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Important #CalendarDates  to keep in mind including #PoolMaintenance  tips!! #WeMakeVacationWater <br /><br />March 8 - Daylight Savings Time<br />March 17 - St. Patrick's Day<br />March 19 - Spring Holiday Begins<br />March 30 - Classes Resume<br />April 15 - Tax Day<br />May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday<br />June 3 - Last Day of School for Students<br />August 24 - First Day of School for Students<br />September 7 - Labor Day Holiday<br />September 21 - Professional Development Day/Student Holiday<br />October 23 - Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday<br />November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends<br />November 11 - Veterans Day Holiday<br />November 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />November 30 - Classes Resume<br />December 18 - Winter Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />January 4 - Classes Resume<br />January 18 - Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday<br />February 15 - Presidents’ Day Holiday<br /><br />Every Day:   #PoolTip <br />-Test Pool Water Use a water test kit to test sanitizer levels, pH levels, and alkalinity levels.<br />-Add Chlorine or Bromine Add sanitizers as needed<br />-Adjust pH and Alkalinity Levels Add pool balancers as needed<br />-Check Skimmer Basket Clear debris from skimmer basket to help keep pool water circulating<br /><br />Once a Week:<br />-Shock Pool Water Use pool shock to super sanitize pool water and quickly raise the chlorine level<br />-Add Algaecide Add a weekly dosage of pool algaecide to prevent and control algae<br />-Add Metal Out Add  a weekly dosage of Metal Out to sequester metal particles<br />-Add Clarifier Add a weekly dosage of clarifier to prevent cloudy water.

HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir.">GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com #poolcare<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_YVGoM2U948/VMBogqxdinI/AAAAAAAAAJg/BDcNpueC0WI/14389.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
#HOW #OFTEN DO I #NEED TO #TEST MY #POOL #WATER <br /><br />The pH and chlorine levels must be checked at least twice per week.<br />Chlorine should be fed continuously through a feeder device to maintain a consistent level. Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness levels tend to fluctuate less, so weekly testing should be sufficient.<br /><br />http://www.relaxpools.com/Chemicals/water-test-kit
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Many swimming pool owners work with swimming pool service professionals to keep the pool water bacteria free and sparkling clean and the equipment in great working order, but there will come a time (more often than you think) when you will simply want to take measures to clean swimming pool cleaning your pool between service visits.<br />1 Test the water — especially if there is a lot of rain or dust or if you have a higher than usual swimmer load.<br />2 Skim the pool to remove any leaves or twigs or dirt that may be floating on the water.<br />3 Don’t let your pool become a victim to water evaporation and take a chance on the water levels getting too low that the pool equipment doesn’t work as well as it should
Water Balance is Key!<br /><br />The number one cause of equipment failure and surface corrosion in pools and spas is water. Knowing what properly balanced water is and how to achieve it can be tricky at first. Lee Joseph Inc. offers free water testing and training in our shop so don’t be scared….we’re here for you!
Swimming pool PH and chlorine Test kit<br />ROMY WATER CARE PVT LTD<br />Mobile : +919212234334, +919250334334<br />E-105, Jai Vihar Phase-1, Near Bani Camp, Najafgarh, New Delhi - 110043, India 
Digital pH Meter<br /><br />http://www.natures-energies.com/electronics/digital-ph-meters<br /><br />Obtain a quick, accurate pH reading on the water in your;<br /><br />Pools<br />Spa<br />Aquarium<br />Home Brew<br />The traditional litmus paper test or other chemical test kits are far less accurate, many of them giving an accuracy of +/- 0.5. pH meters do not require replacement, as with litmus or other available chemical test kits, although they do require occasional recalibration.<br /><br />Standard Digital pH Meter<br /><br />Description<br /><br />Factory Calibrated<br />Easy to use at the touch of a button<br />Provides you with a precise and quick measurement, freeing yourself from traditional expensive litmus paper tests<br />LCD display allows you to read the value directly from the screen<br />Portable and hand-held size<br />Technical Specifications<br /><br />Color: Yellow<br />Range: 0.0pH - 14pH<br />Resolution: 0.1pH @ 20°C<br />Operating temperature: 0-50°C<br />Relative humidity <95%<br />Plug: fixed electrode<br />Power supply: 3 x 1.5V AG-13 button batteries (approx. 700hrs of useage)<br />Dimensions: 142 x 29 x 15 mm<br />Net weight: 51g<br />Package Includes<br /><br />Hand-held pH Meter x 1<br />Calibration Screwdriver x 1<br />Manual x 1<br />Plastic Case x 1
Testing equipment before our next expedition<br /><br />We're preparing for our next big expedition leaving in just over a week and needed to test some of the survey kit before departing. Unfortunately there is a 5 metre (10 - 15 foot) swell running off the coast of Sydney so we can't test in open water. So instead we took our scooters to the local pool which made for an interesting scene.  
The easy part about swimming pool maintenance is the common knowledge that it needs to be done. Roof inspections, steam cleaning carpets, landscaping maintenance, evaluating air conditioners in the spring and furnaces in the fall...well, let's face it, too many of us neglect important components of home maintenance. But swimming pool owners know they have to maintain their pools or face the consequences in short order.<br /><br />These consequences are much greater than murky water or stinging eyes. You may end up wasting several days to empty and refill your pool, or you may end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on replacing pool equipment and filter assemblies. Swimming pool maintenance requires much more than checking on chlorine and pH levels: The walls and floor of your pool must be kept clean to prevent algae and other organic infestations. Pumps and filters must be monitored for signs of distress. Keep your pool clean and enjoy the rewards of diving into the cool water this summer by following this pool maintenance checklist.<br /><br />Daily Swimming Pool Maintenance<br /><br />- Check filter pressure.<br /><br />- Clean filter if the water is not clear.<br /><br />- Remove debris from strainer basket.<br /><br />- Test the water, and add recommended chemicals.<br /><br /><br />Weekly Swimming Pool Maintenance<br /><br />- Use a nylon brush to clean tile and walls of pool.<br /><br />- A stainless steel brush should be used to loosen algae on concrete walls.<br /><br />- Check walls or vinyl liner for cracks or tears, and repair with an appropriate kit for your pool.<br /><br />- Hose off the deck but aim water away from the pool.<br /><br />- Consider hiring a professional since pool maintenance can take anywhere between four and eight hours a week.<br /><br />- Invest in a pool cover that will reduce evaporation, keep debris out of water and trap the heat.<br /><br /><br />Pool Maintenance Service - Residential & Commercial<br />#poolservice   #poolmaintenance   #LASVEGAS <br />http://www.aquazulpoolservice.com/
Today's wet weather in Perth acts as a timely reminder that winter can be a great opportunity to refresh the water in your pool.<br /><br />If your pool is showing high levels of stabiliser or calcium hardness then the winter rains are ideal for helping to reduce them without having to turn on the tap - saving you money while also helping the environment.<br /><br />If you know there a few days of rain ahead you can simply backwash your pool to lower the water level and then let the rain refill it with fresh water. Remember, when backwashing don't allow the water level to drop below the skimmer inlet or pump damage can occur.<br /><br />Continuing this process each time it rains over the winter months will allow you to gradually reduce the levels of hardness and stabiliser in your water so they will be perfect for summer.<br /><br />Of course you should always monitor the chemical levels as you go and the best way is a free extensive computerised water test at your nearest Pool Shop Group store.  The guys are more than happy to advise on the best winter maintenance and management tools for your pool and equipment.<br /><br />http://www.thepoolshopgroup.com.au
Having water issues but not sure how to remedy them? Check out our troubleshooting guide: http://www.swimmingpool.com/maintenance/chemical-problems-and-solutions/troubleshooting-guide-pool-care

