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  • How long does it take for Base gel to gel?
    Base gel will begin to activate and absorb water within 2-3 minutes and will create a firm, stable gel within 3-5 minutes.
  • Does Base gel expand (or overflow) when it is added to water?
    No, Base gel will never exceed the volume of water it is added to.
  • Can Base gel be added to existing water-filled portable bases?
    Yes, Simply pour ½ (half) of the baseGel into the portable base opening. Wait about 1 minute and add the remaining BaseGel into the base. BaseGel will move throughout the portable base as it absorbs the available water.
  • Will the Base gel be affected by freezing temperatures?
    The Base gel will freeze at temperatures below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) and will return to a firm, stable gel as temperatures rise above 32 degrees F. Base gel’s performance will not be affected by repeated freeze-thaw cycles and will last up to 7 years. (Please follow the portable base manufacture’s recommendations for the maximum water to add to the base)
  • How much Base gel should I add to my portable basketball goal base?
    Portable bases vary in size from 25 gallon to 40 gallon capacity. One 16 oz bottle of Base gel absorbs more than 40 gallons of water. A full bottle per portable base is recommended to prevent calculation errors. One ounce (weight) of Base gel per 2.5 gallons of water may be used, at minimum, if less than a full bottle is required (ie. 10 ounces per 25 gallon base, 14 ounces per 35 gallon base)
  • How much do I add to an umbrella stand or ballast base that is smaller than 25 gallons?
    It is recommended that a minimum of 3 teaspoons of Base gel is added for each gallon of water, so as an example, a 4-gallon umbrella stand would need 12 teaspoons of Base gel to absorb the water and make a gel with a firm consistency. One bottle of Base gel contains approximately 120 teaspoons.
  • How long will Base gel last?
    Base gel will remain a firm gel for 7 years or more.
  • How do I remove Base gel from the portable base when I need to empty the base?
    Simply make a table salt & water solution and pour it into the base on top of the Base gel. Within minutes Base gel will be deactivated and will return to a liquid that can be poured out of the base
  • Can I refill the portable base with water and Base gel after I have used a salt & water solution?
    Yes…flush the portable base with water thoroughly before filling it with water and adding Base gel. For more information review the safety information tab above.
  • Is Base gel environmentally friendly?
    Yes, BaseGel is non-hazardous and will not harm the environment. BaseGel can be rinsed into a storm drain after use. BaseGel will also not damage plants or aquatic life.
  • Will the Base gel evaporate in the portable basketball goal base?
    Base gel resists evaporation and will not lose weight or volume under normal circumstances (portable bases are closed systems). Base gel is also formulated to minimize gel loss should a minor crack develop in the portable base. All portable basketball goal manufacturers recommend inspection of the base for cracks and leaks and checking the water level in the base before each use. If the Base gel level has dropped minimally add more water to the base. If the BaseGel level has dropped substantially follow the portable basketball goal manufacturer's recommendations for repair or replacement.
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