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CELL CASING IS CRACKED. WE SEALED IT BUT THE PLUG IN IS NOT READING SALT CONTENT

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SOURCE: I have an intex salt water system and having

Sit back and drink a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, this may take some time to read.
First off it is a must that your salt level is at or as close to 3000ppm as possible.
Over around 3800ppm and salt will not efficiently be made
under 2700 or so you will get the same result.
Neither one will necessarily trigger the alarms.

Next possible
Do you have a stabilizer in the pool?
It is very important to have stabilizer. This helps hold the chlorine level

Most possible
The intex pumps are not strong enough to handle the pool volumes.
Take for instance you need to turn a pool over AT LEAST 3 times as quickly as possible if you have a 5000gl pool and a 2500gl filter per hour thats 6 hours alone that you should be running your filter alone.
Ad to that trying to generate chlorine When generating chlorine your pump slows down so you are not filtering on the level needed.
depending on how hot the day was,how many bathers,did it rain at all, Was kims hair full of hair products, and the killer sun tan lotion
All of these have affects

the usual generating time is between 5-8 hours sometimes longer depending on the above situations.
and dont forget the stabilizer

Bottom line this is what I do with an 18x52

I run the generator some time in the late evening 10-7 11-8 whatever it takes. once you start testing and see how low and then run it for x amount of hours and then see how low it goes again the next day you will be able to start gauging how long to run it. Once the unit is done unplug it and re plug this resets it to filter only now run that until you are ready to set the generator again and continue to do this the whole summer
Yes you need to run that thing 24 hours a day. It is no worse than having a 40 watt bulb on continuous.

remeber also that a pools worst enemy is not getting used. If that is the case LITTLE USAGE then you should be brushing your pool daily

one last thing get a good non foaming algecide about 15 dollars for 32 ounces you will use from 12-24 ounces just follow the directions and a bottle of something like crystal clear this product helps all the small particles to clump together thus easier for the filter cartridge to grab and do its job. Not noticable to the naked eye

Hope this helps and I appologize for the structure of this post I am not much of a writer
Mark

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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SOURCE: intex salt water witha 18x48 witha 2000/gph pump.

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

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SOURCE: constant code 91! after only 1 week my first

Hello,
A few things to do or you will create your own problems.

First and for most you must filter for at least 12 hours after adding salt to distribute the salt completly

You can not just blindly ad salt like you said you added a bag.

Although the manuals have an amount of salt for different size pools it is just a starting point. It is up to you tp fine tune

you must get a salt test kit
the kind that reads #'s not color

Get your salt as close to 3000ppm as possible
any lower than 2700 and you will get a low salt alarm and you will also not be producing enough chlorine
any higher than 3500 and you can go cloudy, trigger high alarm, and the water will taste nasty
you can even trigger low salt with too much salt content
So remember 3000ppm

If you are higher than the 3500 then drain 20% water and fill with fresh
continue this until you get to close to 3000

If low follow directions for low salt either on the test directions or bag of salt

I have had my system for this being the 4th season and have never cleaned the cells

any way, when you get the pool to around 3000 filter only for about 12 hours then turn on your generator

It should work fine

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks so much for your input-you're quite right about blindly putting in salt. i will do asyou suggest"

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SOURCE: salt water system not working

my pump is not saying anything,no lights are on,it is not making chlorine,it does not say low salt or anything.can you help me?

Posted on May 24, 2011

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SOURCE: I have added salt due to constant low salt

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. "

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High copper, High alkalinity, No chlorine & salty water


call in a pool expert to help you set up the system properly and to check the chlorinator
from your statement you are making things worse by not fixing the problem

Mar 18, 2017 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Have an intex 16 x48" salt water pool generator


I checked the Intex web site and here is what they said:

There are several things you may need to check and do:

- Test the salt level first with Test Kit, and add salt as needed.
- Remove the electrolytic cell for inspection and clean it if necessary.
- If code 91 still appears despite the above steps, there might be a possible electrolytic cell
failure. Please contact Intex Service Center, and replace the cell if needed.

NOTE: Always turn the power off and disconnect power cord before cleaning and servicing.

I hope this helps.

Aug 24, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have added salt due to constant low salt warning. I have been brushing and running pump. It appears to be on a 6 hr cycle as 06 shows up when turned on. It also goes into sleep mode. Test strips show...


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.....

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

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My water is cloudy and says low salt. I added 120 lbs and it still beeps low salt. I have a CS8111 saltwater system & filter combo. It is on an above ground pool 24' X 52".


Check the electrolytic cell!!! You will get a low salt alarm if cell has calcium or sodium build up.. If it does, soak, flush and clean with vinegar.. Also, make sure you run the pump only, no chlorinator for 24 hrs to properly disolve the salt you just put in....

Aug 05, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Once a week I've been adding salt (80 lbs) to my pool and again get low salt code (91)....it has been very unusually hot (HTX 110) is this causing the problem and I need to add more?


1st... Check your salt level consentration.. If okay... 2nd, Check you electrolytic cell, may be plugged with white flaky calcium stuff. The white calcium build-up on the cells will cause a low salt alam.

Jul 21, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have had my intex saltwater system since June. It has done wonderful up till now. I keep getting a high salt error. I haven't added any salt. what could be wrong?


Have you had a lot of water evaporate from your pool from the heat. As the water evaporates the salt content in the pool goes up. If so then drain a fair amount of the water out of the pool and add fresh water to fill it up again. Also unscrew the connector on the right side of the electrolytic cell and make sure the plates are clean. If that doesnt fix the problem than you may have to replace the cell.

Sep 05, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Constant code 91! after only 1 week my first chlorinator was replaced due to this code. Have been using my replacement for approx 2.5 weeks and got my first code 91 - added 1 bag of high purity pool salt...


Hello,
A few things to do or you will create your own problems.

First and for most you must filter for at least 12 hours after adding salt to distribute the salt completly

You can not just blindly ad salt like you said you added a bag.

Although the manuals have an amount of salt for different size pools it is just a starting point. It is up to you tp fine tune

you must get a salt test kit
the kind that reads #'s not color

Get your salt as close to 3000ppm as possible
any lower than 2700 and you will get a low salt alarm and you will also not be producing enough chlorine
any higher than 3500 and you can go cloudy, trigger high alarm, and the water will taste nasty
you can even trigger low salt with too much salt content
So remember 3000ppm

If you are higher than the 3500 then drain 20% water and fill with fresh
continue this until you get to close to 3000

If low follow directions for low salt either on the test directions or bag of salt

I have had my system for this being the 4th season and have never cleaned the cells

any way, when you get the pool to around 3000 filter only for about 12 hours then turn on your generator

It should work fine

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

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Have put 280 lbs of salt in my 9300 gaoole pool and still getting the low salt light. What is the next step? Just set up the pool last week but the chlorine converter is from late last year. It did not...


By my calculations you are about 50 lbs over the requirement. Which code are you getting? I'm guessing code 91. Have you removed and cleaned the electrolytic cell from the chlorinator? I get lots of calcium on mine from hard water from the well requiring a cleaning at least once per week. If you get this working and get a warning that you now have too much salt you'll need to drain off water and re-add to get the salt content correct.

Jun 04, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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No light on cell status on my chlorine generator


What brand of salt water chlorine generator do you have?
Have your water tested professionally at a pool store. Balance the pool water chemistry. Check the electrolytic cell for any calcium deposits on plates and follow manufacturer's instructions to clean.

Mar 18, 2009 | Pool & Spa

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