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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!

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

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What are you going to do if you remove a winter pool cover and…
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LSI First. Range Chemistry Second.

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What if Range Chemistry is the wrong thing to focus on? In…
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Honesty in Water Testing

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If you're not testing, you're just guessing Water testing is…
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Pool Winterization Water Chemistry

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Pool Winterization and Water Temperature If your…
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Understanding Alkalinity: A beginner's guide

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 Alkalinity is one of the primary things measured in…
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How to add calcium to a swimming pool the right way

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My name is Greg Beard, and I have been in the pool service business…
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ORP and LSI: The Future of Water Chemistry

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ORP and LSI are not emphasized enough Way back in 1984 I founded…
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Five things you need to know about Cyanuric Acid

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Five things you need to know about Cyanuric Acid Cyanuric…
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Calcium: The most misunderstood chemistry in the pool business

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 Calcium impacts all types of pool surfaces Pick your…
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