Pool Glossary

 


  • CHLORINE COMBINED:

    That portion of total available chlorine left over when free available is subtracted.  The measure of chlorine which has already attached itself to other molecules or organisms.  Most of this is made up of chloramines.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:17 PM

  • CHLORINE DEMAND:

    The quantity of free available chlorine removed during the process of sanitizing.  The amount of organic and non-organic material contained in the water will demand a certain level of oxidizer to be destroyed.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:18 PM

  • CHLORINE FREE AVAILABLE:

    Free Available Chlorine is that which is active, not combined with an ammonia or a nitrogen molecule, and ready to react to destroy organic material.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:18 PM

  • CHLORINE GENERATOR:
    A miniature chlorine factory.  This device creates its own sanitizer for your pool.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:19 PM
  • CHLORINE TOTAL AVAILABLE:
    The sum of combined and free chlorine levels.  With a DPD test kit,  one determines free available level, then total available.  The difference, if any, is the level of combined chlorine.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:19 PM
  • CHLORINE:
    A member of the halogen family of sanitizers, it's use in swimming pools is in the elemental form of a gas, liquid, granular, or tablet compound.  When added to water it acts as an oxidizer, sanitizer, disinfectant, and all around biocidal agent.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:20 PM
  • CIRCUIT BREAKER:
    A switch which allows manual override of an electrical circuit.  It also automatically breaks the circuit when current fluctuations are detected.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:21 PM
  • CIRCULATION SYSTEM:
    The circuit of plumbing which continuously carries the water out of the pool, through the pump and filter then returns it to the pool.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:22 PM
  • CLARIFIER:

    A clarifier is a chemical used as a coagulant of suspended micro particles.  It helps the filter by clumping smaller particles into filterable sizes.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:23 PM

  • COAGULANT:
    The properties of a chemical used in the assemblage and precipitation of suspended material which may make the pool appear cloudy.
    Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:23 PM