how do i get rid of particles in my pool?

My aunt told me about this ball that picks up particles. but i’m not sure if i should use it or not. The water in my pool is crystal clear till i turn on the filter, then it gets really cloudy. I’ve shocked it many many time and all the levels are ok but i can’t seem to get rid of the couldyness. Please help me.

~ cloudy pool

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9 Responses to “how do i get rid of particles in my pool?”

  1. diaboyos said:
  2. fly_your_flag_high said:

    It sounds like your filter is the problem to me. But you might try a different shock. If not you may need to change the water. Be careful doing that though as friends growing up drained their pool and it caved in.

  3. echiasso said:

    You have shocked your pool into a cloudy oblivion. Throw a pool party! Invite dirty people. After the party, drain your pool and start all over!!

  4. hot_jrb said:

    It sounds like your filter is a) clogged, b) the wrong type of filter, c) is broken and malfuntioning. You should look at it first and when or if you figure out what is wrong you should either unclog it, buy a new one, or get a pool persons help. (Try the pool ball if you want to or not thats your decision)
    Also what type of chemicals are you using, are you using the right amounts?
    you should look into the chemicals you use on your pool, the cloudiness could be a sign of a chemical reaction ( bad mixture of chemicals) Be careful wrong amounts or the wrong types of chemicals can be bad. Or maybe the particles that appear when you turn on the filter are being blown up from the bottom of the pool by the force of the filtration system.

  5. [email protected] said:

    you didn’t mention anything about your filter system. when was the last time you checked, cleaned and back flushed it? If the filter is good, and your chemicals are balanced then try a flocculant. This is a chemical that binds minute particles, that can’t be trapped in a filter, together so that a vacuum or the filter will trap it.

  6. michael m said:

    Sounds like you have a cartridge filter with a hole in it. Check your filter. Then you can add what’s called “clarifier”, which is a substance (liquid) that binds particles together in your pool to form larger particles that can be filtered out.

  7. teejay said:

    DO YOU HAVE A SAND FILTER? IF SO THEN BACK WASH IT REAL GOOD. THE SAND SHOULD BE CHANGED OUT EVERY 5 TO 7 YEARS. IF YOU HAVE A FILTER THEN CHANGE THAT OUT. GOOD LUCK. HAVING A POOL IS MORE WORK THAN MOST THINK IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. windancerhil said:

    Need a bit more info here. What type of filter do you have? (Sand, cartridge, or DE.) When the pool is off- and the water id clear- can you see stuff laying on the bottom? When you turn the pump on are the particles coming from the floor and suspending in the water, or can you see “smoke” coming from the returns? Really sounds like you have a DE filter with a hole in a grid. But need more input please. Could be a couple other things as well.

  9. mrossi330 said:

    If the water is clear until you turn on your filter, then the problem most probably is your filter. If you have a sand filter, you should at least run a filter cleaner through it but ideally you need to change your sand. If you have a cartridge filter, you need to acid soak your filter cartridge or buy a new filter cartridge. If you use diatemaceous earth (d.e.) you may need to do a filter cleaner or change your d.e powder.




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