Phosphates…
For those of you who live in a neighborhood where everyone has landscaping, you MUST keep an eye on your phosphate level. Phosphate is a plant fertilizer that causes plants to grow extra fast…algae is a plant…your neighbor (or you) have a local landscape crew come out to fertilize your garden…the wind blows…and into the pool it goes…and the algae blooms–FAST! Now you can’t seem to kill the algae even though you have shocked the pool repeatedly. You need a product called “Phosfree” (sold at our new store in Bridge City) to eliminate the phosphates completely–or at least bring the level down below 150 ppb. You must continue to monitor this level, especially in the spring when most people fertilize. If you think you have a problem with high phosphates, just bring in a water sample and we can test it for you…