The Difference Between Pool Clarifier and Flocculant

The Difference Between Pool Clarifier and Flocculant

Cloudy pool water is usually caused by dead algae or mists of particles suspended in your pool water. The job of a coagulant agent, like clarifier or flocculant, is to clump these tiny particles into larger clumps so that they can be collected by your filter or flushed to waste. 

Now, clarifier and flocculant (floc and vac) are two sides of the same coin. Both are types of coagulant agents that accomplish the same task using different routes. The key differences are the time it takes for the reaction to take place and the extra elbow grease needed from you to finish the job. We will discuss the pros and cons and the best times to apply which chemical.  (more…)

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Why Is My Pool Cloudy?

[social_warfare buttons=”Facebook, Twitter”] Whether it is cloudy judgments, cloudy weather, or cloudy pools, ‘cloudy’ isn’t a word that is typically used in a positive manner. So when it comes to a cloudy pool, you want to address the issue ASAP. Failure to address your cloudy water in a timely manner can hurt your pockets and your patience.

When we come across pool owners with cloudy pools, they always want to know three things: Why is my pool cloudy? How do I get rid of my cloudy pool? How can I prevent this from happening again? These three questions present the perfect thought process for clearing up a cloudy pool. Before you can fix the cloudiness, you need to determine what caused your water to become cloudy in the first place. Once you figure out the root to the issue, then you can take action to remedy it. Finally, you have to educate yourself in preventative measures to ensure your pool remains healthy.

Depending on the severity of the cloudiness, returning your pool back to its healthy state can take a couple of days to a few weeks. Let’s figure out the root to your cloudiness. (more…)

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