How To Clear Up A Cloudy Saltwater Pool

Are you suffering from a severe case of cloudy-pool? Don’t worry. I feel your pain having been there myself. But, I also know what it feels like to return your pool to its original beauty.

And more importantly, I know how to return your pool to its original beauty. It’s not going to be easy, but trust me when I say: it’s going to be worth it.

Not only are they a vicious eyesore, but cloudy swimming pools are also highly irritating – both physically (in terms of causing swelling around the eyes of swimmers due to the dirt and bacteria) and also mentally (if you are the owner of said cloudy pool – this is especially relevant when the time comes to clean the pool).

Cloudy Saltwater Pool

There are many causes as to why your pool is cloudy. Whether it be due to the environment – things around that pollute your pool: birds, trees, rain, pollen, sun etc. or because of a faulty filter/misused filter or even because of chemical imbalances in your pools water, the cause of your pools cloudiness may not be so obvious.

But one thing is for certain:

Your pool is cloudy. And as I’m sure you’re already aware, it can be incredibly difficult to return your pool back to its gleamingly clean state that it once maintained. Almost impossible even. That is, until now.

In this article, I will be providing you with a step-by-step, easy-to-follow walkthrough of how to un-cloud your pool, giving you a number of various strategies to try out.

Are you ready to see your pool gleam under the sunlight again? You are? Then follow me!

A List Of Useful Things

First of all, let me share with you a list of items that you may or may not need when following this tutorial. I’m going to be covering two different strategies in this walkthrough.

One of which is using a pool clarifier and the other is using a pool flocculant or flocking your swimming pool. Here is the list of things you’ll need. I have included brackets after the item showing which method it is needed for.

  • Pool clarifier (yep, you guessed it! This one’s for using a pool clarifier)
  • Skimmer net (needed for using a pool clarifier)
  • Flocculant or pool floc (needed for flocking your pool)
  • A pool vacuum (also needed for flocking your pool, but could also come in handy when using a pool clarifier when adding the finishing touches)

The Walkthrough

Let’s get down to business! Follow the steps to either one of these tutorials and watch your pool go from cloudy mess to glimmering perfection overnight!

Let’s start things of with the more simple of the two, shall we?

Using A Pool Clarifier

Using a pool clarifier is a crucial part of maintaining the beautiful appearance of your precious pool.

It works by gathering up the tiny particles (which are too small to be extracted by your filter) that are making your pool cloudy and then binds them together so that they become larger in size.

This means that now, your filter can pick them up, leaving you with an incredibly un-cloudy pool. And here’s how to do it:

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