If you're testing for copper levels in a solution, such as a pool or hot tub, and your copper test strip is not reading copper, it can be frustrating and confusing. Before you panic, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue and get an accurate reading.
- First, check the expiration date on the test strip. If the strip has expired, it won’t give an accurate reading. If the strip is still good, then check the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you’re using it correctly.
- If you’re sure you’re using it correctly, then it’s possible the test strip is not sensitive enough to detect the level of copper in the water. If this is the case, try using a more sensitive test strip. You can also try using a different type of test strip, such as an acidity or alkalinity test strip, to see if the copper level is too low to be detected. If you’ve tried all of the above and still can’t get an accurate reading, it may be time to contact a professional to perform a more accurate test. A professional can use more sensitive equipment to determine the exact copper level of your pool or hot tub.
In conclusion, if your copper test strip is not reading copper, check the expiration date, make sure you’re using the test strip correctly, and try a more sensitive test strip. If all else fails, contact a professional for a more accurate test.
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