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The Orenda Startup™ is about the LSI, Not Just Calcium

June 10, 2019
Many people think the Orenda Startup™ is basically a "Calcium Startup". But that's incorrect,...

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...

What Causes a High pH in a Swimming Pool?

May 8, 2019
It happens all the time. Swimming pool pH climbs, or sometimes spikes, and all sorts of problems...

The Orenda Purge Dose

April 9, 2019
When first using Orenda products like SC-1000 and CV-600/700, the initial dose is what we call...

Minimal CYA (Pillar 4)

March 25, 2019
Our Fourth and final Pillar is to minimize cyanuric acid (CYA). Maintaining CYA at a manageable...

Phosphate Removal (Pillar 3)

March 19, 2019
Phosphates. The invisible common denominator behind many pool problems, elevated chlorine...

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 with devastating fury. To say they are a disruption would be an...

NSF/ANSI Standard 50 and the MAHC

November 6, 2018
Commercial Pool Chemicals must be NSF Certified or EPA Registered "New: Specifies that numerous...

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....
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