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Hach SofChek Water Quality Test Strips for Total Hardness, 0-425 mg/L

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  • 50 Strips/Bottle
  • part number 611213
  • Easy to use and maintain your swimming pool or spa
  • Takes about 15-30 seconds to show results
  • Instructions and chart on the back of the bottle
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 611213
Item Weight0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions2 x 2 x 2 inches
OriginMade in USA
Item Package Quantity1
  
Additional Information
ASINB004L2824Y
Best Sellers Rank #4,174 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJanuary 25, 2011
  
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Product Description

Sofcheck total hardness test strips. 50 test per bottle. Order by the bottle(s) only, can not order by the strip. Sofcheck total hardness test strips come in a bottle with 50 test strips. Just dip the strip into your water and match the color of the strip to the color chart on the bottle to get your reading.

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Customer Reviews

I use it to test if my water softener system is working properly very easy to use.
Mickey
The strips have nice color differences that make it easy to match the color scale on the bottle.
Timbuckyball
When I added the softener we noticed immediately how much softer (slimy) the water felt.
MP06011999

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alex J. Hadfield on November 13, 2012
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The strips seem to work as advertised, but I was alarmed by the expiration date on the product container. It was August of 2010. I ordered the strips and received them in November of 2012. The product had been rated to expire TWO YEARS AGO!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 11, 2011
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Well, I wanted to be able to check how well my softener was working, and this is just the ticket. Instructions right on the container are simple, and you read the color change compared to a chart on the bottle...Easy-peasy! Although getting an EXACT reading is dicey at best, this will tell you approximately how hard or soft your water is, and that's what I was looking for.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MP06011999 on August 20, 2013
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These test strips belong in every softener owner's tool bag. No guess work. No assumptions. Is the softener working? Test it.

IF I HAD THESE STRIPS ANYTIME SINCE 2008 I WOULD HAVE KNOWN WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT MY SOFTENER WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT. I will test it anytime I don't think the water feels slimy to make sure the softener is doing its job. Purchased from "Pool Supplies" for $9 and doesn't expire until 4/2016. Read below for the long version:

I put in a water softener back in 2008. I've never had one and wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I knew the water would feel slimy in the shower, but expected to get used to it. And I did, or so I thought.

Vegas water is reported as being 17gpg, but most say it's more like 20 to 25gpg of hardness. When I added the softener we noticed immediately how much softer (slimy) the water felt. A few weeks went by and we "thought" we got used to it. We were going through about a bag of salt every 7 months. Well, if I had these test strips back then I would have tested the water and discovered that my softener had been malfunctioning. It was still working, sorta. But I did not know this. It used "some" salt and I could hear it regenerate so I thought all was fine. Nope.

When I replaced the water heater recently I had ordered a powered anode to replace the factory one and it didn't arrive for 10 days. When I removed the 10 day old factory anode from the water heater it was covered with hard water deposits - COVERED. There is no way that should have happened if my softener was working correctly. I investigated further and discovered that my softener was not doing its job.

So, since a couple of weeks after the water softener instal back in 2008 I had been with hard water, still.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Otis D. Hall on December 31, 2012
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I bought this to convince my Mother-in-law that her water softener in her condo was working correctly. I also used it to verify my water softener was on track. So, both have been tested and both are working well. If I test each one twice a year I have enough test strips to last 12 years, 6 months. Wonder if I will still be able to find the bottle after that long?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Infrequent Shopper on November 24, 2012
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I used the strips to test my indoor water softening against my outdoor, unsoftened water. The strips indicated that the softened water was properly softened and the outdoor water was very hard. The strips seem to be a good indicator of water softness.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Costa Rica Nick on June 10, 2011
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Hold under the faucet for 1 second and then wait about 5 seconds more to confirm the color and compare it to the colors on the side of the bottle that tell you how hard the water is. Pretty simple and really fast.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Blin on June 16, 2012
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I bought these to test the water hardness in my house. I already knew it was hard, but I was wanting some numbers (well, colors, not numbers) to back me up.
It comes with 50 test strips and has a color chart on the bottle. It is dead simple to use and appears to be at least somewhat accurate. For me water the color strips went to their darkest (hardest) color pretty much instantly. A couple weeks later had a water softener installed, and the technician had this same brand of test strips.

The test strips now indicated fairly soft water. So while I can't comment on the absolute accuracy of these test strips, they at least useful for relative testing.

Only downside is that it is a bit expensive, and now I have 40 test strips lying around that I don't need anymore
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Portia on June 8, 2014
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I was getting irritated with our water seeming to be hard because I would see spotting in my dishes from the dishwasher and I thought the clothes were feeling "harder" after washing. The rest of my familty didn't notice or pay any attention to the water quality. We had an older softener and I wasn't convinced it was doing its job. My husband would go look at it when I started complaining and sometimes would find a salt bridge and break it up, but I didn't like not being sure it was working well. I bought these test strips and easy-peasy, I could test! I tested multiple locations in the house and on different days after the softener had run. There's a lot of strips in the bottle and testing takes 1 second for each. They do seem to be accurate, matching what was expected, and were easy to read. I found the softener was not working and convinced my husband we needed a new one. We got the new one and I am able to check the water softness and I do from time-to-time. We are soft again. I know it seems like a trivial thing to be obsessed with, but knowing that the water is actually softer and not wrecking my appliances and clothes gives me a good feeling and now I have more time to obsess about other things :)
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