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    Exclamation High phosphate levels too

    So I just literally was told by my store that I had high phosphate levels too. They gave me something to put in (that turned my water cloudy) and to put in 1gal of 12.5% chlorine every week. I wasn't told anything about extra vacs or doing a vac to waste...
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    Just ignore the phosphate level, and don't spend the money on phosphate remover. If you maintain proper FC levels your phosphate level won't make any difference.
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    BTW, adding one gallon a week goes against everything we teach.

    The TFPC method is really just about understanding your pool’s chemistry and through accurate testing, adding only what the pool NEEDS and not what someone wants to sell you.

    You should be testing and adding appropriate levels of chlorine every day.
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    This was my first time dealing with phosphates. What the guy told me made sense I guess (it's algea food, so you want to get rid of what the algea eats). I already added the remover and ruined my crystal clear water. I ran the pump overnight and it looked to be clearing up pretty good.

    I used the advice from here to push the fact that I only wanted liquid cholorine since my CYA levels were 87.
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    Well, does it matter how much fillet mignon is in a room full of chlorine gas? How much are you going to be able to eat before you die?
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Well, does it matter how much fillet mignon is in a room full of chlorine gas? How much are you going to be able to eat before you die?
    LOL...that's an awesome way to put it.
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    How concerned should I be about the cloudiness from that phosphate remover? Hopefully it's pretty clear by the time I get home today.
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    We have seen some reports that it makes a gooey mess in the filter. If it settles, vacuum to waste.
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    Well that's awful. Sounds like a lot of backflushing
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    Re: High phosphate levels too

    Selling phosphate remover to control algae is sort of like selling car wax to improve fuel economy, there is a grain of truth there, but it is not much more than a grain, and is no way worth the cost of the product. Having said that I really need to get my car detailed.....
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