Bacteria Analysis (4in1) Pool, Spa & Hydropool (Lab Test)

£85.99 Inc VAT (£71.66 Ex VAT)

Easy to Use – simple sample collection
Certified laboratory analysis in 5 easy steps
Free shipping – return packaging and shipping to the lab included
UKAS/ISO 17025 accredited laboratory for expert analysis*
Bulk Buy discounts available

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This laboratory test will check your pool/spa/hydropool water for the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Coliform bacteria, E.coli detection and Total Viable Count (TVC) at 37°C for 24 hours in line with regulations & guidelines.

There are two main sources of contamination in pools and spas:

  • Microbes washed from the skin of bathers or present in body fluids discharged into the water.
  • Environmental organisms growing in the pool, especially on surfaces as biofilm.

Swimming Pools and Spas can cause outbreaks of infection such as eye and ear infection and gastro-enteritis. For these reasons swimming pool testing is required for public pools and recommended for private pools.

  • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Analysis: Pseudomonas bacteria are common opportunistic pathogens that can thrive in pools and when in contact with immune compromised patients can cause a variety of illnesses. Pseudomonas should therefore not be present in the water systems of places that have regular human contact, such as hospitals and swimming pools. Organisations have a legal obligation to assess the risks from Pseudomonas that may affect their staff or the public, take the appropriate preventative measures and ensure the measures are effective.
  • E.coli and Coliform Analysis: Tests for coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are the most important routine microbiological examinations carried out on water. These tests provide a sensitive means for detecting faecal contamination,  the effectiveness of water treatment and disinfection, and for monitoring the quality of water.
  • Total Viable Counts (TVCs): The test for Total Viable Count (TVC / ACC) is used to determine the presence of microbiological contamination.  The test identifies the presence of mesophyllic gram-negative and gram-positive organisms. TVC/Aerobic Colony Count is a basic measure of bacterial activity in a water sample. It is possible to interpret the result to indicate potential poor water hygiene issues.

Monthly microbiological testing is required for spas and pools used as part of a business activity (ie hotel, holiday lets etc) – see UK guideline HSG282. Spa and warm pools also require Legionella water testing every quarter (click here) as well as risk assessments and comprehensive control program*.

The guidance document for analysis on pools is published by The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG). Colder swimming pools usually have a lower microbial population than warm spa pools, however both require regular monitoring. Analysis of Legionella is strongly advised for public pools and spas as well as pools of higher temperature, click here to find out more*.

Arranging a laboratory analysis is very easy and our service includes everything required to carry out this analysis. 

Once you have ordered on our website, we will send you a water sample bottle, clear instructions as well as pre-paid postage label and return box to send the sample for laboratory analysis.

  • Certified laboratory results in 5 easy steps
  • Includes everything required to carry out the test
  • Simply collect the water sample and post it to our UKAS accredited laboratory** for expert analysis
  • Results available within 5-6 working days after receipt of the water sample
  • Bulk buy discounts available, please contact us
  • Ideal for home & business use

(*Please note, that we can only make general suggestions. We recommend checking specific requirements with local guidelines and authorities.)

This Bacteria Analysis Pool, Spa & Hydropool includes: Pseudomonas aeruginosa analysis, E.coli / Coliform analysis and Total Viable Count (TVC) at 37°C for 24 hours. Tests should be carried out at least monthly*.

Suitable for:  water from pools, swimming pools, plunge pools, spas, hydrotherapy pools, private swimming pools

The kit for laboratory analysis contains:

  • Clear step-by-step instructions on how to collect the water sample(s),
  • Sample bottle to take water sample,
  • Return packaging and pre-paid postage label, courier collection is included,
  • Analysis by a UKAS accredited laboratory** for all pool & spa water. Water sample analysis from hydropools is not UKAS accredited.

Each order is shipped with 1x pre-paid return packaging; if you are planning on taking samples at different times/places and returning them separately, then please place separate orders.

(**ISO 17025 / BS17025 accredited. The laboratory has been accredited by UKAS for coliform/E.coli, P.A., enterococci, legionella analysis of potable as well as water from spa & pool.)

Results: The report shows the test results in the appropriate measurement, like ppm, mg/l, cfu/100ml etc. Results will be sent per Email (to the Email address used in the order) within 5-6 working days after the water sample has been received.

Expiry: Water sample to be returned within 7 weeks of order date (unless otherwise agreed).

Please contact us for bulk orders and if you would like to set up regular testing. We can provide you with a customised quote.

