Pool Glossary

 


  • BUFFERING CAPACITY:
    The ability of the pool to resist changes in pH, which prevents water balance.  The buffering capacity is given by the alkalinity, a close cousin to pH.  If your pH bounces, or resumes previous levels soon after adjustment your buffering capacity is too low.  Check your total alkalinity. 
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  • CALCIUM CARBONATE:

    Known as scale, crystalline deposits of calcium may form on your pool surfaces, equipment, or even line your pipes like cholesterol in your arteries.  Properly balanced water can prevent this.
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  • CALCIUM CHLORIDE:

    The flaked calcium salt used to raise levels of Calcium Hardness in your pool water.  Also good for snow melting.
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  • CALCIUM HARDNESS:
    A titration test is used to determine levels of the mineral calcium dissolved in the pool water.
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  • CALCUIM:

    Calcium is a soft grey alkaline earth metal.
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  • CAPACITOR:

    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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  • CAPACITY:
    The total number of gallons of pool water your pool contains (gallonage).
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  • CARBON DIOXIDE:
    A gas, which when present in the water, provides necessary food for the growth of algae.
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  • CARBONATE:
    Primary in the make up of total alkalinity and TDS.
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  • CARCINOGEN:
    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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