Our team members not only have access to "State-Of-The-Art" testing and diagnostic equipment, we are constantly being trained in advanced, cutting edge installation and system design techniques. Making our "Champion" technicians experts in air conditioning repair, service and installation. This, along with our sincere commitment to providing you with a No-Risk way of doing business enables us to provide you with a higher caliber of air conditioning service!  ">Have you ever considered the air inside your home? Has it ever crossed your mind that the condition of the air you breathe every day could have a negative impact on your health?<br /><br />According to the EPA the air inside your home can be up to 100 times worse than outside. Given the design of today’s homes and the emphasis placed on energy efficiency, most home air conditioning units have been transformed into breeding grounds for mold, dust mites, viruses and bacteria that can be hazardous to people’s health.<br /><br />Because of the focus on “Green”, more energy efficient homes, building contractors are making houses more air tight in an effort to keep conditioned air from escaping, creating an “Envelope Effect”. By creating this airtight environment, the contaminants inside the home do not have the ability to dissipate outside, older homes naturally draft the air through loose building techniques. The recycled air of our newer built homes is being re-distributed by your inside portion of your air conditioning system over and over.<br /><br />Most home owners use a $5 filter as their primary source for treating the air in the home and keeping the air conditioner clean. These filters only stop between 5-8% of the particulate matter (dust, dirt, dander and pollen), the filters have no effect on contaminants like mold, infectious agents, biological matter, dust mites, chemicals, cleaners and more.<br /><br />Imagine a swimming pool constantly recycling water without proper filtration and chemical treatment. What would be the condition of the water in that pool? Now imagine that water being replaced by air. You see, we are immersed in an ocean of air, exchanging up to 11,000 liters of air into our bodies every 24 hours. The fact that most people spend 90% of their time indoors has a direct effect on how we feel.<br /><br />Many air conditioning contractors compound this issue with poor design and installation of air handling units (indoor unit) and ducting systems.<br /><br />These adverse conditions combined with the advances in technology demand that today's air conditioning systems require a better technician. Millions of dollars are being spent on testing and development of these HVAC systems. Texas Air Masters offers a
Our team members not only have access to "State-Of-The-Art" testing and diagnostic equipment, we are constantly being trained in advanced, cutting edge installation and system design techniques. Making our "Champion" technicians experts in air conditioning repair, service and installation. This, along with our sincere commitment to providing you with a No-Risk way of doing business enables us to provide you with a higher caliber of air conditioning service!  " src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fegypB3Do88/U679WwUGvFI/AAAAAAAAASM/oats7O9w60M/new%252520and%252520improved%252520tam%252520logo.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Nice, #subsurface can display my dive log<br /><br />(it's not very deep, just an equipment test in a swimming pool - I prefer to have a save environment before going with new stuff into wild water)
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Tip Tuesday: Maintain the pH Level.<br /><br />Pool water should be tested regularly to make sure it's clean and healthy. The pH scale is a measurement of acidity or alkalinity that runs from 0 to 14. A reading between 7.2 and 7.8 is ideal; this range is safe for swimmers and helps sanitizers work at top efficiency. You can test your pool's pH levels with a pH testing kit, available at most retailers.
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WF000002 COURSE        1          2         3          5          6
Total Bags         4          7        11       18        23



