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Our blog is a collection of stories, research, and other info you may find useful. In the world of water treatment, there are tons of resources out there, so we hope to help you filter out some of the noise. Have a question we didn’t answer? Let us know!

Phosphate Removal (Pillar 3)

March 19, 2019

Phosphates. The invisible common denominator behind many pool problems, like algae, elevated...

Organic Waste and Carbon Management (Pillar 2)

March 5, 2019

Bather waste. Non-Living Organics. Body Butter. Grease and oils. Whatever you want to call the...

LSI Balance and Calcium Management (Pillar 1)

February 27, 2019

LSI Balance and Calcium Management is the first of Orenda's Four Pillars. This is arguably the...

The Four Pillars of Proactive Pool Care

February 14, 2019

Are you proactive in your approach to pool management and water chemistry, or are you...

Wildfires and Swimming Pools

November 13, 2018

Once again, wildfires rage across Southern California with devastating fury. To say they are a...

NSF/ANSI 50 Certification and the Model Aquatic Health Code

November 6, 2018

The CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) has been updated

"New: Specifies that numerous pool...

Does my pool guy need a contractor's license?

November 6, 2018

Guest Author: Originally published August 12, 2016 by Javier Payan

In the State of California, a...

3 Types of Calcium Dust in Swimming Pools

November 6, 2018

There are three distinct forms of calcium carbonate that we commonly find in swimming pools....

Why does Soda Ash cloud up pool water?

November 6, 2018

Sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), more commonly known as Soda Ash, is an additive to raise the pH and...

How to Reduce Cyanuric Acid (CYA) in a Swimming Pool

October 9, 2018

High levels of Cyanuric Acid (CYA) in pool water can cause issues. And yet, we encounter many...

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