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Water Testing

Know exactly safe your water is

BioGuard pioneered the idea of computerized pool water analysis and we have continued to research and refine the process. Today, ALEX, our computerized water analysis system, provides accurate results in an instant. All you have to do is bring in a water sample from your pool or spa to your local BioGuard Dealer and you’ll receive personalized step-by-step instructions for start-up, closing and maintenance. It’s that easy!

How is BioGuard’s ALEX water testing different?

Here accuracy counts and we have it! Our test is fast and much more accurate than a simple dip of a test strip at poolside or a self-driven analysis using a computer or mobile application. That’s because we test for several parameters beyond the basics to understand how they may be influencing each other in order to avoid trial and error. Being right the first time saves you time and money.

On top of that, our local water care experts have been trained and certified. They will walk you through the results and are happy to explain anything you might have questions about. Our ALEX recommendations will be sound based upon the way you care for your pool and the accumulated knowledge of all your previous water tests.

Our goal is that you will not only be satisfied with the performance results, but that you gain confidence in the products and advice you receive.

How is BioGuard’s ALEX water testing different?

Water testing is important to achieve and maintain a safer swimmer environment. Water chemistry can be quite complex with all the different factors.

For example, if your water is out of balance or your pH isn’t in the right range it can cause problems, such as equipment damage and swimmer discomfort. Balanced water also contributes to the effectiveness of other products so it is an important start to your water care regimen.

How often should I get my water tested?

We recommend you get your water tested when you open and close your pool. In season it is recommended to test every two weeks or minimum at least once a month. The amount of use and environmental factors can easily change water conditions and staying on things will prevent issues that may prove troublesome to correct if neglected.

Why did we name our water testing software ALEX?

ALEX stands for analysis expert, which is who we are.


For Bromine and Chlorine Pools and Spas


5-Way Test Strips

Quickly test chlorine or bromine residual, pH, total alkalinity, and total hardness


Multi-Test Kit

Accurate backyard testing includes all basic tests: free chlorine, pH, total alkalinity, and acid/base demand


Frog Test Strips

Most test strips are designed to test for chlorine levels of conventional sanitizing systems.  But FROG isn’t a conventional system. Our bacterial-killing minerals cut the need for chlorine or bromine in half. We created FROG Test strips to help you dial in the correct low levels in your pool — which can make your chlorine cartridge last twice as long.


To maintain sparkling clear water


SoftSwim 4-Way Test Strips

Tests for SoftSwim B, SoftSwim C, total alkalinity, and pH.

Stop in Today and See for Yourself Why ALEX is Better!

We can help you find the right product to keep your pool beautiful all summer long!


Call us today!

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