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Low flow all the time......

Filter is cleaned and unclogged, flow feels very strong but after 1 to 2 minutes of being on, the salt water system beeps low flow.....but the flow feels great! help!!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: I JUST SET UP MY INTEX SALT WATER SYSTEM A

It is possible that you do not have enough
even after disolving the salt by siring it up you need to run the filter for at least 24 hours to really disolve and mix your salt

even though you cant see it it is still not equally distributed through the water

once you have run the system for 24 hours check your salt content
It should be as close to 3000ppm as possible

a test kit will cost about 11 dollars for ten tests

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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youll have to keep renewing the filter,or ask the people you bought it off

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: I keep getting code 90 (low water flow) on my

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: it says low flow, how can i fix it

Low flow means there is insufficient water traveling through the cell to make CL. Is your cell clean and clear? Is your filter clean and clear? Clean your cell according to the manufacturers instruction and back wash your filter.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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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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Sysrem keeps saying low flow


Three areas that can cause low flow 1) the intake on the pool, if you are using the pool sweep basket feature, then undo the connection at the pool wall and you will find that the wall filter is plugs with fin bug particles that can not make it past the wall screen. Clean and replace the hose to the wall. 2) the filter is clogged and dirty, clean the filter clean the filter compartment and replace, 3) you have an air leak allowing air to enter the pump system causing air to restrict the flow of water. Check the hose connection for leakage, check to make sure the bleeder valves are not loose or over tightened, as both will cause an air leak.

Aug 14, 2012 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My intex saltwater/pump system pumps water strong for about 20 minutes, then the flow slows down to a trickle. No warning beeps or lights come on. It ran strong for 9 hours as the manual stated when I...


Thank youfor posting your question here on Fixya.com. When a pump is shut off it gives the sediment in the filter a chance to become suspended in the water and not on the filter cartridge surface. When you turn the pump on this dirt does non restrict flow as much because it is not all on the filter and then it starts to collect there restricting again the flow. For this reason when this happens the filter cartridge needs to be removed and cleaned off with water from a hose with a spray attachment. The attachment should be set to a single strong jet. Once the filter is reassembled check to see how long it can go without reducing flow. I think you will be surprised.
Ifthis answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional detailsprior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problemis solved! Thank you

Aug 28, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My salt water pump keeps saying low salt. I have had the water checked and there is plenty of salt. I have cleaned the cell and it still says low salt. The pump is on;y 1 year old. I dont know what else to...


I suggest you clean the cell according to manual and try it then. If it keeps producing chlorine then keep swimming. If the pump is flowing water fully (if not clean baskets and filter) and it can't keep the chlorine above 2 ppm and you have 30 to 50 ppm stabilizer in the water then there is a major problem in the chlorinator. I don't trust the salt indicator on some chlorinators but that is less important than if it chlorinates. You can but salt test strips. I hope this helps.

Aug 12, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Salt water system keeps beeping low flow


Clean or change your filter to increase the flow.

Jul 28, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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What is a code 93?


Code 93 = Good News for You! :-D It is your Saltwater Chlorinator's way of letting you know that it is working properly and your pool's water has a level of salt that is optimal/good.

Code 93 just lets you know it is not actively converting salt to chlorine...it is in 'standby mode.' When you first programmed the number of hours you wanted it to run (by pressing the left (down)arrow until you heard the beep, then pressing the right (up) arrow until you heard the beep - then pressing up until you reached the desired number of hours you wanted the unit to operate (minimum 1 hour, maximum 12 hours)) the unit began converting salt to chlorine immediately.
This is good news for you. Once the number of hours of operation are up, your unit will give you a code when you press either button. If your salt level is too low, you will receive code 91 indicating this, if your salt level is too high, you will receive code 92 indicating this, if the water flow is too low, you will receive code 90 indicating this (this gives you the opportunity to correct this before the next cycle begins. If there is no error with your pool's water, your unit will go into standby and wait until it is time to run the numbers of hours you programmed it for (it will begin it's cycle at the same time each day unless reprogrammed by you). When this happens, you will find code 93.

