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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.

Latest Episodes

The LSI | Total Dissolved Solids

"Man, let's just get real. That's a pretty sexy way of saying I have metals. Agree?" The boys are back in town and spilling the Tea on TDS (total dissolved solids). No feelings are spared as Eric and Jared cover such frequently Googled and Search Engine Optimized Topics as, "What is Total Dissolved Solids?," "total dissolved solids in water limit," "how to remove TDS," "total dissolved solids meters," "how to measure total dissolved solids in water," and more!

27 min6 d ago
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The LSI | Total Dissolved Solids

Calcium Hardness

In the swimming pool and spa industry, calcium is treated like it's a four-letter word. But if managed correctly, calcium hardness can be your best friend. So, what is calcium hardness anyway? According to the Rule Your Pool Guys, it’s the concentration of calcium in your pool, and the most stable factor of the LSI. Calcium is so stable, that Orenda bases their LSI management strategy around it. In this episode, Eric and Jarred discuss the benefits of calcium hardness, some misconceptions surrounding calcium, calcium hardness increasers, and how to lower calcium hardness in a pool. They also get into the weeds on the Orenda Academy exclusive hat, calcium testing issues, calcite crystals, and a whole lot more.

37 min2 w ago
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Calcium Hardness

The LSI | Water Temperature: The Most Ignored (Neglected) Factor

How can a pool with textbook chemistry on closing be filled with crystals or dust when it opens back up? An analogy is to think of that swimming pool as a grizzly bear. You better feed it because if it has to wake up in the middle of the winter to eat, it's not going to be pretty. In this episode, Eric and Jarred give you a read on water temperature. Water temperature is the easiest factor of the LSI to measure, and yet it is the most neglected (or would ignored be a better word?). Unfortunately, folks just don't know how much temperature affects chemistry - and even the ability to test the water accurately. Almost all damage to a swimming pool happens during the winter. The reason? The lower the temperature, the lower your LSI.

37 minAUG 19
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The LSI | Water Temperature: The Most Ignored (Neglected) Factor

Introduction to the Langelier Saturation Index

If you divide up pool chemistry, there's really two subcategories of it. There is sanitization (which is water, clarity, cleanliness, and safety) and there is balance. Is your pool scaling, etching, filled with calcium dust or crystals? All of those problems are LSI violations. They can be completely prevented simply by balancing the LSI and keeping it balanced. Following the conventional wisdom of range chemistry doesn't guarantee that you will have balanced water. But following the Langelier Saturation Index does. In the first three episodes, Eric and Jarred covered Total Alkalinity and pH. Those are two of the six factors of the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI). In Episode four, they cover the rest of the LSI and what you need to know about it. The LSI is the objective measure of water balance. Eric and Jarred will talk about what that means. There are six factors, and they will tell you what you need to know about all of them.

20 minAUG 13
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Introduction to the Langelier Saturation Index

Understanding pH

If you get the folks at Orenda talking about pH, they could go for hours. Fortunately, this 40ish-minute-episode boils pH and how it affects pool chemistry down into three main points: The role that carbon dioxide plays in controlling the pH of water, the factors that both lower and raise pH, and how to manage pH in a proactive way so that you're not chasing it. Many pool operators struggle with how to manage pH. Eric and Jarred are here to make it easy.

37 minAUG 13
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Understanding pH

Understanding Alkalinity in Swimming Pools

Most people in the swimming pool and spa industry know how to measure alkalinity, but they don't actually understand what it does. This episode explains what alkalinity is and how it's measured, why it slows down the change of pH, how pH determines the type of alkalinity present in a pool, and how alkalinity impacts the LSI in particular with something called carbonate alkalinity.

33 minAUG 12
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Understanding Alkalinity in Swimming Pools

pH vs. Total Alkalinity, and Their Roles in Pool Chemistry

pH and total alkalinity are important water chemistry factors that are often confused and misunderstood. This episode explains in detail what each of them are, what they do, and how they interact with other pool chemistry. Since pH impacts just about every other chemistry in water, it is important to manage it properly, according to the physics of water. Too often, pool owners and operators try to control pH, but it is a futile, costly effort. https://www.orendatech.com Show-Notes: [01:32] What is ph? [02:30] pH is an equilibrium [07:58] Negative logarithm of hydrogen [08:43] Let's not try to control pH. Physics is going to raise the pH in swimming pools. [09:50] Henry's Law of the Solubility of Gases [12:23] Buy a ph probe to find out your exact ph. [12:37] Your ph can raise from algae, vanishing edge pools, spas, spillover, or salt cell. [17:17] ph is the most impactful factor to the Langelier Saturation Index [18:53] Problems occur when ph lowers the LSI and water is starving for calcium [21:16] What is Alkalinity? [27:38] Adjusting alkalinity

33 minJUN 29
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pH vs. Total Alkalinity, and Their Roles in Pool Chemistry

Introduction to Rule Your Pool Podcast by Orenda Technologies

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. Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.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/

2 minJUN 17
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Introduction to Rule Your Pool Podcast by Orenda Technologies
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Latest Episodes

The LSI | Total Dissolved Solids

"Man, let's just get real. That's a pretty sexy way of saying I have metals. Agree?" The boys are back in town and spilling the Tea on TDS (total dissolved solids). No feelings are spared as Eric and Jared cover such frequently Googled and Search Engine Optimized Topics as, "What is Total Dissolved Solids?," "total dissolved solids in water limit," "how to remove TDS," "total dissolved solids meters," "how to measure total dissolved solids in water," and more!

