Why is My Swimming Pool Water Cloudy?
Why pool water gets cloudy what to do about it
If your swimming pool water is cloudy, something is wrong. Besides being an eyesore, there may even be some health issues, depending on the reason behind the cloudiness. In some cases, your pool water can turn cloudy overnight, so a quick remedy is essential. In fact, even a well-maintained pool can turn cloudy. In dealing with the cloudiness, it’s important to identify the source of the problem - particularly because there are a number of factors that can contribute to cloudy water.
Pool chemical balance
When your pool water is cloudy, it may be a result of imbalanced pool chemicals. It could be high alkalinity; it could be high/low chlorine, or it could be the sanitizers. The thing is, an imbalance in any of the pool chemicals can cause undesirable particles and/or contaminates to proliferate.
Water filtration issues
A defective or damaged water filter can quickly cause water to cloud. It can also happen when the filtration system is not running as required throughout the course of the day. When swimming pool water is not constantly being cleaned, the water tends to stagnate, and then becomes cloudy.
If your swimming pool water is cloudy, it may be directly related to the environment around the pool. Indeed, there is plenty going on in the natural surroundings to pollute the pool – everything from birds and trees, to rain and algae. The key, of course, is to isolate the cause and determine the remedy.
After pool shocking
Sometimes, after a pool shocking, it’s not uncommon if the pool water is cloudy. It’s also not uncommon for the cloudiness to clear up on its own by keeping the water filter running. If this becomes a regular occurrence (and a pain) it may be advisable to seek professional assistance.
When swimming pool water is cloudy, it’s time for a remedy
Cloudy pool water can often be diagnosed with a pool test kit that measures the chemical levels in the water. Here, it’s best to invest in a comprehensive and accurate water analysis to determine the cause of cloudiness and establish a remedy. A further water inspection relates to colour. Just for example, if the water is unusually green, it might be a sign of some biological contamination. Essential to pool maintenance is the pool filter, and with cloudy water, the filtration system must be checked for seasonal damage or malfunctions. Filters should be monitored and replaced when necessary. Regular cleaning of the pool floor and walls is also essential. Finally, treating the pool water with a clarifier on a weekly basis is highly recommended - even if done professionally. When it comes to cloudy pool water, it really pays to go with a professional approach. At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, our swimming pool specialists provide service and maintenance with valuable advice on how to remedy everyday issues and problems. Contact the team directly at 905-294-8030, toll-free at 1-888-494-8030, or directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org