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    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.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
    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.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
  • Christmas Pool Fun
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:50 AM
    A switch which allows manual override of an electrical circuit.  It also automatically breaks the circuit when current fluctuations are detected.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:00 AM
    The circuit of plumbing which continuously carries the water out of the pool, through the pump and filter then returns it to the pool.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM

    A clarifier is a chemical used as a coagulant of suspended micro particles.  It helps the filter by clumping smaller particles into filterable sizes.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM

  • Cleaning Equipment
    Along with the joy, excitement and long lost relatives that come with pool ownership there are also the maintenance challenges. There are many tools and items available to make your pool owning experience less troublesome. Even if you have an automatic cleaner, you will need the basic equipment. Telescopic pole, skim nets, pool brushes and a test kit are a must for any pool owner. The following is a glossary with descriptions of swimming pool and spa cleaning equipment.
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:17 AM
  • Clearing Debris From Your Impeller
    Friday, September 14, 2012 8:17 AM
  • Cloudy, Dull, Hazy Water

    Suspended micro particulate matter, interfering with the passage of light is known as turbidity. It can range from an almost imperceptible haziness to a pure, milky white color. Besides being unattractive, cloudy water can prevent the rescue of swimmers in trouble and may provide no depth perception for those who would dive into the water. This particulate matter also interferes with the ability of the filter and chemicals to properly sanitize the water.
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:09 AM

    The properties of a chemical used in the assemblage and precipitation of suspended material which may make the pool appear cloudy.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM