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    High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    Besides adding muratic acid and jacks magic magenta and calcium hardner I have been scrubbing twice daily. I now have high phosphates my levels are as follows.

    ph 7.4
    alk 90
    calcium hardness 320
    cyanuric acid 10
    fac 0
    phosphates 500

    any thoughts on the high phosphates ? Was that from adding jacks magic magenta 8 hours prior?
    should I be concerned?

    also pool size is 45000 gallons
    plastered 5 days ago
    thanks in advance

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    High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    How are you testing?

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    High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    I added some jacks magic magenta this morning per smg for new diamondbrite pool, I still have a 0 FCA and now high phosphates 500, not sure what to do next?
    Test was done 8 hours after jacks was added by pool store, my test kit just came so I'll do it tomorrow.
    thanks

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    High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    We don't worry about phosphates around here. And Jack's Magic does a good job explaining why they don't matter as well as letting you know the source of it. http://jacksmagic.com/wp-content/upl...phateFacts.pdf
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    Re: High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    Thanks all my tests have been from store, gonna do test kit real soon

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    Re: High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    It will be the best thing you ever do for your pool Caveman.
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    Re: High phosphates new plaster pool (5 days old)

    ... and insure you don't get pool stored.
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