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    Did you get your Phosphate level tested?

    Split off of this topic. This was getting off topic for that thread. JasonLion

    Did you get your Phosphate level tested at the pool store? Before draining your pool to get the cya down to 40 ppm, you might want to check your Phosphate level. I have found the following links helpful.

    Phosphate
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Phosphate-in- ... id=2137181
    http://www.allchlor.com.au/newsview/phosphate-13
    http://www.askalanaquestion.com/phospha ... oblems.htm

    Liquid or Bleach Chlorine
    http://www.poolspaforum.com/forum/index ... opic=18434

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    Re: very frustrated. water is now green?

    Phosphates... that looks an awful lot like forum spam.
    The basic tenet is that if you get and keep your pool properly chlorinated, you won't have algae. If you don't have algae, you needn't worry about or spend money on algae food (phosphate) control.
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    Re: very frustrated. water is now green?

    neophyte, welcome to TFP!

    While removing phosphates can help slow, or even prevent, algae growth, chlorine alone does a perfectly fine job for less money and with far less trouble.
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    Re: very frustrated. water is now green?

    There is no reason or need to address phosphates, present or absent, in a properly sanitized swimming pool. If you have the correct amount of chlorine, phosphates are nary an issue.

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    Re: very frustrated. water is now green?

    I see. After using up the 9 liter of Phosphate free chemical, I will discontinue its use. Thanks!

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