Effects of Phosphates in Pools

There are a lot of opinions and discussion of issues regarding having phosphates and on how they affect swimming pool water. Therefore, we must understand what algae want to continue to live in order for us to figure out how to finish them off.

Reproduction of algae usually relies entirely on the existence of these five things: The sun, water, air, nitrates, and phosphates. Phosphates are the basic source of food for all aquatic plants. That includes all kinds of algae. If phosphates remain present in pool water, its compounds are being reduced and broke down into its simplest form called orthophosphates. These are the only form of phosphates that can be digested by algae. Phosphates can turn into orthophosphates through three different ways such as Oxidation (this is when compounds are converted to oxides), Hydrolysis (disintegration of water), and Chemical Absorption. Recommended level of orthophosphates should only be between 100-125 ppb. Remember that algae can be more and more resistant to chlorine shock and sanitizers once the level of orthophosphates exceeds 200 ppb (parts per billion).

The effects of phosphates existence in the pool water will result in a continual issue with algae. You will determine when phosphate is present in a swimming pool water with this following signs: Too much chemical use, green cloudy water, slimy surfaces, and poor water quality. The quality of water started to decline and slime deposits are developed once the phosphate level climbs up. the suggested level of phosphate in swimming pool water is below 100 ppb (parts per billion). 

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