Solving common pool water problems

The cleanliness of your pool is very important, especially in peak times of using it, for example, in summer; but sometimes it may be difficult to spot the solution to your swimming pool’s problem, making cleaning it an obstacle.

If:

Your pool’s water is green, cloudy and/or has slippery sides, the cause may be algae.
To solve this problem, you should shock dose the pool with chlorine and add a chemical that is tough on algae.

Your pool has too much chlorine, you may have overdosed the pool.
A way of solving this problem would be to buy a chlorine reducer or allow time to take its course for a natural reducing of the chlorine.

Your PH levels are hard to control, your pool’s alkalinity might be low.
To solve this problem, you should seek out advice on how to increase the levels of alkalinity in your pool.

Your pool’s water is cloudy, your chemical control could be poor, or the pool’s filtration could be inadequate.
To sort this problem, you should clean the cartridge, check the PH and chlorine levels of the pool, and if necessary, adjust them. If the problem returns, purchase a pool clarifier to extinguish the small particles.

Your pool has rough sides and edges, scale could have formed due to the elevated levels of calcium in the water.
Make sure that the PH levels are where they should be first, and use a pool scale inhibitor to stop calcium advancing out of the water.

There isn’t a colour change on the test strip’s dip test, the cause could be too much chlorine in the water, (over 15ppm chlorine) leading to the bleaching of the indicator pads.
The fault could be from the test strips, so make sure they are within date and then wait for for the chlorine levels to drop and try the test again.

Your pool is beginning to foam, this is because the cleaning products that have been used are incorrect and are not compatible with the water in the pool or because of the excessive use of algaecide.
The prevent this problem from happening, deter from using household cleaning products for your pool.

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