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My pool water is cloudy and smelly, what to do?

WHAT DEFINES A CLOUDY WATER?

The water is turbid, milky

Too many organic pollutants, too little disinfectant. Possibly the filter is dirty. 

The water smells unpleasant.

Microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) have developed in the water.

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Green water, algae infestation
Step by step
BACK TO CLEAR POOL WATER
  1. Clean the pool

    Manually brush off dirt deposits from the floor, walls and the skimmer and completely remove them with the help of a mechanical or electric pool cleaner, as well as by filtration. 

  2. Clean and disinfect the sand filter

    Carry out a thorough filter backwash of at least 3 min. Apply a Filterclean Tab in the skimmer and let the circulation pump run for 12 hours. Carry out another filter backwash. 
    For cartridge filters, replace the cartridge or remove and thoroughly clean it.
    Product recommendation > Filterclean Tab

  3. Check the pH value

    The ideal pH value of pool water is between 7,0 - 7,4. A too high or too low pH value can cause skin irritations and stingy eyes, and water care products are not fully efficient. 
    Check the pH value with Quicktest pH/Cl/TA test strips or the electronic pool tester, and if necessary adjust to the ideal value with pH-Plus or pH-Minus
    Product recommendation > Quicktest, pH-MinuspH-Plus

  4. Perform a shock chlorination

    with Chlorifix®, Chloriklar® or Chloryte®.
    Product recommendation > Chlorifix®, Chloriklar®Chloryte®

  5. Flocculation and turbidity removal

    Place a Superflock Plus flocculation cartridge in the skimmer and let the circulation pump run for 24 hours. Superflock Plus removes finest particles and ensures crystal clear water (only applicable in filters with sand or filter glass) 
    For cartridge filters, apply Superklar, a liquid clarifiyer. 
    Product recommendation > Superflock Plus, Superklar

     

     

  6. Enjoy your pool !

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