Pool Wiki



    The Capacitor is the battery for your pool motor. It provides the energy needed while starting, to reach 3450 rpm quickly. Replace your capacitor when the shaft can be spun freely with a wrench or by hand, and when powering the motor, you hear a 'buzz' or a 'hum' from the motor, but no impeller movement. Replace your old capacitor with an exact match to the 'MFD' number on the new capacitor.
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    The total number of gallons of pool water your pool contains (gallonage).
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    A gas, which when present in the water, provides necessary food for the growth of algae.
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    Primary in the make up of total alkalinity and TDS.
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    Any substance, radionuclide or radiation which is an agent directly involved in the promotion of cancer or in the facilitation of its propagation.
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    One type of filtration, the cartridge is a pleated, porous element through which water is passed through.
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  • Catalytic Sanitation

    The manufacturer is not marketing the Claritec System as a stand alone sanitizer. They suggest that it greatly reduces reliance on and enhances the effectiveness of traditional methods and/or other alternative methods such as ozone or sodium tetraborate. Its performance is enhanced with the use of enzymes. Fountainhead recommends the periodic use of a non-chlorine shock, and a polyquat algaecide, used in their Non-Chlorine Recipe. The Claritec can also be used with a small amount of chlorine (.4 - .6 ppm) quite effectively. This is outlined in their Low-Chlorine Recipe.

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    A positively-charged ion, which has fewer electrons than protons, due to its attraction to cathodes.
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    A general term used to describe the behavior of voids or bubbles in a liquid. Cavitation is usually divided into two classes of behavior: inertial (or transient) cavitation and non-inertial cavitation. Inertial cavitation is the process where a void or bubble in a liquid rapidly collapses, producing a shock wave. Such cavitation often occurs in pumps and impellers Non-inertial cavitation is the process where a bubble in a fluid is forced to oscillate in size or shape due to some form of energy input, such as an acoustic field. Such cavitation can be observed in pumps.
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    A type of kinetic energy pump using centrifugal force(slinging motion) to accomplish it's work. A pump containing a rotation impeller or rotating vanes mounted on a shaft in a casing and turned by a power source. The rotating impeller uses centrifugal force to deliver water in a steady stream.
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