Chemical Test Kits

Chemical Test Kits

Chemical test kits are one of the most essential resources for testing water quality. These test kits are used by domestic, commercial, and industrial water supply sources that are required to offer treated water. Although treated water has been filtered and purified before the supply, it may have various dissolved contaminants or incorrect pH. This is why testing the quality of water is essential.

The process includes the use of chemical test kits for water quality testing. Treated water, pool water, well water, etc may include contaminants in the form of dissolved minerals, lead, nitrite, nitrates, pesticides, etc. In such cases, the filtration may not suffice. At Cannon Water Technology, Inc., we offer a wide range of chlorine-free chemical test kits and water quality testing equipment.

Sourced from industry-leading brands Hanna Instruments and Sentinel, these test kits are proven to assure reliable results and are a part of our ready-to-ship inventory. Here you will also see several swimming pool test kits developed by Cannon Water Technologies. These chemical test kits are formulated after years of research and are proven to work in all commercial and industrial environments. We assure competitive prices and the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

How Do Different Chemical Test Kits Work?

Chemical test kits are designed to determine various chemical substances in water samples. Their exact working would differ based on the specific type of testing; however, the below-given steps would help you understand the general working of these kits.

  • Preparation of Reagents: This is the first step of using chemical test kits. Most test kits, like water hardness kits, chloride test kits, alkalinity test kits and so on are provided with pre-packaged reagents, which are the chemicals designed to react with the substance or component being tested in a water sample. These reagents can be prepared by diluting, mixing, and activating them as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Collection of Sample: After the reagent preparation, you can collect the sample in a recommended container. For instance, if you plan to use the chemical test kit to test the quality of water in your home, then try to collect it in a clean container, which is dry and free from any type of contaminant.  
  • Mixing the Reagent and Sample: The sample collected in a container must be mixed with the prepared reagent for desired results. The results can be observed in the form of color change, precipitate formation, and so on. The results would depend on the type of chemical tested and the specific test conducted.
  • Detection of Reaction: Most test kits feature a measurement device or a visual indicator that would help detect the reaction or the result of the mixing in the above-discussed step. Some common detection techniques include test strips, color comparison charts, electronic sensors, spectrophotometry, and so on. Generally, the observed change is compared with the standard reference the kit offers.
  • Documentation: The results are generally recorded for decision-making or future analysis.

Types of Chemical Test Kits & Equipment

Cannon Water Technology, Inc offers chemical test kits and equipment for testing different types of contaminants in the water. These test kits are suitable for use as swimming pool test kits or for domestic and industrial water quality testing. The following types of chemical test kits for water quality testing are available.

  • Chloride Test Kits: These chloride test kits by Cannon Water Technology, Inc are excellent for monitoring the water quality in the cooling tower. This kit includes sulfuric acid, 1.0n, mercuric nitrate titrating solution, chloride reagent, and a sample vial. One drop of the chloride test reagent consists of 2 to 10 ppm as Cl. This kit can be used for testing and monitoring water quality. The color-coded guide is given along with this kit.
  • Cleaner Test Kits: Once the cleaner is flushed in the pool water or industrial water, this Cleaner Test Kit can be used to check if a cleaner is still in the water. While checking the residues of cleaner, the Phenolphthalein solution reacts to the high pH of the water and the sample turns pink in color. This confirms the presence of cleaner in the water.
  • Free Chlorine Test Kits: These free chlorine test kits are easy-to-use titration kits. These kits are used for testing the presence of chlorine residues in water. This easy-to-use kit can be used in various water quality testing processes. It is used in drinking water quality tests, pool water tests, water sanitization and disinfection, iron control, well water test, etc. The single kit is sufficient for nearly 60 to 75 test cycles.
  • Organophosphonate Test Kits: Organophosphate is a poisonous contaminant found in recycled pool water and industrial wastewater. We offers these organophosphate test kits that can be used as swimming pool test kits. These kits are also used for OP testing during a cooling water treatment process. The kit only indicates Organophosphonate, no phosphates. The kit contains Organophosphonate titrant, Organophosphonate tablets, and sample vials.
  • P/T Alkalinity Test Kits: Alkalinity of water causes a pH imbalance. To test the alkalinity, we provide P/T alkalinity test kits. These kits come with refills of alkalinity titrant low, alkalinity titrant high, phenolphthalein indicator, and total alkalinity indicator. This kit lasts for up to 60 to 75 tests.
  • Sentinel Rapid Dose Test Kits: These test kits are designed to check the concentration of Sentinel X100 corrosion inhibitor chemicals in the water. The corrosion inhibitor chemical offers protection against corrosion and limescale. The kit includes 2 x Molybdate No. 1 reagent, 2 x Molybdate No. 2 reagents, a test tube with a cap and color-coded comparator chart and instruction kit.
  • Sodium Nitrite Test Kits: Developed by Cannon Water Technology, these kits are used to monitor water quality in a closed loop treatment program. The kit is color-coded with matching pictures and instructions.
  • Sulfite Test Kits: These sulfite test kits are designed for testing the presence of sulfites during boiler water treatment programs. This kit includes sulfite titrant-high, sulfite nitrite-low, starch acid indicator powder, phenolphthalein indicator solution, sample vial.

All the above-mentioned chemical test kits for water quality testing are tested for performance. These chemical test kits can be used instead of digital pool test kits. In case you have any queries about our chemical test kits, please feel free to contact our team today.

