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Hooking up a sand filter to saltwater generator with cartridge filter

Has any one done this? and how did it go?

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Yes put the filters in parellel

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SOURCE: my intex saltwater chlorine generator & filter beeping forever!!!

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

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SOURCE: low flow indicator on saltwater pool filter

If your pool has the skimmer system there is a hose coming from the bottom of the skimmer to the wall of the pool which would be your suction to the pump. Disconnect the hose clamp from the suction port that goes through the wall of the pool remove the hose then unscrew the blue adapter on the inside of the pool there you will find a strainer / screen. Whatever gets pass the basket in the skimmer get's plugged up in that screen causing the pump to starve for water causing the LOW FLOW sensor to go off on the Saltwater pump.

Let me know if this helps any.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Can I use an intex sand filter with a intex

sure can you will need to upgrade the hoses

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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In a 52" x 22' Ultraside Intex pool with a saltwater ionizer and a sand pump can I use pool shock to kill algae without damageing the saltwater ionizer system and the sand pump?


There seem to be different versions of algae killer - look for one that specifies that it's safe with saltwater systems (sorry, not familiar specifically with Pool Shock)

Aug 01, 2013 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Can I use the same filter system for both saltwater and freshwater tanks?


Both mechanical and biological filtration systems are not ideal for filtering saltwater tanks. The only problem is that using a chemical filter on its own will not be enough. There are 3 varieties of saltwater filtration systems to select from. They are protein skimming, live rock and live sand.

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Can i use a sand filter with the intex krystal clear saltwater system?


Yes you can.
The saltwater chlorinator is connect to the outlet water pipe from the sand filter before the water returns to the pool.
Depending upon the model of the saltwater chlorinator It may need to be mounted horizontally or vertically, check with the installation instructions..

Apr 11, 2012 | Pool & Spa

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I just ordered and received a 2500 filter, set it up, turned it on, and nothing....motor noise, but no water movement. What am I doing wrong? AS far as I know, I did what I was supposed to. ??? Pools...


1 - Double-check that your water level is above the hose that sends water from your pool to your filter. If the hose has even the tiniest crack, air could be getting sucked in & causing your filter to lose its prime.

2 - If you have not already done so, slowly twist the top of your filter house to loosen it (do this while your unit is on but keep a tight grip on it...once the water pressure hits it, it can push it off completely). You should hear air escaping from the unit. Once water begins coming out, tighten the top back down. Removing the air should 'prime' your filter.

3 - If you've tried this & it didn't work, try putting your filter on a level raised surface (possibly a chair or a sturdy box) at a level about equal to the hose that brings the water from your pool to your filter. Also, try putting it it as far away from your pool as your hoses will allow.

4 - If none of this works, it could be that you have a defective unit. Or, perhaps some other readers will have additional suggestions.

5 - Start saving up. As soon as you are able, purchase a Sand Filter & a Saltwater Chlorine Generator/Saltwater System. I don't know how big your pool is, but mine is 18' x 4' and holds approximately 6000 gallons. The first 3 years I had it, my children & I spent more time cleaning it than swimming in it - literally. (Once we'd shock it, we had to wait 24 hours to swim. By then, it needed a clarifier or ph + or - :-( ) My mom kept telling me that people she worked with had converted to saltwater & were just loving it. I thought that sounded like some sort of lengthy & expensive process & was leary. In the meantime, my sister-in-law was given a sand filter & she raved about what a great difference it made. I began checking online & ebay had the best prices (by far) on the sand filters, but they were still going for about $300 so I waited. My local Wal-Mart had the saltwater chlorinator for $199. It was hard for me to justify paying $500 to convert the pool (especially since I'd gotten the pool at Sam's for only $300 to begin with! Finally, though, I got so sick of having a pool we couldn't enjoy, I did it. I won an auction on a sand filter on ebay for right under $300 and a chlorinator fro $115. I got them in within a couple of days of one another & hooked them up. I got the sand at Lowe's for about $7 & the salt (also at Lowe's) for about $5. I put in the salt & stirred it around with the skimmer-pole. The directions said to wait about 24 hours for the salt to dissolve, but my pool was green & I was tired of waiting so after about 3 hours, I turned on the filter. I let it run for about 5 minutes then turned on & programmed the saltwater chlorinator to operate for 12 hours. That was about 5pm. By the next morning, the water was as clear as when I'd first filled it up. WooHoo!!! That was over 1 year ago & I've just now added my second 40lb bag of salt. Water is still clear - well worth the investment! The only thing I would recommend doing differently is the way I got the saltwater chlorinator. I recommend paying the little extra to get a new one. The one I got off ebay was great - but it only worked for one season. For no apparant reason, about a week ago, I found the power off & could not get it to power on. Wal-Mart has them for $169 this year. Don't know if you have Atwoods where you live, but I just got my new one there for $159. I didn't even hesitate this time...I knew it was more than worth it. No more filter cartriges, no more shock, no more clarifier, no more ph -, no more ph+, no more green water...just a lot more fun in the pool!
Just so you know, in case you do save up & go to sand & saltwater...the filter I got is a 2hp 22" tank. It either pumps 4000 or 5000 gallons per hour - I don't remember for sure which. I do remember, though, that whatever it is, it's 1000 gallons more per hour than the chlorinator specifies but they work GREAT together. I searched ebay for "2hp 22" sand filter" (not in quotes) to narrow down the search results. There are a couple different brands that mostly come up - Hayward & Clearwater, if I remember right. I got a Clearwater, but they probably work the same.
I know you're asking for advice about the filter you already have, so I apologize if the information I've offered is unwelcomed. I just wish I'd switched my pool years earlier than I did. I would have saved a ton of headache, hassle and, in the long run...money.

