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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!

Pool turned green from copper and a chlorine shock

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July 3, 2017
It turned green from copper, not algae. Who would've thought?

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....

What Causes Cloudy Pool Water?

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April 7, 2017
Pools get cloudy for a number of reasons. This article will discuss several of them, but keep in...

Change we can relieve in - A more practical way to address urine in pools

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April 3, 2017
 

Test the Tap Water. Water Chemistry Starts at the Tap.

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March 22, 2017
 

I knew nothing about pool plaster. So I went to the NPC Show.

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February 10, 2017
I have never plastered a pool in my life. In fact, until this week, I had never even seen pool...
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