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Test strips read too much salt, but water care light is flashing. System reads low salt check cell. I have cleaned the cell, cleaned filters, balanced water but still cannot get the sanitizing system on line. The problem started after I topped the water off because it was getting low.
Test your salt level with a Taylor salt kit to see what the actuall PPM is. You should be betwen 3200 and 3700. There is that possibility that your cell has developed a fault. Kit available at your pool supply place.
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Way too high on the salt.. about 5000 to 7000 ppm. You should be around 2000 to 3000 ppm or 5.6 to 6.6... I had the same issue with my system and it's always the cell..Look inside the cell and if you can see white stuff inside, it needs to to be cleaned... The manual states to soak with vinegar for 6hrs.. I soak mine for 24, flush and soak again for 6hrs and flush again.. Comes our clean.. and the low salt alarm goes away until the next time the cell gets dirty with the white buildup... You can add an additive made by hth called "Cell Saver"..Prolongs the cleaning cycle... After you clean the cell and your filter, change your chlorinator cycle to 10 hrs with your pump to run 11 to12 until the pool clears and then lower to maintain the proper chlorine level.. Good luck and hopes this works for you.....
Posted on Aug 12, 2011
Testimonial: "I am soaking the cell now. Will check it tomorrow and see what happens. "
nothing is wrong that you cant fix
you must have your salt no lower than 2800ppm
and no higher than 3800
3000ppm is the best
make sure you run filter only for 24 hours once you have correct salt then start generating
one last thing test with strips that read #'s not the color strips
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
SOURCE: Low salt alarm on Intex system
I had the same problem and my father just kept adding salt wo telling me and it kept saying low salt-I called intex they said to clean the cell with vinegar as instructed in book, and if that didnt help to call back for a warranty claim on the unit bc I just purchased mine in June. I am currently waiting on it to come in. We had to drain half the pool and refill with water and start over. be careful!
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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