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We are getting a low salt warning on the salt water pump. the salt is not low we had the water tested. the pump keeps beeping. we have unplugged the unit and it still keeps beeping. please help Dee Jones (deajones818@yahoo.com)

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As mentioned on another response, we find we have to add a *lot more salt than in the manual - around twice as much. We're in Wales in the UK & I'm not sure whether our climate is different to what's expected - probably cooler than for many pool owners, even though it's under cover!

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SOURCE: My Salt water pump keeps saying it is low on salt.

What is plenty of salt? There is a specific amount that you need Can't guess at it.
You must be above 2800ppm and no higher than 3800ppm
3000ppm is the best
You will need test strips for salt that reads in numbers not color

High salt can also trigger a LOW salt alarm
Don't ask me, it just happens

Just remeber 3000ppm

Posted on Jul 03, 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: 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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SOURCE: i have an intex above

Hi


The Intex system has an LED that displays various codes when a problem occurs. After one hour of the code flashing and the system beeping, the unit will turn off and not produce any chlorine.


Check the screen for the code that is being displayed. If the unit has turned off, press either the down or up arrow button below the screen to see the last code displayed.

Refer to the owner's manual to identify the code and the meaning. There are three codes that can display. Code 90 is low or no water flow, code 91 is low salt and code 92 is high salt.


Code 90 means the filter is not on, the hoses are clogged, the filter is clogged or the water is flowing in the wrong direction.
There are several things you may need to check and do:

- Ensure the pool pump is on and running.
- Ensure the plunger valves on the pool (if any) are opened.
- Ensure the filter cartridge, cell and debris screen are clean from debris and dirt.
- Ensure the flow sensor (especially the hinge) is clean. See Owner's Manual. Release all trapped air (if any) in the circulation line hose.
- Check he direction of water inlet and water outlet hose. Reverse the hoses if incorrectly connected.
- Check if the flow sensor is loose or not connected properly. If not, please plug the flow sensor firmly into the flow sensor receptacle.
- If code 90 still appears despite above steps, there might be a flow sensor failure. Please contact Intex Service Center for replacement.


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Posted on Jul 20, 2011

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SOURCE: My salt water pump keeps

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.

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any thing over 3500 can create alarms.

First of all make sure you are useing a test kit for salt that reads in #'s not color

your system can read low salt when it is high or even high can read low
The system only really knows something is wrong

your 7800ppm is ridiculously high

Now start draining 20% of your water at a time and refilling giving the system at least 6 hours of just filtering between drainings until you get to as close to 3000ppm as possible

under 2700ppm and you will not produce enough chlorine and can trigger alarms any higher than 3500ppm and you can trigger alarms,go cloudy, and not to mention corode any metal parts like an aluminum ladder

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You need to get a salt test kit that reads in #'s not colors
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You must be above 2800ppm and no higher than 3800ppm
3000ppm is the best
You will need test strips for salt that reads in numbers not color

High salt can also trigger a LOW salt alarm
Don't ask me, it just happens

Just remeber 3000ppm

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3000ppm is the best
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one last thing test with strips that read #'s not the color strips

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