Tip & How-To about Zodiac Lm3-40 Salt Water Chlorinator W385410 40k Gallon

Solving Salt Water Pool Problems with The Chlorine Genie Chlorinator

Salt Water Pool Systems often are a consumer disappointment when users find out the problems, costs, and maintenance problems of this popular pool technology. Today's video covers some of the common drawbacks, dangers, and problems and offers resources for a solution.

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is the saltwater system better then regular filter system


consider this
if the pool construction is concrete with steel re-enforcement, the salt will corrode the steel and after a while ,cracks will appear in the cement ( cement is not water proof and will over time allow the salt into contact with the steel which rusts , expands and cracks the cement
next salt pool operations have a chlorinator inbuilt into the system that produces chlorine that is used to disinfect the water and those units are subject to expensive repairs
you will need a filter ( sand or paper) to remove objects from the pool during the cleaning processes
now add the cost of salt , possible repair costs to the unit and compare to just sand or filters and you have a decision to be made
Really the best advice is to go to several different pool shops and ask questions about what I have suggested--- rust , corrosion, salt cost on going, parts and repairs and power costs- sand or filter costs.get a balanced information base then make a decision that is comfortable for you

Mar 23, 2016 | Intex Krystal Clear Model 635 Pool Filter...

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What is the recommended end-of-season maintenance for the chlorinating pump?


According to the Intex website, the following maintenance is required for this product:

The Intex Saltwater Pool Systems are designed to operate with a minimum amount of maintenance. It is recommended to always turn the pump on prior to turning on the Saltwater Pool System (see Owner's Manual) unless the chlorine generator is part of a combination pool and filter set, to ensure that air pockets are eliminated from the hoses, and that water is flowing through the unit. In addition, the electrolytic cell should be examined and cleaned if necessary. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the local water conditions, pool usage conditions, and length of time the Saltwater Pool System is operated each day. (See Owner's Manual.)

The Intex Saltwater Pool Systems contain several features that minimize maintenance requirements:

1.) An automatic self-cleaning cycle: The Saltwater Pool System automatically undergoes a self-cleaning cycle to maximize the operating length of the electrolytic cell.

2.) Safety diagnostics: the Saltwater Pool System will alert the operator to three conditions that could result in poor operation: Low water flow through the unit, Low Salt level in the pool water, High salt level in the pool water. If any of these conditions exist, the system will sound a buzzer, and flash a digital code on the control panel (Model 8110) or a Red LED will light up. (Model 6110).If the condition is not addressed, the system will automatically shut itself off to prevent damage to the unit.

Sep 11, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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we just filled our intex pool...we ran put 2 bags of salt...ran the salt water system...the pool is a light color of yellow...can you help us please?


It is likely that the color is silt, fine dirt that is in most water systems, not normally a problem, just a visual. The filter should be able to clean it up in a day or so....

Jul 03, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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