Signs You Need to Clean Your Swimming Pool

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You’ve put a lot of time and money into your pool. You want to be able to enjoy it for years to come, but if you don’t maintain it properly, it can get dirty quickly! There are signs that your pool needs cleaning that you can easily spot by yourself. If you’re doing all of the above, it may still be time to get one of these pool robot cleaners.

Water Is Murky

If your water is murky, it’s likely that your pool needs to be cleaned. The most common reason for this is that the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced or serviced. A clogged filter restricts water flow, which leads to unclean water and a build-up of algae.

If you want to keep your pool clean without spending a fortune on chemicals and equipment, there are several things you can do:

  • If a cloudy appearance persists even after cleaning out leaves and debris from around the edges of the pool, then it may be time for a new filter cartridge or replacement motor assembly (see how long it’s been since they were last changed).
  • Algae growth can also cause cloudy pools but isn’t as likely in well-maintained pools with chlorinated water unless there has been significant neglect over time (a year or more).

Pool Has Algae

If you notice algae in your swimming pool, it’s time to get down to business. Algae can be caused by a number of factors and can have harmful effects on humans and pets alike. If not treated properly, algae will begin to grow in your pool and make the water look murky brown or green; this makes it difficult for anyone (especially children) to see what’s at the bottom of the pool. Even more alarming than this is how dangerous algae can be: if swallowed by animals or humans, they could become very ill or even die!

To help prevent any unwanted health problems from occurring at home, here are some tips on how you can remove algae from both above ground and inground pools:

Pool Is Faded

Fading is one of the most common signs that your swimming pool needs a cleaning. Fading occurs when sunlight hits the water’s surface, breaking down its chemical makeup and leaving behind a dull or faded appearance. A good quality pool cover can help prevent some of this fading, but it won’t fully solve the problem because even with a cover on, some sun will still reach the water’s surface and cause damage over time.

To fix this issue, you’ll need to clean your swimming pool regularly—at least once per month if possible!

If you are doing all of the above, it may still be time to call a professional.

You should not be afraid to get your hands wet! Even if you are not a pool expert, there are many things you can do to clean your pool. It might seem like a daunting task; however, if done properly and on schedule, it’s not too difficult. A good rule of thumb for keeping your pool clean is that if something looks out of place or feels unusual, then there might be an issue with the water quality.

If all else fails and you’re still left feeling overwhelmed by all the responsibilities associated with owning a swimming pool (or even just maintaining one), consider hiring an experienced professional to help keep it in tip-top shape year after year. And remember: that professional cleaner doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and leg—they also offer contract maintenance programs so regular visits every few weeks won’t break the bank!


You don’t have to spend hours cleaning your pool. With a few simple tips and tools you can keep your pool looking great all year long. But if you are doing all of the above and still not seeing results, it may be time to call a professional!

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