Solved! How do I fix my cloudy pool water?

How do I fix my cloudy pool water? So, your pool is cloudy and uninviting? Well, we have an all-in-one solution for you, complete with easy-to-use, step-by-step directions directly from Dr. Joe! Cloudy water is usually caused by organics and suspended particles. Other causes are high pH and low alkalinity. Also, if you are doing a stain treatment and adding chlorine to a pool, you can experience cloudy swimming pool water.

Use our step-by-step guide for fixing cloudy pool water below.

Items needed to fix your cloudy pool water:​

Super Start-Up is an extra strength sequestering/chelating agent that holds stain-causing metals, like iron, copper, and manganese in suspension.  

Rust and Iron Stain Remover reduces the suspended oxidized iron (rust) into its clear ionic form.

Copper Stain Remover reduces the suspended oxidized copper into its clear ionic form.

CuLator Ultra 4.0 removes and eliminates dissolved iron and other metals from the swimming pool.

Purchase our Super Metal Stain Eliminator Kit and use the step-by-step instructions below to solve your cloudy pool water problems!

Follow these directions step-by-step

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Prior to starting this procedure read all instructions. Make sure to properly balance to pool and spa water, but the free chlorine level should be below 0.5 ppm. IMPORTANT: The pool should not be used until the procedure is completed and the pH is 7.2-7.8 and free chlorine level is between 1.0 ppm and 4.0 ppm.

Balanced Pool Water Guide: Free Chlorine: 1-4 ppm, Total Chlorine 1-4 ppm, Combined Chlorine 0, pH: 7.2-7.8, Calcium Hardness: 200-400 ppm, Alkalinity: 80-120 ppm, Cyanuric Acid (CYA) 30-50, Iron: 0 ppm, and Copper: 0 ppm.

Step 1.

Turn the pool filtration system on. Thoroughly shake up the bottle of Super Start-Up until the solids are completely suspended. Walk around the edge of the pool adding Super Start-Up to the pool water making sure that all the contents of the bottle are added to the water. Allow the Super Start-Up to circulate in the pool for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Step 2.

Turn off the pool filtration system and add the CuLator Ultra 4.0 cartridge to the pump basket. Turn the filtration system back on.

Step 3.

Allow the pool filtration system to operate as normal. It is recommended to run the system for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Check the filter pressure regularly and clean as directed by the manufacturer. When the circulation system is running, the insoluble particles are being captured by the filter and the various forms of dissolved metals are being eliminated from the pool as the water passes over the CuLator Ultra 4.0.

Buy The Super Metal Stain Eliminator Kit to remove your cloudy water issues!

You have the solution for cloudy pool water!

Cloudy Pool Water Solution Before
Before Treatment
Cloudy Pool Water Solution After Use
After Treatment

What causes cloudy pool water?

What causes cloudy pool water? Cloudy pool water is a common issue that can stem from various factors, often resulting in an unappealing and potentially unsafe swimming environment. Understanding the underlying causes of cloudy water is crucial for effective treatment and maintenance.

One primary cause of cloudy water is inadequate filtration. Pool filtration systems are designed to remove debris, dirt, and contaminants from the water. When the filtration system is not functioning optimally, these particles remain suspended, causing the water to appear cloudy. Poor water circulation exacerbates this problem. Stagnant areas in the pool allow particles to settle, leading to cloudiness.

Chemical imbalances play a significant role. Incorrect pH, alkalinity, or sanitizer levels can create an environment conducive to microbial growth. Algae, bacteria, and other microorganisms flourish, clouding the water. Algae growth itself is another major culprit. When sanitation or chemical levels are inadequate, algae can quickly multiply, turning the water greenish and murky.

High bather load contributes to cloudy water as well. Swimmers introduce sweat, oils, and other organic materials that overwhelm the pool’s disinfection and filtration systems. Additionally, environmental factors such as heavy rain and wind can introduce contaminants, further clouding the water.

Neglecting routine pool maintenance tasks also leads to cloudiness. Regular skimming, vacuuming, and brushing of pool surfaces are essential to prevent the buildup of debris and particles. Clogged or dirty filters hinder effective particle removal, exacerbating cloudiness.

To remedy cloudy pool water, a multi-faceted approach is needed. Ensuring proper filtration and circulation, maintaining balanced water chemistry, and addressing any visible signs of algae growth are fundamental steps. Regular cleaning routines, such as skimming and vacuuming, are essential for preventing debris buildup.  Use a Super Metal Stain Eliminator Kit to remove the cloudiness from your pool. Seek professional advice if your issue continues.

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