Perfectly clean pool water
10 money-saving reasons to use Jolly Gel and Zeoclere together
 
1     Our 2 best-sellers, Jolly Gel and Zeoclere-30 were designed from the outset to work hand-in-hand for a complete filtration solution. These very effective products have worked as a team for over 20 years. They are used together in thousands of Community, Commercial and Public-access pools (Urbanisation, Municipal, Leisure Centre and Hotel pools, etc.), who are very aware of the improved water quality and cash savings they enjoy every year), plus countless private pools world-wide.
Using both together will save any pool owner more than the cost of the products.
 
  
2     The pool water will have a ‘polish’; feeling and looking great! The water will be the cleanest, clearest and most transparent it has ever been, or ever can be!  This has other, perhaps unexpected, advantages above and beyond the simple appearance of the pool.
There are real benefits for: -
- the filter *
- the pump * 
- the water bill *
- the chemicals bill *
- bather-comfort *
- periodic maintenance costs *
 
 
3*      Your sand-filter contents will last longer!  The media in the filter, be it sand, Zeoclere, glass or anything else, would last indefinitely if it weren’t for the fact that tiny 'microparticles' (smaller than 2 microns - and much too small to be caught in a normal sand-filter) gradually but inexorably erode the media as they pass through the filter; which creates ever more microparticles. Over time the erosion becomes so great that the filter cannot keep the pool clean.  By capturing these microparticles, and 'holding them prisoner’ until the next backwash, Jolly Gel reduces media erosion and greatly extends filter life. Zeoclere-30 lasts up to 3 times as long as Silex!
Note: -These microparticles are mostly the result of filter-media grains banging into one another during a filter backwash.
Reducing backwash frequency minimises the number of microparticles and extends filter life.
 
  
4*      The pump will last longer - the impeller is not worn away by the tiny abrasive particles in the circulating water. The same applies to the selector valve, or the electrodes of a salt-water chlorinator, or a pH pump – everything lasts longer when the water is perfectly clean.
 
  
5*      Backwashing frequency is greatly reduced when Jolly Gel and Zeoclere-30 are used together as a team.  Instead of backwashing the filter each time the pool is cleaned it is usually possible to reduce this to every 4 - 6 weeks, saving thousands of litres of expensive water (and it's unlikely to get any cheaper!), and many hours of maintenance, every year.
 
  
6*      When a backwash is carried out some  costly pool-chemicals are pumped out to the drains The pool is then re-filled with fresh water; so you have to top the chemical levels up. Reducing backwashing reduces chemical usage and saves money.
 
  
7*      Zeoclere removes Ammonia and dissolved metals from the pool, meaning no chloramine smells, no red eyes, no itchy skin, no mineral staining to pool surfaces and no need to buy expensive sequestration chemicals.
 
  
8       Jolly Gel removes Phosphates from the pool. Phosphates are Algae food. The less food there is available to algae – the less likelihood of an algae attack. Therefore, chlorine levels can be reduced - more savings!
 
  
9       Water so clean that it's almost invisibleZeoclere-30 and Jolly Gel, when used together, filter as efficiently as, or better than, the vastly more expensive Diatomaceous Earth filters, for a fraction of the cost
 
  
10*   Zeoclere has a uniquely proven life of 10-plus years in a standard sand-filter. Many Commercial and Public-access pools are still enjoying perfectly clean water 12 years later - without changing the Zeoclere filter media! Traditional filter sand (Silex) must be changed after 4 years at considerable cost so huge savings are made here.
 
 
All in all, using Zeoclere and Jolly Gel together will save more money than it costs over the next 10 years or even longer, while you enjoy a perfectly clean pool with less chemicals in it!
 
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Here is what some happy Pool-Owners and Pool Professionals have to say about Jolly Gel:-

I have to say that I've seen a lot (hundreds) of products touted for swimming pools claiming all sorts of miracle short-cuts. But, having had an issue with a persistently cloudy pool that normal floc was not sorting out, I tried Jolly Gel for the first time. I haven't stopped using it since and the clarity of the water it gives is honestly incredible. I'll never clean the pump basket again without putting a cube in! Justin Orton, Javea

Just used our first Jolly Gel!!! AMAZING..... afraid we didn't take photos....  we are amazed!!! It's a small plunge pool and looks fantastic!!! Cathy Dodd, Nerja

This is the first time I have used Jolly Gel in my pool. Within a few hours the water was "crystal clear". If it was not for the jets making ripples in the pool, you would think there was no water in it! The most clear and clean our pool has ever been.  I have no hesitation in recommending Jolly Gel. - Richard Allan, Torrevieja.

