With summer in full swing and the water beckoning you, there’s nothing more frustrating than going out to your pool only to discover cloudy, uninviting water. Cloudy pool water is a common issue but luckily there are a few steps you can take to address it. Let’s take a look at our tips for keeping your water clear and inviting.
Get the balance right
With the heavier usage that pools tend to get over the summer months (isn’t it amazing how popular you become with a pool?) it’s common for the chlorine levels to become depleted and the PH unbalanced, resulting in cloudy water. Test your water on a weekly basis over summer to ensure that you have the balance right – there are a number of at home testing kits available which will do the job.
Try a clarifier or flocculant
In many cases, the increased pool usage over summer combined with a general build up of dirt can combine to create cloudy water. To clear things up, you can try a pool clarifier on a weekly basis which will clump debris into larger particles to make it easier for your filter to collect. If you have a seriously cloudy pool and want to clear it up fast, you can also try flocculant (floc) which is a quick fix for murky water – this solution will send all of the floating particles straight to the bottom of the pool once you have given it’s a chance to circulate throughout the pool and have switched your system off. Just remember that you’ll need to vacuum to waste all the debris afterwards!
Run your pool pump
One of the main culprits when it comes to cloudy water is when you’re not running your system for long enough. If you’re not filtering and sanitising all of your water often enough, the likely result is going to be a less than inviting pool. Remember, over summer you should be running the system for approximately eight hours per day for an average sized pool. With your pump working overtime in the warmer months, make sure you service it as required.
Organise professional cleaning and maintenance
To get the most out of your pool this summer and to keep your water crystal clear, one of the best ways to ensure proper maintenance is to call in the experts. Regular cleaning and servicing by a certified technician means you can be confident you don’t have to battle cloudy, unhygienic water. Whether you want a once off service to get your water back to standard or would prefer regular cleaning, your pool professional can help you out.
If you’ve been on the lookout for professional and reliable pool cleaners Perth, Pool Assist can help. Our certified technicians offer mobile cleaning services to keep your pool beautifully maintained. Not only do we keep your water crystal clear, we also offer servicing, repairs and replacements to keep your pool equipment running smoothly. With three service hubs and multiple service vehicles, we’re able to easily take care of the need of your pool – just call us today!
For the best pool cleaner service, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.