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Clear up milky pool water?


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2008-02-27 18:02:55
2008-02-27 18:02:55

There are several reasons why a pool can be cloudy.

There may not be enough free chlorine in the water.

The filter system may not be running enough to properly clean the water.

There may be too much calcium in the water.

The Ph may be too high.

The filter system may be compromised.

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my pool did get milky but cleared up after 48 hours

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It depends on what is causing the water to cloud. You can take a water sample in to your local pool dealer and have them test it and tell you what chemicals you need to add to clear it up.


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