Understanding pH buffering systems and pKa values
Rule Your Pool
by Eric Knight
5d ago
00:00 - Introduction 03:16 - pH buffering 04:43 - Bicarbonate, cyanurate and borate 06:41 - pH is based on H2O and hydrolysis 09:56 - Carbonate alkalinity means dissolved CO2 determines pH 11:51 - Bicarbonate converts into carbonate at 8.3 pH 13:22 - High TA, more buffering capacity, more acid demand 15:19 - Acids and conjugate bases 18:16 - pKa values and buffering strength 20:52 - What does pKa stand for? 23:05 - Closing ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.orendate ..read more
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Cicadas (and other small dead animals) in Swimming Pools
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by Eric Knight
3w ago
00:00 - Introduction 02:25 - Cicada broods every 13 or 17 years 05:44 - What do cicadas do? 07:03 - Cicadas and swimming pools 08:56 - What do cicadas introduce into swimming pool water? 10:44 - How to get cicadas out of the pool 11:29 - Other small dead animals in pools 13:02 - Closing ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.orendatech.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrendaTechnologies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orendatech/ Instagram: https://www.insta ..read more
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Tools for the Modern Pool Pro, with Skimmer + Orenda (w/ Niki Acosta and Jack Nelson)
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by Eric Knight, Niki Acosta, Jack Nelson
1M ago
00:00 - Introduction 01:06 - How did Niki and Jack get involved in Skimmer? 06:08 - What's new with Skimmer? 09:56 - State of Pool Service Report 12:38 - Skimmer's Orenda Calculator integration 18:03 - The modern pool pro 20:06 - How does Skimmer want their customers to use this? 22:22 - The LSI quantifies water balance 25:42 - Tracking, Trending, and Forecasting ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.orendatech.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrendaTechnologi ..read more
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Scaling Up your Pool Business with PoolBrain + Orenda (w/ Adam Beech)
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by Eric Knight, Adam Beech
1M ago
00:00 - Introduction 02:06 - What is PoolBrain? 04:40 - The pains of running a large pool service business 06:48 - A lack of data 09:42 - The power of standardization and checklists 14:43 - Growing vs. Scaling 21:58 - PoolBrain + Orenda Calculatorâ„¢ integration 25:55 - Closing ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.orendatech.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrendaTechnologies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orendatech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/or ..read more
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The case against column-pouring acid
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by Eric Knight
1M ago
00:00 - Introduction 03:25 - Column-pouring video in Eric's Pool 06:51 - Explanation 08:26 - Wrap up   ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.orendatech.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrendaTechnologies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orendatech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orendatechnologies/ Swim Across America | Team Orenda: https://www.swimacrossamerica.org/goto/orenda ..read more
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Self-Serving Pseudo-Science (w/ Terry Arko)
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by Eric Knight, Jarred Morgan, Terry Arko
1M ago
00:00 - Introduction 03:13 - Myth 1: ANSI-11 Standards NEVER allow water chemistry outside the ranges 05:12 - Myth 2: It's important to give water what it wants to "make water happy" 10:01 - Myth 3: The pH is constantly increasing outside of the acceptable range stated in Standard 11, and there are no options 14:40 - Myth 4: Water balance indexes indicate whether water is scaling or corrosive to surfaces and metals 20:12 - Myth 5: In a pool using chlorine and cyanuric acid, keeping the pH in the acceptable range is not important. Chlorine is controlled by the CYA. 29:03 - Myth 6: To control al ..read more
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Chlorine's pH impact in swimming pools (w/ Terry Arko)
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by Eric Knight, Terry Arko
1M ago
00:00 - Introduction 01:12 - Old habits and beliefs about chlorine and acid 07:04 - Liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) 11:07 - Our bodies produce HOCl too 12:13 - HOCl will become HCl (aka muriatic acid) 16:00 - Cal hypo (calcium hypochlorite) 21:30 - Sodium Dichlor (dichloro-s-triazinetrione) 21:46 - Trichlor (tricoloro-s-triazinetrione) 26:36 - Saltwater chlorine generators (SWG) 30:43 - Chlorine gas (Cl2) 33:16 - Closing ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.oren ..read more
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Understanding Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP)
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by Eric Knight
2M ago
00:00 - Introduction 01:00 - ORP is a water quality subject 02:39 - Chlorine oxidizes by stealing electrons 04:25 - Why is ORP used in swimming pools? 06:26 - Is ORP measured as conductivity? 07:21 - Factors that affect ORP - pH, CYA, water temperature 08:23 - pH and ORP 11:19 - ORP accuracy is based on fixed pH and chlorine levels 13:22 - Cyanuric acid and ORP 14:24 - Water temperature and ORP 16:20 - Ways to increase ORP 19:23 - Wrap up   ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog ..read more
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Chlorine's pH impact in swimming pools
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by Eric Knight, Terry Arko
3M ago
00:00 - Introduction 01:12 - Old habits and beliefs about chlorine and acid 07:04 - Liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) 11:07 - Our bodies produce HOCl too 12:13 - HOCl will become HCl (aka muriatic acid) 16:00 - Cal hypo (calcium hypochlorite) 21:30 - Sodium Dichlor (dichloro-s-triazinetrione) 21:46 - Trichlor (tricoloro-s-triazinetrione) 26:36 - Saltwater chlorine generators (SWG) 30:43 - Chlorine gas (Cl2) 33:16 - Closing ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Center: https://ask.orendatech.com Blog: https://blog.oren ..read more
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Is the Orenda Calculatorâ„¢ true to the LSI formula? Or different?
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by Eric Knight, Jarred Morgan
3M ago
00:00 - Introduction 01:35 - We have learned from past mistakes 04:40 - The history of the Orenda Calculatorâ„¢ formula 05:51 - Dr. Langelier's original formula = pH - pHs 10:47 - Revisions to the LSI in 1942, 1964, 1965 and beyond 12:32 - Technology is not limited by reference charts 14:29 - The LSI charts today are based on the updates by John Wojtowicz 17:22 - Wojtowicz wrote about the pH Ceiling concept 19:19 - The most precise LSI calculator in the world 22:55 - Wrap up  ------------------------------------ Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.orendatech.com Help Cente ..read more
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