Water Testing

Test Kits

This Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies video will show you how to use water testing kits, specifically the DPD Deluxe Test Kit from Taylor.

  • Test kits give you readings on your pool’s pH, total alkalinity, and sanitizer
  • Before collecting a water sample, let your pump run for at least one hour
  • Take your water sample from 12” to 18” below the surface
  • When adding reagents to your water sample, hold the reagent bottle vertical, and add drops slowly
  • Your pool’s pH should be between 7.4 – 7.6
  • Your pool’s chlorine reading should range between 1 – 3 ppm
  • Your pool’s alkalinity level should be between 80 – 120 ppm
  • Store your test kit in a cool, dry place, and pay attention to the expiration date.

If you have any other questions about testing your water, visit Water Testing, or go to lesliespool.com