How to Eliminate Cloudy Pool Water

Putrid green water in abandoned swimming poolCloudy pool water is not only an eye sore, but it also means that you are not able to enjoy your pool since the water is not safe to swim in. Cloudy pool water can be the result of one single problem or a combination of problems. Make sure to keep these tips in mind to avoid cloudy water in your pool.

  • Keep it clean. Debris in the water is the most common cause for cloudy water. Leaves and any other debris in the pool can deteriorate much faster in water, causing a problem with the chemical balance of the water. Regularly skim out all debris and clean out baskets and filters.
  • Check the chemistry. Testing the chemistry of the water can help to determine what the cause of the problem is. There are two main chemical issues that will cause cloudy water in your pool, sanitizer or PH level problems.
  • Filter it out. If your filtration system is not working properly, it can easily cause the water to become cloudy. Make sure to always keep your filter clean and replace it whenever it is necessary to prevent backwashing.
  • Issues with circulation. If your pool has a poor circulation system, it can throw off the chemistry of the water, even if the filter is working properly. If the circulation system does not circulate chemicals correctly, it can cause algae and other contaminates to grow and cloud the water. Check the return fittings of your pool system and make sure that they are pointed in a slightly downward position so that they can circulate water and chemicals through your pool.

If you have noticed your pool water is cloudy in the Northern California area, contact Clean and Clear Pools in Danville, California. We can help to identify the problem to make sure that your pool stays clear, all year long.

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