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July
14
2010

What are phosphates doing in my pool water?

Is testing phosphate levels important?  Yes.  Phosphates are essential for the growth of all living things, including algae.  Phosphates are an essential food source for the algae that may start growing in your swimming pool.  Phosphates can be introduced into pool water from a number of sources, including soaps, fertilizers, human and animal waste, organic debris, and even tap water.  Removing phosphates from the water can be an effective preventative action to keep algae from forming.  By measuring the phosphates in your pool water you can determine if  levels are high, and then correct by adding the proper amount of phosphate remover.  Free test of your pool water is available at our retail store.    Call or click for more info!

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