27 min6 d ago
Comments
The LSI | Total Dissolved Solids

Calcium Hardness

In the swimming pool and spa industry, calcium is treated like it's a four-letter word. But if managed correctly, calcium hardness can be your best friend. So, what is calcium hardness anyway? According to the Rule Your Pool Guys, it’s the concentration of calcium in your pool, and the most stable factor of the LSI. Calcium is so stable, that Orenda bases their LSI management strategy around it. In this episode, Eric and Jarred discuss the benefits of calcium hardness, some misconceptions surrounding calcium, calcium hardness increasers, and how to lower calcium hardness in a pool. They also get into the weeds on the Orenda Academy exclusive hat, calcium testing issues, calcite crystals, and a whole lot more.

37 min2 w ago
Comments
Calcium Hardness

The LSI | Water Temperature: The Most Ignored (Neglected) Factor

How can a pool with textbook chemistry on closing be filled with crystals or dust when it opens back up? An analogy is to think of that swimming pool as a grizzly bear. You better feed it because if it has to wake up in the middle of the winter to eat, it's not going to be pretty. In this episode, Eric and Jarred give you a read on water temperature. Water temperature is the easiest factor of the LSI to measure, and yet it is the most neglected (or would ignored be a better word?). Unfortunately, folks just don't know how much temperature affects chemistry - and even the ability to test the water accurately. Almost all damage to a swimming pool happens during the winter. The reason? The lower the temperature, the lower your LSI.

37 minAUG 19
Comments
The LSI | Water Temperature: The Most Ignored (Neglected) Factor

Introduction to the Langelier Saturation Index

If you divide up pool chemistry, there's really two subcategories of it. There is sanitization (which is water, clarity, cleanliness, and safety) and there is balance. Is your pool scaling, etching, filled with calcium dust or crystals? All of those problems are LSI violations. They can be completely prevented simply by balancing the LSI and keeping it balanced. Following the conventional wisdom of range chemistry doesn't guarantee that you will have balanced water. But following the Langelier Saturation Index does. In the first three episodes, Eric and Jarred covered Total Alkalinity and pH. Those are two of the six factors of the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI). In Episode four, they cover the rest of the LSI and what you need to know about it. The LSI is the objective measure of water balance. Eric and Jarred will talk about what that means. There are six factors, and they will tell you what you need to know about all of them.

20 minAUG 13
Comments
Introduction to the Langelier Saturation Index

Understanding pH

If you get the folks at Orenda talking about pH, they could go for hours. Fortunately, this 40ish-minute-episode boils pH and how it affects pool chemistry down into three main points: The role that carbon dioxide plays in controlling the pH of water, the factors that both lower and raise pH, and how to manage pH in a proactive way so that you're not chasing it. Many pool operators struggle with how to manage pH. Eric and Jarred are here to make it easy.

37 minAUG 13
Comments
Understanding pH

Understanding Alkalinity in Swimming Pools

Most people in the swimming pool and spa industry know how to measure alkalinity, but they don't actually understand what it does. This episode explains what alkalinity is and how it's measured, why it slows down the change of pH, how pH determines the type of alkalinity present in a pool, and how alkalinity impacts the LSI in particular with something called carbonate alkalinity.

33 minAUG 12
Comments
Understanding Alkalinity in Swimming Pools

pH vs. Total Alkalinity, and Their Roles in Pool Chemistry

pH and total alkalinity are important water chemistry factors that are often confused and misunderstood. This episode explains in detail what each of them are, what they do, and how they interact with other pool chemistry. Since pH impacts just about every other chemistry in water, it is important to manage it properly, according to the physics of water. Too often, pool owners and operators try to control pH, but it is a futile, costly effort. https://www.orendatech.com Show-Notes: [01:32] What is ph? [02:30] pH is an equilibrium [07:58] Negative logarithm of hydrogen [08:43] Let's not try to control pH. Physics is going to raise the pH in swimming pools. [09:50] Henry's Law of the Solubility of Gases [12:23] Buy a ph probe to find out your exact ph. [12:37] Your ph can raise from algae, vanishing edge pools, spas, spillover, or salt cell. [17:17] ph is the most impactful factor to the Langelier Saturation Index [18:53] Problems occur when ph lowers the LSI and water is starving for calcium [21:16] What is Alkalinity? [27:38] Adjusting alkalinity

33 minJUN 29
Comments
pH vs. Total Alkalinity, and Their Roles in Pool Chemistry

Introduction to Rule Your Pool Podcast by Orenda Technologies

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. Connect with Orenda Technologies Website: https://www.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/

2 minJUN 17
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Introduction to Rule Your Pool Podcast by Orenda Technologies
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