Dirt in your pool can be frustrating, especially when you do everything you can to keep your pool as clean as possible. There are a few things you can check to find out where the dirt keeps coming from. Backwashing your filters, clearing your lines, and using a pool cover are the easiest ways to keep your pool dirt-free and squeaky clean. However, there are a few tasks for which you will have to hire a pool service technician.

Check Your Filters

Backwashing your filter is one of the best ways to keep dirt out of your pool. Understanding how your filters work and what they contain will help you figure out what you need to do to keep them working properly. Sand filters are easy to work with, but the sand that filters your water can “get old”.

The tubes, or laterals, contained in your filter may also become compromised in some way. Changing the sand on a regular basis and replacing damaged laterals will keep your filter running smoothly. Diatomaceous Earth filters work similarly to sand filters with a few minor differences. Some systems use cartridges that must be cleaned by hand, instead of going through a backwashing process. If the cartridges become clogged, they can force dirt back into your pool.

Do You Have the Right Pump?

Your pump is the heart of your pool’s system. If it is too small, it won’t be able to filter your water properly. If it is too big, it may force water through the system too quickly. When water is pushed through too forcefully, it may not be able to filter out the dirt and debris. Having the right size filter in place allows water to flow smoothly through the filtration system.

Dirt and debris are trapped within the filter and removed from the water as it flows back into the pool. If you are unsure about the right size of filter for your pool, call your pool tech and have them check your system.

Keep Your Pool Covered as Much as Possible

The best way to keep dirt and debris out of your pool is to use a quality pool cover. The right cover will also help you cut down on the cost of heating your pool. A good pool cover will allow you to skim the dirt and debris off before you remove it. This means less dirt in your pool and less time cleaning and vacuuming on a daily basis. You will still have to clean your pool regularly, but using a good cover will make the job much easier. Learn more.


Keeping your pool clean and sparkly isn’t difficult if you take a few simple steps to make sure your pool’s system is running properly. At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we are professionals in pool maintenance with valuable years of experience. Be sure to reach out to us on 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in the whole of Fairview, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney TX. Contact us today!