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Do pool clarifiers work?

Pool clarifiers are an essential part of maintaining your pool. A pool clarifier cleverly binds all types of dirt and debris together making them easy to filter out of the water.

Save money on pool maintenance and chemicals by using a pool clarifier

A pool clarifier can genuinely save you money and time:

  • You will reduce the amount you are spending on chlorine, bromine and algaecide to keep your pool pristine
  • If you use a pool clarifier frequently it will help you spend less physical time cleaning the pool

Types of pool clarifiers

Pool clarifiers can be brought in tablet or liquid form for your pool. They both work effectively at making your water clear.

The Miraclear cube is a great example of a clarifier tablet. The advantage of using a tablet is that you don’t have to measure how much you need or add it to the pool and it lasts 30 days.

You simply test that your pH is in a normal range and then add the Miraclear cube to the skimmer basket.

It can be used in all filter types and clears water within 24hrs. It is also biodegradable, non-toxic and removes phosphates. It slowly dissolves creating slightly larger particles to be picked up in the filter process.

How to clarify pool water with a liquid clarifier

  1. Measure the volume of water in your swimming pool
  2. Check the manufacturer's instructions and then add the required amount for your pool’s size
  3. Ensure that the pool clarifier is spread out evenly across the pool
  4. When you are certain that the clarifier is evenly distributed across your swimming pool, switch your pool pump of for 24 hours to filter out your pool.
  5. Clean your swimming pool with a pool cleaner or vacuum to remove all the residual debris from the clarifier.
  6. The last step is to check that the pool water looks clean. Do a water test to ensure your pool’s pH level is healthy.

These steps will help you to get your pool water clear

How often to use a pool clarifier

It is best to practise using a pool clarifier every fortnight or month. However, it will vary depending on how big your pool is. Check the instructions on your clarifier to ensure you are using it correctly to keep your pool looking beautiful

How do pool clarifiers work?

Pool clarifiers are a chemical that helps keep your swimming pool clean and clear by removing small particles that can cause cloudiness. The clarifier works by binding together small particles into larger ones which can then be easily removed by your pool filter. It is important to use clarifiers regularly, as it helps to reduce the amount of time you need to spend manually cleaning your pool. Additionally, using a clarifier regularly can help to reduce the amount of chlorine and other chemicals you need to use to keep your pool clean, saving you money.

Why you need to use a pool clarifier in summer

Algae can grow quickly in warm weather making your pool water murky and unclear. Using a pool clarifier is an important step to keep your pool attractive when you will be using it most. By reducing algae and cloudy water it becomes a very easy tool for summer pool maintenance. Manually cleaning a pool can be very time-consuming and expensive if you are not using a clarifier. Meaning you are spending less time in your pool relaxing! Collecting debris and particles regularly in a pool takes away from the fun of owning one.

How a pool clarifier kills algae

A pool clarifier works by collecting algae spores and other small particles into larger and heavier particles, which then settle to the bottom of the pool, making them easier to vacuum. The clarifier also helps to keep the water in the pool clear by eliminating turbidity and allowing more effective filtration. To kill the algae, pool clarifiers contain chemicals that attack the cell walls of the algae, causing them to die. In addition to killing existing algae, pool clarifiers also help to prevent future algae growth by removing the nutrients that algae need to survive.

Are clarifiers expensive?

They start from as little as $4.95 and if used every 2-4 weeks will reduce the amount that you need to spend on chlorine, bromine and algaecide.

Is there a natural pool clarifier?

There are natural pool clarifiers that consist of enzymes and bacteria. These clarifiers help your pool water become clear by reducing phosphates and other types of organic debris in your pool. Natural pool clarifiers are nontoxic, biodegradable and don’t irritate. The Miraclear cube is a natural tablet clarifier, like the Miraclear liquid pool clarifier.

What else can I do to keep my pool water clear?

Keeping your pool water clear can be challenging sometimes, but there are several things you can do to help.

  1. Clean your filter regularly and test the water.
  2. Using a pool cover will also help to keep things from falling in the pool when it is not in use.
  3. Use a pool cleaner to get any dirt and debris off the pool floor
  4. Remember to brush the walls and floor of the pool regularly and shock the pool. This will keep the pool water clean

Benefits of using a pool clarifier

Using a pool clarifier can have several great benefits for your pool.

  1. It prevents your pool water from becoming cloudy, murky and unclear
  2. Using a pool clarifier can extend the life of your filter, by preventing it from getting clogged and helping pool filtration.
  3. It reduces the number of chemicals you need to use to maintain a balanced ph.
  4. Saves time manually cleaning a pool

All of the above benefits make using a pool clarifier regularly a no-brainer if you want to save time and money!

More About Lo-Chlor MIRACLEAR CUBES - They Work Like A Miracle

DIRECT POOL SUPPLIES are really happy to introduce you to Lo-Chlor Miraclear Cubes (if you are not aware of all their benefits already) which we consider being the perfect monthly maintenance product and the ideal way to ensure that your pool is maintained in a sparkling condition all summer long.

At DIRECT POOL SUPPLIES, as much as possible, we try and support Australian Made Products manufactured by Australian Companies Lo-Chlor Miraclear Cubes are a good example of this philosophy as they fit both sets of criteria.

What are Lo-Chlor Miraclear Clarifier Cubes?

  • Miraclear Clarifier Cubes are the leading clarifier cubes available today. They are high-performance, long-lasting, easy-to-use concentrated clarifiers in a gel cap

Why are Lo-Chlor Miraclear Clarifier Cubes so effective?

  • They work so effectively because they allow the polymers to coat the entire filter bed with a fine film of clarifying agent
  • This film enables the pool to filter water down to less than 1 micron which is a more efficient filtration process than DE
  • Even if you backwash the filter, the polymers are not lost, and they will re-coat the media
  • They are also effective in assisting to remove dissolved particles and unwanted metals and also aid in phosphate removal, Unlike some other competitive products on the market, Miraclear Cubes do not expand and stick to leaves and debris

How are they used?

  • You just drop a cube into the pump basket
  • No spill, no mess, no measuring
  • It will dissolve within a 24-hour pump run time
  • One Cube will last for up to 30 Days and keep the water sparkling over that period

Where can they be used?

  • In all types of pool finishes
  • With all types of pool filters
  • With all types of pool sanitisers

Some advantages?

  • They will not affect the pH balance
  • They are non-toxic, non-irritating and biodegradable
  • They are the only cubes that are compatible with all filter types
  • A 35gram Miraclear Cube will treat pools up to 60,000 litres
  • A 50gram Miraclear Cube will treat pools up to 120,000 litres

Available sizes

  • 35gm – 24 per carton
  • 50gm – 24 per carton

If you would like to see more useful pool articles have a look at these:

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