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How soon can you swim after PHOSfree?

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Asked by: Kathy Alexander

How long after Phosfree Can you swim?

4. If filter pressure increases 10 psi over normal, clean or backwash the filter. 5. After 48 hours, test the phosphate level with a phosphate test kit approved for swimming pool use.

Can you swim in a pool after adding phosphate remover?

Question: Can I swim in a pool after adding clarifier and phosphate remover? Answer: Yes, although I would recommend allowing the water to circulate for an hour so that it is fully diluted. Both clarifier and phosphate remover are non-harsh chemicals, and are safe.

How long do I have to wait after adding phosphate remover?

1. Pour phosphate remover into skimmer. 2. Run filter system for 24 hours (water will turn cloudy but will clear on its own, but may take a week to clear completely; but is still swimmable).

Can you add chlorine with Phosfree?

You want to shake up the bottle pretty well get all that mix. And you want to be careful not to add too much because you can clog your filter up.

Do phosphates eat up chlorine?

Phosphates eat the chlorine, with low to no chlorine leads to algae growth. Only treat when needed. Phoenix products: “Cloudiness will occur upon addition and increase filter pressure, therefore backwash and/or clean the filter as necessary. Recheck phosphate level after application and treat accordingly.”

How do you add Phosfree to above ground pool?

So with the pool running you want to pour it directly into the skimmer. So you would add the maintenance dose of the pool perfect and floss redo your pool directly to the skimmer.

What happens if you put too much phosphate remover in a pool?

If the phosphate level in the water grows above a normal level, it can interfere with a saltwater chlorinator system. The algae will grow faster because the phosphates are food for it. The chlorine in your pool will work toward killing the algae instead of sanitizing the pool.

Is it safe to swim with high phosphates?

While high levels of phosphates in the hot tub or swimming pool are not ideal, if you address other algae growth components, it’s unlikely to be a concern. Phosphates are inevitable, no matter how much testing you do or how many chemical controls are applied.

Will phosphates make pool cloudy?

High Phosphates in pool water



Bird droppings, leaves, pollen, and even dirt can play a role in increasing phosphate levels which can lead to cloudy or green water. A quality phosphate remover will remove high phosphates easily. This is because phosphates are the primary food that algae need to survive.

Does shocking pool lower phosphates?

“Shocking” the pool is a common home remedy, as most pool owners have chlorine on hand. The owner puts a large amount of chlorine, a short-term algaecide, into the pool at one time. Although the shock will kill off some algae currently in the pool, the chlorine will not reduce the level of phosphates.

Does phosphate increase pH in water?

Phosphates of the apatite-group are stable under neutral to alkaline pore fluid conditions. Lowering the pH and more acidic conditions at around pH 6 causes apatite-group phosphates to get decomposed the phosphate is dissolved and removed from the system according to the hydraulic conditions.

Does phosphate remover lower chlorine levels?

That needs to be repeated: phosphates have no direct relationship with chlorine strength. Rather, the difference phosphates cause is in the growth rate of contaminants like algae.

How much PHOSfree do I add?

When you initially begin to use PHOSfree, it is recommended to add 1 liter directly to the pool skimmer with the filter on for either 8 hours a day or 2 continuous days. After this start-up dosage, PHOSfree requires only 4 ounces per 10,000 gallons to keep your phosphate level low.

Do you really need phosphate remover?

And, in case it needs to be said, you don’t need to use a phosphate remover. In fact, phosphate removers may contain chemicals that are even less desirable than phosphates themselves. They’re not necessary, and not even the best way to control phosphates.