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Save 12% Because the Owner Turned 46

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Many, many, MANY years ago the founder of our organization arrived on this planet.  In honor of that momentous occasion, we, the underlings of the Water Test Kit Store, gladly offer...

12% off everything in the store

and FREE standard shipping in the United States

with discount code MIKE46 at checkout

He's probably going to fire us all for doing this, but oh well!

Happy Birthday, Mike!

pH of Pool Water Difficult to Control

Earlier this week we received a message from 'Vince' asking, "Why does our pH go up and down so much all the time?  Then when we add pH Down it goes through the floor, when we add pH Up it goes through the roof and when we add chlorine it goes through the floor all [...]

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Why Do I Need to Use Hydrogen Peroxide in My Hot Tub?

Earlier today we heard from 'Vick' who asked, "We just got a hot tub and the salesman said to use a biguanide system that also uses hydrogen peroxide.  Why do we need to use two chemicals?  Why doesn't the biguanide stuff do the job all on its own?  So we HAVE to use the peroxide [...]

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Are Municipal/City Water Sources Immune to Pesticide Contamination?

This morning 'Traycee' asked, " If our water comes from a city water system we don't have to worry about pesticide contamination, right?" Thank you for the inquiry, Traycee.  As a general rule city and municipal water supplies SHOULD not have pesticides as contaminants, but before you can fully rule that possibility out, please remember the following: Public [...]

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Testing for MTBE

Recently we heard from someone in Arizona who asked, "do you test water from out of state,Arizona? Wanted to make sure kit tests for MTBE? We are on city water in Arizona, just want to make sure....thank you. Please email back." Although we do not personally perform any testing, several of the mail-in test kits we [...]

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Does the WaterSafe City or Well Water Test Kit Detect MTBE?

Earlier today we received an inquiry from 'FloydG' who asked, " I was looking at the WaterSafe city and well test kits and need to know if one of them or both of them can test for MTBE.  Thanks." MTBE gets categorized as a volatile organic compound (VOC) and as such cannot get detected by do-it-yourself home [...]

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What is the Most Important Water Test?

Today's inquiry came from 'AimElynn' who asked, " Hi, I'm working on a school project for science class and have a question.  What is the most important water test?" Each home or buildings water quality situation varies for a large number of reasons.  Homes built at the same time, by the same builder, in the same neighborhood [...]

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March Madness Has Arrived

OK, OK... So a lot of you have diverted your attention to basketball and your NCAA Tournament brackets and apparently forgotten about the importance of safe, clean drinking water.  We'll bet you the athletes competing on the basketball courts have not forgotten, though, because without water they could not amaze you with their agility, blow [...]

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Water Wednesday: Clean Water Not Easy to Get or Accessible to All

At the very minimum, every week on #WaterWednesday we should all take a few minutes (or more) to think about the struggles of women and children around the world as they work diligently to locate safe, clean drinking water for their families.  For many people getting water for even the most basic daily purposes requires long [...]

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How Should I Collect a Water Sample?

Though it seems like a relatively simple task, collecting a water sample for analysis actually takes a bit of finesse if you want the testing to come out right, as in accurate.  Anyone can do it, though, if they follow some simple instructions. If possible, use a new, clean plastic container that you have rinsed out [...]

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