Zodiac Phosphate Remover 1L

Zodiac Phosphate Remover 1L

โ“Type:Phosphate Remover
โš›๏ธIngredient:Rare Earth Salts
๐ŸงชDose:180mL per 10,000L to remove 1ppm of phosphates

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What Is Zodiac Phosphate Remover?

Zodiac Phosphate Remover is a chemical that lowers the phosphate concentration in your swimming pool.

It consists of rare earth salts (probably lanthanum chloride) that react with the dissolved phosphates in your pool, converting them into solid lanthanum phosphate.

Phosphates are a key food source for algae (they need it to build their cells), but this solid form cannot be eaten by algae, so this depletes their food source, starving them of resources and making it much more difficult for them to start growing in your pool.

The other benefit of converting the phosphates to a solid form is that they can then be removed easily by your filter, which eliminates any risk of them redissolving in the future.

Be aware that until your filter has removed the solid phosphate particles, there may be some cloudiness in your pool.

Find out more in this guide to high phosphates in swimming pools.

How Much Should I Dose Into My Pool?

Zodiac recommends a dose of 180mL of phosphate remover per 10,000L of pool water to remove 1ppm of phosphates.

You will need to multiply these numbers out for your specific pool. For example, a 50,000L pool trying to remove 2ppm of phosphates will need to dose approximately 1.8L of Zodiac Phosphate Remover to get the job done.

This is 180 mL x 5 x 2 = 1,800 mL = 1.8 L

The Zodiac Phosphate Remover is less concentrated than other products on the market. For example, the Lo-chlor Starver X requires a dose of just 33mL per 10,000L of pool water to remove 1ppm.

As with all pool chemicals, it's best to dose less than you think you need initially, then re-checking your phosphate levels and dosing once more. This helps avoid the risk of overdosing phosphate remover, which wastes money and can unnecessarily cloud your water.

What Are The Alternatives?

Lo-Chlor produce a set of phosphate removers that they call Starver. The come as the original Starver, Starver M and Starver X.

The M and X varieties in particular are more concentrated than the Zodiac Phosphate Remover, so they may be a better option if you have phosphates well about 1 ppm.