Chemicals & Water Testing

Professional Pool & Hot Tub Water Testing

One of the most important things you can do for your pool or hot tub is to test your water.

No two pools or hot tubs are the same. Everything from source water to weather patterns to vegetation and proximity to other environmental factors can all affect the water in your pool or hot tub.

If left alone, the water would quickly become “unbalanced”. This can lead to everything from dry, itchy skin, to unsafe water, to permanent damage to your hot tub or pool. Fortunately, we offer free water testing services that can help you keep your water balanced and safe to use.

Our free pool and hot tub water tests include tests for:

  • Chlorine / Bromine
  • pH and Alkalinity
  • Calcium Hardness
  • TDS
  • Stabilizer (Pools Only)
  • Metals
  • Phosphates

Properly balanced water provides you with a comfortable swimming or soaking experience, efficiency of your sanitizer and longevity of your pool or spa surface and equipment. If you’re in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket area, come and see us for your free pool or hot tub water test!

How Often Should I Change My Water?

We recommend testing your Total Dissolved Solid (TDS) count weekly.

Change your water before you hit 1,500 ppm in Hot tubs and 2,500 – 3,000 for swim spas.

See the quick start guide for starting up your Self-Cleaning hot tub.

See the quick start guide for starting up your Swim spa.

See the quick start guide for your Serenity hot tub.

How Often Should You Test Your Water?

We recommend testing at least once a week. It is always a great idea to test a few hours prior to enjoying your water for any last minute “tweaks”. If your levels are out of range, have your water tested by a professional here at the store on our computerized analysis system. In between professional tests, you should be able to maintain a proper water balance using a home testing kit. These dip strip tests only take 15 seconds and should be done at least twice per week. Hydropool owner’s can learn all about water care in their owner’s manual.

Download Manuals

2021 Hydropool Hot Tub Owners Manual pages 40 thru 45 can tell you the following!

Hot Tub Water Balancing and basic maintenance
General Overview – Page 40
Initial Fill – Page 40
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms – Page 41
Water Balance Summary for your Hot Tub (chart) – Page 41
Water Balance Troubleshooting – Page 42
Routine Hot Tub Maintenance
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly – Page 43
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket – Page 43
Safety Hard Cover – Page 43
Cartridge Filter, Removal, Cleaning, Re-installation – Page 44
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface – Page 44
Changing your Hot Tub Water – Page 45
Draining your Hot Tub Water – Page 45

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Pool & Hot Tub Chemicals

We are also York Region’s choice for hot tub and pool chemicals. Whether you just need are troubleshooting some water quality issues, or simply need some weekly chemicals, York Region Pools & Hot Tubs has what you need!

Proudly featuring Dazzle pool and hot tub chemicals, we carry everything from basic maintenance chemicals that help to sanitize and balance the water, to specialty products that can help you fix green or cloudy water and solve more serious issues such as metal staining.

Mineraluxe premium water luxury care products available. Ask us about the Hot tub 3 Month Kit loyalty program.

Mineraluxe for pools is also available at this location!