Please note:

  • We require a full water sample to be able to perform the tests. Refunds will not be offered where minimum volume of the sample requirements are not met.
  • Water samples should be taken the same day they are collected (this is vital for accurate analysis). Any results received outside of the specified holding time will receive a comment on the report to state the results could be compromised. Samples can be taken and posted Monday to Thursday. (For customers from outer Hebrides, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Cornwall: please check in advance to ensure overnight delivery is available in your area, refunds can not be given where services are not available).
  • Where the return packaging includes ice-packs then these need to be frozen the day before the sample is taken and shipped to us with the sample.
  • Do not mix more than one sample per bottle; please ensure one sample bottle is used per sample outlet.
  • This service is only available for UK customers. If you are looking to place an order from another country, please do contact us.
  • Failure to comply with the requirements for sample collection might result in a failed analysis of your water sample. We can not refund orders where instructions have not been followed.


Additional information

Weight 60 g


SimplexHealth Laboratory


  • We ship orders daily Monday – Friday (except bank holidays)
  • Fast & efficient shipping
  • Order by 12 noon for same day dispatch
  • All orders are shipped from United Kingdom (UK)

UK Shipment Options:

  • FREE Super Saver (3-5 business days): £0.00
  • Royal Mail 1st Class (1-2 business days): £1.99
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24  (1-2 business days): £2.99
  • DHL Courier (1-2 business days): £6.98
  • Special Next Day (Monday to Friday): £9.98

Order by 12 noon for same day despatch. For urgent despatch after 12 noon, please call us on 01933 664746.

European Union (EU) Shipment Options:

  • European International Shipping (5 – 10 Days)
  • International Tracked
  • DHL International Tracked

All orders to the EU are shipped including VAT so no duty or VAT to pay to customs

Please feel free to contact us for more information about international shipping before placing an order.

Rest of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and USA Shipment Options:

  • International Shipping (5 – 20 Days) from £0.80 (can vary due to exchange rates)
  • International orders outside the European Union and Great Britain are sent excluding VAT. Local VAT as well as potential import/duty fees are charged by local customs on point of import. Customs fees vary depending on product, however most of our products (ie water test kits) are duty free (0%). Please feel free to contact us for more information (ie HS Code) before placing an order.


  • We can ship worldwide – please contact us to obtain a quote for your destination

Please note:

UK Mainland Shipping Provided by:

  • Free Super Saver (3-5 business days) – This is a free service using 2nd Class Royal Mail and usually arrives within 3-5 working days. In the event that no one is at home to take delivery, a card will be left for collection from your local post office or courier.
  • Royal Mail 1st Class (1-2 business days) – This service uses 1st Class Royal Mail, costs a small fee and usually arrives within 1-2 working days. In the event no one is in to take delivery, a card will be left for collection from your local post office or courier.
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-2 business days) – This service uses 1st Class Royal Mail tracked service, costs a small fee and usually arrives within 1-2 working days. In the event no one is in to take delivery, a card will be left for collection from your local post office or courier.
  • DHL Courier (1-2 business days) This express service is usually a next working day delivery (depending on location). Being a fully tracked service, you will need to be in to accept delivery, otherwise they will attempt delivery again the following working day or you can collect from your local depot.
  • Special Next Day (Monday to Friday) – This express service by courier or Royal Mail Special Delivery, is a next working day and fully tracked service. You will need to be in to accept delivery, otherwise they will attempt delivery again the following working day or you can collect from your local depot.
  • Higher value orders may be shipped using courier at no extra cost to ensure safe arrival.
  • Mainland UK includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all BFPO addresses.

International Delivery provided by:

  • Royal Mail International – Depending on the order value this is part-tracked delivery service from Royal Mail. Delivery can take up 2 weeks (depending on the destination country), however for Europe delivery times are aprox 5-7 days.
  • International Courier Delivery – Depending on the order value this is a fully tracked service and can take up to 1 week (depending on the destination country).
  • If the country that is receiving your order has strong regulations regarding the importation of goods including nutritional supplements, SimplexHealth cannot be held responsible for any additional fees incurred by Customs and/or Quarantine scanning. We also cannot accept responsibility for items returned by customs.

All delivery times are estimates and depend on local courier services as well as processing times through customs (where applicable).

I have not received my order what do I do?

If you have not received your goods after 14 working days, then please contact us and we will chase your delivery. The quickest way is to contact the team by email (quoting your order number and contact details) or call us on +44 (0) 1933 664746 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5.00pm). It is out of our control if delivery gets delayed due to postal strikes or natural disasters, however we will do our best to help solve any problems with lost items.

Returning an item

We want you to be happy with your purchase but understand that sometimes you may need to exchange or return an item. Follow our returns procedure if you would like to return a faulty, damaged, duplicate, incorrect or unwanted item. This can be viewed here or under Returns at the bottom of the screen.