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ORP vs. Free Chlorine: Which is more important?

Pool sanitation is essential Swimming pools (especially heavily used public pools) can have serious demands put on them. Keeping water sanitized is paramount to people's health and safety, but it is not always easy to do. Disease outbreaks…
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The Undeniable Importance of Calcium

Last week we got a phone call from a long-time customer of ours. They had just renovated a commercial swimming pool for a Homeowner's Association (HOA) community.  The plaster was scheduled to be done the next day, and they called to ask us…
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Organic vs. Inorganic Phosphates | re-post

Inorganic phosphates and organic phosphates can get confusing. This is a re-post from an article on Orenda's website. It pertains to our audience too, so we thought we would share it, and give credit where credit is due. The original article…
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How to weaken chlorine in a swimming pool

Sanitation is slower with weak chlorine Sanitation and disinfection are the two primary responsibilities of chlorine. Chlorine's secondary responsibility--or, more accurately, it's secondary obligation--is oxidation. In terms of residual sanitizer…

Phosphates are an invisible problem in swimming pools

Phosphates are an invisible problem in swimming pools. Phosphorus, the naturally occurring element, comes in many forms...but as it pertains to pools, we care about orthophosphates. Phosphates in swimming pools have become a prevalent problem,…

Introducing Natural Pool Products

Our line of natural pool products simply perform Have you ever bought a pool chemical that worked (at least to some degree), but maybe wasn't quite strong enough to get the job done? Or maybe last year it worked, and this year it seems weaker?…