How to make milky/white pool water clear again?

21 May 2019
How to make milky/white pool water clear again?

How to make milky/white pool water clear again?

Read our tips on how to make your pool clear again!

Milky or white water indicates a poor balance in the pool. This is often due to an incorrect pH value. Read our tips on how to make your pool clear again!

Cause of milky pool water

Milky water is often due to an imbalance in the water. Water can only be clear when the water quality is good. To achieve this, you need to set the pH and the chlorine value correctly. So make sure you have a good tester. This tester immediately tells you what value you should target.

A sudden thunderstorm can also cause poor water quality.

Cause of milky pool water

Making milky water clear

There are no silver bullets for clearing a swimming pool. It will always take a few days. Make sure that the pool water is continuously filtered. This will give you the quickest result.

The steps below should help you get the water clear again:

  • Check the water quality with a good tester. The pH value is particularly important in this respect. Make sure this value is stable between 7.2 and 7.6.
  • Perform a chlorine shock as explained in the video below.
  • After the chlorine shock, the chlorine value should be between 1 and 2 ppm. Be careful when adding chlorine. Too much chlorine can cause adverse effects or damage to the pool.
  • Ensure continuous filtration. In other words, let your pool pump run 24 hours a day. Check the values of your pool on a daily basis and, if necessary, add the correct maintenance products.
  • To remove small particles of dirt, it is advisable to add flocculant to the pool. This makes the dirt particles stick together so that they are stopped by the pool filter.
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Preventing milky water

To prevent white or milky swimming pool water, you should check the water quality regularly. In the swimming season this means that after each swim.

You can adjust the water quality based on the measurement results.

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