Learning how to diagnose what is causing your swimming pool water to become cloudy is the first step prior to learning how to treat your cloudy pool water. The Pool Experts at The Pool Factory have put together the following tutorial to help one diagnose and then remedy the causes for one’s cloudy swimming pool.
Factors That Cause Cloudy Pool Water
Cloudy water can be caused by a number of factors. Some factors include that include:
- High ph and alkalinity levels (check levels with Pool Check 3-in-1 Test Kit)
- Failure to run your filtration system/pool filter system long enough with proper chlorine level
- A worn/dirty cartridge filter
- Insufficient backwashing
Constant filtration is a must to prevent your pool water from becoming cloudy (generally rule of thumb is to run your pool filter system for at least 8 hours a day).
How To Treat Your Cloudy Pool Water
|Appearance||Hazy, unable to see the bottom of the pool.|
|Cause||Insufficient chlorine levels, inadequate filtration time, ph & alkalinity imbalance, insufficient back washing and or dirty worn cartridge.|
Check ph and alkalinity and adjust if necessary, also replace or clean cartridge or backwash filter.
Treat pool water with one of the pool chemical packages below.
Retest ph and alkalinity and repeat treatment if necessary.
|Treats pools with|
(1) Super Clarifier (1 qt.)
(1) Oxy Shock (Non-Chlorine-1lb.)
|Treats pools with|
(1) Clear Out Clarifier (1qt.)
(2) Oxy Shocks (Non-Chlorine-1LB.)
Pool Capacity Cheatsheet
|Pool Size||Capacity (Gal.)||Pool Size||Capacity (Gal.)|
|10 Round||2,000||8x12/14 Oval||2,500|
|12 Round||3,000||8x15/16 Oval||3,000|
|15 Round||5,000||8x19 Oval||3,500|
|18 Round||7,500||10x15/16 Oval||3,500|
|21 Round||10,000||10x18/19 Oval||4,000|
|24 Round||13,000||10x21 Oval||5,000|
|27 Round||17,000||12x16 Oval||4,500|
|30 Round||21,000||12x17/18 Oval||5,000|
|33 Round||25,000||12x20/21 Oval||6,500|
The Cloudy Water Package 1 contains everything you need to clear up your cloudy water. Cloudy or dull pool water is caused by improper chemical balance or fine debris suspended in the pool water. Use the following products to resolve this problem.
Super Clarifier works by grouping together microscopic particles & oils to help your filter remove them from the pool water. Oxy Shock is a odorless product designed to directly attack and break down the organic materials that can turn pool water dull and produce an unpleasant smell.