Hi there. I'm not necessarily drinking the "phosphate kool aid" but I do want to track my numbers since I'm adding a lot of jack's magic pink stuff for iron weekly and I am curious to see if at super high levels my staining is exacerbated or not, etc. Used my husband's aquarium kit and through triple dilution the sample was still a deepest of purples at the equivalent of 1500 ppm. Hubby claims I can't reliably test beyond that with his kit.
I'm not worried about algae as I'm using BBB fully, (yes, with bleach) etc. I suspect the pool guy, prior to his demise at start up, added pool magic and possibly phosfree -- this is our first year with this pool, which had been a foreclosure.
So, if someone wanted to monitor their HIGH phosphate levels, what kit would you recommend? I am a frequent reader and know that in the majority of cases, very high phosphate levels will not promote algae if proper chlorination is maintained (I am just sparing you from typing this to me ) and that right now there is a pool store selling frenzy associated with phosphate shenanigans. This fact has the by-product of causing me to distrust any related testing products that gasp, show omg your phosphates are higher than 100!
I want a way to test in the 5,000 -10,000 range with reasonable convenience. Any suggestions?
As usual, thanks in advance for existing and all that!