Pool water loses its sparkle when large numbers of small, almost invisible particles reflect back sunlight, which creates a dull, murky appearance. And by small we're talking anything from 0.5 to 5.0 microns (a grain of sand is roughly 1,250 microns).
Here's how to tell the different phases:
Dull – you hardly notice this stage, but this is when pool water starts to lose its lustre
Hazy – while you can still see the bottom of the pool, it's hard to make out the details
Cloudy – the water looks milky and, while you might be able to see the bottom of the shallow end of your pool, you're unlikely to see the bottom of the deep end
Opaque – at its most extreme, you can’t see the bottom of the pool
How to clear a cloudy pool
Once you have identified the cause – be it environmental, mechanical, or chemical – we recommend using Aqua Health Aquashine Plus to improve filter efficiency and maintain sparkling water. A few of the benefits include:
- Works fast, usually within 24 hours
- Is a simple four-step process
- Effectively clears murky and cloudy water
- Can be used at any time of the year
- Reduces maintenance time
If you're still unsure of what is causing your pool water to lose its sparkle, bring a sample from elbow deep to your local Swimart expert to have it tested. You can also call us on 1300 991 104 to book an appointment for an equipment check.