Cloudy Swimming Pool? Here’s What You Need To Do…

Cloudy Swimming Pool? Here’s What You Need To Do…

How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

From Swim University

Its happened to every inground swimming pool owner:  Cloudy water.  Nobody likes to swim in murky, somewhat opaque pools.  A refreshing and fulfilling swimming pool experience is predicated on clean, clear, healthy pool water.  Further, a severely cloudy pool can provide a seriously dangerous situation, as the inability to see the bottom of the pool can leave swimmer in distress invisible to potential life-saving assistance.  There are many factors that can cause a cloudy swimming pool, as discussed in the post by Matt Giovanisci of Swim University, and some easy ways to solve the issue.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

When you have a cloudy pool, it can be a very difficult and time-consuming process to get it clear. Sometimes, your swimming pool will turn cloudy overnight!

I’ll explain the reasons your pool got cloudy in the first place, then share a few methods on how to fix the cloudy water. It won’t be a difficult and time-consuming process if you follow these methods.

Why Do I Have Cloudy Pool Water?

There are so many causes of cloudy pool water, but I have broken it down into three main causes.

1. The Environment
Everything around your pool can cause your water to be cloudy, that includes: weather, birds, construction, trees, gardens, the sun, people, and pool algae.

2. The Pool Filter
If you filter system is not working properly, or you’re not running your filter at least 8 to 10 hours per day, then you are at high risk for cloudy pool water.

Your filter system constantly cleans the water in your pool. Without it, you’re left with stagnant water that could become cloudy.

3. Pool Chemicals
An excessive amount of pool chemicals can cause your water to be cloudy. That includes: high pH, high alkalinity, high chlorine or other sanitizers, and high calcium hardness.

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