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No chlorine reading

Yes I just got a new intex saltwater system yesterday and hooked it up and set it for 12 hours and this morning when I went to check the chlorine it showed no chlorine how long shoul it take to chlorinate a intex 24 x24 pool? I have had the water tested and everything else in the pool is balanced and ready to go except it shows no chlorine? Got generator running and no chlorine, right amount of salt is added. Do I have to run it longer, I have had it running the recommended time but still shows, low on chlorine. The generator is working but not sure if generating chlorine.

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  • colingreenin Jun 01, 2009

    still got the problem that the water if yellowish and my wife and I think, and are sure it is because of the low clorine level

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    low flow light is on and i have cleanedthe calcium build up yesterday andgot everythign going then today same tyhing. currently got it soaking overnight any other ideas

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Salt is sodium chloride, you can only measure salt levels now as your CL (cloride) is bound to a NA (sodium). Table salt =NACL, Your Intex system will tell you if your salt level is too high or too low but your old test equipment for free chlorine will continue to tell you no chlorine as it can't react with the chloride any longer as it is bound to the salt. That is why they tell you you never have to add more because the salt stabilizes it. Your chlorine is there it's bound to the salt. Use the pool it's fine and it makes your water feel really soft! Just keep the salt level right and your fine> It's confusing as they call the unit a chlorine generator! I had the same issue, called Intex and they told me the above.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • rjbeg123 Jun 01, 2009

    Well Intex is open today give them a call, obviously you don't believe me.

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    jujukykysmim Jun 22, 2012

    my pool test strips show no chlorine I have had the inrwx xaltwater set up for about three weeks the strips have never showed free chlorine and my water has either been cloudy blu and when swimmers are in it it turns green or its just green. I shocked and bought some type of algie stuff that the pool store recommended but I still cant get water right. I have an intex 16 x 48 above ground with an intex salt water pump hookes up to my original pump. I have tried the boost cycle, adding more salt . and I justcant seem to get nivce clear see thru water any suggeations I am ready to throe my hands in the air

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