How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water
Your pool is the center of your backyard space. On those warm and sunny days, all eyes gravitate towards your pool and it can easily become the focal point of your home. When it comes to taking care of your pool system, it’s important to get a better understanding of the basics that your pool deserves to function properly. When taking care of your pool, it’s worth noting that even the most expert pool taker will face issues here and there – the most common being cloudy water. Although unsightly, this issue can be easily fixed so that you won’t have to reschedule your next pool party.
What Causes Cloudy Pool Water?
Various factors cause cloudy water, which is why it’s so common among pool owners. Since every pool has specific needs, taking a look at your outdoor environment as a whole will help you pinpoint your problem faster. Rainwater, outdoor debris, and algae growth can all be contributing to cloudy pool water, but more often than not, an imbalance of pH levels is the cause. Measuring pH levels will indicate the acidity of the water and safe swimming pools should have a pH level of about 7.6. Anything higher or lower can result in an unsafe swimming environment and can limit pool use for a few days.
Basic pool care consists of monitoring your pH levels and filtration system. If you believe that a pH imbalance is the root of your cloudy water, testing with pH strips will be your first step. If you are using your pool daily, its best to regularly check the pH in the pool as it can throw off the other chemicals in the water. For novice pool owners, cloudy water can seem intimidating. If you are unsure where to begin to fix your cloudy pool water, the Shoreline Pools team is here to guide you through the process.
Eliminate Cloud Pool Water With Chemicals & Cleaning Services
In some cases, outdoor debris and algae may enter and grow in the pool. To limit this, proper cleaning is necessary to avoid cloudy water in the future. Simply skimming the pool regularly will help your pool stay sparkling and clear under the sun for everyone to use. For extreme cases of cloudy pool water, deeper cleanings such as vacuuming and scrubbing the floor and sides may be necessary. Cleaning out the pool filter regularly will also help keep your water clear and cloud-free. By cleaning out the filter often, you will easily be able to know when something is broken or not working as well as it should and can save you time if you end up having to change your filter system.
To ensure the water returns back to its clear state, shocking your pool may be your only option. Shocking your pool will elevate the chlorine levels to eliminate any lingering bacteria. Although this process should only take a full day to clear, it may take longer if the condition of your pool requires more attention. If you’re looking at handling chemicals yourself, make sure to take the necessary safety precautions to ensure that you, your family, and your pool stay safe. Failing to do so may result in chlorine-related injuries. This includes reading all labels properly and storing them safely and out of reach of pets and children.
Keep Your Pool Water Sparkling With Shoreline Pools
Keeping up with pool maintenance is no easy endeavor and sometimes life gets in the way. For care that goes beyond basic cleaning, the Shoreline Pools team is ready to help you out for those big jobs. Your pool deserves the best care year-round. Our cleaning service packages will be personalized to match your pool’s needs – so you can focus on enjoying the pool with friends and family for years to come. Dial (203) 357-1544 to connect with a Shoreline Pools account manager today!