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How can filtration and circulation affect your pool’s water chemistry?

A clean pool is a healthy one, and whether you have a salt system or conventional pool design, knowing the ins and outs of proper pool water chemistry will let you know when it’s time to contact your Poolman professionals for regular service. There are a number of critical factors that will affect pool water chemistry, but the proper water circulation and filtration of your backyard oasis is paramount to avoiding cloudy water, bacteria and algae growth and debris becoming a fixture along the surface of the water. Here are a few ways that pool circulation and filtration work to create a healthy environment for your loved ones, and how they need to work in conjunction with one another to achieve the best results.

How does pool water circulate?
According to, water circulation is pivotal to providing an even distribution of pool chemicals to keep the water clean. The system works by using a skimmer to gradually cycle the water through and remove any debris that will then be trapped in a filter basket. Pool pumps are the main mechanisms that move the water around the pool and through filters and heaters, and they are then returned to the pool through a series of inlets. Typically, when a pump is not working properly, this can cause to water circulation problems, which can lead to a buildup of leaves, twigs and other forms of grime, as well as allow the water chemistry to be significantly altered.

What role do filters play in water chemistry?
As one of the most important components of any modern pool system, filters are essential in removing small particles from the water and keeping the pool water clean and balanced. According to Pool Plaza, there are typically three types of pool filters – sand, cartridge and diatomaceous earth. While each of these filters has its own pros and cons, when the filters have reached the end of their shelf life, debris and other minerals can begin to build up in the pool water and can affect its overall balance.

If you sense that there are any problems with your pool’s filters or its circulation, contact your Poolman professionals immediately to diagnose the issue. You should never take a chance with your pool’s water balance, so at the first sign of trouble, be sure to reach out to pool service technicians to ensure that your home’s most prominent feature is a beautiful and healthy environment year-round.