A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions.
We have put together a glossary of swimming pool and recreation terms. This glossary is meant to be used as a resource for learning or just refreshing your memory. Use the search area below to find more information about a process, piece of equipment and more!
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Enzymes are biological molecules that create chemical reactions in a variety of different settings. In a pool, enzymes can be useful in purifying water, because they can break down organic matter, turning it into carbon dioxide or CO2.
Algaecide is a chemical treatment designed to kill and prevent algae growth. While chlorine can help discourage algae growth, other factors including water temperature, sunlight, pH and mineral content can encourage algae growth.
Also Known As:
Pool Cover, Safety Cover, Winter Cover
Pool and spa covers are an important safety and energy-efficiency feature for any pool. When a safety cover is in place, it can prevent children, adults and animals from accidentally entering the water.