Manufactured from  a cleansed glass pearl material, the glass pearls are a new generation of swimming pool filter media providing superior water clarity  Its spherical shape results in a reduced adhesion of particulate matter, reducing backwashing requirements. This results in easier and quicker backwashing cycles of the swimming pool filter resulting is a lower usage of water and time savings.

Sparkling Water

With a small size of only 0.6mm to 0.8mm. Its small particle size allows for a finer filter and makes for less frequent backwashing of the media filter. Swimming pool sand and media filters running correctly can filter down to particle sizes less than 5 microns.

Water Savings

As mentioned the glass beads are smooth in shape and results in a low amount of friction. This reduces pool filter backwash requirements. When used properly the glass media swimming pool filters may save up to 20% of water usage requirements for backwash cycles.

Save Water

Glass Media is manufactured from glass and as a result is chemically inert. Tests of many glass media types have found them to filter to a level suitable for Australian Drinking Water Standards.

As a result of these types of technical advantages making their way into the swimming pool industry, you the swimming pool owner is able to take advantage of the various saving which the use of these types of advances allow for your swimming pool and the equipment related to it.

So if you wish to have a pool that is able to have that final sparkle, consider the use of Swimming Pool Glass Filter Media. Its inert properties, fine particle filtration and longevity of life in the pool make for a, in term long term, very cost effective solution for the filtration of your swimming pool.">Glass Media is the newest generation of sand replacement materials for swimming pools sand filters.<br /><br />Traditionally in the past the sand filter (now commonly referred to as Media Filter) for the swimming pool has used a Kiln Dried Sand. Now with increased performance requirements for a cleaner pool, and the addition of newer pool water treatments such as Magnesium Salts which can only be used in a pool which uses the Glass Medias’ for filtration.<br /><br />Glass Pool Filter Media is a 2 part filter media which consists of a course glass bead to be put in the bottom of the filter, this forms 25% to 30% of the total bead weight. The fine glass bead is put on top of this and makes the basis for the filtration of the swimming pool filter.<br /><br />Glass Filter Crystals - Media RatioCode Crystals<br />21WF000001 FINE               3          5         8        13        17
WF000002 COURSE        1          2         3          5          6
Total Bags         4          7        11       18        23



Manufactured from  a cleansed glass pearl material, the glass pearls are a new generation of swimming pool filter media providing superior water clarity  Its spherical shape results in a reduced adhesion of particulate matter, reducing backwashing requirements. This results in easier and quicker backwashing cycles of the swimming pool filter resulting is a lower usage of water and time savings.

Sparkling Water

With a small size of only 0.6mm to 0.8mm. Its small particle size allows for a finer filter and makes for less frequent backwashing of the media filter. Swimming pool sand and media filters running correctly can filter down to particle sizes less than 5 microns.

Water Savings

As mentioned the glass beads are smooth in shape and results in a low amount of friction. This reduces pool filter backwash requirements. When used properly the glass media swimming pool filters may save up to 20% of water usage requirements for backwash cycles.

Save Water

Glass Media is manufactured from glass and as a result is chemically inert. Tests of many glass media types have found them to filter to a level suitable for Australian Drinking Water Standards.

As a result of these types of technical advantages making their way into the swimming pool industry, you the swimming pool owner is able to take advantage of the various saving which the use of these types of advances allow for your swimming pool and the equipment related to it.

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GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com #poolcare<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." width="100"/>

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