So, just to recap:
Code 93 = Good
Code 92= Salt level too HIGH (Empty approx. 20% of pools water & refill with fresh water.)
Code 91 = Salt level too LOW (Add salt.)
Code 90 = Low Water Flow (Check your filter. If it is working properly, you may find that it is too small for your pool. The filter that came with my pool was FAR TOO SMALL - I spent more time cleaning the pool than swimming in it. My 18' x 4' pool came with a 1500 filter. Now, I have a 4000 Sand Filter. This + the Saltwater Chlorinator = practically no maintenance. Together, these were approximately a $500 investment. WELL WORTH IT!!!)
Code 88 = Startup mode. (Press down arrow until you hear the beep. Press up arrow until you hear the beep. Press up arrow until you have the unit set to operate the number of hours you desire.)
As an extra FYI: The unit works with the sun. This means the unit turns the salt from your pool into natural chlorine which is then sent back into your pool. The sun turns this natural chlorine into salt. Your filter sends this salt into your saltwater chlorinator where it is again converted into natural chlorine & returned to your pool where then sun...I think you get it. ;-) It's a continuous process. ~This being the case, when you program your saltwater chlorinator, it is best to set it up to help it work with the sun rather than setting it up to compete with the sun. You do this by programming it to run at night. This way, your unit isn't working hard to generate chlorine at the same time the sun is diligently converting the chlorine to salt. I've read several articles where people argue that you should run your saltwater system at night & your filter during the day. I don't understand this concept. My filter runs 24/7 & my saltwater chlorinator runs 12 hours - from 8pm to 8am. Since I set my pool up to operate this way, I have not had to clean it at all other than backwashing the filter every other month just for principle. My water is crystal clear.
One further note of interest: My pool holds approximately 6000 gallons of water. For this, Intex recommends 135 pounds of salt. Because of some advice I'd read posted by other users, I started with only one 40lb bag. This was all my pool needed. Approximately once/year, I add one more 40lb bag.
RJBALLZER777, because you are receiving code 93, I realize you have set your pool up correctly and, therefore, are possibly thinking, "Why is she telling me all of these things I don't need to know?" I apologize if that is what you are thinking. I am really posting for those who have not gotten it just right the first time (or who are doing their research before buying as I did) so that they may get several questions answered at once. Hope you don't mind that I used your question as a means to post. (That's why I answered your question right off the bat.) Hope this post helps some.

Jun 20, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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System is completely clean (all areas) and it still beeps low flow when we try to get it to clorinate. Is the sensor gone?


If you have checked intake and outake valves at pool end for clogs and opened all the way, cleaned skimmer if using one. checked for blocked air in the system, made sure pump filter is clean, confirmed water is going into the salt generator on right side, and out on the left side, checked that the flow sensor isnt loose, checked that the flow sensor hinge/flap moves freely and is clean, checked that the filter on the right side of the salt generator is clean (most common cause of this problem), and that the electrolytic plates are clear, and if the alarm comes back on after turning off the unit then turning it back on after checking all the above then the sensor probably is bad and you would have to contact Intex Service Center for a new one.

Sep 08, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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When we intially set up the Salt Water System it worked great... Then after about a month and a half, the water started to get cloudy. The system kept giving the "91" Low Salt code and beeping. We then...


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Aug 07, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Low flow 90


Most likely you either have air in the system or a blockage

A blockage can occur at the front of the motor from skimming or direct suction
you would be surprised what sneaks through the pre filter screens
Undo the hose in front of the motor first
there is a plastic housing screen that usually gets clogged

If it is air drain the hoses and the filter cartridge housing
now blast out your cartridge with a strong garden hose
Put it all back together
now open all bleeders except the one on the bottom of the cartridge housing
open dishcharge hose side first
when water starts coming out of the bleeders then open the inlet hose

Turn on pump for 30 seconds and then close the bleeders this should do it

Aug 01, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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It says low flow, how can i fix it. its a Intex Automatic Salt Water System for Above Ground Saltwater Pool


After five years of using our pool each summer, we assembled it last week and I kept getting the "low flow" warning (with irritating beeping) even though the water flow was very good. I disassembled the unit and checked the flow switch, and found that the switch itself was the culprit. Here's what I did: (this is probably not recommended by Intex...) I unscrewed the main portion of the salt water purifier (the part with the digital display on top) from the base and lifted it up to expose the circuit board and wiring. All the fuses were intact and everything looked good. At the bottom of the circuit board, about an inch from the right edge is where I found the connections for the flow sensor. One was marked "flow" and the other was "grnd". I removed the plugs that run to the slow switch, closed the circuit by making a direct connection between the two plugs, and voila! No problem. I ended up cutting the wires about 1-1/2 inch from the plugs and connecting them with a wire nut, then I plugged them back in. The unit is working perfectly again.

If you attempt this, make sure the unit is unplugged and be careful when dealing with the circuit board. Don't be intimidated, it's not a high-voltage connection you are working with, you are simply closing the circuit and telling the board that the switch is closed as it would be with adequate water flow. I was comfortable making this "modification" and bypassing the flow sensor because we have several years of experience with our pool and because I clean and swap out our pump filter every day during summer, and because we know the difference between strong and weak flow just by checking the inlet and outlet ports in the pool.

I hope this helps someone! It took care of my problem. Best of luck.

Jul 23, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Low flow


If your pool has a skimmer system there is a hose from the bottom of the skimmer going to the suction port that goes through the pool wall. Disconnect the hose off of the blue adapter and unscrew the blue adapter there is a screen / strainer right there whatever gets pass the skimmer basket gets plugged up in that screen.

Jul 07, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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