Cloudy Water: My Swimming Pool Water is Cloudy
Cloudy water in your pools; what are the causes of this unsightly problem or why do I have it in my pool? There are many known factors or reasons for cloudiness in your swimming pool or spa. The fact of the matter is that, there is no single cause for this swimming pool water problem.
When we go to a recreational water facility, we want to enjoy a clear, sparkling pool or spa.
However a swimming pool or spa looses its beauty, when the water is cloudy.
Of this problem is very uninviting to swimmers like you and I - simply because of the dull, hazy, and/or cloudy water pool or spa.
Causes of a cloudy water pool or spa
The most common causes of cloudy pool water include:
The early stages of algae growth which is caused by poor sanitation and oxidation levels, is also a swimming pool water problem; which leads to cloudy water in your facility.
Why is my pool water cloudy?
Cloudy pool water is a very wide open ended issue that many pool/spa operators experience worldwide. Still it has to be addressed if we are going to avoid green, milky, and hazy looking pool water. The cloudiness that we experienced in our pools and spas, is the results of the presence of small or fine suspended particles that are in the water. I know you may be asking the question "why don't my pool filters filter out these particles?"
Well! The truth of the matter is that these particles are too minuscule that they cannot be filtered. This means that they pass right through our pool filters and right back out to the pool/spa. Because these particles are too minuscule to be filtered, they are also very difficult to be removed from our swimming pool water by oxidation.
Causes of cloudy water in swimming pools
As I stated above, the cloudy pool water that you may be experiencing, is caused by the presence of fine suspended particles in the water; which are too small to be filtered out. One major set back with this swimming pool water problem, is that environmental factors such as the wind, rain, and the surrounding vegetation, are contributing elements that are responsible for these small particles in our pools.
The environment we cannot control but there are other contributing factors that cause cloudy pool water that we can control.
The other causes of a cloudy water pool or spa are:
How to clear up cloudy water in your swimming pool
Usually the first step in correcting a cloudy water pool situation, is checking your swimming pool filtration system. You need to clean your pool filters as needed and re-establish proper water flow rates. There are certain products that are available which can aid in cleaning your filtration system/s.
These cleaning agents are designed specifically for cleaning different types of filter media. So once you know the type of filter media your pool/spa filter carries, you can purchase the correct filter cleaning aid. Now, once you have cleaned and corrected any filtration problems, you must obtain proper water balance.
This will help in getting rid of the cloudy water in your facility.
After correcting any problems with your pool filtration system, the flow rate, and your pool water chemistry but still the swimming pool water is cloudy; then the most likely cause for your cloudy pool water now is suspended microscopic particles.
Your next course of action at this point, is obtaining a good quality pool water clarifier.
Using this product in your pool water will allow the suspended particles to clump together. At this stage, the fine suspended particles are now large enough that they can be properly filtered out. Also by testing and correcting the other problems and causes of cloudiness in your pool, you will correct your problem with cloudy water.
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