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Vacuum

01 August

Vacuum /vak-yoo-uh/ noun A device that uses suction to collect the dirt found on the sides or bottom of a swimming pool. One of the most common vacuum types is a device fitted with wheels that is attached to a telescope and connected to the suction line. The debris collected by the vacuum was deposited […]

Turbidity

01 August

Turbidity /tur-bid/ adjective Refers to the cloudy condition of water caused by the presence of fine particles in suspension that have not been caught by filters due to their microscopic size. In order to deal with the issue of turbidity, a clarifier was added to coagulate the particles. The result was a more efficient filter.

Test Kit

01 August

Test Kit [] A device used to monitor the specific levels of chemical residuals and other items in swimming pool water. Most test kits contain vials, reagents, color comparators, and other materials needed in order to perform tests. He used his test kit to measure the water’s free available chlorine and total alkalinity levels.

Sanitizers

01 August

Sanitizers /san-i-tahy-zer/ [] These are chemical compounds that are designed to kill algae, bacteria, and other living organisms. They also protect the pool water from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. The pool owner was careful to add enough sanitizers to the water to ensure his kids were protected from bacteria as they […]

pH

01 August

pH noun Potential hydrogen. pH is a measurement of the level of acidity or alkalinity in the water; it uses a scale of 0 to 15. Metal corrosion, eye irritation, and etched plaster all occur with a low pH. Chlorine inefficiency and scale formation are symptoms of a high pH. The pool water’s pH had […]

Pump

01 August

Pump /puhmp/ noun A mechanical device that is normally motor-powered. It is responsible for causing hydraulic flow and pressure, and the result is the filtration, circulation, and heating of pool water. The pool owner bought a centrifugal pump for his swimming pool.

P.P.M.

01 August

P.P.M. [] Parts per million. It means one part in 1 million parts; for example, one pound of chlorine in 1 million pounds of water. The acceptable ranges of most water tests are measured in ppm. For instance, free available chlorine should always be kept in the 1 to 3 ppm range while total alkalinity […]

Organic Waste

01 August

Organic Waste [] Also known as swimmer waste, this refers to the elements people bring to the water, which include sweat, body oils, make-up, and cologne. The result of organic waste in the water is chloramines, which are nasty-smelling and irritate the body. Large amounts of chlorine and non-chlorine shock is needed to get rid […]