Jumping into a pool of cloudy water isn’t very inviting. What you want to see is clear, clean water that’s both aesthetically pleasing and safe for swimmers. 

If your Austin pool water is looking a little foggy, you’ll need to take steps to clarify the situation. Here are some things you can do to clear up your pool water.

Check the Filter

Cloudy pool water can be caused by a clogged pool filter. Your pool’s filter is tasked with clearing out debris and dirt from the water. If you don’t clear out the filter, small particles may be left behind in the water, which can cause it to become foggy. 

To solve this problem, simply clean out the filter and make sure to check on it regularly. If it doesn’t seem to be working properly, it may need to be repaired or replaced by your local Austin pool builder. 

Balance the Chemicals

Test the chemical levels of your pool water with a test strip to see if the chemicals are off-balance. For instance, the pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.8. If the levels are below this threshold, the water is acidic, and if the levels are over 7.8, the water is too alkaline. 

Rain, sunlight, and regular swimming can reduce the amount of chemicals in the water, which can cause it to become cloudy. Add the necessary chemicals as your test strips dictate.

Clarify the Pool Water

Sometimes adjusting the chemicals in the pool water may not be enough to clear out the cloudiness. In some cases, you may have to clarify the water using clarifying tablets and solvents. These can help eliminate tiny particles and debris. Algaecides can also remove small amounts of algae from your pool water. 

For more assistance with your swimming pool, reach out to your local Austin pool builders today!