Tracy’s Tips: Why is My Pool Green?

Tracy’s Tips: Why is My Pool Green?

When the time comes to open your pool and put the cover away for the season, here are a few tips to help maintain the integrity of your cover while in storage. Make sure your pool cover is completely dry before storing. Most safety covers are mesh, and can be folded and put in the mesh […]

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Pool Care Don’ts

Pool Care Don’ts

While we generally guide pool owners toward solutions to their pool care woes, sometimes it’s best to learn from others’ mistakes to avoid making them yourself. Here are some things we DO NOT recommend. Shocking Don’t shock your pool during the day. Sunlight will burn off your unstable chlorine (aka shock), so it is vital […]

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Swimming Pool Safety 101

Swimming Pool Safety 101

The pool is open! Make safety your #1 priority this year. May is National Water Safety Month and the perfect time to make sure your pool and patio is up to par. Follow these recommendations to keep your family and friends safe and give yourself peace of mind so you can sit back, relax and just enjoy […]

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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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Free & Total Chlorine: What You Need to Know

Free & Total Chlorine: What You Need to Know

It is vital to keep measurements of your pool’s chlorine levels. Chlorine is essential to sanitizing your pool keeping you and your family safe. Chlorine can often be a source of confusion as there are three distinct kinds: free chlorine, combined chlorine and total chlorine. For the purpose of this article, we will be focusing on free […]

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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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Salt Water Pools: What to Love

Salt Water Pools: What to Love

Salt water pools are growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional chlorine pools. The benefits of owning a salt water pool are impressive and may have you considering the switch. Safety Contrary to popular belief, salt water pools are not chlorine or chemical-free, but they are safer because pool owners do not have to […]

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Say Goodbye to Cloudy Pool Water

Say Goodbye to Cloudy Pool Water

As pool owners, we all have to deal with cloudy pool water at some point. Determining the cause of the cloudiness is the first step in remedying the situation. Cloudy pool water can be caused by improper levels of chlorine, pH and alkalinity imbalance, broken or clogged filters, algae or debris. Use this guide to […]

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10 Pool Chemical Storage Safety Tips

10 Pool Chemical Storage Safety Tips

Keeping your spa water fresh and clean is the #1 rule of spa ownership. Don’t let your spa water make you sick! It is critical that you drain your spa as often as every three months.  Aqua Magazine says: “The average person brings 100 million bacteria into the water. These join other living organisms such […]

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Pool Chemistry: The Balancing Act

Pool Chemistry: The Balancing Act

Whether you are new to pool ownership or are just looking for a refresher course, balancing your pool chemistry doesn’t have to be a daunting task. The key to a clean and clear swimming pool is to ensure your pool water is both balanced and sanitized. Check out our quick guide, followed by a more […]

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