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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Jun 06, 2010
SOURCE: code 93 saltwater system
Hi, Code 93 is telling you that the system is done running, did you mean to say it said 92? That code would be for too much salt. If indeed it is a Code 92 you are getting, give Intex a call, or email. I have found their website to be very helpful, they have a F&Q's area. Good luck!
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
I'm just now setting up my Saltwater generator...so don't have your problem - yet! Local pool guy tho said with the saltwater systems you need to add dry acid to the pool almost weekly to keep the ph down. Sounds like what you're experiencing. The dry acid was cheap and came in small-ish containers, should last long time.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Filter filter filter
Adding salt is not the answer
First of all you need to check the salt content. Do not listen to pool supply places they just want your money
You need a salt test kit about 10 dollars for 10 tests
(get your ppm to as close to 3000 as you can. over this amount and the water tastes like the ocean and under, you are getting to close to 2500ppm at which time your chlorine generator will not produce at the 3000 it gives you room to the 2500 for adding water from splash out or rain)
you can do this while dealing with the algea if you are to high drain 20% water and add fresh keep doing this until you get to the 3000
at the same time you need to buy the right amount of shock treatment for gallons of water in your pool. You can even over add if you want. This is basically extra chlorine.
The trick to this is very time consuming what you need to do after adding the shock is to vaccum/brush/and filter for a few days while making sure to clean your filter cartridge a few times a day
now on to why this happened
Intex sucks :-)
I do not know what size your filter is but chances are good it is not sufficient
A good rule of thumb is that you need to turn the pool water over at least 3 times a day so just for #'s Sake lets say you have a 4000gallon pool and a 2000gph pump your filter would need to run for 2 hours to turn it over once 6 hours for 3 times you will need to do the math with what set up you have
a big cause of algea is lack of use/not enough adjutation heat sun rain and low chlorine
also never let anyone in the pool that is dirty or that has sun products on
now asuming you get everything under control make sure again that you are close to 3000ppm for salt
1.5 -3.0 for chlorine
and 7.6 or so for ph
do not worry about alkalinity
the intex set up is like an inexpensive toy so they are not built well nor do they last but for the money I guess you cant complain too much
here is what I have learned and what works for me
It is an every day thing
every day check your chlorine level it may seem high at times but will drop even in an hour under the right conditions you will run your generator for as many hours as it takes to build it back up this you will have to learn on your own since it will be different all of the time depending on the conditions I mentioned earlier
you must also remember that during the chlorine generation you are not filtering at the capacity needed to truely filter the poolo so that is where the turning over 3 times comes in
with the intex filters they do not push enough water to create flow there by not filtering well enough to start with
Also remeber to clean that cartridge daily
if you have any more concerns you could call anytime is good
I am eastern time
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
It, did not turn your pool green. The pool was ready to turn green before you installed the intex system.
before having the system did you regularly use stabilizer? non foaming algecide? How long do you filter? There are so many variables. I will try to make it as easy as possible
We will address the salt system last right now you need to get your pool back to normal
Start by shocking it with 1-2 gallons of liquid chlorine let filter run during this time to stir it up
after 12 hours you need to brush the sides and bottom and then let settle
Now vaccum and then clean your cartridge with a strong blast from the garden hose
Start filtering again and at this point add the non foaming algaecide
the next day brush again and let settle vaccum again clean the filter again and continue this until the pool is clear
once it is clear you will want to use the algaecide once every 5-7 days.
Now a little fyi
Intex filters can not support the gl ph that is needed to keep a pool clean and crystal clear. All of there pumps are under rated for the gallon of pool that is sold with it
A pool needs to be turned over at LEAST 3 times in a 12 hour period
I will use generic #'s
If you have a 5000 gl pool and a 2500 gallon pump that is 6 hours minimum filtering time you do the math for your pool
You should also run the pump continuous. It is the only way to really filter efficiently with an intex pump
now for your generator
Although a good concept it is really a waste of money.
All the salt system does for you is to make it so you do not need to add liquid chlorine or tablets but you still need to add chemicals as mentioned above
get a test kit for salt water the ones that read #'s not color
get the salt to 3000ppm no lower than 2700 or you will not be able to produce enough sanitizer and any more than 3800 and the water tastes terrible and will usually trigger an alarm for high salt
once your pool is clear shoot for this
now to maintain it
Although you may be told otherwise this is what has worked for me for this being the 4th season with no green ever
I filter 24/7 with generating chlorine any where from 4-12 hours depending on the day.
chlorine consumption is created by many factors # of bathers heat sun rain people sneaking in with sun tan oil and so on you will need to figure out what is best for your situation
Dont forget to get a good stabilizer to help with holding the amount of chlorine in the pool usually about a pound per 5000 gl
as mentioned I also use the non foaming algaecide just follow the directions for your gl pool
I also use a water clarifyer that turns minute particles into larger particals that the filter can actually catch
and even though the filter may not look dirty clean it every day.
I use 2 one in the unit and one drying
Spray it out hard and let it dry overnight
Dont ask me why or how but a filter that is dry from the start filters better than a wet one put back in right away
Had you been doing all of this since you opened the pool the addition of the salt system would have worked fine
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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