Liner /lahy-ner/ noun This is also called a vinyl liner and is used as the container to hold or contain the water in certain kinds of swimming pools. The vinyl liner was a good choice, as it was very easy to replace.
Acid /as-id/ adjective Chemical substance with the ability to neutralize alkaline materials and form salts by combining with bases. Acid contains hydrogen and can also dissolve metals. Typically, acid will be used to lower the alkalinity of spa and swimming pool water. The most commonly used acids in swimming pools are sodium bisulfate and hydrochloric […]
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.
Electrolysis /ih-lek-trol-uh-sis, ee-lek-/ noun This electrochemical reaction typically causes a black stain to appear on a pool’s plaster or on metal fixtures. It is normally caused by two dissimilar metals getting pumped together or can be the result of incorrect electrical grounding of pool lights or equipment. It was determined that electrolysis was the cause […]
Muriatic Acid noun Known as liquid acid, it is used to lower the overall alkalinity and pH levels in swimming pool water. Muriatic acid is used in the acid wash process, which gets rid of stains and scales from water. It is approximately 31 percent hydrochloric acid, so handle with care. The muriatic acid proved […]
Algae /al-guh/ noun These are plant-like organisms that are microscopic and contain chlorophyll. Carbon dioxide provides nourishment to algae, which uses sunlight to carry out the process of photosynthesis. Rain and wind are often responsible for its presence in swimming pool water, where it grows in large batches and gives the water an unpleasant hue. […]
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 […]
Filter /fil-ter/ noun An important device that removes suspended or dissolved particles from the pool water. It works by recirculating the water through a porous substance. The most commonly used filters are diatomaceous earth, cartridge, and sand. The filter had to be changed because it wasn’t working properly and the result was dirty water in […]
Neutralizer /noo-truh-lahyz, nyoo-/ verb This chemical ensures that bromine becomes harmless. It increases the accuracy of pool water tests by counteracting the bleaching effect of bromine or chlorine. You can use it to reduce the levels of chlorine or bromine to ensure these chemicals are not harmful to swimmers. Once the neutralizer had been applied […]
Available Chlorine  Refers to the amount of chlorine in the pool water that is available to disinfect it. This is the combined sum of free and combined chlorine. It was decided that there wasn’t enough available chlorine in the water and more needed to be added.