AquaChek TruTest Digital Test Strip Reader Kit is rated
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Get Precision, Accuracy and Rapid Results With The First Digital Test Strip Reader Of Its Kind
Do you want to spend your time waiting for water readings, or do you want to enjoy your pool? That answer's probably an easy one for most, so rely on the proven accuracy and advanced technology of the AquaChek TrueTest digital test strip read that delivers accurate results fast. The TruTest digital strip reader gives you easy-to-read results for a variety of chemical readings including free chlorine, bromine, pH and alkalinity, all within 15 seconds. This is an easier, more user-friendly and more accurate way to test your water’s chemistry compared to traditional test strips, saving you time and ensuring have the information you need to maintain impeccable, safe water.
The AquaChek TruTest test strip reader Kit is ideal for chlorine pools, and all you have to do is dip a test strip into the water, insert it into the reader and it will show its accurate readings in a matter of seconds. The numerical results display on the LCD screen, eliminating the need to do confusing color matching or to read charts. A memory recall feature stores previous test results for quick comparisons.
AquaChek TruTest Strip Reader Kit provides a digital LCD display of water chemistry
Tests Free Chlorine, Bromine, pH and Alkalinity in 15 seconds
More precise and user-friendly than color matching
Boasts advanced technology including one-touch activation and automatic shutoff
Water resistant against accidental submersion
Ergonomically designed with a wrist strap for ease of handling
AquaChek TruTest’s memory function stores the last 9 test results
Rated 4 out of
Another great high tech gadgetWow is this thing sweet. Easy to use, just dip in water, and place on meter and press the button and 10 seconds later you have every thing you need to know. No more drops, no test tube things, no more making sure you have the right amount of water in the test tube, and no more color matching, just a small test strip, and meter. Plus another high tech. gadget (witch I love to have).
Date published: 2007-06-12
Rated 5 out of
AquaChek Digital Test KitI purchased this meter 7 years ago because I am color blind and had problems reading the manual test strips. Store that I purchased hot tub from was 20 miles away. I find this tester very sinple to use and very durable for I have dropped it several times. I use it to check the pool in the summer and Hot tub year round. The chemical levels are a little different for the pool vs. the tub but that is not a problem with this meter. I find it much easier to add the correct amount of chemicals once I collected enough data from this meter. I still take my pool water to the pool store for the first test each year but I maintain the correct levels throughout the summer using the meter.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 1 out of
Not so fantasticYou can check your water 20 times in a row, and never get the same reading. maybe I just got a bad one, but it seems it was just $60.00 thrown away
Date published: 2007-06-17
Rated 4 out of
Easiest test kit to useI use these type of test strips and meters all the time with diabetes, so I have some experience. Many other reviewers had problems with accuracy.
The best instructions I got were from another reviewer:
Dunk the strip in the water and immediately put in the reader (face down). With that, it produces fast, consistent results. This isn't really mentioned in the instructions.
I have tried the other types of testing kits, and can never really tell if the color I see is out of range or OK. Having the meter is a tremendous benefit.
– 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.