Swim shack Inc. Pool Care Glossary of Terms
Caring for your swimming pool is easier when you understand the terms
commonly used in managing your pool water. Swim Shack Inc.'s pool
professionals can help you understand the basics of pool maintenance. We can
recommend the right pool chemicals to keep your job simple. Call Swim Shack
at (630) 466-4853.
Algae are microscopic plants growing in and around water.
Pool water treatment products which control or prevent the growth of algae.
Bacteria are microscopic organisms. Some types of bacteria are harmful to
Pool water with the proper ratio of pH and mineral content that keeps water
from being corrosive or creating scale.
Bromine is a halogen element used as a pool water sanitizer.
Calcium Hardness or (CH) is the amount of calcium dissolved in your swimming
pool. The range is generally 175 to 275ppm.
Chlorine is a halogen element. Chlorine is commonly used as a pool water
A chlorinator is a device to dispense chlorine into pool water at a
The pH is the scale used to measure the acidity or alkalinity or pool water.
Swimming Pools ideally will have a pH of 7.4 to 7.6
ppm is Parts Per Million. Chemical concentration is measured in parts per
Reagents used to test pool water come in many forms including: tablets,
liquids and powders.
Scale is a coarse calcium deposit forming on swimming pool walls, floors or
in the plumbing system.
Skimmers are installed at water level to collect floating debris. Skimmer
baskets are used to conveniently remove the debris.
Shocking a pool is adding an oxidizing compound to chemically oxidize, break
up, contaminants like cosmetics, perspiration, suntan oils and chloramines.