just because your water is clear does not mean it's safe to swim!

Test your water regularly!

One of the most difficult things about maintaning your pool is water chemistry. Here at Sunset Aquatech we provide:









Bring in a 16oz Sample of your Pool or Spa Water for your free water analysis and your on your way to maintaining clean crystal clear water throughout the season.


Why is the Water in My Pool Cloudy?

There are several possible causes of cloudy, smoky, or hazy swimming pool water.  Here are some of them, along with the solutions:

  • Poor circulation or filtration: Backwash and clean the pool filter.  Clean the skimmer baskets and pump strainer basket.  The filter may need to be chemically cleaned.

  • Improper water balance: Test the pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness, and make the necessary adjustments.

  • High total dissolved solids (TDS) and/or calcium hardness: If one or both are high (TDS over 3,000 ppm or calcium hardness over 400 ppm), drain off 1/3 to 1/2 of your pool water and replace it with fresh water that is low in hardness.  Adjust the chemical balance.

  • Excess organic waste: Shock with one pound of pool super shock or one gallon of liquid chlorine for every 10,000 gallons of pool water.

  • High total alkalinity: Add a pH reducer.

  • Low sanitizer level: Add chlorine to bring sanitizer into its proper range.

Why is My Pool Water Green?

Your swimming pool is suffering from green algae growth. A common free-floating variety of algae imparts a cloudy green color to pool water. It’s easy to correct if treated early. Shock your pool, then use the proper dose of algaecide for the size of your pool.

My Pool Water Burns My Eyes?

Your pH may be too low or too high. Use a water test kit to determine the pH level and adjust it to a 7.4-7.6 range.  Another item to check is whether or not there is too much sanitizer in your pool.  Check the automatic chlorinator setting.

How often should I bring in a sample for a complete Computerized Testing & Analysis?

We recommend that a water sample be brought in about once a month for routine testing & analysis. Water samples should also be brought in at pool opening & closing. Many customers bring in samples weekly, just to be sure. It's FREE, so why not?!