Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJL089 Met all expectations, but not stocked in Home Depot store.
This kit includes many different tests. Not all users will need all tests, but they are available. Procedures are simple; instructions are clear. Somewhat expensive, but a good starting point for someone concerned about the quality of their water. Results are semi-quantitative, using colors to put results within a range. Follow-up can be pursued with a testing lab for parameters of concern. I would not make a major investment in a water treatment system based on this kit, but, again, a good starting point.
I had to order via Home Depot website and pay a high shipping cost. I found the same kit in stock at Lowes and could have saved about 20-25%.
May 14, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by imflyboy Basically Pass/Fail readings.
I bought this on clearance from HD for $6. I got what I paid for. The kit does not resolve much detail - little more than pass/fail. I'm not confident that I have the answer. They give you a second set of tests for alkilinity/ph/hardness, iron and Nitrate/Nitrite/Copper/Chlorine but not for bacteria or pesticides. In my case, the results were the same from the water tap and the fridge filter except for the alkalinity/pH which changed markedly -probably due to the fridge filter which was new. What I really want to have is an accurate reading on hardness since my water seems to gum up all my plumming -even my drains - with deposits. I can't believe that my hardness is lower than 50ppm. I'll be sending away for a more professional analysis.
March 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carl Not near as accurate as I was expecting
The test strips included only gave broad ranges, not a more accurate number. I will need to purchase something that I can mail off for numbers I can actually use to make the decisions I need to make. Interesting, but not very useful. Felf I wasted time and money getting no further than I was.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Excellent Product, Fast Mailing Service from HD
I use the Purtest Water Test kit for testing well water. It is simple to use and accurate. I had also sent the same water samples to a local lab and the findings were the same. The only difference was the price between the Purtest Kit and the local lab. Purtest was very affordable. Thanks.
December 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JRJK Good product, but results can be difficult to read.
They are supposed to provide you with feedback on the water test results if you email or call them. I have emailed them twice with no response. Guess I'll have to try calling them, too.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AEBE Quick and Easy
All tests except for one (bacteria test which takes 2 days to find out the result) took a few minutes to find out.
August 30, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Amy64 Not so easy to read the results
I found it difficult to read the test results - the one test I was most interested in was the copper test and unfortunately, you have to distinguish between three shades of tan. I did the test in the early afternoon to get the best light available but it still wasn't easy to differentiate between the colors. I ended up taking a water sample to a place where they test and give you a ppm numerical result.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by marvin Best water test kit
The instructions were clearly stated and the product performed well !
March 25, 2015