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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!

Phosphate Removal (Pillar 3)

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

Organic Waste and Carbon Management (Pillar 2)

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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)

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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

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February 14, 2019
Are you proactive in your approach to pool management and water chemistry, or are you...

Wildfires and Swimming Pools

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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

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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

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November 6, 2018
There are three distinct forms of calcium carbonate that we commonly find in swimming pools....

Why does Soda Ash cloud up pool water?

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November 6, 2018
Sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), more commonly known as Soda Ash, is an additive to raise the pH and...

How to Reduce Cyanuric Acid (CYA) in a Swimming Pool

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October 9, 2018
High levels of Cyanuric Acid (CYA) in pool water can cause issues. That's why Minimal CYA is...

Leave It Better Than You Found It

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July 28, 2018
My grandfather has a few rules that go unquestioned and are universally obeyed. One of them is...

Phosphates, Algae, and Chlorine Demand

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July 28, 2018
Pool operators should know about phosphates, and have probably heard of nitrates…but little has...

Nitrates, Nitrites and Urea in Swimming Pools

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July 28, 2018
Nitrates, Nitrites and other Ammonia-based compounds can be confusing. This article is our...
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