How to Make Your Pool Crystal Clear Again
Is your pool looking a little murky? Does it seem to turn a new shade of green every day?
There’s a solution to turn that water sparkling clean again. Read on to discover our tricks and tips.
Keep Up with pH and Chlorine Levels
Do you have a water testing device in your supply kit? If not, you might want to add it to your arsenal as soon as possible. Keeping up with the chemicals in your pool is the first step to maintaining crystal clear water.
Test the water a couple times a week and take note of what you find. Ideally, the chlorine levels should be at 1 to 3 parts per million and the pH levels at 7.2 to 7.6. Maintaining these levels helps to avoid cloudiness and bacteria growth.
Run That Filter
It’s recommended that you run your filter for 8 to 10 hours a day when using your pool. Doing so keeps the water fresh and healthy. Without regular filter use, the water will grow stagnant, and bacteria will flourish. That means you’ll spend a lot more time scrubbing and cleaning than swimming and laying out.
Skim, Skim, Skim
Yes, something that simple can be the trick to clear water. Skimming the top of your pool only takes a few minutes but is totally worth it.
What makes skimming so effective? When you skim the water, you remove all that organic material lying around. Leaving that material in the water allows it to break down and cloud the water. Do this once a day for best results.
Shock the Pool Once a Week
As you keep up with chlorine and pH levels, don’t forget to shock your pool once a week during the summer. This treatment kills any bacteria or algae that are hanging around. If you’ve noticed a lot of algae growth, follow up with algaecide
If you still haven’t found a way to make your pool water sparkle, don’t worry. Contact our team at Smith Pools and we’ll find the ideal solution for your pool!