • Sanitizer (FCL).

Test Strips are the most common testing method used by spa owners. Compare the colored test pads with the ranges on the bottle.

An electronic meter is an effective upgrade as it provides a numerical reading from each strip instead of color strips to compare.

IMPORTANT: Always read and carefully follow the directions included with the Test Strips to ensure the accuracy of the test results.  Read test strips right away as they will fade or discolor quickly.  It is also helpful to write down results.