Lo-Chlor Starver M 1L

Lo-Chlor Starver M 1L

โ“Type:Phosphate Remover
โš›๏ธIngredient:Lanthanum Chloride
๐ŸงชDose:50mL per 10,000L

Price Comparison - Lo-Chlor Starver M 1L

What Is Lo-Chlor Starver M?

Lo-Chlor Starver M is a mid-strength phosphate remover designed for swimming pools. It is meant to be added as a weekly maintenance dose to your pool to keep your phosphate levels low (ideally below 0.2ppm).

It works by converting the dissolved phosphate in your water into a solid form that can be removed easily by your filter.

Doing so starves algae and bacteria of an essential (and usually limiting) food source - phosphates. This will make it much more difficult for algae outbreaks to occur in the future.

Keep in mind that it is a preventative product - don't add it to your pool if you have an active algae outbreak.

Lo-Chlor recommends an ongoing maintenance dose of 50mL per 10,000L of pool volume once per week. This is half the volume required of the weaker original Starver product.

If you are starting with more than 2ppm of phosphates, they recommend starting with the stronger Starver X instead, to bring the phosphate concentration down below 2ppm.

How Do I Use Lo-Chlor Starver M?

Here's how to use the this phosphate remover properly:

  1. Calculate the necessary dosage for your pool (50mL per 10,000L of pool volume)
  2. Put on safety goggles and gloves
  3. Measure out the dose calculated earlier into a bucket
  4. Ensure that the pump and filter are running
  5. Pour the dose directly into the skimmer box

Be aware that your pool may get cloudy after using this phosphate remover - this is normal and not something to be worried about

Are There Any Risks With Using This Product?

All phosphate removers use coagulant chemicals (usually lanthanum chloride) to react with the dissolved phosphates in the water and convert them to solid lanthanum phosphate.

This usually results in the water becoming a little cloudy after the phosphate remover has been added.

Lo-Chlor claims that this doesn't occur with their product, but I would still caution that dosing high quantities of Starver M could lead to cloudy water.

In any case, this cloudiness is a sign that the phosphate remover is working, and your filter will deal with this cloudiness within a couple of days, so it's not something to be particularly worried about.