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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...

Before Firing a Pool Technician, Read This

September 2, 2017
Pool owners can get frustrated with pool service techs when the water doesn't look good, or...

Understanding Breakpoint Chlorination

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

August 3, 2017
The LSI equation calls for the carbonate alkalinity of pool water...but most pool test kits just...

How Swimming Pool Enzymes Work

July 18, 2017
Enzymes are made up of proteins and amino acids, and they catalyze certain chemical reactions....

Pool turned green from copper and a chlorine shock

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

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