The pool at my gym is sometimes quite cloudy and you cannot see the X on the wall in front of you. Other days, it is crystal clear. Why the difference? Should I avoid the pool on ‘cloudy’ days?


There are many reasons why a pool can become cloudy and many of them are not necessarily health concerns. Test the water for free chlorine and pH to be sure the water is safe to get in. Constant cloudy water may indicate a bigger issue and if you have any discomfort it is time to get out.

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