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    Jack's Magic Fiber Clear

    What about Jack's Magic Fiber Clear? I have bought a couple of bags and it claims to capture as good as DE filters and recommeds that DE user switch to Jack's magic. Anyone tried it? Makes sense to me to get the fine suspended algae particles.
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    Re: Additive to sand in sand filter?

    I forgot to mention I am adding it to my existing sand filter.
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    Re: Jack's Magic Fiber Clear

    All of the fiber products are about the same as each other and all of them work reasonably well. In a DE filter, some people like them a little better than DE, some a little worse. As an additive for sand filters, DE is a little better, but the difference isn't all that big and fiber works fine.
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    Re: Jack's Magic Fiber Clear

    I use this product seasonally to cut down on the small particles that get blown in if we get a stretch of windy days. These small "floaties" are most visible when the pool light is on - do not notice them during the day. What can I say...I have a case of pool sparkly-itis The product helps filter out these small particles better than sand alone. I have had good results with it. It is added to a sand filter just like DE.
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    Re: Jack's Magic Fiber Clear

    Makes sense to me to get the fine suspended algae particles.
    Filters of ANY type will not filter live algae from a pool. If you have algae, you have a water chemistry issue, not filtration.
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    Re: Jack's Magic Fiber Clear

    Also, dead algae is easily filtered out by any kind of filter. Sand filters will take the longest, often about a week, though sometimes more.
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