How to Eliminate Phosphates from Your Pool

Phosphates increase the growth of algae in your swimming pool.  Phosphates act as a food source for algae and help annoying algae rapidly reproduce. Phosphates can enter your pool from such sources as: plant fertilizers, well water or ground water run-off, bird feces, swimmer urine or sweat and more.

Phosphates are natural plant nutrients that are constantly around the swimming pool, making algae difficult to control. Take control and eliminate phosphates from pool water by treating your swimming pool with a phosphate remover. Using a phosphate remover in a properly maintained pool will act as a double barrier against algae growth.

Before treating your swimming pool for phosphates, there are steps you must take:

  • Make sure your pool is clean, balanced and algae-free.
  • Clean your pool filter.
  • Test your pool water for phosphate levels (test both pool and fill water) using a phosphate test kit.
  • If mineral stains or metals are present, use a product like METALfree to deactivate minerals that cause water discoloration and staining. METALfree will NOT add ortho-phosphates to your water.

After you have determined the phosphate level in your pool water and have considered the type of filter media you have, you can begin the proper phosphate treatment program.

Natural Chemistry PHOSfree products can be used with any sanitizer system and any filter media! These gentle, non-toxic and eco-friendly products also allow for swimming immediately after applying. Be sure to apply this product directly to the skimmer so it’s easily trapped by the pool filter and you’re on your way to a phosphate free pool!

After balancing your pool water, each week, add Natural Chemistry PHOSfree products to the skimmer basket. Test your pool water monthly for phosphates for the best algae-and phosphate-free swimming pool.

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 @ 1:44 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Chemicals.
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