Orenda Academy

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Our journey together will empower you with the knowledge needed to simplify pool care, and improve our industry.

At Orenda, we take education seriously.

That is why we’re making it our mission to inform people, like you, that there is a proactive approach to pool care.

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Harold's Message To New Students

Hello, I’m Harold Evans, with Orenda. I began my career in the pool industry in 1984 when I started The Pool Surgeon in Dallas, Texas. Being a chemical manufacturer was not in my plan.

I found Orenda by chance in 2004 while seeking solutions for my repair business. We were having equipment performance issues with new startups. Orenda products provided solutions for these problems. That's when I started digging into why “perfect” water chemistry could exhibit problems, and my observation of the contradictions in our industry was alarming.

It occurred to me that my problems were shared by others and that these solutions would apply far beyond my world. My lifelong ambition to help others is satisfied everyday and it is my mission to change the way the world thinks about water.

Thank you for your time and trust, we look forward to serving you in the future.

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Orenda Academy

This course will touch on the basics of pool maintenance and chemistry, how to use the Orenda app, and provide an introduction to the Orenda Startup Method, providing a holistic view of our approach to water chemistry.

At Orenda, we believe in a proactive approach to pool care. An Orenda pool is managed following these three steps: test your water regularly, use the Orenda app and balance the LSI. And dose your pool precisely. We will be teaching the basics of pool maintenance, including water testing techniques, general water chemistry, and how to perform other maintenance-related tasks. Since adding chemicals to a pool is crucial to sanitation and bather safety, we will also cover how to properly dose and measure before adding them to the water.

With the Orenda program, precision matters. So we designed an app that does the math for you and lets you see your LSI in real-time. The dosing calculator allows you to dose chemicals precisely while targeting the LSI each and every time you treat that pool. Finally, we wrap up the course with a general brushing over the Orenda family of products to help you better understand how to use them and why to use them.

This course includes:

  • General Water Chemistry and How to Perform Other Maintenance Related Tasks
  • The Orenda App and Startup Method Overview
  • Introduction to Orenda Products
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Orenda Academy: Four Pillars 

We are on a mission to change the way the world thinks about water. Orenda’s philosophy is simple: Proactive pool care without chemical conflicts or harmful byproducts left behind. Are you proactive in your approach to pool management and water chemistry, or are you reactive? Based on the types (and amounts) of products sold in the pool business, it is clear that plenty of pool people are reactive. It is always more cost-effective to prevent a problem than to fix it after it starts.

From a water chemistry perspective, there are four fundamental focus points. However, even if you conquer only one of these four, water chemistry becomes easier to manage. Therefore, we have refined our message into this comprehensive course as we outline the four pillars of proactive pool care.

This course includes:

  • Pillar 1: LSI & Calcium Management
  • Pillar 2: Organic Waste Management
  • Pillar 3: Phosphate Removal
  • Pillar 4: Minimal CYA
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Orenda Academy: Startup

The Orenda Startup Method continues to gain popularity across the pool industry. We are often asked the same questions around best practices when performing the startup and how to maintain them with integrity. Furthermore, there is a common perception that our startup method is strictly based on calcium levels and staying in a fixed range. I'll give you a hint, though; it's not about range chemistry. Understanding the LSI is critical to the success of the startup. This program aims to address the common questions and perceptions that you may have too.

Our course provides you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Orenda Startup and hopes to answer questions as they relate to your specific challenges and opportunities in our industry. So expand your training and execute the Orenda Startup Method from start to plaster-free finish!

This course includes:

  • The procedures and chemistry to perform the Orenda Startup Method
  • How to adjust the Startup Method based on your individual pool
  • Six expert interviews from industry thought leaders
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Orenda Academy Startup Course

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