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What is it?

Cloudy water is a hazy, murky appearance that is caused by introduction of suspended particles that are invisible to the naked eye. A similar analogy would be the particles in air that cause smoke. These impurities are introduced into the water from a myriad of environmental sources, even bathers and source water. Particles can intensify and cause water to cloud due to improper water balance, low sanitizer levels and/or lack of routine oxidation, poor filtration or inadequate circulation.

To fix chemical causes of cloudy water:

To fix equipment causes of cloudy water:

  • Improper filtration can be a cause of cloudy water
  • Use Filter Cleaner to clean dirty filter media

To prevent cloudy water:

  • Chemically clean filter every 4-6 weeks
  • Replace filter media as directed
  • Maintain proper water balance
  • Oxidize water weekly to destroy contaminants*

*such as perspiration, suntan lotions, hair sprays, body oils, urine, pet dander, and cosmetics.