Why test your water & water supply?

There are many reasons why you may want to test the water supply in your home or business. Water can be made up of a wide range of substances or organisms. They are not necessarily harmful, but may become a contaminant or a nuisance at higher levels. Most contaminants in water cannot be detected by smell, taste or sight.

It is recommended to test drinking water when:

Click here to find out about common drinking water contaminants.

Other useful information:

Water can be tested using single use water test kits, laboratory tests, photometers:

Single Use Water Test Kits:

  • Are easy to use and provide instant results
  • Include full instructions
  • A cost effective way of testing water
  • Available to test a wide range of elements, either as single tests or multi-packs
  • Compare our range of multi-packs test strips here
  • To view the full range of single use tests, please click here

Laboratory Analysis:

  • Ideal when a UKAS approved water test is required
  • Perfect when independent analysis is required, ie. for open water swimming, public pools, Legionella control
  • Delivers very accurate test results
  • Laboratory testing can provide results for elements like pesticides, legionella, bacteria analysis & count, some metals which otherwise are not available
  • Samples are stored and transported temperature controlled
  • Our laboratory analysis includes everything required to carry out the tests, including sample bottles, clear instructions, courier expenses
  • To view the full range of laboratory tests click here
  • Compare our kits designed to test multiple elements here

Photometers / Digital Water Testers:

  • Ideal for users who carry out regular/daily testing – like for pool & spa, aquarium, micro brewery
  • Deliver instant results at very accurate levels
  • Our photometers are easy to use, have 2 year warranty and do not need calibrating
  • Using Bluetooth technology, test results can be downloaded and exported for easy & independent reporting
  • To view the full range of photometers click here
  • Not sure which Digital Water Tester is the right one for you? Compare our range here.


Water testing is ideal for:


Contact us if you are not sure which water testing kit is the right one for you.

Got a question about water testing? Try our complete list of Free Water Testing Resources.

Disclaimer: Only opinions based upon our own personal experience or information detailed in academic journals or other publications is cited. This has been done exclusively for anyone who is interested in this subject but is not intended to replace proper analysis. We cannot accept responsibility and liability of any kind which may result from the application of this information. We always recommend to consult an expert to discuss any test results or get a full recommendation on the specific subject and specific to your situation by an expert.

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There are strict standards for the quality of drinking water within Europe mainly laid down in the EU Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC). These are based on advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO).