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Four Things to do When you Open a Pool with Crystals in it

April 2, 2018
What are you going to do if you remove a winter pool cover and find calcium crystals in the...

LSI First. Range Chemistry Second.

March 10, 2018
What if range chemistry is the wrong thing to focus on when managing water? What if the ranges...

Honesty in Water Chemistry Testing

January 15, 2018
  If you're not testing,...

Pool Chemistry During the Winter

December 18, 2017
This article aims to shed light on what really goes in a pool that is winterized. When the...

What is Alkalinity?

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

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

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)

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

October 11, 2017
Calcium hardness has a bad reputation, and that reputation is undeserved. When people see...

Different Types of Phosphates

September 15, 2017

Avoid Instant Gratification

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

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