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What Do Phosphates Look Like In A Pool?

Jul 26

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What are phosphates like in a pool?

Swimming is a relaxing and fun activity during summer or in a hot place like Arizona. It is one of the great ways to survive in the stressful heat of the sun. Most people love to go to water resorts, while others just enjoy it in the comfort of their own private swimming pool to have more privacy and be away from the crowd.

But as an owner, it is our responsibility to ensure that our family or any guests that will swim in our pool will be safe and secure. Not just making sure that no one will get drowned, but maintaining a good quality of water to avoid health problems. That is why it is necessary to avail of a pool cleaning service every week if possible because they are experts in taking deep care of every pool.



Yes, we can clean it by ourselves, but it is different when the one who will do it has all the equipment and years of experience. In that way, we are assured that it is really clean and the water has been monitored to be safe for everyone’s health.

The swimming pool water should be tested every week to avoid growing organisms that we never want to be on it. When the water becomes cloudy and green, that is an indication that the phosphate level is too high. Having a high level of phosphate can increase the growth of algae which can lead to difficulty in maintaining a good water conditions and expensive maintenance.

It is necessary to cover the swimming pool when not in use because these phosphates are from the dead leaves that fall from the tree or are blown by the wind, fertilizer from your lawn, and some other many sources that contribute to making the level of phosphate goes higher. Removing them is impossible to do, and covering the pool has no assurance of not having them in your water. However, the goal is to maintain a low level of phosphate so that the algae won’t grow and the water will not become cloudy green but crystal clear.