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    Default Pool phosphates high

    Hello! I just came from the pool store and they told me my phosphates was high is there a cheap way to lower it?

    Free Available Chlorine 8
    Total Av Chlorine 8
    Hardness 220
    Acid 50
    Alkalinity 80
    PH 7.4
    Copper 0
    Iron 0
    Dissolved Solids 2400
    phosphates 300

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Pool phosphates high

    LOL, yeah, the cheapest way is....don't worry about it!!! Phosphate removers were the latest craze last year, recommended by all pool stores, because they don't make an appreciable difference in the water, but I'm thinking they have a pretty good profit margin. In theory, phosphates are algae food. But...if you keep your chlorine at the appropriate levels and don't let algae grow in the pool, then it really doesn't matter what your phosphate level is. Besides, if what they've reported to you is correct, there are folks on this forum with WAY higher levels than that with absolutely no problems at all.
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    Default Re: Pool phosphates high

    But is it safe to swim in? I can't see the floor! lol I sweep and vac and clean the filter all the time

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    Default Re: Pool phosphates high

    Quote Originally Posted by spawn1980 View Post
    But is it safe to swim in? I can't see the floor!
    Different question; different answer: as a general rule, if you can't see the bottom, it's not safe.

    WHY can't you see the bottom? What's gone wrong? What is your stabilizer level? What kind of pool do you have?

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