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Why does SC-1000 reduce free chlorine?

September 24, 2019
Our scale and metal control product, SC-1000, is powerful and concentrated, but it has one major...

What is the ideal pH for swimming pools?

September 17, 2019
Pool industry textbooks and certification courses tell us that swimming pools should be...

Proactive Pool Winterization: How to Prevent Crystals

August 15, 2019
Cold water is more aggressive than warm water, because of how water temperature lowers the LSI....

The Vision of the Ultimate Pool

August 12, 2019
By Keith Coursin - President, Desert Aire Corp.

How to Safely Add Chlorine to a Swimming Pool

August 5, 2019
Chlorine is the most popular pool sanitizer. Its responsibilities include sanitization,...

How to Prevent Scale in Pool Heaters and Salt Chlorine Generators

July 31, 2019
Carbonate scale tends to form in the hottest water first...usually inside saltwater chlorine...

How to Add Soda Ash or Sodium Bicarb to a Swimming Pool

July 3, 2019
Do you need to raise alkalinity or pH in your swimming pool? If so, there are two dry chemicals...

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...
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