Enjoy fast and accurate test results with the Aquachek Trutest™ Digital Test Strip Reader!
Dip a test strip into a calm area of your swimming pool or spa and then insert the strip into the Aquachek Digital Test Strip Reader. The Aquachek Trutest will then provide you with precise results for Free Chlorine, Bromine, pH and Alkalinity.
The Aquachek Trutest™ takes the guesswork out of pool and spa testing.
Provides results for Free Chlorine, Bromine, pH and Alkalinity in just 15 seconds.
Easier and more precise than color matching.
Incorporates advanced technology specifically designed for pool and spa testing.
The Aquachek Trutest™ Digital Test Strip Reader features an easy to read LCD screen.
Features one touch activation and automatic shutoff.
Water resistant and will survive accidental submersion.
Features an ergonomic design and wrist strap for easy handling.
Specifically designed for owners of swimming pools and spas.
The Aquachek Trutest's™ memory function will store the last 9 test results.
The first digital test strip reader of its kind.
Powered by 2 AA alkaline batteries (not included).
Economically priced for remarkable value.
NOTE: AquaChek TruTest Digital Test Strip Reader requires AquaChek TruTest Test Strips (sold below) to ensure proper readings.read more
The Aquachek Trutest™ uses advanced digital technologies to deliver highly accurate readings in 15 seconds. This process is easy and more precise than color matching. Aquachek Trutest allows you to get proper readings every time you use it. The Aquachek Trutest™ takes all the guesswork out of testing your swimming pool or spa by using advanced digital technologies to deliver highly accurate readings in just 15 seconds. Easier and far more precise than color matching, the Aquachek Trutest allows you to get proper readings every time.
To take advantage of the accuracy of the Aquachek Trutest™, all you have to do is dip a test strip into a calm area of your swimming pool or spa and then insert the strip into the Aquachek Digital Test Strip Reader. The Aquachek Trutest™ will then provide you with precise results for Free Chlorine, Bromine, pH and Alkalinity.
– Chlorine, 0-1ppm range +/- 0.3ppm : 3-10ppm range +/- 1ppm – pH, entire range +/- 0.1pH – Total Alkalinity, entire range +/-30ppm
Only AquaChek TruTest Testing Strips will work for this product to produce accurate testing results.
This tester comes with a sample bottle of test strips (25 count).
Large LCD Screen.
Power Source: 2 AA alkaline batteries (not included).
Stores last 9 results.
How long will the batteries last?
– The AA batteries should last an entire pool season’s worth of testing. The display window will flash “LO” if the batteries need to be replaced. Requires two AA batteries, not included.)
What will happen if the meter falls in the pool?
– The meter was designed to withstand this kind of accidental submersion and should float upon entry into the water. Simply remove the meter, take out the batteries, dry the battery compartment thoroughly and replace with dry batteries.
What can I expect for the precision of the test parameters?
– The precision of the unit can be reported as the following: •Free chlorine, 0-1ppm range +/- 0.3ppm •Free chlorine, 3-10 ppm range +/- 1ppm •pH, entire range +/- 0.1pH •Total Alkalinity, entire range +/- 30ppm
Can I use any test strip I have?
– No. The digital test strip reader can only read the AquaChek TruTest test strips, #A8065. The digital test strip reader comers with a pack of 25 of these test strips.
Tester Isn't Working: – Check for batteries or replace with new one.
If you can't get a reading: – Test strips old replace with new ones A8065.
FAQs for AquaChek® TruTest™ Test Strip Reader
Q: What can I expect for the precision of the test parameters?
A: The precision of the unit can be reported as the following:
Free Chlorine, 0-1ppm range +/- 0.3ppm : 3-10ppm range +/- 1ppm
pH, entire range +/- 0.1pH
Total Alkalinity, entire range +/-30ppm
It can be noted that as with any test, technique consistency will improve precision results.
Q: What is the dynamic test range for the TruTest?
It should be noted that the “Er” messages will be displayed when testing pool samples outside of these calibrated test ranges (reference in the manual).
Q: Can I compare the TruTest results to other test methods?
A: The accuracy of the unit should only be compared to visual test methods. This is because the unit is capable of reporting numerical results between colorblocks and therefore the unit can be considered to be more accurate than a visual colorimetric evaluation (involving both human interpretation and interpolation). Digital readout in place of color interpretation is TruTest’s main benefit resonating with many pool/spa owners.
Q: The pH or Total Alkalinity reading on my AquaChek TruTest Digital Test Strip Reader is higher than expected (or compared to other test methods). Why is this?
A: This difference is likely due to technique. To reduce this variation, be sure to press the START button on your Aquachek TruTest Digital Test Strip Reader at the same time you dip the AquaChek TruTest Test Strip into your pool or spa. We have new and improved directions available on our website that show the proper timing of actions to ensure you are getting the most accurate results possible from your AquaChek TruTest Digital Test Strip Reader. Also, please be aware that test results can vary from method to method depending on the known levels of accuracy/precision and interference for each kind of test method.
Q: How long will the batteries last? How long will the unit last?
A: The AA batteries should last an entire pool season’s worth of testing. The display window will flash “LO” if the batteries are below a certain level of power needed to perform a test. The unit has been developed for the consumer’s pool environment. With good cleaning and storage habits, the meter should last longer than 3 years.
Q: Why does the unit sometimes not appear to stay “ON”?
A: The “on” button if depressed quickly on and off can cause conflicts with the software, appearing to not “stay on (or off)”. Simply waiting a minute or so before pressing the ON button should help clear the cycle.
Q: How should I be cleaning my TruTest?
A: A simple, non-abrasive wiping of the test strip window and all other surfaces with clean, fresh water should clear any residual chemicals remaining from pool testing.
Q: What will happen if the meter falls into the pool/spa?
A: The meter was designed to withstand this kind of accidental submersion and should float upon entry into the water. Simply remove the meter, take out the batteries from the battery compartment, dry the battery compartment thoroughly and replace with dry batteries. The meter should return to full performance.
Q: Should I “place” or “slide” the test strip onto the test strip window?
A: It is very important that you do not slide the test strip on the window. This action will result in inaccurate readings. A simple method is to place the first pad nearest the top of the strip onto the window first, then lower the rest of the strip down onto the window. This will ensure that the strip is all the way in and down onto the window.
If ER appears in place of a numerical value – the test result is out of range. The parameter is either too high or too low to be accurately analyzed. Note the status level, LO or HI to determine how to treat your water. Re-test after treatment.
If ER2 appears on the screen – there is an error in reading the test strip. Ensrue that you are following the test procedure correctly. Use only AquaChek® TruTest instrumental test strips. No other test strip can be used.
If ER3 appears on the screen – no strip is in place or the test strip is positioned incorrectly. The correct position is with the test pads face down in the slot with the top pad all the way to the top.
Test Strip Use
The AquaChek® TruTest test strips are calibrated to work only with the AquaChek® TruTest test strip reader. Each strip may only be used once. Do not re-dip the strip. Only dip the strip in calm areas of your pool or spa. Ensure you have a fresh supply – keep cap on tight between uses and store at room temperature.