Why Should You Use Chemical Test Kits for Water Quality Testing

Water quality testing using chemical test kits is important for various reasons. The following pointers will help you understand it better.

  • Clean water is recommended for recreational activities like swimming, or water sports. Thus, testing the quality of water in swimming pool helps ensure if the water is safe for recreational activities. Our collection features many water quality testing kits offering insights on water quality in your swimming pool. These kits can detect the presence of microbes, heavy metals, as well as harmful chemicals in pool water. The results offered by our kits will help decide the right course of treatment.
  • Aquatic ecosystems thrive in clean water. Thus, monitoring the water quality is important to ensure the protection of eco-systems. Understanding pH levels, chlorine levels, dissolved oxygen and other parameters allows identifying the factors that may otherwise harm the ecosystem.
  • Although regulatory compliances are more commonly set for drinking water or wastewater discharge or environmental activities in many countries, they are sometimes observed for testing water quality for recreational activities. The water testing kits would allow commercial pool owners to ensure the safety and suitability of pools for public use.
  • New contaminants and chemicals are entering the environment through farming or as a result of industrial activities. These contaminants get mixed with water in swimming pool or regular water sources during rains. Sometimes, these contaminants go undetected. This is where chemical test kits can help. They provide information that helps concerned authorities or users develop strategies to help negate the impact of chemicals or contaminants on human health and environment.
  • Chemical test kits are used for scientific research and education in many scenarios. Sometimes, researchers refer to the information offered by these kits to study the patterns, trends, and changes in the water quality. This helps them understand the causes of contamination as well as environmental dynamics.

Overall, water quality testing using chemical test kits is the most affordable and reliable way to ensure access to safe and clean water for recreational activities, drinking, and supporting human activities relying on reliable water sources.


  • What is a chemical testing kit for water treatment chemicals?

A chemical testing kit for water treatment chemicals is a set of tools and reagents designed to measure and analyze specific parameters or chemical substances in water used for treatment processes.

  • Why are chemical testing kits used in water treatment?

Chemical testing kits are used to monitor the concentration of various chemicals in water treatment processes. They help ensure that the desired levels of treatment chemicals, such as disinfectants, pH adjusters, coagulants, or corrosion inhibitors, are present within the desired ranges.

  • What parameters can be tested using chemical testing kits for water treatment chemicals?

Chemical testing kits can measure a range of parameters, including pH, chlorine or other disinfectant levels, alkalinity, hardness, turbidity, iron or heavy metal concentrations, and various specific ions or chemicals relevant to the treatment process.

  • Can chemical testing kits provide accurate results?

Chemical testing kits can provide reasonably accurate results when used correctly and within their specified limits. However, it's important to note that they may not provide the same level of accuracy as laboratory-grade equipment. Regular calibration, proper technique, and adherence to instructions are vital for obtaining reliable results.

  • Are there different types of chemical testing kits available?

Yes, there are various types of chemical testing kits available, each designed for specific parameters or substances. Common types include pH testing kits, chlorine testing kits, alkalinity testing kits, hardness testing kits, and more. The choice depends on the specific needs of the water treatment process.

  • How should chemical testing kits be stored?

It is important to store chemical testing kits according to the manufacturer's instructions. Typically, they should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures to maintain the stability and effectiveness of the reagents.

  • How do chemical test kits work?

Chemical test kits typically include reagents or test strips that react with the target chemical. The user follows instructions provided with the kit to perform the test, and the resulting color change or measurement indicates the presence or concentration of the chemical.

  • What are the typical applications of chemical test kits?

Chemical test kits are commonly used in environmental monitoring, water quality testing, swimming pool maintenance, aquarium care, food and beverage industry, industrial processes, and educational laboratories.

  • Are chemical test kits easy to use?

Yes, chemical test kits are designed to be user-friendly, with clear instructions provided. Most kits require minimal technical expertise and can be used by individuals without a chemistry background.

  • What is the limit for the chlorine test kit?

The chlorine test kit measures total chlorine or free chlorine in the range of 0-3.5 mg/L. This value equals to 0-3.5 ppm (parts per million).

  • Are chemical test kits safe to use?

Yes, our chemical test kits are safe to use. The reagents offered in the kit are only available in small quantities and are not known to cause any harm to users. However, we still recommend users to follow the safety precautions while using them.

  • Do chlorine test kits expire?

Most pool testing kits we offer are known to last for a year or two. The expiration period usually depends on the type of reagent used in a particular kit. If you use an expired kit, then the reagents may not give desired results. Thus, if you are unsure about the expiration dates, please contact our team anytime.

  • Do your chlorine test strips or pool alkalinity testers cause any harm to the environment?

No, we offer one of the most carefully curated collections of chemical test kits. So, you can be assured of their safety to people and the environment. However, it is essential to dispose of them carefully after use, following environmental regulations set by your local governments.

  • What is the importance of chemical testing equipment in water quality monitoring?

Chemical testing equipment is vital for water quality monitoring as it helps assess the safety, purity, and compliance of water with regulatory standards. It enables the detection of contaminants, nutrients, and other parameters that impact the quality of water for various uses.

  • Can chemical test for water detect contaminants like lead or pesticides?

Yes, specific chemical test for water can detect contaminants such as lead, pesticides, and other organic or inorganic substances. These tests are essential for identifying potential health risks associated with water consumption.