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Facts: pH and Alkalinity Part 1

Historically pH is an abbreviation from Latin language and stands for “potentia hydrogenii” (those who had Latin at school might remember the double “i” referring to the genitive of the neutral gender – gee I am getting old, this is over 30 years ago now?) and could be translated as the power of hydrogen. Over […]


Facts: pH and Alkalinity Part 2

Hardness is a separate topic; as for water temperature, just keep in mind that colder water is more vicious than hot water (yep – no misprint). But I would like to spend a few sentences on TDS and alkalinity with respect to pH of your water. Acidic water wants food; it needs to feed on […]