Are you using the right test strip for your water care system? In most instances, if you are getting an extremely low or off-the-chart high reading, it could be because you’ve got the wrong test strip – using the wrong test strip can lead to inaccurate or misleading results.

Spa Frog® is a low-volume bromine system. This means that 1-2 ppm is the optimum reading for a Spa Frog® water care system. Some standard bromine test strips do not begin registering until 2 ppm. This means you should always test the Spa Frog® system with a Spa Frog® bromine test strip.

@ease with SmartChlor™ chlorine is made up of two molecules, one of which remains in reserve in the water until needed, when it then converts to usable chlorine. SmartChlor™ has its very own test strip because there are two molecules of chlorine in the system, therefore if you use a standard chlorine test strip the reading will be abnormally high. Always use an @ease test strip with the @ease system.

A 6-in-1 test strip is the most commonly used test strip for testing water. It gives you a reading to properly balance the water and tests for either bromine or chlorine. However, these test strips will read too high if used with Spa Frog® or @ease with SmartChlor™.

Have questions? Want to learn more about what system is best for your Marquis® hot tub? Head on over to your local Marquis Dealer!