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3 Signs your Pool Isn’t Clean

If you're like most pool owners, you want to make sure your pool is clean and ready for swimming whenever you feel like taking a dip. Unfortunately, not all pool owners are as vigilant about cleaning their pools as they should be. Many people don't even realize their pool isn't clean until it's too late. This article will discuss 3 signs that your pool may not be clean. Stay safe this summer and avoid swimming in a dirty pool.

3 Signs your Pool Isn’t Clean

Sign #1: A Strong Chlorine Odor

If you notice a strong chlorine odor coming from your pool, it could be a sign that your pool isn't clean. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria and other contaminants in the water, so if there's a strong smell of chlorine, it could mean that there are still bacteria present. If you notice a strong chlorine odor, you should test the water to see if the chlorine levels are too high.

Another sign that your pool might not be clean is if you see algae or other growths on the walls or floor of the pool. Algae can grow in pools that aren't properly chlorinated, and it can also be a sign of other contaminants in the water. If you see algae, you should test the water to see if the chlorine levels are too low.


Sign #2: Water With A Cloudy Or Murky Appearance

If your pool water is cloudy or murky, it could be a sign that your pool isn't clean. There are several possible causes of cloudy or murky water, including:

  • Not enough chlorine in the water

  • Too many algae in the water

  • Poor filtration

If you suspect that your pool water isn't clean, you should test the chlorine levels and check the filter. If you find that the chlorine levels are low, you can add more chlorine to the water. If you find that the filter is dirty, you'll need to clean it or replace it. You may also need to shock your pool if there are too many algae in the water. Shocking your pool will kill all of the algae and bacteria in the water, making it safe to swim in again.


Sign #3: The Water Is Green

If your pool water is green, that means that algae are growing in it. Algae can grow in pools that aren't properly chlorinated, and it can also be a sign of other contaminants in the water. If you see algae, you should test the water to see if the chlorine levels are too low.


You can get rid of algae by shocking your pool. Shocking your pool will kill all of the algae and bacteria in the water, making it safe to swim in again. You should shock your pool at least once a week if you live in an area with high temperatures and humidity. You may need to shock your pool more often if there are a lot of people swimming in it or if it rains frequently.


If you're noticing any of these signs, it might be time to give Clear Swim Pool Care a call. They can take a look and let you know what's going on with your pool. Nobody wants to swim in dirty water- they'll get it cleaned up for you in no time!

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