Rule Your Pool is a podcast by Orenda Technologies. This show was created for pool owners, operators, and service pros who want the best water quality possible. If you want to know what's really going on with your swimming pool chemistry, this might be the podcast for you. Each week, we'll cover a new topic related to swimming pools, water chemistry, or indoor air quality. With our help, you'll be able to rule your pool without over-treating it with chemicals and wasting money.
PPM and PPB
Eric explains what parts-per-million (PPM) and parts-per-billion (PPB) mean. They are standard units of measurement for water chemistry, telling the density of a dissolved substance in water. And the measurement is rooted in the metric system.
Concrete Pool Shell Problems | Weepers, Efflorescence, and Calcium Nodules
Eric explores three common consequences of water penetrating through a weak concrete pool shell. No, concrete is not waterproof. Weepers, efflorescence and calcium nodules can occur when water migrates through concrete. Good shotcrete application and curing is usually enough, but sometimes additional waterproofing is necessary.
Pool Covers and Winterization
Eric and Jarred talk about different types of pool covers. When it comes to winter safety covers, each type needs different chemistry considerations like dilution and CO2 off-gassing.
Closing your pool the Orenda way
Eric discusses closing pools for the off-season. As water temperature drops, the need for calcium hardness rises. LSI balance during the coldest water temperatures is the name of the game. After all, water naturally seeks balance.
Wildfires and Swimming Pools
In this brief episode, Eric talks about how wildfires affect pool chemistry. It's pretty simple: if you can smell the smoke, carbon, nitrogen and phosphates are getting into your pools. Be proactive, and learn how to clean up after. Above all, stay safe.
Pool Party Chemistry
Eric and Jarred talk about the challenges of hosting a pool party. The chlorine demand surges, and is often overwhelmed. So being proactive and also cleaning up after-the-fact are important strategies.