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    What to do with phosphate remover?

    My apologies if this isn't in the right place.

    I have a bottle of "Phos X" left over from a closing kit I bought a few seasons ago (I no longer use the stuff after learning it was unecessary). I can't return it so it's just sitting in the closet.

    How can I get rid of it? I guessing pouring it down the drain isn't a good idea. Can I add a little at a time directly into the skimmer (to avoid clouding the pool) over time until it's gone?

    I don't know anyone I can give it to.

    Suggestions?
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    Re: What to do with phosphate remover?

    Does your county have a hazardous chemical collection program?

    Twice per year Pima county has one where they let homeowner bring in paints, household and pool chemicals for hazardous waste disposal.


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    Re: What to do with phosphate remover?

    I can check into that.
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    Re: What to do with phosphate remover?

    I don't know if phosphate reducer can go bad, but if not I would hold on to it. If you ever have a situation where the FC might dip (vacation, acid treatment, etc) then it can be helpful to avoid algae.

    Phosphate reducers are one of those things where I wouldn't recommend buying it, but if you already have it then it can come in handy someday.
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    Re: What to do with phosphate remover?

    I gave mine away to the local pizzeria, in exchange for a Pizza. It used to make my water cloudy.
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