This stuff is brilliant. Pool nearly spotless and only been in three days.
Will definitely be getting some more. Thanks. Karen Clements, Casares

Jolly gel did it again. Pool is clear. Yiiiipppppeeee! Pat J, Alhaurín el Grande

We have found Jolly Gel to be invaluable in our professional maintenance of 50+ pools on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Every one of them is as clear as water can possibly be, and we don't need to backwash the filters very often. This saves a lot of water! Andrew, Coín

I've only been using Jolly Gel a short time and the effect is noticeable when the pool light is on at night and there is no beam visible in the water! Lovely clear water! - Julian Lucock, Coín

Hello I need to write to you as my pool water has always been a problem to maintain mainly not helped by high levels of dust from the Sahara desert.  A friend gave me a packet of your Jolly Gel. I was told to put one cube in the pump  basket and run the pump overnight, wow , what a surprise in the morning,  the water was brilliant.  What a great product.  - Jack Ward, Cartagena, Spain

I have been using Jolly Gel now for several years and I have found it to be invaluable not only as a day to day maintenance product to keep my pool sparklingly clear, but also on occasion in other pools which have a hazy cast  to the water. The use of one Jolly Gel block clears the pool overnight, ready for backwashing the next day, to leave a clear pool ready for use. A simple to use product I would recommend to anyone who has a pool.  Barry B, Velez Malaga 

If you need to know the bad points of Jolly Gel I can only think of one, and that is running out of it! It has worked absolute marvels on my pool. The clarity is crystal clear, almost as if the water drained out overnight. Nikki B, Alora

Since we started to use Jolly Gel the pool is so clean that we only need to backwash the filter every 6 weeks. This saves a lot of water! Anthony Ailsbury, Murcia

I already use Jolly Gel, I purchased it from the Over Fifty's Show, and am very pleased with the results, hence the re-order. Elaine, Velez de Benaudalla

I was having problems with a cloudy pool a few weeks ago, I tried Jolly Jell, started seeing the difference within about four hours, clear in about 16 hours. Mark Ellison

Tried it for the first time.... from green and cloudy to crystal clear! Silvan Xuereb, Malta smile

I was having problems with a cloudy pool a few weeks ago, I tried Jolly Jell, started seeing the difference within about four hours, clear in about 16 hoursI was having problems with a cloudy pool a few weeks ago, I tried Jolly Jell, started seeing the difference within about four hours, clear in about 16 hours:-)}

Can't believe how well this stuff works, I had a cloudy pool and thought I would give this a go as the reviews seemed quite good. The pool is 38,000 litres and as per the instructions I dropped one cube in to the pump basket - wasn't expecting over much as I found it hard to believe that a small cube like that could have any effect on that amount of water, well, 4 hours later and the water was almost perfectly clear and today, 24 hours later, every trace of cloudy water has gone, it's now crystal clear.

Got cloudy water? got a sand filter? just buy this stuff and get it sorted quickly. Chris Nicholls. (UK)

Have been using this brand since it was suggested to me by my pool shop many years ago. Makes quite a difference and people comment on the sparkling water in my pool :-) T.J.

Great product. Does exactly what it says. My pool is looking crystal clear . Susan Prange

I rarely leave reviews. Have been battling to keep my pool clear for years. These little cubes are literally magic. Amazing water clarity like I've never had before within 24 hours. Mark Copeman

Brilliant product. Cleared the pool in a couple of days. Lorraine Steele

We had been told about it... Tried it perfect. We have had a swimming pool for 18yrs never have we had the water this clear. Stuart Perkins

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Copper ion (Cu++) is a very effective algaecide used in pools to kill and prevent algae (link to Algae page )

It's particularly effective against Black Algae, which is not controlled by normal levels of Chlorine (link)

Copper usage can, however, cause stain formation. Over time, and if over-dosed, soluble copper salts can precipitate from pool water and deposit on pool walls, turning the grout or plaster blue

Copper salts react with Chlorine to produce cupric oxide and may cause grey or black stains on pool surfaces

Copper-based algaecides and algaestats are the commonest source of copper salts for pools but Copper Sulphate is also a preventative treatment and an effective cure for many algae attacks.

It's also much cheaper than proprietary chemicals

The recommended dose for Copper Sulphate is 3 grams per cubic metre of water (5 ounces per 10,000 US Gallons),
dosed TWICE A YEAR ONLY into the skimmer, with the pump running

The manufacturers, in their helpful product labels, often suggest that this dose should be repeated monthly but twice a year is usually sufficient because the chemical remains in the pool and is only diluted by periodic backwashing and 'splash-out'

If dosed monthly there will be a build-up of Copper Sulphate; and that will stain hair, nails, grout and plaster a fetching shade of blue
Copper can be tested for with Test-strips(link) and some Test-kits(link)

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