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Swimming-pool water is unavoidably subject to contamination and degradation. This is caused by wind and rain borne contaminants, sunlight exposure and by bathers. Because of this, swimming pools should be treated psychochemically to maintain water quality.

While you are swimming in, you do not only come in direct contact with water, but also, you may accidentally swallow water; an ordinary situation especially among children.

Our water analysis, CHECK POOL, shows the physicochemical parameters and microbiological characteristics of water quality and indicates the presence of possible water contaminants.

What parameters are included in the analysis?

Ai

Isocyanuric acid info

Chlorine stabilizer for swimming pool disinfection.

Isocyanuric acid is used as a chlorine stabilizer to disinfect water and it is marketed as stabilized chlorine tablets or pucks, powder, etc.
In high concentrations, > 50 mg/l, the capacity of isocyanuric acid as a chlorine disinfectant is reduced. In order to maximize its effectiveness, chlorine levels in swimming-pool water must be higher.
Therefore, it is of vital importance to check chlorine levels and isocyanuric acid concentration.

AL

Alkalinity info

Measures the presence of salts responsible for incrustations.

Alkalinity in water is mainly due to the presence of carbonates, bicarbonates and hydroxides. It is a measure of the acid-neutralizing capacity of water. Acid-neutralizing capacity means the ability to accept acid without a subsequent drop in pH. The more acid that can be added to water before the pH starts to drop, the higher the alkalinity.
A minimum alkalinity of 20 mg/l is recommended since alkalinity concentrations below 20 mg/l often lead to large swings in pH values. High alkalinity levels are not detrimental to health; they may cause problems related to the existence of incrustations in equipments and pipes (see Hardness).
In the case of swimming pools, high alkalinity levels (>125 mg/l CaCO3) may cause turbidity or cloudiness of the pool water, create incrustations on the swimming pool walls and lead to an increase of the pH in water.

EC

E.Coli info

E. Coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria.

E. Coli is an ideal indicator of fecal contamination. It serves as a key indicator of possible water contamination caused by dumping sewage water.
E. Coli concentrations are measured in cfu (colony-forming units) in 100 or 250 ml

pH

pH info

pH is a measure of how acidic, basic or neutral water is.

pH is a measurement of the acidity or basic quality of water. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14; a pH of 7 is neutral, a pH less than 7 is acidic and a pH greater than 7 is basic. The pH of natural water hovers between 6.5 and 8.5.
Although pH is not a primary concern for consumers, it is an important water quality parameter. It is associated with the effectiveness of disinfection processes and it can serve as an indicator that contamination may have occurred or that water treatment equipments have been damaged.
pH values in drinking water range from 6.5 to 9.5. The recommended range for pH in swimming-pool water is 7.5; if pH is below 6.0 or above 9.0, it will negatively affect swimmer comfort and pH level should be restored to the optimum range.

RO

Potential Redox info

The redox potential (ORP) is a measure of water reduction and oxidation.

The redox potential is used to quantify the water oxidation-reduction potential. Among other uses, ORP is used for monitoring water disinfection processes. The ORP for swimming-pool water should be maintained between 250 and 750 mV.

PA

Pseudomonas aeruginosa info

Psedomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium found in soil and water.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an ubiquitous environmental bacterium commonly found in soil, water and wastewater. It is a common cause of infections although they do not tend to be serious. This type of bacteria is often completely eliminated with proper water disinfection.
This type of bacteria should be specially monitored in bottled and swimming-pool water.

Tb

Turbidity info

Turbidity is a measure of the amount of suspended particles in water.

Water turbidity may be caused by the presence of particles which come from source water. There are various parameters influencing the cloudiness of water. Some of these are inadequate water treatment, biofilm detachment in water distribution systems.
Particles may protect bacteria from disinfection and may encourage bacterial growth.
When water is disinfected, its turbidity level should be low so that the treatment can be effective.
The maximum acceptable level of turbidity for drinking water in distribution systems is 5 NTU.
The recommended level of turbidity in swimming-pool water should be less than 20 NTU. If turbidity is higher than 20 NTU, it will negatively affect swimmer comfort. The optimum level should be below 5 NTU.
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+ 22.00

Metal used as a coagulant in some water treatment plants

+ 13.00

Ammonium is a key indicator of water contamination.

+ 22.00

A metalloid which is a natural component of the Earth’s crust.

+ 20.00

Aerobic bacteria reveal the presence of microorganisms in water.

+ 15.00

Bicarbonates are associated with the production of incrustation on water facilities.

+ 22.00

Boron is a micronutrient necessary for the plants, but in high concentrations could be toxic.

+ 15.00

Calcium is a cation and is a determinant of water hardness.

+ 15.00

Mineral present in water mainly due to the dissolution of limestone or carbonated.

+ 8.00

Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant for water treatment, especially for drinking water or swimming pool water.

+ 15.00

Chlorides reveal the presence of salts in water.

+ 20.00

Clostridium perfringens indexes the presence of fecal contamination.

+ 22.00

Metal used in building construction materials (pipes, etc.)

+ 12.00

Measurement of water color.

+ 20.00

Total coliforms are the standard by which microbiological contamination is measured.

+ 7.50

Conductivity is used to measure water salinity

+ 22.00

Chromium metal is largely related to metal fittings such as pipes.

+ 25.00

BOD5 measures the biodegradable organic pollution

+ 20.00

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) measures the organic pollution of water.

+ 15.00

Water hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved minerals.

+ 20.00

Microorganisms related to microbiological contamination of water

+ 22.00

Metal that can be associated with minerals or industrial activities.

+ 15.00

Water fluoridation is considered as necessary. However, high concentrations of fluoride in water can be detrimental to health.

+ 15.00

Phosphates are essential elements in nature.

+ 99.00

Pesticide commonly used to kill weeds (herbicide).

+ 40.00

Hydrocarbons or mineral oils may be present in the water.

+ 22.00

Iron is largely related to metal fittings such as pipes.

+ 30.00

Langelier index reports about fouling or aggressive properties of water.

+ 40.00

Legionella is a bacteria that may be present in water and can cause legionellosis, a lung disease caused by breathing air with water sprays.

+ 15.00

Magnesium is primarily responsible for water hardness.

+ 22.00

Manganese is a necessary element for life, but in high concentrations can be toxic.

+ 25.00

Toxic metal whose presence can be naturally or by human activity.

+ 22.00

Nickel is largely related to metal fittings and pipes..

+ 15.00

High nitrate concentrations are associated with agricultural and livestock activities.

+ 15.00

Nitrites can be a significant indicator to determine contamination.

+ 6.00

organoleptic check of odor in water.

+ 15.00

Oxidizability measures oxidizable organic matter present in water.

+ 160.00

Pesticides are substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest

+ 22.00

Lead is largely related to old plumbing installation systems

+ 15.00

Potassium is present in water

+ 15.00

Total dissolved solids (TDS) refers to a measure of the residual minerals dissolved in water

+ 6.00

Organoleptic analysis of taste in drinking water.

+ 15.00

Determination of dissolved silica in water

+ 15.00

Sodium is largely related to water salinity

+ 15.00

Parameter measuring the suspended solids in the water

+ 15.00

Sulphates are dissolved salts

+ 22.00

Metal

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