I am new to this site and need advice about Phosphates in my pool.
I live in Southern California and just started taking over the "pool guy" job after our former pool company let our pool turn green during there Christmas week break.
During there break we had insane rainfall amounts and the landscape runoff ended up in the pool and turned it green. I found out there was no chlorine in the pool. So now I am taking over the water chemistry and I am starting at square one. The first thing I did was go to two different pool supply places and let them sell me there pool products for clearing up a green pool. It took 4 days of my Christmas break but I did get the pool back to a nice blue color. I am still trying to eliminate one of the pool supply places because I think they are not giving me an accurate reading on my water sample when they test it.
Ok now my question about Phosphates. My reading from the pool store" Leslies" is 300, they claim they have a phosphate product called Phosfree that has a 5 year algae free guarantee. What do you think of this product?
Thank you for any advice that you can give me.
20K Pool, Pentair DE
Above Ground, Pebble Tec
1/2 HP Whisperflow Pump