RAPID BACTERIA TEST FOR POOLS AND SPAS
A revolutionary way to test any pool or spa
for harmful bacteria
The AquaSafe Bacteria Test Strip is an antibody based rapid test, that detects Pseudomonas, Aeromonas, E.coli, Shigella, species of Salmonella, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, and many other coliform and non-coliform Bacteria in swimming pools and spas – in less than 20 mins. The AquaSafe Bacteria Test has all the accuracy and reliability of a lab test in a disposable strip and requires no instrumentation or user training.
- Home testing kit
- Detects harmful bacteria
- Accurate and reliable
- Immediate results
- Simple to use
Why Test for Bacteria?
IS YOUR WATER SAFE?
When it comes to safety, everything else is secondary. The same should be true in the pools and spas that we swim in and allow our children to swim in. The AquaSafe Bacteria Test for pools and spas is easy enough for anyone to use, and is priced within reach of any pool or spa owner and operator. Until now, the only method of testing for bacteria in a pool or spa was not feasible for most owners and operators. With the AquaSafe Bacteria Test for pools and spas, water quality / safety should never be left to chance.
FAST, ACCURATE, AND EASY-TO-USE
There is no other test like it. With its combined ease of use, speed, and affordability, the AquaSafe Bacteria Test brings new levels of pool safety to every customer.
WATER QUALITY CHANGES
Chemicals evaporate and dissipate, especially as bather load increases or temperature rises. If the water balance or disinfectant levels are outside of the normal range, the pool is especially susceptible. All it takes is the introduction of bacteria at the right time to create a major outbreak that can make everyone sick.
PROTECT SWIMMERS FROM RWIs AND YOURSELF FROM LIABILITY
Due to drastic rises in swimming-related illnesses over the past several years, the CDC has created a new term: RWI (Recreational Water Illness). Most RWIs are caused by bacterial contamination of the pool or spa. RWIs are dangerous, painful, and can hit both children and adults. Common effects of RWIs include earaches, stomachaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and eye irritation. By testing for potentially dangerous RWI-causing bacteria, you may prevent many RWI outbreaks.
KNOW WHEN TO CHANGE WATER, SAVE WATER, LOST HEATING, AND LOST CHEMICALS
Until now, pool and spa operators who were concerned about their guests’ health had only one option to guarantee the quality of the water in pools and spas: change the water. Without knowing if the water is good or bad, it was simply a shot in the dark. Changing water is a delicate balancing act- unnecessary changes cost money in lost water, heating, and chemicals, and changing too late can result in RWIs among bathers. Regular testing will help pinpoint when is the best time to change water, eliminating guess work.
When a bacterial contamination occurs, there are always multiple strains present – a toxic strain of Pseudomonas or E.coli is always vastly outnumbered by other bacteria. To maximize the sensitivity for Pseudomonas and other toxic species, the AquaSafe Bacteria Test detects a wide range of bacteria, including both toxic and non-toxic strains. As with microbiological tests for food and drinking water, the idea is to detect a bacterial contamination, rather than a single toxic strain. Health authorities, on the other hand, sometimes use laboratory culture tests that actually look for specific toxic strains. If the AquaSafe Bacteria Test is positive, that does not mean that people will necessarily get sick – it means that the pool/spa contains bacteria among which there may be toxic Pseudomonas, E.coli, Shigella or Salmonella, etc.
Testing for Bacteria
Currently, testing for bacteria in pool and spa water involves collecting the sample, transporting it to a lab, and then waiting for results of an incubation-based essay – a process that can take 24-48 hours. But what happens while you wait? Not only are users exposed to unknown health risks, but the water quality may change. When the test results come back, it is an indication of yesterday’s water quality, not today’s!
Now there is a test that detects bacteria in pool and spa water in less than 20 minutes, with a simple, on-site procedure that requires no instrumentation or user training. Now, you can test your water on the spot, and the result may prevent you from acquiring recreational water illnesses (RWIs).
This revolutionary test kit is based on proprietary immunochemical reagents and formats. The AquaSafe Bacteria Test has all the accuracy and reliability of a lab test, but in a disposable test strip similar to a home pregnancy test. The combination of ease-of-use, speed, and reliability add up to an ideal screening and monitoring method for all types of water samples.
Under 20 minutes, no incubation
On-site, no transit of sample required
No chemicals to add or measure
No power source required
Readout / Result
No instrumentation ruggedness
Water Temperature: 40o – 110o F
pH: 4 – 10
Total Chlorine: 0-50 ppm
Bromine: 0- 40 ppm
18 month shelf life
Lakes and rivers
Other recreational water venues
Pseudomonas, Aeromonas, E.coli, species of Salmonella, Shigella, Enterobacter, Klebsiella and many other Coliform and non-Coliform bacteria.