Cloudy Water

Having trouble seeing the bottom of the pool because your pool water is too cloudy? We've got the solution.

 
<strong>Cloudy</strong> Water

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The Problem

Cloudiness is small particles in the water that are not removed by filtration or oxidation. The most common causes of cloudy water are poor filtration and/or circulation, buildup of organic contaminants, algae growth, high pH, high Total Alkalinity (TA), or a combination of these.

Recommended solutions

Poor Filtration: Check filter operation and clean filter with HTH® Filter Cleaner per label directions. Circulate the water at least 8 hours per day. High pH or TA: Use HTH® pH Down to lower pH and/or TA back to the recommended ranges. Organic contaminants or early algae growth:

1. Test the pH of the water.

2. Adjust the pH into the range of 7.2-7.4 using either HTH® pH Up or HTH® pH Down. Wait at least one hour.

3. Shock treat the pool with an HTH® Shock product.

Preventative maintenance

• Shock treat the pool weekly.

• Maintain TA in the range of 60 - 120 ppm.

• Maintain pH in the range of 7.2 - 7.8.

• Check and clean filter twice a year..

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Caution

Please read the following important reminders before adding pool chemicals to water:

• NEVER mix products together or dissolve before use.

• ONLY enter pool when FAC levels are below 4 ppm to prevent risk of bodily harm.