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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...

Pool Filter Channeling

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

How to Use the Orenda App

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

An Overloaded Warm-Up Pool

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