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    Natural Chemistry

    Any opinions on Natual Chemistry products as a monthly main. program? Such as from the start with the Foundation base, the phosphate and organic reducing liquid and the multi-mineral w/salt for SWG care and maintenance.

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    Re: Natural Chemistry

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    My only thought is that just about everything you mentioned is not needed for any reason and thus a waste of money. Why put chemicals in the pool that are not needed and why pay more for the same chemicals that you can get from a hardware or grocery store just because they slap a fancy name on them?

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    Re: Natural Chemistry

    Thanks will check those areas. There is just so much to read and not enough time.

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    Re: Natural Chemistry

    Do you need a phosphate test to check for algae or potential algae problems? Or will it show in other tests?

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    Re: Natural Chemistry

    Opinions? Sure.

    I've never put any of the above in my pool and it has remained clear and swimmable (although too cold to do so at times) 365 days a year for the last 4 years. No algae blooms at all.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Re: Natural Chemistry

    Phosphate levels are meaningless and just a way for pool stores to sell you over-priced magic potions

    They are food for algae. But, if you maintain adequate FC levels (which are a function of your CYA), then the algae can not live in the first place, so who cares how much food there is?

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