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Eric Knight

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What is a Hot Start?

June 3, 2019
A "hot start" is a method for starting up a new or resurfaced pool using a lot of acid. It is...

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...

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...

Leave It Better Than You Found It

July 28, 2018
My grandfather has a few rules that go unquestioned and are universally obeyed. One of them is...

Honesty in Water Testing

January 15, 2018
If you're not testing, you're just guessing Water testing is too often rushed and overlooked in...

What is Alkalinity?

November 23, 2017
Alkalinity is one of the primary things measured in water chemistry. But what is it? Total...

Delayed Gratification: The Marshmallow Test

September 10, 2017
We live in a world of instant gratification Delayed gratification doesn't sell. In an effort to...

Pool turned green from copper and a chlorine shock

July 3, 2017
It turned green from copper, not algae. Who would've thought?

Warmup Pool Overloaded: How enzymes handled 850 swimmers

May 13, 2017
The following is a true story, exactly the way I remember it. Not that I could ever forget my...

Change we can relieve in - A more practical way to address urine in pools

April 3, 2017

I knew nothing about pool plaster. So I went to the NPC Show.

February 10, 2017
I have never plastered a pool in my life. In fact, until this week, I had never even seen pool...

Swimmers pee in the pool. Accept it, and act accordingly.

November 14, 2016
Swimmers pee in the pool. But you probably knew that already Not only is peeing in the pool...
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