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Glossary

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Sodium Bisulfate (pH Reducer): A dry, granular acid used to lower pH and/or total alkalinity in your pool or spa. Product suggestion: available in 6, 15 and 30 lb buckets.

Sodium Dichlor: A granular form of pool chlorine that is stabilized with Cyanuric acid that is used for shocking and superchlorinating pools. Product suggestion: Burst.

Sodium Hypochlorite: A clear liquid compound which has 5 to 16% available chlorine that is applied in swimming pools for water disinfection and oxidation. It works well as a long-term solution because microorganisms cannot build up any resistance to it.

Solar Heating System: Black solar panels of miniature plastic tubes through which pool water is pumped, absorbing the sun's heat through convection as it passes through. These solar panels are often roof mounted with up & down plumbing connecting it. Both in ground and above ground systems available.

Solar Pool Cover: A lightweight pool cover for above ground or in ground pools that floats freely on the top of the water to retain or or raise the temperature of the pool water. Solar pool covers or a solar blanket has little air cells that capture heat from the sun and transfer that solar energy directly to the pool water below. A solar pool cover could raise the temperature of your pool water 10-15 degrees. In addition, solar pool covers reduce the amount of debris that will fall into your pool and reduce evaporation of pool water thus saving money and to refill water or pool chemicals.

Spa: A hydrotherapy unit of irregular or geometric shell design that is not drained, cleaned or refilled after each use. It usually includes hydrotherapy jet circulation, hot water, cold water mineral baths, and air induction bubbles. Materials include but are not limited to plastic, concrete, and metal.

Splasher: 2-3 foot deep pool.

Stabilizer: A chemical that helps prevent the excess loss of chlorine due to sun exposure in your pool. Available in 2, 4 and 7 lb pails.

Strainer Basket: The second line of defense in maintaining a clean pool or spa is a basket at the pump. The holes for filtering water are smaller than those in a skimmer basket and prevent the pump impeller from clogging up.

Suction Outlet: The place at which water is sucked out of a pool or spa.

Suction Side: The plumbing prior to and carrying water to the pool's pump. This side is under vacuum pressure.

Superchlorination: See Shock Treatment.