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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!

What is Alkalinity?

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

How to add calcium chloride to a swimming pool

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November 20, 2017
How should we add calcium chloride to a swimming pool? How can we make sure we're handling it...

ORP and LSI: The Future of Water Chemistry

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October 30, 2017
Way back in 1984 I founded my service and repair company, The Pool Surgeon. I had no idea what...

Five things to know about Cyanuric Acid (CYA)

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October 16, 2017
Cyanuric Acid (CYA), also called stabilizer or conditioner, protects chlorine from sunlight. But...

Calcium: The Most Misunderstood Chemistry in the Pool Business

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October 11, 2017

Different Types of Phosphates

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September 15, 2017
 

Avoid Instant Gratification

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

Heavy Metals: Oxidation and Metal Staining

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September 8, 2017
It's your one-way ticket to midnight. Call it heavy metal.Oh wait, we're talking about dissolved...

Before Firing a Pool Technician, Read This

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September 2, 2017
Pool owners can get frustrated with pool service techs when the water doesn't look good, or...

Understanding Breakpoint Chlorination

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August 16, 2017
Breakpoint chlorination is a key concept in pool chemistry. In May 2017, we published a two-part...

Carbonate Alkalinity vs. Total Alkalinity

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August 3, 2017
The LSI equation calls for the carbonate alkalinity of pool water...but most pool test kits just...

How Orenda Enzymes Actually Work

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July 18, 2017
Enzymes are made up of proteins and amino acids, and their purpose is to catalyze certain...
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