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    We should come up with a new term

    Sitting around this morning killing time reading through the posts and a idea popped into my head - (brain cramp)...

    So many people get confused by the term "shock" when dealing with pools, the old "product" vs. "process" concept.

    I think we should adopt some new term to call the "process" that we refer to to avoid confusion....

    Maybe something like "Killittillitsdead", or "Blitzkrieg" , or "Nuke" or something like that.

    Any better ideas?
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    That is an excellent topic for discussion and one that we have talked about among the Mods more than once. I would love more input on that.

    With probably 200,000 or so Pool stores out there all selling "shock", it will be hard to overcome. If we could find an alternative, I think it would clear up a ton of confusion. Including the word "process" would add definition as well. Please chime in.
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Organics Eradication Process (OEP)
    Pathogens Eradication Process (PEP)
    Sustained Chlorine Kill (SCK)
    Elevated Chlorine Procedure (ECP)
    Pathogens Abatement Procedure (PAP)
    Microorganism Annihilation Process (MAP)
    Mysophobia Eradication Methodology (MEM)
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    I just went to thesaurus.com and looked at several synonyms, a lot wouldn't work but some would. Bump, Startle, Start, Turn, Stun. I kinda like Jolt.
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Perhaps some combination of the below....


    Abate..............Pathogens...............Process
    Abolish............Bacteria.................. Procedure
    Annihilate.........Microorganisms.......Method
    Expunge..........Germs....................Maneuver
    Extinguish........Microbs..................Operandi
    Extirpate..........Organics.................Policy
    Obliterate......................................Scheme
    Nullify............................................Strategy
    Extermination
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    CEC - Continuous Elevated Chlorine
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    Shock and Awe Process. :USA:
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blue
    Shock and Awe Process. :USA:
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Some of our previous behind-the-scenes musings which may provide inspiration:

    SMAC: Super-elevate and Maintain Active Chlorine
    SLAM: Super eLevate And Maintain ... chlorine levels
    SLAM: Shock Level And Maintain
    SSLAM: Super Sanitization Level and Maintain
    STAMP: Shock, Test and Maintain Persistently
    STATO: superchlorinate, Test, Add, Test, OCLT
    STAT: superchlorinate, Test, Add, Test
    CATCHIT: Check, Add, Test, Chlorinate & Hold It There
    STAMP: Superchlorinate, Test, Adjust/Add, Maintain, Pass ... {I would like to replace the A with an O}
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    I like ones with the words sustained and superchlorinate, the reasons being sustaining seems to be one of the hardest parts of the concept to get people to understand, and secondly we already have the superchlorinate term out there as a feature on many SWG's so the term is already out there.

    So maybe something like Sustained Superchlorination Protocol or just Sustained Superchlorination, SS for short
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    I don't really see any reason to change. You'll just have to teach everyone another term or acronym and it doesn't change the process. When folks come along and they need help and teaching, we can do that as we have done for many years. It won't change the fact that they need to learn and it won't change the subject matter of the lesson.

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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Green to clean is already a product, so we would just be shifting the confusion. How about Sustained Superchlorination Process, or SSP? I think that even if this doesn't clear up confusion, it still better describes the process.
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    I don't really see any reason to change. You'll just have to teach everyone another term or acronym and it doesn't change the process. When folks come along and they need help and teaching, we can do that as we have done for many years. It won't change the fact that they need to learn and it won't change the subject matter of the lesson.
    Yep, and it won't change the fact that the pool companies still call their product "shock"
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Butterfly, the worst thing is they seem to call almost any product shock
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    AE - algae eradication
    AA - algae annihilation
    AKZ - algae kill zone
    GTGO - get the green out
    US-ultimate sanitization
    KIL - kill all algae
    KAO - kill all organics
    STEP- STErilize Pool

    Just a few.

    I am perfectly fine with "shock" it's not a difficult concept to grasp. It was fun however to play around with new terms.
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    I'll throw in my $0.02...
    The Oxidation Process (TOP) This is what the shock process actually does
    The Sanitation Process
    The Superchlorination Process

    But I'm also still fine with The Shock Process.
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

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    Richard the sad thing is my first thought was Arnold looks so young in that photo
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    Re: We should come up with a new term

    Chuckle.

    We used to call it "nuke" in my lifeguard/pool manager days ... Cold War era ... Eek.

    Shock just didn't describe how much liquid chlorine we injected....
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