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Glossary

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Calcium Carbonate: Also known as scale, these crystalline deposits form on your pool surfaces, equipment, or even line your pipes. Eventually its buildup may clog or severely hinder the operation of your pool system. Properly balanced pool water can prevent this.

Calcium Chloride: A soluble white salt used to raise the calcium hardness of a pool. (See Hardness for more information).

Cartridge Filter: A surface-type filter component with fixed dimensions that is designed to remove suspended particles from pool water flowing through the pool filter. Cartridge filters are the typical choice for most spas and smaller above ground pools because they frequently must be removed from the pool filter tank and hosed thoroughly to remove dirt and debris. Large cartridge filters can operate for 6 months between cleanings, others however may require more frequent service. In general, cartridges should be replaced every 2-3 years, depending on the amount of debris it must filter from the pool water.

Chloramine: A chlorine cell which has "died" due to its combination with a contaminant (such as ammonia or nitrogen) so that it is now useless for maintaining your pool. It emits a strong chlorine odor, which is not a sign of too much chlorine in the pool water, rather, too little available for sanitizing.

Chlorinator/Brominator: An automatic device used to deliver or "feed" chlorine or bromine to pool water at a controlled rate, thus eliminating the need to manually add granular or liquid chlorine/bromine to maintain your swimming pool. See also Chlorine/Bromine Feeder. Product suggestions: Above-Ground In-Line Chlorinator, Floating Dearby Duck Chlorinator, Large Chlorinator.

Chlorine: A pool chemical that is apart of a compound that is used to disinfect swimming pool water.

Chlorine Demand: The amount of pool chlorine required to eliminate contaminants in your pool. Chlorine may need to be added in large quantities before chlorine demand is satisfied.

Chlorine Generator: A device that acts as a miniature chlorine factory by creating its own sanitizer for your pool. Product suggestions: Aqua-Rite Chlorine Generator, Chlorease Saltwater Generator, LM Chlorine Generator.

Chlorine Residual: The amount of free chlorine in your pool.

Chlorine/Bromine Feeder: An automatic device used to deliver or "feed" chlorine or bromine to pool water at a controlled rate, thus eliminating the need to manually add granular or liquid chlorine/bromine to maintain your swimming pool. Product suggestions: Above-Ground In-Line Chlorinator, Floating Derby Duck Chlorinator, Large Chlorinator.

Circulation Equipment: Anything associated with circulating pool water: pumps, hair and lint strainers, filters, valves, gauges, meters, heaters, surface skimmers, inlet/outlet fittings and feeders.

Circulation System: The connections of circulation equipment so that they perform as one to clarify, heat, and/or purify pool and spa water.