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.
Cloudy Pool Water Because of Equipment
- 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
Foggy Pool Water From Chemical Imbalances
- 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
Murky Pool Water From Weather
- 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.
Looking to fix cloudy pool water for your Lancaster Palmdale area swimming pool? Pool water needs kept up and maintained regularly to keep it safe for swimming. If not maintained even the most luxurious pool can become an eyesore to look at. There’s nothing worse than looking forward to a refreshing swim to cool off from the heat that’s hampered by a cloudy pool. What makes the water cloudy? There’s a few reasons why your water becomes murky and unattractive. Below are a few of the most common factors to check out.
If pool filters are not ran for the required amount of time of at least 8 hours, the water will soon get cloudy. Your filter constantly cleans the water of harmful contaminants when running. When the filter is left off the water will soon become stagnant.
Other cloudiness factors are due to the chemicals used to treat the water. pH levels and Calcium hardness, declining levels of chlorine all cause cloudy water. Without proper chemical balancing unwanted contaminates will grow in the water creating a murky appearance.
Weather and Environment
The environment around your swimming pool also has a large impact of the water condition. Heavy winds, rain, animals, trees, bushes, sunshine, swimmers and algae growth contribute to murky waters. Pool covers are great to keep the water clean when not in use.
Cloudy Water Fixes For Quartz Hill,Palmdale & Lancaster Pools
- Test kit to check chemical balance
- Vacuum pool bottom weekly
- Kept out debris like dirt & leaves
- Skim pool water surface often
- Check filter is not in need of fixing
- Scrub pool walls, steps, bottom
Our pool cleaning company has cleared up cloudy pools in Palmdale, Lancaster and the Quartz Hill areas of the Antelope Valley for over twenty years. Our maintenance trucks stock everything required to professionally service your swimming pool. We know how to keep water sparking clean and crystal clear. If you need help for your Lancaster Palmdale area swimming pool or spa call one of our experienced aquatic technicians today.