Glossary of Pool Terms, B

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Backwash
Reverses the flow of water through your pool filter to assist in cleaning it out
Backwash Valve
The valve attached to pool filter to put in backwash or cleaning mode
Balance
Proper chemical level to avoid common problems in pools that are not cared for. Problems can include: corrosive, scaling, swimmer irritation, surface damages and staining
Ball valve
Valve to control water flow with a ball device in it
Beam
The upper section of the vertical wall of a gunite pool or spa. A "raised beam" is one that extends above ground level
Blower
An electrical unit that generates air pressure to provide the spa jets with bubbles
Bromines
Bromine tied with ammonia will prevent it from killing bacteria in a spa.
Bromine
Chemical product for sanitizing water. Usually used in spas, which operate at a higher temperature than a pool

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