My pool water is part of my plan for emergency water. Due to the Microcystin toxin situation in Toledo I have a question about phosphorus.
I have been told to not worry about phosphorus in my pool because if I keep my FC level properly maintained there won't be any algae to feed on the phosphorus.
But if my power goes down my chlorine pump and pool pump will go down (and even if could add bleach manually I doubt I could stir it manually and I'd run out of chlorine after not too long anyway) so it seems like a good idea to get the phosphorus levels down to prepare for a grid down event.
So is that a good idea? And even if I get the phosphorus levels down would I still end up with algae and thus microcystin?
And if power goes down I assume I should cover the pool. What are ways to do that? Are there dark tarps? I've only seen ones that are quite translucent.
And what kind of filtering system should I buy in order to neutralize the toxins?