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Acidic
Low pH

Alkaline
High pH

Calcium Hardness
The total mineral content in your water

Chloramines
An unstable colourless liquid with a pungent odour, made by the reaction of Sodium Hypochlorite and Ammonia

Copper Treatment
Copper is an amazing algaecide, used as a water treatment in pools.

(CYA) Cyanuric Acid
Stabiliser – is a sunscreen that protects your chlorine from being dissolved by UV rays (the sun)

FCL (Free Chlorine)
The available chlorine that can work within your water

Fiberglass pH
Fiberglass is optimal at pH of 6.8 – 7.2

Flocculent
An agent that binds particles together weighing them down, thus settling them at the bottom of the pool. Useful for cleaning as it lets manual and / or APC suction clean the settled debris.

Guru pH
The correct pH of 7

Marbelite & Gunite pH
Marbelite & Gunite is optimal at pH of 7.2 – 7.6

Metal Remover
A flocculent for metals

Need to add salt:
50,000 Litres takes ten 300kg to start. Salt Used by chlorination systems is turned into chlorine.

Non-Stabilised Chlorine
Chlorine with no stabiliser agent

Oxidation
Organic material being burned. Chlorine is a strong oxidiser

pH
Is fundamental to a pool because when at the correct band; every aspect becomes optimal

pH bounce
When your pH Increases or drops significantly in a very short period of time.

PPM
Parts Per Million

Sanitizer
A germ killing chemical

Shock Treat
A large dose of sanatiser that overdose’s your levels to Distress your pool

Stabilised Chlorine
Chlorine combined with stabiliser

Stain’s
Marks upon pool surfaces that do not feel slippery / slimy

TA (Total Alkalinity)
The total alkalinity in your water which regulates pH bounce. Optimal reading at 80 – 120ppm

TCL (Total Chlorine)
Your total chlorine count in your water

TDS (Total dissolved solids)
The amount of material and chemicals suspended within your water1_3_1_1