The HM Digital Facebook Competition– pH Water Testing Meter

Do you have a pool or spa? How often do you test the water in it? Water testing is a crucial aspect when it comes to your water quality. You should test the water in your pool, spa, drinking water, water for pets to drink and other water-related uses. PH meters are used to test your water for contaminants, sediments and other impurities that may be lurking in your water. Once you have tested your water, you will have a better idea of how to treat your water. We understand the importance of water quality. This is why and HM Digital are having a FREE HM Digital PH Meter and a PH buffer give a-way.

All you have to do is answer the following questions in 3 sentences or less.

1.)    Have you tested your water recently?

2.)    What do you use to test your water?

3.)    What did you find in your water?

In order to participate:

  • Go to our Facebook page and click on “events”
  • Once there, click on “The HM Digital Competition”
  • Post your responses to the above questions in the comments section
  • All entries will be entered into a random drawing where the winner will be determined
  • You must be a fan of the Facebook page to be eligible
  • All entries must be submitted by Tuesday July 17 by 3:00PM EST

Test Your Water with HM Digital

“It is hard to imagine that an instrument weighing only 2 oz. could make ripples in the water industry.” – Jessica Moorman associate editor for Water Quality Products.

Did you know that one of the most important things you can do for your health is to regularly check the quality of your water supply? Too many times we think that just because the water looks clean means that it is clean. Sadly, that is not the case. Many waterborne particles are not visible to the naked eye, meaning you could be ingesting harmful toxins without knowing it. This is why utilizing a water test meter is critical. Of all the choices available for water quality analysis, we suggest HM Digital. They provide premier, high quality water test TDS meters.

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) is anything in the water you can’t see other than pure H2O. This could include any salt, metal and/or minerals. The lower the TDS level, the purer the water. HM Digital provides accuracy in TDS testing and offers great features for affordable prices. According to Charles Lee, Managing Director for HM Digital, Inc.:

“HM Digital strives to provide higher quality products at more affordable prices.  All of HM Digital’s instruments, pack in more features and specifications than the competition, yet are available at the same or better price.  The company’s industry-leading warranties solidify the brand as the first choice in instrumentation.”

With that said, there is little doubt why HM Digital is the choice for you when it comes to testing your water, whether it is for your pool, spa, or everyday drinking water.

The HM TDS-3 Meter with Carrying Case features little maintenance and convenient features such as a large, easy-to-read LCD Display and an auto off function to conserve battery life. Suitable for residential and commercial use, this HM Digital Meter provides accurate results of the waterborne contaminants that may be lurking in your water supply. Use this meter to:

  • Check the performance of your water filter
  • Confirm that your drinking water is at a healthy, safe TDS level
  • Measure TDS levels for other applications such as residential RO applications

A vinyl carrying case with a belt clip and a three year limited warranty is included with the purchase of the HM TDS-3 Meter.

The HM Digital PH-200 Meter is a highly accurate, professional-grade digital pH and temperature meter. The HM PH200 can be used for pH testing, water purification applications, pools, spas, wine or coffee applications and more. This accurate and useful meter has a one year factory warranty and comes with one 7.0 PH buffer.

The HM Digital PH Buffer is economically priced, lightweight and has an indefinite shelf life. Preparation directions are included on the bottle for your convenience. Three packets of 4.0 pH, 6 packets of 7.0 pH and 3 packets of 10.01 pH are included upon purchase.

The HM Digital PTDS-4TM Pocket Size TDS Meter is a hand held digital water quality tester which is used to test the amount of total dissolved solids (TDS) and other impurities in water. This pocket size HM Digital water test TDS meter is the smallest and lightest TDS meter available on the market. Its uses range from testing the water quality of pools/spas to your drinking water at home. The housing of this HM Digital water quality tester is water-resistant and has a low-battery indicator.

If you do not regularly check your water quality, you could be doing your body a huge disservice. The quality of the water you drink is just as vital to your life as water itself. Remember, the best way to benefit from water is to draw from a clean source of water.

For more information on HM Digital, check out the video below:

The perfect glass of Iced Tea in 6 Steps

countertop-systems-iced-teaDrinking tea is as much a ritual as it is delicious. But how do you make that perfect glass of tea? Believe it or not, water is the most crucial part. Many teas have a variety of subtle flavors that can be masked or destroyed by poor water quality that contains heavy concentrations of iron or other impurities. With that in mind, make sure you know the quality of your water beforehand as it will have an impact on your tea. If you know that the quality of your water isn’t too good, try looking at a countertop water filter system:

Take the Doulton HCPS Twin Countertop Water Filter System for example. This is a free standing twin housing counter-top water filtration system that easily connects to your existing kitchen sink faucet. The Doulton Counter Top Filter System has a lever to divert water to the ceramic filter and out the spout. The ceramic filter is self sterilizing, re-cleanable and simple to install. The Doulton UlraCarb Ceramic Filter Candle is sold separately.

Now that you have the water part out of the way, what about the rest of the steps? They’re easy and simple, so follow along and you’ll be brewing your best cup of tea in no time! Remember, preparation steps may vary slightly depending on the tea you are making.

  1. As mentioned earlier, water quality is critical. It is best to start with cold water which retains more oxygen for more flavor. Also, don’t boil the same water over and over, as it will deplete the oxygen.
  2. Begin to boil the water in your teapot or cup.
  3. Use one bag per cup. Pour the boiled water on the tea bag into your teapot or cup and brew for 3-5 minutes. Keep in mind, brew time may vary from tea to tea, so it is best to look at the recommended brewing time for each tea flavor.
  4. Squeeze the bag gently against the side of the teapot or cup with a spoon. Stir once, then gently squeeze again.
  5. Place or set the tea in the refrigerator to allow it to cool down. Two-three hours should be sufficient.
  6. When chilled, it is ready to drink. Just add ice cubes to a tall glass and pour the iced tea into the glass.


There you have it! A perfect glass of iced tea. Remember, water quality is a big part of the taste of tea so be sure you have good water quality before brewing. If you are interested in knowing what your water quality is, try the Complete Home Water Quality Test Kit, which test for over 13 different contaminants in your drinking water. What is your favorite flavor of tea?