What Is Pool Phosphate Remover?


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Pool phosphate remover is a product designed to reduce phosphates in pools to below 125 parts per billion. This helps defend the pool from algae blooms throughout the year.

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Algae can build up in pools due to water, sun, air, nitrates and phosphates. Phosphates left untreated break down into orthophosphates that the algae are able to digest. Phosphates get into the pool through dirty, tree twigs and chemicals used to clean the pool. Therefore, it is impossible to completely remove phosphates from a pool. Instead, phosphate remover reduces the amount of phosphates to below 125 parts per billion, after which the owner may use different phosphate maintenance products to keep the phosphates at this optimal level.

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