What to Do About

Cloudy Pool Water

There are three main causes for cloudy pool water: poor filtration, chemical imbalances, or environmental factors like nearby construction, trees, or wildlife.

First, test the water.

During the swimming season, you should test your pool water for chlorine and pH at least twice a week and test for other chemicals once a week.

This usually involves either adding chemicals or diluting the pool water by partially draining the pool and refilling with fresh water.

If the cause of cloudy pool water isn’t chemical, examine the pool’s mechanical parts.

During the swimming season, the filtration system needs to run for at least 8 hours every day to properly clean and filter the pool water.

Fortunately, fixing environmental issues is typically as easy as adding a pool clarifier.

Keep up with regular pool maintenance and chemical monitoring to prevent cloudy pool water in the future.

Use a clarifier regularly, and test the pool water two to three times per week to ensure that the chemical composition is balanced.