Are phosphates feeding algae in your swimming pool? If so, where did they come from? There are three basis forms of phosphate: Organic, met phosphate (an inorganic complex also known as polyphosphate), and organically bound phosphate. Organic phosphate can come from decaying plant matter, ground water runoff, fertilizer, contaminated well water, bird droppings, as well as bather wastes such as sweat and urine. Other phosphorus containing compounds are found in detergents, insecticides and even some pool stain and scale treatment chemicals. Polyphosphate and Orthophosphate, the simplest forms, are also used to sequester metal and minerals from potable drinking water and to coat municipal water lines to help prevent corrosion. All of these can enter swimming pool water through various means.
Phosphates, primarily Orthophosphate along with carbon are considered macro-nutrients, or the primary food source for algae even at low levels. Phosphate concentrations as low as 125ppb (parts per billion) can cause accelerated algae growth in poorly maintained pools. Most properly maintained pools usually do not have difficulty controlling algae, unless the phosphate level exceeds 1000ppb. Higher levels of phosphates will often make algae control more difficult and increase the amount of sanitizer required.
Often when a pool has developed an excessive algae bloom, virtually all of the orthophosphate has been digested by the algae. At this point phosphate is now organically bound and may not be revealed by a normal phosphate test. After treatment using an algaecide or super chlorination, this organically bound phosphate will be released into the water when algae dies, where it will eventually decompose back into orthophosphate and the algae feeding cycle begins again. Once orthophosphate is removed from the water, the algae have no way to obtain more of this needed nutrient. This explains why phosphate removal is vital to preventing and limiting algae growth and reducing chlorine demand in swimming pools.
Stop this frustrating algae growth with our environmentally safe, 100% natural phosphate remover. Only 5 ounces of this super-concentrated formula will treat 1500 parts per billion of phosphates in a 10,000 gallon pool.
Strongest, most concentrated phosphate remover
100% natural, non-toxic, and environmentally safe
Safe to allow swimming immediately after application
Helps stop persistent, reoccurring algae
Removes the phosphate nutrients feeding the algae
Helps to reduce excessive chlorine consumption and restores chlorine performance
1 quart will treat up to 10,000 ppb (parts per billion) of phosphates
See label for complete instructions.
Blue Wave Super Phosphate Remover is a highly concentrated solution that bonds to the phosphates in your water. The bonded phosphates are then removed by your filter. This product may cause temporary clouding of the pool water. This is a normal reaction. Allow several hours for the water to clear.
Directions for Use:
Test pool water for phosphate level with a phosphate test kit to determine phosphate level.
Clean or backwash filter and balance pool water prior to application.
Turn on the circulation system. Follow the dosage chart below. Slowly add required amount of Phosphate Remover evenly around the perimeter of the pool. Do not add more than 8 oz. at one time.
Run a filtration system for at least 24 hours.
Watch the filter pressure and clean or backwash as necessary.
Retest pool water for phosphate level after 48 hours and repeat application if needed.