WaterLink Spin Touch vs ColorQ 2x Pro 7 vs ColorQ 2x Pro 9 – Which is Best for Your Pool Service?

If you are in the market for a photometer test kit, LaMotte makes 3 models that are great for pro use. There is no direct comparison really between the WaterLink Spin Touch and the ColorQ 2x units, but for the sake of this comparison, it needs to be included although it is much more advanced. I think to consider whether you want to make the leap to the Spin Touch you have to look at the ColorQ 2x units and decide if speed is a bigger factor than cost.

The SKU for the Mobile unit is: Lamotte #3581 MOBILE WaterLink SPIN TOUCH Lab and the price is around $1,000. The Spin Touch test kit is great for so many applications. If you service Commercial Accounts this is a great way to keep your logs for the Health Department and Pool Manager. For Resorts, Hotels, and Clubs this would be a perfect way to get spot-on readings to assure that the public pool is safe. And if you are a Health Inspector there is no better water tester than this. Plus it comes with a 2-year warranty.

The 202 Disks seen in this video are sold in a 50 pack for around $120. The 202 Disk does 10 test factors in 60 seconds:

Free Chlorine (DPD) 0-15 ppm
Total Chlorine (DPD) 0-15 ppm
Bromine (DPD) 0-33 ppm
pH 6.3-8.6
Calcium Hardness 0-800 ppm
Total Alkalinity 0-250 ppm
Cyanuric Acid 5-150 ppm
Copper 0-3.0 ppm
Iron 0-3.0 ppm
Salt 0-5000 ppm
Phosphate 0-200 ppb

You can also download the WaterLink Connect app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This App is free and will allow you to connect the Spin Touch to your smartphone or device and from the App, you can transfer the Test Logs and actually control the Spin Touch unit from your smartphone or device. You can take it a step further and Subscribe to the WaterLink DATA MATE Web which will allow you to store, send the log customer data. After you log the test results the Data Mate software will give you detailed recommendations to balance the water.

The ColorQ 2x Pro 9 is much like the ColorQ 2x Pro 7 with some notable exceptions. It uses the same photometer unit but the one that comes with the Pro 9 can also test for Copper, Iron, and Biguanide (Reagents sold separately). The handheld meter is easy to use and features economical liquid reagents that measure 144 tests per 30 mL size bottle for Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Bromine, and pH. The Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, Cyanuric Acid, Copper, and Iron test is measured by using one TesTabs tablet per test with 100 tablets included with the kit.

The kit features economical liquid reagents along with easy-to-use TesTabsĀ® tablets and a Pool Manager Handbook. The ColorQ 2x eliminates the need to visually determine slight color variations or use look-up tables, thus taking the guesswork out of poolside water analysis. The ColorQ 2x PRO 9 and reagents are packaged in a rugged carrying case for on-site testing.

The Lamotte ColorQ 2x Pro 7 Test Kit is loaded with some great new features making this a premiere digital water tester for your pool or spa.

On-Site Multi-Test Photometer Kit
Takes the guesswork out of pool-side water analysis
Dual optic design with wider path-length than previous models
Eliminates the need to visually determine slight color variations
Waterproof housing
5 Minute auto-off function protects batter life
Transfer results via Bluetooth
Digital display
Accurate results
Easy to use
Can be used on both pools and spas
Test Capabilities:

Pro 9 2x:
Free Chlorine | 0-10 ppm
Total Chlorine | 0-10 ppm
Bromine | 0-22 ppm
pH | 6.5-8.5
Alkalinity | 0-250 ppm
Calcium Hardness | 0-600 ppm
Cyanuric Acid | 0-150
Iron | 0-3.0 ppm
Copper | 0-4.0 ppm
Biguanide (sold Separately) | 0-70 ppm
Biguanide Shock (Sold separately) | 0-160 ppm

Kit Includes:
ColorQ 2x Photometer
Photo-diagrammatic instructions (English, Spanish and French)
Reagents & Tablet packets
Convenient carrying case
Pool Management Handbook
LSI Quick calculator slide tool

An added feature is the Blue tooth connectivity and the ability to email yourself or a client the test results on the spot while you are out in the field. You would just need the Waterlink Solutions Home or the Waterlink Solutions app to do this.

2x Pro 7 Test Capabilities:
Free Chlorine | 0-10 ppm
Total Chlorine | 0-10 ppm
Bromine | 0-22 ppm
pH | 6.5-8.5
Alkalinity | 0-250 ppm
Hardness | 0-400 ppm
Cyanuric Acid | 0-125

Kit Includes:
ColorQ 2x Photometer
Photo-diagrammatic instructions (English, Spanish and French)
Convenient carrying case

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