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The Orenda Purge

The Orenda Purge

When first using Orenda products like SC-1000 and CV-600/700, the initial dose is what we call the purge dose.  So what is a purge? And why is it necessary? This article will explain.

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Organic Waste and Carbon Management | Pillar 2

Bather waste. Non-Living Organics. Body Butter. Grease and oils. Whatever you want to call the organic waste products that contaminate swimming pools, managing them is the second of Orenda's Four Pillars. So what do we know about non-living organics? We know that swimmers and animals that use the pool leave behind oils and other carbon-based waste, and chlorine will try to oxidize these contaminants. Unfortunately, oxidation is not chlorine's specialty. Chlorine–or more specifically, the strong form of chlorine in water, Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)–is primarily a sanitizer and disinfectant.

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Nitrates, Nitrites and Urea in Swimming Pools

Nitrates, Nitrites and other Ammonia-based compounds can be confusing. This article is our attempt to simplify the science and explain why these things matter. If you're looking for a high-level chemistry lesson, this is not the article for you. But feel free to read some of our sources to get your fix: the CDC, NIH, ScienceDirect, and peer reviewed studies like this and this.

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An Overloaded Warm-Up Pool

The following is a true story, exactly the way I remember it. Not that I could ever forget my time in that tiny warmup pool...

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