Palintest Pooltester Kit is a visual water quality tester commonly used for pool water or a hot tub testing but is also used to test water quality in low-resource settings. The kit includes varieties of options for testing, including testing of pH, chlorine/bromine, alkalinity, cyanuric acid, and oxygen. This product is commercially available and is manufactured by a company called Palintest in the UK.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Palintest Pooltester Kit can be purchased through several online stores or by directly contacting the company's offices in the USA, UK, China, and Australia.
This Pooltester Kit is mass-manufactured in Palintest in the UK.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can purchase these products through various online websites such as eBay, Amazon UK, Hygiene4less, Oxfam, and Pool and spa center, UK.
Distributions to Date Status
The 0.1 kg Palintest Pooltester is designed for measuring the pH, chlorine, bromine, cyanuric acid, alkalinity, and sometimes oxygen of pools or hot tubs. However, this tester is also used for drinking water quality measuring in low resource settings. The color-coded kit contains two small water storage chambers for testing. Dissolving reagent tablets are poured into the water-filled chambers to make a chemical reaction and develop a coloring. The developed color is then compared with the adjacent color-coded measuring kit for the result. Moreover, the kit is also available in different modules such as: Active Oxygen/pH Pooltester SP626 Chlorine (0–5 mg/L)/pH/Alkalinity Pooltester SP612 Chlorine (0–3 mg/L)/pH/Alkalinity Pooltester SP614 Bromine/pH/Alk Pooltester SP616 Cyanuric Acid Pooltester SP620
Users are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the product’s instructions and information. Users can contact Palintest for specific product and application questions.
The Palintest Pooltester Kit demands replacement of the tablet reagents such as: Phenol Red - for pH DPD1 - for free/residual chlorine DPD3 - for total chlorine (used with DPD1)
The plastic color kit in itself is durable for a long time. However, the reagents utilized are for single use.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Palintest Pooltester kits were designed to be a simple and cost-effective pool and hot tub testing method which is easy to use and handle with fast producing and reliable results.
Vetted Performance Status
No safety hazards reported till date by the use of the kit.
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Crush and stirring Rods
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
Palintest complies with ISO 9001-2008 together with key national and international standards and approvals such as USEPA and ISO methods.
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