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    Balancing water

    A friend of mine said they added phosphate remover. Is this necessary and what is this for??

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: Balancing water

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Phosphate remover is a product used to lighten your wallet and increase profits of the store selling it to you.

    Phosphates are basically algae food, but with proper chlorine levels, the algae can not live to enjoy all that great food.
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    Re: Balancing water

    Consider phosphates to be wood and algae to be flame.

    Remove all the wood and you won't have fire. Or, keep the flame away and it doesn't matter how much wood there is piled up. Chlorine keeps the flame out, and it also oxidizes things like dead skin cells and suntan lotion, and it kills bacteria and viruses, too.

    You'll have to keep chlorine in the water anyway, to keep it healthy, so why worry about the phosphates? I've never even had mine tested.
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