Cloudy pool water is a problem. One rule of thumb to having clean, safe and clear swimming water is also via water circulation, filtering, sanitizing, and chemical balancing. In many cases when all the above is proper poor pool water conditions can still exist.
Pool water that is cloudy on most occasions is because the filter and sanitizer are not able to get rid of small debris as fast as it’s created.
- Old ineffective pool filters
- Damaged pump impeller or blocked main drain
- The filter is not set to run enough hours (at least 12 hours)
- A jammed skimmer that also lets air to reach the pump
- Bad filters that also let water through without properly filtered
- A Backwashing valve lets water back into the pool
- Incorrectly sized pool filter that’s too big causing incorrect filtering
- Damaged drain valves
- Alkalinity and calcium hardness levels too high
- Shock treatment residue
- High stabilizer, Phosphate, Nitrates, Dissolved Solids or PH levels
- Pool water chemicals with too much metal or mineral content
- High Total Dissolved Solids levels
- The high pollen count, smog and air pollution
- Heavy winds that also bring debris into the pool
- Rainy weather conditions
- Pools with too much shade
- Heavy usage by lots of folks at once
- Tanning or body lotions from swimmers
- Pool water that’s also too warm
As noted above there is more than one item that can cause cloudy pool water. Checking each of the above items will help find the issue to your cloudy pool water problem.
Cloudy Pool Water Repair
If you need help restoring your pool to a clean and clear condition our team of aquatic technicians will also lend a hand. Our Antelope Valley pool cleaning company has fixed cloudy pool water conditions for 25 years.