Testing Procedure for the Simplexhealth 10-In-One Water Quality Test Kit

This Water Quality Test Kit tests water for 10 different parameters, allowing you to identify the issues in your water quality so you will know how to correctly treat your water. This kit tests for: coliform bacteria, nitrate, nitrite nitrogen, total hardness, total alkalinity, total chlorine, free chlorine, copper, iron & pH.

Two different water samples can be tested (except bacteria) and the results can be compared to the Maximum Contamination Guidelines set by the European Union / UK. The instructions include a chart where test results can be recorded.

The test strips are a safe, reliable and accurate way to detect the quality of water.

The test strips follow our simple and easy-to-use Dip-Wait-Read method.

 Instructions for pH / Total Alkalinity / Hardness

  1. Dip one test strip into water sample for 5 seconds
  2. Remove strip, wait 20 seconds, then match colour for pH, Total Alkalinity and Hardness to closest colour on colour chart. 
  3. Complete colour matching within 10 seconds.

NOTE: pH strip may read low if Total Alkalinity is less than 80 PPM. Elevated results are likely in highly buffered solutions or solutions with high ionic content.

Nitrate/Nitrite Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into water sample for 2 seconds.
  2. Remove, wait 1 minute, then match colours for Nitrate/Nitrite.
  3. Colours are stable for 2 minutes.

Iron (Fe+2) Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into a 200ml (8oz) water sample for 5 seconds with a constant, gentle back-and-forth motion.
  2. Remove the strip and shake once, briskly, to remove excess water.
  3. Wait 15 seconds then view through the aperture to match with closest colour. 
  4. Complete colour matching within 15 seconds.

NOTE: For better colour matching, fold the white plastic handle of the test strip under the aperture so that it produces a white viewing background.

Copper (CU+1/CU+2) Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into a 200ml (8oz) water sample for 15 seconds with a constant, gentle back-and-forth motion.
  2. Remove the strip and shake once, briskly, to remove excess water.
  3. Wait 30 seconds then match with closest colour on colour chart.
  4. Complete colour matching within 15 seconds

NOTE: For better colour matching, fold the white plastic handle of the test strip under the aperture so that it produces a white viewing background.

Free Chlorine Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into a 50ml water sample with a constant, gentle back-and-forth motion for 20 seconds.
  2. Remove strip and shake once briskly. Wait 20 seconds, then match with closest colour with colour chart.

Total Chlorine Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into a 250ml water sample with a constant, gentle back-and-forth motion for 5 seconds.
  2. Remove strip and shake once briskly. Wait 30 seconds, then match with closest colour with colour chart within 15 seconds.

Bacteria Instructions

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after test.
  2. Carefully remove the bottle cap; do not touch the inside of the cap or bottle opening.
  3. Fill the bottle with water sample to 1.3cm (1/2 inch) before the neck (75% full). Do not overfill or spill the bacteria growth media in the bottle.
  4. Securely and tightly replace the cap.
  5. Shake the bottle vigorously for 20 seconds to dissolve the media.
  6. Place closed bottle in a room with a temperature range of 20-32°C (70-90°F).
  7. Leave the bottle undisturbed and away from direct sunlight.
  8. Observe the liquid after 48 hours incubation time: a. purple colour = no harmful bacteria were detected in the sample; b. yellow colour = it is highly likely that harmful coliform bacteria are present.
  9. Dispose of water sample safely

Important

  • Keep tests out of reach of children and pets. Do not ingest anything from this test kit. Do not drink water sample used for testing. Store and use at room temperature 15-30°C (60-86°F).
  • Do not open packets or a vial until you are ready to perform the tests.
  • Do not touch test pads.
  • Do not use on hot water or water containing bleach detergents.
  • Do not re-use any part of the test kit.
  • Read and follow the instructions which are included with each test kit carefully.

 

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Please note: that this is a screening test and can not be used to certify water as safe or unsafe for drinking. This test kit provides approximate results ONLY when used in strict accordance with instructions. SimplexHealth expressly disclaims any liability resulting from the use of this product, failure to follow instructions, or reliance of test results. This is not a measuring instrument. Store in a cool, dry (below 32°C) place and away from excess heat and direct sunlight. No MSDS required. Keep away from children and pets. Avoid contact of test areas on strips with skin & eyes, do not ingest or expose to acids. Use a fresh water sample for each test.