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Leslie's AccuBlue Home® Dos and Don'ts

Leslie's AccuBlue Home® takes the guesswork out of testing your pool water and makes maintaining a clean, safe, and beautiful pool easier than ever. Whether you're a new pool owner or a seasoned DIY pro, knowing how to properly use the AccuBlue Home device is essential for getting an accurate water chemistry analysis every time. In this article, we'll guide you through the basic dos and don'ts of using your device, so you can test and maintain your pool water with confidence.

Do these things with your AccuBlue Home digital water testing device


  • Handle the disks on the edges or sides only
  • Hold the syringe vertically when inserting your water sample into the disk
  • Place the disk on a clean, dry surface before adding the pool water sample
  • Use the test disk within 10 minutes of filling the disk with water
  • Empty the syringe completely and allow it to dry after each use
  • Remove the disk from the testing device after running the test
  • Wipe any water off the device after use
  • Only use testing disks from Leslie's
  • Reseal the disk pouch after each use to preserve remaining disks
  • Store your disks in your home at room temperature
  • Order a new syringe if it won't remain standing in the test disk on its own

Don't do these things with your AccuBlue Home digital water testing device


  • Reuse test disks
  • Touch the top or bottom of the test disk
  • Set the disk down in an area where it can be contaminated with debris or moisture
  • Allow air bubbles to enter the test disk
  • Reuse old water left over in the syringe from the previous water test
  • Use other test disks from other brands
  • Keep the disk pouch open for long periods of time
  • Expose your disks to extreme temperatures
  • Fill the test disk while it is in the device
  • Fill the test disk while holding it in your hand
  • Underfill the test disk
  • Use the device if there is water in the light chamber or disk holder
  • Use the syringe if it won't remain standing in the test disk on its own — this can introduce air bubbles to your water sample

With AccuBlue Home, you get the precision of a Leslie's in-store water test plus an easy-to-follow customized treatment plan all from the comfort of your own home. Say goodbye to test strips and test kits, and enjoy the peace of mind and convenience that only an AccuBlue Home water test can give you. Follow these guidelines when using your device to ensure the most accurate results. If you have any questions about your device or membership details, check out our AccuBlue Home Resource Center, or contact our dedicated AccuBlue Home support team.

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Leslie’s makes every effort to provide accurate recommendations based upon current ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 (R2022) standards, but codes and regulations change, and Leslie’s assumes no liability for any omissions or errors in this article or the outcome of any project. You must always exercise reasonable caution, carefully read the label on all products, follow all product directions, follow any current codes and regulations that may apply, and consult with a licensed professional if in doubt about any procedures. Leslie’s assumes no legal responsibility for your reliance or interpretation of the data contained herein, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the quality, safety, or suitability of the information, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.