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10 Reasons Pool Water Turns Cloudy

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Top 10 Reasons Pool Water Turns Cloudy

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  1. Not enough Chorine
  2. Algae – live or dead
  3. Undersized pool filter
  4. Dirty pool or pool filter, and/or strainer baskets are full
  5. You’re not running your pump long enough
  6. Water is out of balance
  7. Excessive rain
  8. A large bather load
  9. Over or undertreating your water with chemicals
  10. Heavy pollen, use of pesticides or fertilizers around the pool

 

Chemistry: stay on top of it
Test your water often, and treat only as needed.  Most often, cloudy water occurs needlessly due to inconsistent water chemistry management and quite simply, not enough Chlorine.  It only takes a few minutes to test and treat your water regularly. But it takes a whole lot of time and money to bring your water back into balance.


Tip:
 Switch to salt chlorination and chemistry automation.  Automating chlorination and chemistry management will ensure consistent water quality and less likelihood of algae. Salt chlorination and chemistry automation will save you time and on chemicals cost.

 

Keep it Clean: your pool and equipment

Regular vacuuming, skimming and periodic brushing of walls, floors and hard to reach places like steps; will prevent debris from breaking down and the less chances for algae to form.  Keeping your filters and skimmer baskets clean and clear will allow them to perform better.   If you have a sand orDiatomaceous earth (D.E.) pool filter, they will need to be backwashed to keep your filter running efficiently. Unfortunately, you’ll lose water and chemicals in the process.

 

Tip:  Consider an automatic pool cleaner that will clean your pool automatically, scrubbing walls, floors and even steps.  An automatic pool cleaner will save you time and on chemicals costs.  Also consider alarge-capacity cartridge pool filter – they never to be backwashed so your balanced water stays in the pool where it belongs.   

 

Chemicals: Less is more
Test your water regularly BUT only treat your water as need.  Do not buy into the philosophy that more is better, less is!  It’s really about consistently managing your pool water.  Irregular chlorination will cause unhealthy chemical highs and lows, waste money and cause you problems.  The fewer chemicals you introduce to your water, the better your pool will run. Every time you add something to your pool water, that it doesn’t need, you increase your risk of potential chemistry, clarity, and safety problems.  More only means more money wasted, and more aggravation for you.

 

Tip: Switch to salt chlorination and chemistry automation.  Automating chlorination and chemistry management will ensure consistent water quality and less likelihood of algae. Salt chlorination and chemistry automation will save you time and on chemicals cost.

 

Equipment issues: undersized or inefficient
We can’t stress enough, enlist the help of a Pool Pro when installing or replacing pool and spa equipment.  They know the issues you’re faced with in your neck of the woods in terms of weather conditions and the types of debris that can land in your pool.  They will also take a look at your entire application – how many gallons your pool has, what the plumbing size is and how your pool equipment works together.  Undersized pool equipment will render it ineffective and lessen its life, while over-sizing equipment will waste energy and money

Chad Neujahr

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