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    Jolly Gel

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    I have been looking after my neighbours pool and although it is clean and the water is at the correct balance he complains that it does not seem to sparkle as it once did. We are going to try Jolly Gel, I know it is a flocculate and that it puts a layer on the sand filter to catch even smaller particles. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this product. I will report back on my findings.
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    Jolly Gel

    Why don't you just try Adding DE To A Sand Filter.
    I've never used the product or heard of it. 😎
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    Re: Jolly Gel

    I'm with Jeff, add a touch of DE, dial in the pH and add a few ounces of clairifer and it should sparkle within a few hours. Stay away from the weird "wonder" products.
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    Re: Jolly Gel

    I do use DE and it's the way to go. I picked some up at Fleet Farm but HomeDepot, Hardware store, Pool store ... Make sure it's for a pool and not the stuff used in gardens for insect control.
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    Re: Jolly Gel

    Since you're in Cyprus, I'm not surprised nobody's heard of Jolly Gel.

    The pool used to sparkle, and now it doesn't. Did the filter change? Dull water is seldom the filter's fault. I'd look at the chemistry before I started adding any mystery pool additives. "the water is at the correct balance" is pretty vague and subjective. We deal with objective when dealing with chemistry. If my pH gets high, the water loses some sparkle. What is this pool's pH? Is it being chlorinated with Cal-hypo? Could it be overloaded with CYA from using diclor or trichlor to chlorinate?
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    Re: Jolly Gel

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Since you're in Cyprus, I'm not surprised nobody's heard of Jolly Gel.

    The pool used to sparkle, and now it doesn't. Did the filter change? Dull water is seldom the filter's fault. I'd look at the chemistry before I started adding any mystery pool additives. "the water is at the correct balance" is pretty vague and subjective. We deal with objective when dealing with chemistry. If my pH gets high, the water loses some sparkle. What is this pool's pH? Is it being chlorinated with Cal-hypo? Could it be overloaded with CYA from using diclor or trichlor to chlorinate?


    A quick Google search shows this magic potion is from the UK.

    I'd also look at water chemistry first.
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    Re: Jolly Gel

    It appears to be Polydiallydimethylammonium chloride and Polyacrylamide. Described as "A blend of Cationic poly-amine and Non ionic Polyacrylamide"

    http://www.certikin.co.uk/pdf/180-MS...Gel-240214.pdf

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    Re: Jolly Gel

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    It appears to be Polydiallydimethylammonium chloride
    That's easy for you to say.....
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    Re: Jolly Gel

    Hi
    Thanks for the replies

    pH 7.6
    CYA 45
    TA 107
    CH 500
    FC 4.3

    These are the latest results, I did mention de but my neighbour had a mind set and wanted Jolly Gel. He is convinced that the water now sparkles and I must admit it does seem clearer. I was just wondering if anyone else had used this product.


    Thanks again.
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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    Re: Jolly Gel

    Hi
    Just to let you know I cannot get de sand here so I will have to go with Jolly Gel But again thanks for your input.
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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