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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!

Sulfuric Acid, Sodium Bisulfate & CO2 | Muriatic Acid Alternatives

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July 25, 2021
The 2021 chlorine shortage has brought about an acid shortage too. As a result, pool owners,...

Understanding Vinyl Liner Pools

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July 13, 2021
Swimming pool vinyl liners are a popular alternative to cement-based finishes and fiberglass...

Controlling pH in a Pool vs. Containing It

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July 8, 2021
The COVID-19 supply chain shortages have hit the swimming pool business. A parallel consequence...

What does PPM mean?

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June 24, 2021
PPM stands for Parts Per Million. Those of us in the pool business often take acronyms for...

The Chlorine Shortage of 2021: How to Adapt

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June 2, 2021
The chlorine shortage that we have been talking about for months is now national news. Panic...

Cicadas and Swimming Pools

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May 24, 2021
Cicadas are coming. And while cicadas are not into swimming, their sheer numbers will lead to...

What Causes High Alkalinity in Pools?

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April 22, 2021
Have you ever managed a swimming pool where the alkalinity level fluctuates? Usually, alkalinity...

Orenda's 100th Blog

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January 21, 2021
Our 100th blog article marks an achievement that we owe to you, our readers, with sincere...

State of the Swimming Pool Service Industry, 2020

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January 4, 2021
As 2020 draws to an end, there is perhaps one thing that unites people from all over the world:...

Swimming Pool Covers and Their Impact on Water Chemistry

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November 9, 2020
Swimming pool covers impact water chemistry in different ways. This article discusses each type...

Pool Service Prices Will Increase in 2021. Here's Why.

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November 2, 2020
Swimming pool service companies have traditionally ignored and absorbed gradual price increases,...

Calcium Flakes in Saltwater Pools

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October 26, 2020
If you own or maintain a saltwater pool, there's a good chance you have seen calcium flakes in...
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