Total Alkalinity vs. pH, and Their Roles in Water Chemistry by Orenda Technologies

Total Alkalinity vs. pH, and Their Roles in Water Chemistry by Orenda Technologies

“Have you ever asked “what’s the difference between pH and alkalinity? Many of us in aquatics confuse total alkalinity and pH. It’s understandable, given how blurred the line is between words like “alkaline” and “alkalinity.” Indeed, alkalinity and pH in water chemistry are closely related, but they are not the same. This article will distinguish […]

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LSI Balance and Calcium Management by Orenda Technologies

LSI Balance and Calcium Management by Orenda Technologies

“LSI Balance and Calcium Management is the first of Orenda’s Four Pillars. This is arguably the most important of the Four Pillars because it is about understanding water and how it behaves. We need to come together and understand how calcium behaves in water. Let’s start by debunking a myth in the pool business: calcium is NOT […]

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Why Swimming Pool Temperature Matters by Orenda Technologies

Why Swimming Pool Temperature Matters by Orenda Technologies

“Swimming pool temperature impacts the water chemistry in a big way. This article will outline a few reasons why. Pool Temperature and Water Quality Let’s divide “water chemistry” into two different categories, and start with water quality: Warmer water means more chlorine demand. This is not due to sunlight degradation of chlorine, though summertime does […]

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Extending Use of Your Outdoor Space into the Fall

Extending Use of Your Outdoor Space into the Fall

No one wants to say goodbye to the hot, sunny days of summer, but we’ve got great news: fall is one of the best times to head outdoors. There’s something wonderful about the crisp, autumn breeze and fall colors that welcome you as you step into your poolside spot. That’s why we’ve compiled a few […]

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