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Phosphates and Nitrates Oh My!

Do you have a persistent reoccurring algae bloom?  Do you live in Florida?  If you answered yes...you most likely are experiencing a problem due to phosphates and or nitrates.  Naturally occurring phosphates are the food that algae feeds on.  In Florida we have Phosphate mines so in some areas the problem is worse than others.  Phosphates are in just about everything from skin to fertilizers, etc...  Prior to the 70's phosphates were used in laundry detergents and when it was known to cause algae blooms in our lakes and rivers.

January 2013

January...what we can count on..taxes and last years bills coming due!  Pools are staying blue...less algae...beautiful weather in South Florida...Gasparilla...the State Fair is coming up and so is the Strawberry Festival..and don't forget your significant other on Valentine's Day! 

Labor Day

 Happy Labor Day all of you laborers.  I know I need a break from labor!  Click on  the picture to view the link to the History channel and the link to the history of labor day 

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Black Spot Algae

For Concrete Pools: Black algae...the worst of all algae in the swimming pool to treat.  This algae usually results from a prolonged absence of chlorine in the water.  If the water goes green and stays green for an extended period of time...that is when it rears it's ugly
head(s)...spores of course.  The algae have spores or heads which need to be brushed off with a metal brush to remove these heads (as much as manually possible) and then vacuum the swimming pool to waste.