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Calcium Phosphate Scale in Swimming Pool Filters

Unless it has happened to you, it is tough to comprehend how severe of a problem calcium phosphate scale can be. Calcium phosphate is no ordinary scale (calcium carbonate); it is both physically harder, and harder to remove when it forms. On the Moh’s 1-10 scale of mineral hardness, normal calcium carbonate (calcite) is a […]

How to prevent metal stains and discoloration in swimming pools

Do you have metals in your tap water? Have you ever filled a pool and had the water get discolored when you added chlorine for the first time? If so, do you know why that happened? And more importantly, do you know how it can be prevented? Dissolved metals are commonly found in tap water […]

Combined Chlorine, Chloramines and Ammonia

Combined chlorine is a concern shared by commercial pool operators worldwide. But what is combined chlorine? How does combined chlorine form? Is combined chlorine the same as chloramines? If not, what’s the difference between combined chlorine and chloramines? The science is advanced, but as usual, we are here to distill the information down and simplify […]

How to remove and prevent scum lines

Scum lines are very common in pools In our business (commercial swimming pools), almost every pool has a scum line. Yes, even gutter pools can have them. For the sake of this article, let’s define a scum line as a visible layer of deposits at the water level that adhere to surfaces: walls, ladders, rails, tile […]

MSI: One very dynamic pool chemical

Meaningful pool care in more ways than one Think of the most dynamic pool chemical you know of. What does it do? When we think of the word “dynamic”, it suggests multiple uses and a range of positive results. Metal & Scale Inhibitor (MSI), to us, is one very dynamic pool chemical. It serves many functions, […]

Enzymes on an automated feed pump

  Automated feed pump technology is simple, yet wonderfully dynamic. We at Next Generation Water Science encourage all of our commercial pool customers to feed their maintenance dose of our AAD Enzymes via an automated feed pump. Yes, you could pour in the weekly maintenance dose every week, but if you have automation, why? Feed pumps […]

Should I treat my pool with enzymes?

Do you have great water quality? People ask us all the time “why should I treat my pools with enzymes?” To us, that’s not the right question to start with. Let’s start with where your water quality is now, versus where you would like it to be. Nobody has perfect water all the time, because […]