Phosphate Test Strips
Managing phosphate levels is the most natural way to AVOID ALGAE blooms
Phosphate - Phosphate occurs naturally in the environment. It is an essential nutrient required for algae growth. Since phosphates come from a variety of sources, it is recommended that you test your phosphate levels when you open/close your pond and weekly throughout the season. Phosphate levels may be lowered through partial water changes or the use of water treatments.
Salt & Fresh Water Use
Water MUST be tested regularly to maintain GOOD WATER QUALITY
The original Single-dip Test Procedure
Note: If saltwater appears cloudy match to the closest color spot. Use 1 test strip for freshwater, use 2 test strips for each saltwater test.
Phosphate Level Guide
less than 0.2 ppm - good
0.3 ppm - acceptable
0.5 ppm to 1.0 ppm - high *Treatment required
1.0 ppm to 5.0 ppm - very high * Treatment required
This test is designed to test for the presence of phosphate.