Phosphates and your pool

The association between algae and phosphate is fast becoming recognized as a major factor in the presence of algae in swimming pools-and its removal.

The biggest concerns for swimming pool owners from increased phosphate levels are excessive, stubborn algae blooms and rapid chlorine consumption.

 Lochlor Starver X is one of the best way to reduce high Phosphate levels

Lochlor Starver X is one of the best way to reduce high Phosphate levels

For the swimming pool owner, removal of phosphate is imperative to maintain good water quality. Then, once the phosphate has been removed, it's important to maintain a low phosphate level. This will ensure clean water, better chlorine performance and no algae. All living things, including algae in swimming pools, need phosphate to survive and grow. It is common industry knowledge that removing the phosphate and increasing the chlorine concentration will result in less algae in the pool.

Phosphate removal is the key to keeping pools algae-free, maintaining quality water and allowing other chemicals to work at their most effective level.

As additional insurance against recurring algae, a “Long life” copper-based algaecide is recommended to be used in conjunction with the phosphate removal treatment. A copper-based algaecide, will maintain its efficiency over a long period of time and in doing so, assist the phosphate remover to do it"s job more resourcefully.

  1. Prohibit runoff from lawns, landscaping or washing decks entering the pool;
  2. Remove leaves and other rubbish from the pool regularly;
  3. Use a long-life algaecide all year round in conjunction with their phosphate removal treatment;
  4. Get Rode Pools to regularly test your pool water for phosphates.

We have special test kits to check the level of phosphate in swimming pools. Should the result of the test exceed the recommended level then we have Lochlor Starver X to remove the excess phosphate is now readily available in store.