The compact waterproof WaterLink® 3 Express colorimeter measures 15 different pool and spa tests using unit dose vials (UDVs) for the most important test factors such as Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Bromine, pH, Calcium Hardness, Alkalinity, Cyanuric Acid, Copper, Iron, Nitrate and Borate (see chart). This innovative colorimeter is easy-to-use with the foil-sealed UDV reagent system that has the precise amount of reagent needed to run the tests. LaMotte chemists developed Unit Dose Vials (UDVs) specifically for the in-store pool and spa analyst who desired similar precision to current water labs but without the time consuming procedures and range limitations on test strips.
WaterLink® 3 Express
SPEED This precise in-store lab is simple to use, just add the pool or spa water sample using the pre-calibrated 3 mL pipettor to the sealed vials which contain all the reagents needed for each test. The vials are inverted, placed in the colorimeter chamber and the results are ready in an instant. A complete set of tests can be completed in less than 4 minutes. Later in the season, if metals tests are omitted, testing times can be reduced to 2 minutes. When completed, the vials are thrown out and the next test is started.
With all the necessary reagents in disposable vials, there’s no time wasted in test preparation or cleanup. Since there are no tubes to clean for future testing, overall time savings are doubled. The margin for error is also significantly reduced since the user no longer has to measure reagents and the simple-to use pre-calibrated pipettor saves time by adding the correct amount of water sample to the vials.
MORE TESTS This versatile new colorimeter allows analyst to measure other tests such as Biguanide, Biguanide Shock, Phosphate and Manganese using either liquid reagents or TesTabs® tablet reagents (see chart). The ability to run these test only improves the retailer’s expertise in resolving water quality issues and allows the user to measure all their tests on one complete in-store lab. Another bonus allows the English text on the meter to convert to Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.
(Includes: WaterLink® 3 Colorimeter, UDVs, lab pipettor, two 42 vial racks, wall poster, storage container, USB cable, and photo-diagrammed instruction card. Computer and software not included)
*Uses Chlorine UDVs ** Testing Reagents Sold Separately
The DataMate 9.0 software is a user-friendly Windows®-based water analysis computer program that generates custom pool and spa water treatment recommendations for your customers. The recommendations are listed in the proper treatment sequences with precise dosages and clear instructions, which can be viewed on your computer or printed out. The test results from the colorimeter can be sent directly to the software when the RS-232 connector cable is used. There are three pool product lines and two spa lines that can be easily setup and edited by the user. The products on each recommendation reflect the brands sold at your location. Included in the software are fields for alternative sanitizers, salt generators, phosphate, borate, and other unique fields. All printed recommendations feature the dealer's store information - name, address, phone and fax numbers, website, as well as a section to advertise monthly sales or other pertinent information for specific customers. The program allows unlimited pool and spa tests to be stored in customer's files for easy access and reference. In addition, the database can sort information, generate reports, graph specific test factor trends and print labels for promotional mailings.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Operating System: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Vista (Business), Windows 7 (Business) Hardware: 32 MB of memory, 20 MB of available space on the hard drive, 32 bit system (not compatible with 64 bit systems), 9-pin com port, a 486 or greater computer (Pentium preferred), CD ROM Drive and Parallel Printer (laser printer preferred).
WaterLink® Express Lab On-Line Certification Exam
Available for WaterLink® Express lab owners is the WaterLink® Express Lab Certified Water Testing Professioinal Exam that can be found by clicking this link. The exam has 18 questions regarding proper use of WaterLink® Express which only takes a few minutes to answer. After the WaterLink® Express analyst passes the exam, their store will receive one 36" by 24" WaterLink® Express Certified Water Testing Professional wall banner. The dealer's location and information will then be placed on our WaterLink® Express Certified Water Testing Professional dealer locator to help homeowners find a local WaterLink® Express analyst. Also, each individual store associate who passes the test will receive a certificate for passing the exam.