Lo-Chlor Starver 1L
|100mL per 10,000L
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What Is Lo-Chlor Starver?
Lo-Chlor Starver is the weakest of the phosphate removers produced by Lo-Chlor. consists of 10.5% lanthanum chloride, which reacts with the dissolved phosphates in your water to convert them into solid lanthanum phosphate particles that can be removed by your filter.
As soon as the dissolved phosphates get converted into solid lanthanum phosphate, they can no longer be metabolised by algae and bacteria.
This reduction in phosphate concentration slows their growth rate and makes it less likely that algae and bacteria outbreaks will occur in your pool.
Lo-Chlor Starver comes in 1L, 2.5L, 5L and 20L sizes.
How Much Lo-Chlor Starver Should I Use?
Lo-Chlor recommends adding an initial dose of 100mL per 10,000L of pool water, followed the same amount as a maintenance dose every 2 weeks.
This is a general guide, and I recommend that you test the phosphates in your pool regularly to confirm whether you actually need to add phosphate remover every 2 weeks or not.
If your pool is covered and no one is using it, you likely don't need to add phosphate remover so regularly. During peak periods, you'll need to dose regularly to keep the phosphates nice and low.
Are There Any Risks With Using Lo-Chlor Starver?
Phosphate removers work to convert dissolved compounds into solids that can removed by your filter. These solids are visible to the naked eye and can give your pool a cloudy or murky look.
Rest assured, however, that as long as you run your pump continuously after dosing Lo-Chlor Starver, your filter will eventually remove all of these particles and restore clarity to your water.
If you are really concerned, you can add a bit of clarifier to the water, but it's not necessary at all.
Are There Any Alternatives?
Yes. If you have high phosphates (over 1 ppm), you may want to look at either the Starver M (mid-strength) or the Starver X (max strength). They are simply stronger versions of the base Starver product.
If you prefer another brand entirely, there is the Zodiac Phosphate Remover. While it is a different product, it also uses rare earth salts (likely lanthanum chloride) as the active ingredient.