Pool Wiki

 


  • Automatic Cleaners - Suction-Side
    The automatic pool cleaner is a device that leapt right into the hearts of pool owners and service technicians alike. In a genesis similar to that of human air flight, engineers and inventors have produced gadgets of fancy in the hopes of finding one that will fly. Several have achieved wide-spread use and acceptance by consumers and the service industry. These are described below and are broken into three categories; suction side cleaners, pressure side cleaners and robots.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:14 PM
  • Automatic Covers

    Automatic cover manufacturers boast of water, chemical, electrical and heat savings. Even the Department of Energy has a home page devoted to the economic benefits of pool covers. Auto covers have also been attributed to drowning prevention (although the solid cover must have rain water pumped off to be considered safe). The auto cover will keep your pool free from leaves and wind blown debris, however, you'll have to clean off the cover before opening it. This is usually easier than cleaning the pool. Below are some troubleshooting tips from our help file.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:16 PM

  • AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER
    A device which agitates or vacuums debris from the walls and floor of the pool.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:16 PM
  • BACKFILL
    The repositioning of the soil after construction of a pool.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:18 PM
  • BACKWASH
    The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter medium and/or elements by reversing the flow of water through the filter to waste.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:18 PM
  • Backwash Valves

    DE Filter Push/Pull Valve (Backwash) Position: When the push/pull handle is in the up position, the filter reverses the flow allowing the dirty water to go out the waste line or backwash hose.  DE Filter Push/Pull Valve (Filter) Position: When the push/pull handle is in the down position the filter is filtering the water and returning it to the pool.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:34 PM

  • BACTERIA
    Any of a class of microscopic plants having round, rod-like spiral or filamentous single cell or non-cellular bodies, often aggregated into colonies or mobile by means of flagella. Living in soil, water, organic matter or the bodies of plants and animals and being autotrophic (self-generative), saprophytic (digests chemicals already in their environment) or parasitic.
    Monday, December 15, 2008 2:47 PM
  • BACTERICIDE:

    Kills bacteria.  Chlorine is a bactericide and germicide.  Silver algaecides are actually more bactericide, and are useful on pink "algae."
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:21 PM

  • BALANCED WATER:
    Balanced water is the result when all of your chemical parameters are where they should be and thus balance each other.  The key components of water balance are pH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Temperature; as measured using the Langelier Index of water balance.

    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:22 PM
  • BALL VALVE:
    A device with a hollowed out ball inside which can be turned with an external handle to decrease or increase flow.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 8:23 PM