Cloudy water in your hot tub, pool, spa or Jacuzzi is an indication that your water has suspended particles floating in it. In general, this means poor filtration and/or poor water balance. When you notice cloudy water, there are several steps you can take to rectify the situation. A visit to your local pool store or hot tub supply retailer will be in order but with a little troubleshooting, you can resolve your cloudy water issue.
Things You'll Need
- Water shock
Inspect the filters in your hot tub for clogging or tears. If the filter is clogged, it will restrict the flow of water and stop removing particles. If the filter is torn, it will allow water to flow freely and not remove any particles. This can cause you water to turn cloudy. Replace any defective filters with new filters.
Run your hot tub on a regular basis. If you do not have your hot tub on, the water does not flow through the filters. The water sits in the hot tub and starts to stagnate. If you do not use a lot of chemicals to keep the water fresh, the stagnating water will start to cloud. Running the hot tub on a regular basis will ensure the water does not stagnate.
Treat the water with "water shock." You can get water shock from your pool or hot tub supplier. To total dosage depends on the size of our hot tub and the severity of the situation. Water shock dissolved the particles in the water. It is important that you follow the directions written on the bottle of shock to ensure you run the hot tub for the appropriate amount of time after using the water shock. This will ensure your safety.
Drain the water and replace it with fresh water. Sometimes, the particulates in the water are too dense for any chemicals or filters to remove. If this is the case, draining and refilling is the best option. This option is best done in conjunction with replacing the filters.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
Hot Tub Shock Treatment
Hot tubs can be a great addition to your home. They can provide hours of enjoyment. Clear and clean hot tub water...
How to tell if your DE filter is causing your cloudy water
If you own a swimming pool, you've probably experienced cloudy pool water. A diatomaceous earth (DE) filter is one of the best...
How to Keep a Hot Tub Crystal Clear
Soaking in a hot tub is the perfect way to relax after a hard day. However, sitting in murky, cloudy water will...
Are Hot Tubs Sanitary?
Few things spell relief like soaking tired muscles in a hot vat of bubbling water. A short soak in a hot tub...
Chemicals to Clean Milky and Cloudy Pool Water
There are four basic reasons why pool water can look milky or cloudy. The methods of clarifying the water, including using chemicals,...
Serious Water Problems in Hot Tubs
Learn about serious water problems in a hot tub in this free hot tub maintenance video.
How to Clean a Hot Tub
Cleaning a hot tub requires draining it and using a mild detergent to clean the surface of the tub, avoiding chlorine products...