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This is a guide to clearing up your cloudy pool. The three causes are poor filtration, low or zero chlorine and combined chlorine.
The filtration of the water is probably the key to crystal clear water. If your filter is old and not filtering properly the water may be cloudy. If it is damaged, the grids are ripped or your cartridge filter has bad cartridges then you will need to replace the filter elements. If the filter is not “filtering” the water, it will be cloudy. The filter is made to remove particles and bacteria and a byproduct of a filter that is not doing its job is cloudy water.
It is also important to run your filter long enough to cycle the water through at least once, twice or more is better. Most pools can filter the entire amount of water through after 4 hours depending on your filter size. So run time is also critical.
If the filter is dirty, it will cause cloudy water also. Clean or backwash the filter .
If your chlorine level is zeroed out, the water can be cloudy also. This is due to algae growth. Chlorine helps keep the water looking clear, so make sure the levels are raised up quickly. You can also run the pool for 24 hours after adding chlorine to help clear it up faster.
Total Chlorine is the last cause. It is when chlorine combines with nitrogen elements in the pool water, urine, sweat, body waste etc. You will notice an ammonia type smell also. There are test strips that will give you your Total chlorine level. Basically you want all your chlorine to be free/active chlorine and no combined chlorine. You can add an Oxidizer like Shocktrine to help get rid of the Chloramines that are causing the combined chlorine. Shocking your pool will also work.
So these are the main causes of your cloudy pool water. It is not safe to swim in cloudy water as you may get burning eyes, itchy skin and ill. Wait for it to clear up first.
ALGAE IN YOUR POOL:
For removing Yellow & Mustard Algae: http://youtu.be/mrZqMCiGtnc
For GREEN pool clean-up: http://youtu.be/ydIysBIHhWo
Clean a Green Pool Updated Version -YELLOW OUT: http://youtu.be/SXa35nREM0k
For Black Algae Treatment: http://youtu.be/qga1ZxU6m6U
Swimtrine Plus Algaecide (Copper based): http://youtu.be/I2Mgp4VJqyA
How Much Chlorine do I Add to My Pool?: http://youtu.be/sAbQO1F_7Z0
Liquid Chlorine Pool Sanitizer: http://youtu.be/NqJsuCqH42w
Pool Shock, Cal Hypo: http://youtu.be/Gk_7olejkwM
Trichlor 3″ Chlorinating Tablets: http://youtu.be/mq58LXe0v-4
Dichlor Pool Sanitizer: http://youtu.be/E_gzrF1xORg
Pool Test Kit: Chlorine, PH and Acid Demand: http://youtu.be/mKD7fphxWJI
For chemicals to use in your pool see this video: http://youtu.be/eZeqg2O4hJo
To calculate your pool volume (how many gallons): http://youtu.be/LArc7puehAk
To learn about Conditioner: http://youtu.be/OLDVjtL2NcQ
Shocktrine: Burning eyes and cloudy water: http://youtu.be/RY40vgJo6Nc
For High Alkalinity, how to lower Alkalinity: http://youtu.be/dD7B3QzCNdc
Soda Ash, PH UP: http://youtu.be/xbN4h1WTm2U
Alkalinity UP, Baking Soda: http://youtu.be/76wQeC4k-hc
Muriatic Acid, pH Down: http://youtu.be/HN11nOOCvG4
Taylor Test Kit (K-1006 – K-2150): http://youtu.be/AMe0rJJli8A
Aquachek & HTH Test Strips: http://youtu.be/hHhabkd5A0s
Pool Filter Comparison, Filter Types: http://youtu.be/WK2_BDwnfTE
How To Acid Wash A Cartridge Filter: http://youtu.be/tjriNPuF-EE
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