Question about Pool & Spa
Just had a new pool fitted with a vx7t chlorinator, at times the adjustment bar might be set to say three, sometimes the digital readout will read +3 or-3, sometimes the light bars flash and the display reads zero, does anyone know what this means?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: no chlorine reading
Salt is sodium chloride, you can only measure salt levels now as your CL (cloride) is bound to a NA (sodium). Table salt =NACL, Your Intex system will tell you if your salt level is too high or too low but your old test equipment for free chlorine will continue to tell you no chlorine as it can't react with the chloride any longer as it is bound to the salt. That is why they tell you you never have to add more because the salt stabilizes it. Your chlorine is there it's bound to the salt. Use the pool it's fine and it makes your water feel really soft! Just keep the salt level right and your fine> It's confusing as they call the unit a chlorine generator! I had the same issue, called Intex and they told me the above.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
hello our pool chlorinator keeps comming up low salt 91 no matter how much salt we put in this is frustrating why is this happening ,,,please help
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
do not get frustrated with the long phone call.
Get your receipt ready and you could have a new filter in a week
CALL THEM BACK
They are good about these things
Mine arrived in 5 days no questions asked. I didnt even have to send the old one back
Keep as many parts from the old as you can especially the electro cell that is 200 bucks by itself
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
SOURCE: CLOUDY SALT WATER POOL
salt does not solve your problem.
People do no realize that all the salt does for you is that it eliminates having to pour regular chlorine in.
Everything else stays the same as a normal pool with just plain ole h2o
The dilema is that intex filters are to small for the job that needs done especially in your case now that you have the dreaded green monster
your solution is to first get it cleared up
shock your pool with 2 gallons of liquid chlorine and then filter filter filter
You will need to brush the dead algea and vaccum once or twice a day for a couple of days and you must clean that cartridge 3-4 times a day with the garden hose
you will be surprised how much green it will trap
once pool starts to clear and the chlorine level starts to come back down from Mars you can start using your generator again.
you will need to find the amount of time thatorks for you but 3-4 hours will not cut it in the hot weeks
Chlorine consumption is due to #of bathers, heat ,sun, rain so any given day will dictate a different amount of generation needed keep it high so you do not get algea again about 3.0
you also got algea because you were not stiring up the pool enough you again need to filter filter filter every day
try to find some of my other postings with more specifics
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
I just posted to another similar problem and I am terrible at typing I copied and pasted this for you
So many peolpe are led to believe that using a salt system takes away the need of other chemicals
This couldn't be further from the truth A salt system just makes it so that you do not have to physicaly ad liquid chlorine or float tablets
First of all lets get a little educated in pool maintainence 101 and then I will address your problem ( First problem was buying an Intex product ) but I will cover that too
You can not just blindly ad salt to the system
you need to get a salt test kit that reads in #'s not color
You need to get the water to as close to 3000ppm as possible
Any lower than 2700ppm and you can trigger low salt alarm, not to mention not generating enough chlorine
Any higher than 3500 and you can go cloudy, trigger high salt alarm and you could go cloudy
Now for the intex curse
not a single pump/filter is sufficient with the pools they come with
They are to small
A pool needs to be turned over at least 3-4 times in a cycle 24 hours
I do not know your gl or pump size so I will use generic #'s
If you have a 5000gl pool and a 1500gl pump thats 10 1/2 hours of filtering at the minimum
Use your #'s and figure out what you need to be doing
You want to start by getting your salt right this is crucial What it says in the manuals is just a starting point the fine tuning is up to you
Lets now side track and I will tell you how to cure your problem.
This is time consuming but will give you the best results
Blast out your paper cartridge with the water hose now ad 1 gallon ofliquid chlorine
Filter only for 24 hours now brush your pool with a pool brush not the bristles under your vaccum not enough of them to do any good
now clean the filter again and run for a few hours until you see things settle down
Vaccum and clean the filter and start over again
Check your chlorine if it is normal or low ad another 1/2 if it is super high then leave the chlorine step out
Once you are clear again or close to it Ad a non foaming algecide and also ad chlorine stabilizer this is a chemical that you put in a nylon sock and float it behind the ladder this will help hold the chlorine
Once your chlorine level is at the point you can swimm again you should get your best swimmer to get in with a tooth brush and clean the over flaps in the seems that are on the bottom and where the sides connect to the floor
This should do it
lets look at one more thing
There may be night that you need to run it 12 hours for chlorine and other nights 5 or so
It all depends on many factors
sun,heat,number of swimmers, sun tan oil and so on
The biggest thing you can do wrong is to not use the pool If it is not being used every day you should brush sides and floor every 3 days or so. The pump is not strong enough to circulate the water properly
One more thing that I do and I have not changed my filters in this being my 3rd season
I have 2 one is always drying
Start with a dry filter and have the other clean and drying
Change them every couple of days.
Never try to use a wet filter it does not work like a dry one
Dont ask why it is just one of those mysteries
Also periodicaly take the hose off the front of the motor your inlet hose this can build up hair and debris that gets in from skimming
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Posted on Jul 27, 2010
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