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Glossary

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Impeller: Rotating vanes of a pool pump which increase the flow of water.

Influent: The inflow of entering water to a pool filter or other device. Also called suction piping because it sucks water out of a pool or spa.

In-Ground Pool: Pool where sides rest in part or fully within the earth.

Iodine: An element related to chlorine and bromine used as a disinfectant. When used, chlorine is normally employed to free the elemental iodine.

Ionization: The process of using a low voltage current to disperse positively charged metal ions into the water. Since bacteria are negatively charged, these particles are attracted to the ions and are killed off as the charge penetrates the cell walls. The destroyed microorganisms clump together and are easily removed by a pool filter. Small amounts of chlorine are still needed with this method, but at levels typically 80% less than conventional pool systems.

Ionizer: An electric device mounted on your return line which delivers charged metal ions to the water flowing through it. Manufacturers may use either a copper anode and/or silver. Copper is an algaecide and algaestat, while silver is known for its properties as a bactericide. This limited technology has been replaced by the Vision System.