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Pool/Spa Compliance Testing

POOL/SPA TESTING SERVICES

Certified by the Indiana State Department of Health for public health laboratory service in the bacteriological examination of public waters. (Laboratory No. M-49-5)

Pool/Spa Water Testing for Health Department Compliance

Micro Air, Inc. is a full service, state certified (M-49-5) water testing laboratory. Our primary goal is to keep public pools in compliance with public water testing requirements in their county, which includes weekly bacteriological testing.  We offer analysis and reporting to you and your local health department on a weekly basis, along with a courier and collection service (an additional fee applies).  We offer excellent discounts for multiple pools and/or prepayment using a credit card. 

Full service includes:

·          Emailed copy of results

·          Faxed copy of results to county health departments

·          Same day testing for failed pools (in most cases; additional collection & courier fee applies)

·          Detailed billing for all pool locations

·          Monthly pass/fail report  

Method of Analysis:  MMO-MUG P/A with Colilert for Total Coliforms/E.Coli SM9215B for Heterotrophic Plate Count

Turn Around Time:  Total Coliforms/E. Coli – 24 hours, Heterotrophic Plate Count – 48 hours

 

Additional Pool/Spa Water Testing

Total Hardness

Total hardness in swimming pools is a measure of all the dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sodium.  The recommended level for calcium hardness is 200 - 400ppm, and both high and low levels result in swimming pool problems including scale formation on the pool surfaces as well as scaling in the pipes, plumbing and filter.  In extreme cases the water becomes dull and cloudy with the calcium precipitating out into the water rather than onto a surface. High calcium levels will also irritate swimmers, causing sore eyes in particular.

Method of Analysis:     Hardness (Total & Calcium) using Drop Count Titration, Hach Cat. No. 145700

Turn Around Time:  24 Hours

 

Algae

Algae are tiny plants that bloom and grow in swimming pools if nutrients are present and a sufficient level of free chlorine is not maintained.  Algae can become a problem when it converts sunlight into food, releasing waste that becomes the feeding grounds for unwanted and harmful bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Method of Analysis:     Hach BART Tester for Micro-Algae Cat. No. 2432709

Turn Around Time:  4-24 Days

 

Pseudomonas

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium commonly found in spa water.  Because hot tubs and spas have warmer water than pools, chlorine or other disinfectants used to kill germs (like Pseudomonas aeruginosa) break down faster.  If allowed to reach unsafe levels, the presence of pseudomonas can cause several health problems including skin rashes and other skin infections, ear infections or even urinary tract infections.

Method of Analysis:     Growth on Hardy Diagnostics Pseudomonas Isolation Agar, Cat. No. G145