How to Manage Common Swimming Pool Problems

Swimming pools are the perfect way to beat the summer heat.

Keep your pool beautiful all summer long by knowing how to manage these common swimming pool problems!

Common Swimming Pool Problems:

  • Cloudy water – Do you have hazy our cloudy swimming pool water?  You should be able to see the bottom of your pool.  If you can’t, you might have a problem with your pool’s water quality.  This could be due to heavy rain, lack of sunlight poor circulation, or too little filtration.  Test your pool quality by checking the chlorine, pH, alkalinity and calcium hardness.  If the chemicals are not level, you can adjust the levels to the suggested ranges.  Check out this article for more tips on how to manage a cloudy pool.
  • Green Algae – If you notice a green tint to your swimming pool, it is likely that you have a green algae problem.  The best way to manage this problem is to “shock” the pool.  Shock is a form of highly concentrated chlorine that will help eliminate organic material, like algae. Read more about how to eliminate and prevent green algae here.
  • Clogged Pool Filter – Water circulation is essential to keeping your pool water beautiful and clear.  If you are having trouble getting the water to come out of your pool jets, it might be because you need to change your filter media.

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