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The green lights won't go on after cleaning the chlorinator cell

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SOURCE: no green chlorine generation

make sure you have at least 3000ppm of salt content'

set your timer for generation - the green chlorine light will not come on for at least 5 minutes sometimes up to ten

make sure you run the generator for at least 4-6 hours the first time

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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

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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