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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!

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...

Pool turned green from copper and a chlorine shock

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July 3, 2017
I got a text from a customer in the Northeast that just finished plastering a pool the week...

Calcium Crystals vs. Scale

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June 19, 2017
NOTE: This article has been revised from its original version, due to learning more from...

Pool Filter Channeling

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May 30, 2017
Seasoned pool operators know the triad of great pool water: filtration, circulation and...

How to Use the Orenda App

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May 15, 2017
 UPDATE, June 2019: The Orenda App has grown to become one of the most popular and widely used...

Warmup Pool Overloaded: How Orenda Enzymes Handled 850 Swimmers

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

Pool Sanitizers, Part 2: Chlorine Alternatives

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May 12, 2017
Chlorine Alternatives In part 1, we discussed the various types of chlorine, and why a residual...

Different Pool Sanitizers, Part 1: Chlorine

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May 11, 2017
A residual sanitizer is essential to a healthy, safe swimming pool Even with the latest and...

Cold water is more corrosive and can etch plaster

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April 28, 2017
The vast majority of damage done to a pool occurs during the winter, or initial filling/startup....
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