Expensive!

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Bearded5
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Expensive!

Postby Bearded5 » Tue 18 Apr, 2017 21:08

I was just comparing phosphate free products. I usually pay 40 for 2L. I decided to shop smarter and possibly buy products online. When I searched Phosphate free Walmart had it for 21.00 same amount and by the same company. My question is, do I have to buy the most expensive chlorine tabs, liquid Chlorine, algaecide and phosphate free ? [img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/bb44c1796391de5814df8bdaca3e7d8c.png[/img]


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Re: Expensive!

Postby Denniswiseman » Sat 22 Apr, 2017 06:46

Don't worry about phosphates as they are only a problem when your chlorine/CYA levels aren't correct
Check out these links they will help you understand the relative levels for your pool
Pool School
Slam
Chlorine / CYA Chart
Pool Levels
Pool Maths

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