What To Do If Your Pool Water Is Cloudy?

A lot of people reading this may have trouble keeping their water clear or maybe even know someone who has trouble keeping their water clear. If this is the case, a lot of times it is very easy to fix and regain that crystal clear water that looks incredible. One might think that the best option is to buy a product that claims it will make your pool clear or an item that says something like "From cloudy to clear water!" or "Green to blue!" ... While some of these products do work, most of them are just masking the real problem momentarily and your pool water will turn cloudy again soon. It's kind of like if you were to take aspirin when you have a virus, it will make you feel better momentarily, but it's not actually combating the real problem.

Most of the time that your pool water is cloudy it is because the chemical balance is off, or you have phosphates and/or chloramines.

What to do:

1. Check your water with a test strip or an alternative testing process. If the chlorine/alternative sanitizer (Synergy, Bromine, etc.) is low and your pool is cloudy, this is almost definitely the problem. You have to have your chlorine at the recommended level of 1-3 ppm. Side note, during the hottest days of summer, your pool may need more shock to keep your pool clear. The heat and the sun eat up the chlorine quickly.

2. If your chlorine level is okay, check out the pH and alkalinity. If these are not in range, that could cause cloudiness. pH should be between 7-7.6 ppm and alkalinity should be between 80-120 ppm. 

3. If all of your readings are correct, check for phosphates. If your phosphates are high, get phosphate remover to remove the phosphates.

4. Make sure to run your filter 24/7 and make sure your filter is clean. If you don't run your pool 24/7 it could make your water stagnant and cause cloudiness and/or algae growth.

5. If you don't have a way to check your pool precisely, bring in a water sample to us, Del Suppo Pools and Spas, or your local pool store to get the water tested. 

6. If you're having trouble keeping your chlorine reading high, you may have phosphates or chloramines. If you're not sure if you have either phosphates or chloramines, you can get your water tested by us or your local pool professional for further assistance. 

If you need test strips, or chemicals, feel free to visit our e-store or our showroom at 26 McKean Ave. Donora. PA. to purchase some! 

Any other questions? Feel free to comment on here, email us at info@delsuppopools.com, or call us at 724-379-5066.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helped you out!