Jun 20, 2011 | Intex 2010 Easy Set 2500 Gph Swimming Pool...

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We have a 15' by 48 " pool with an Intex saltwater chlorinator.About two weeks ago the low salt light started flashing .We ended up adding way too much salt (160 lbs)because the low salt light kept...


Hello,
First of all green water can arrise from a lot of different situation.
Low chlorine is one of them coupled with the crappy filter that comes with the intex pools it does not filter enough.

Start with getting your salt level to 3000ppm
any lower than 2700 and you will not generate enough chlorine and any higher than 3500 and you could go cloudy or trigger high salt alarms

you need to get the salt test kit that reads in #'s not color the color ones has to much of a variance
once your salt is at 3000 clean your cell then filter filter filter

I run my filter 24/7 if it is not generating chlorine I am filtering.

Clean your cartridge every few days
I have had the same 2 cartridges for this being my 4th season and have never been green or replaced the filters.
Also I reccomend a non foaming algecide

Just follow directions on bottle

Aug 29, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Low flow indicator on saltwater pool filter


If your pool has the skimmer system there is a hose coming from the bottom of the skimmer to the wall of the pool which would be your suction to the pump. Disconnect the hose clamp from the suction port that goes through the wall of the pool remove the hose then unscrew the blue adapter on the inside of the pool there you will find a strainer / screen. Whatever gets pass the basket in the skimmer get's plugged up in that screen causing the pump to starve for water causing the LOW FLOW sensor to go off on the Saltwater pump.

Let me know if this helps any.

Jul 03, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Water not clear


cloudy water is mainly due to poor pool maintainence.
Your purchase of the salt water system only helped you with not needing to pour chlorine in or float tablets.
You will still need to use chemecals.
I use a good stabilizer to hold the chlorine level longer
I use a non foaming algecide once a week
I also use a water clarifying product once a week

Now on to the clouds :-)

cloudy water is because of not enough sanitizer mixwd with a crappy pump from intex

I do not know the size of your pool so I will just use mine to show you #'s

I have a 7000gl pool with a 2500gl ph pump
A pool needs to be turned over at LEAST 3 times a day so for me it takes at least 8 hours of filtering alone this does not include making chlorine.
Bottom line is you should run your system 24/7 between generating and straight filtering

The only cure for less filtering is to get a sand filter with at least a 1 horse power pump to pump 4000gl and uphaving a sand filter helps trap more small particles than the cartridge filter.

I noticed the difference the first night I had my sand filter. It ran for 6 hours before me turning my pool light on and to my surprise I did not see as many particles passing my light as with the cartridge filter and the second night nothing Crystal clear.

Bottom line is intex pumps and so on are not big enough for the pool it comes with.

The salt system alone with a sand filter is great

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Hi- I'm a new intex above ground metal frame pool owner. I bought the saltwater chlorinator to go with my pool. I constantly have a problem with the pool filter not getting enough water to flow through...


You've gotta keep that annoying filter pretty darn clean to please the saltwater pump. I have to scrub my filters daily for this reason. What pump do you have? Mine is rated for 4000gph but I see Intex even offers support for pumps with as little as 500gph.

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Intex Easy Set 530 Gallon Swimming Pool Filter Pump does this keep your pool clean when running all the time?


No, the filters/pumps are much to weak. Not only is that filter too small for the pool but it is a cartridge filter which is the cheapest form of filtration. I hate to break it to you but a good pump/motor/filter is going to cost you around $600-$800.

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