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The Difference between Total Alkalinity and Carbonate Alkalinity

en españolThe LSI requires knowing the carbonate alkalinity…
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How Orenda enzymes actually work

 How Orenda enzymes actually work Orenda enzymes CV-600…
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Pool turned green from copper and a chlorine shock

It turned green from copper, not algae. Who would've thought? Brand…
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Calcium Scale ≠ Underwater Calcium Crystals

NOTE: This article has been revised from its original version,…
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Pool filter channeling - causes, symptoms, and how to fix it

Filter Channeling is a problem Seasoned pool operators…
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How to use the Orenda App: Dosing Calculator + LSI

 Need an accurate pool chemistry Dosing Calculator?…
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Warmup Pool Overloaded: How enzymes handled 850 swimmers

The following is a true story, exactly the way I remember…
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Pool sanitizers, Part 2: Chlorine alternatives

Pool Sanitizers, continued...Chlorine alternatives In part 1,…
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Different types of pool sanitizer, Part 1: Chlorine

A good pool sanitizer is essential to a healthy, safe swimming…