If you have a swimming pool at home, you understand the difficulty and the hassle of dealing with the water. All homeowners want everything to be perfect; a clean house, a crystal clear bright pool, a serene backyard, etc. You want your pool to stay clear and clean forever but you know it is impossible. Not to mention that there is something wrong with it every time you try to clean it up. You have spent a great time and efforts cleaning it up and yet the water seems murky. You probably have cleaned it more than once a week and it gets dirty again in only two days.
It seems that you are dealing with a problematic swimming pool water, which is quite common when you have a pool at home. Don’t worry; you can always solve this issue effectively if you know the right methods.
The Important Steps
So, you have used the chlorine and it doesn’t work. Don’t fret; sometimes the chlorine can’t do the job perfectly. There is an easy way to spot it. When you put the chlorine into the pool, pay attention to how much you add to the pool. If you regularly only add a small number and it doesn’t work, it means that the chlorine alone won’t do it. If you add the chlorine a lot more than you usually do, big chances that the chlorine dissipates too fast, thanks to the sunlight too. You should consider using the cyanuric acid, which is a chlorine loss retardant. You can buy one at the store providing pool supplies. The product always comes with proper direction usages so pay attention to it. If you follow it, you should be fine.
Here are some other things you can try to clean the water:
- Check the filter medium. The filter is one part that most homeowners overlook in caring and maintaining the pool. If you haven’t changed or checked the filter, it is highly likely that it is dirty. Checking one should be easy. Always consult your manual about the proper checking. In case you have to replace it, consult your manual again. Find out the right replacement parts as well as the right method to do it.
- Test the water. If you have tried everything and yet the water is still murky, try to test it out. Take a water sample and have it tested at the pool store. The professionals can identify what’s wrong with it as well as providing suggestions of the best cleaner for it. Consult the manual and be sure that you choose the safe cleaner.
- Check the suction line. When there is a problem (most likely a leak), it is possible that you have a backflow problem. It is the dirty water that contaminates your pool. If this is the problem, you should repair the line right away.
- Hire a pro. If all methods fail, you should call a professional to help you with this problem. Hiring a pro can help you save time, energy, and money.