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.
Table of contents
- Why Do I Have Cloudy Pool Water? The filter could be clogged and dirty or there could be a chemical imbalance with the water chemistry
- How To Clear A Cloudy Pool? Utilising specific chemicals to clear the water along with general pool maintenance to clean the filter and replace
- Clean your filter! If you have a sand filter, you need to backwash! Otherwise the sand filter may require a media change. If you have a cartridge filter, your element will be very clogged, these commonly need replacing every season or two depending on the maintenance on them
- Vacuum waste out of the pool! Remove all settled debris out of the pool by vacuuming to waste, this ensures the suspended particles are completely removed from the pool!
- What method would we recommend?
Why Do I Have Cloudy Pool Water?
There are so many causes of cloudy pool water, but we have broken it down into three main causes.
1. The Pool Filter
Your filter system constantly cleans the water in your pool. Without it, you’re left with stagnant water that could become cloudy. Pool clarity is 9 times out of 10 linked to your filtration. If you are experiencing a cloudy pool, something's up with either your sand or cartridge filter.
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