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Thread: Phos-free, that's similar to metal free?

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    Phos-free, that's similar to metal free?

    on the subject of phos-free, that's similar to metal free, correct?

    I was told that the minerals could have an effect on my heater and that I should be using it (metal free that is), is this true?

    I'm getting pool stored, aren't I..?
    Aaron
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    Re: Phos-free, that's similar to metal free?

    No they are completely unrelated, aside from being sold by the same company.

    Phos-free removes phosphates from the pool, which is almost never useful. Metal Free is a sequestrant, though not one of the better ones. Sequestrants are normally used to prevent metals in the water from staining the pool surface. I supposed they could also be used to help prevent calcium scaling in the heater, but there are much simpler and less expensive ways to do that.
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    Re: Phos-free, that's similar to metal free?

    I love this site more and more, I was thinking I'm really losing $$$ here paying $23 per bottle if I don't really need it.

    So the risk with the heater is calcium scaling? Is that the only thing in the water that usually affects a heater?

    And the pool store's test along with a sales guy tried to sell me a massive bucket of calcium. By design maybe they're trying to sell me a new heater
    Aaron
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    Re: Phos-free, that's similar to metal free?

    The most significant danger for a heater is very low PH.
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