Question about Intex Automatic Salt Water System for Above Ground Saltwater Pool

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Pool pump I added the recommended amount of salt to my pool,waited the 24 hrs (longer now) cleaned out the titanium plates of any dirt as recommended and i am still getting error code it possible i have to add more salt? I don't want to add more salt and then have to drain pool and add fresh water as this water already cost me 350.00 bucks as i am out in the ''stix'' and i will not have another water truck come in to top my pool up again...i think i've already been ripped off enough this week with this system and the salt and the water.....very $$$

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  • sharonsteph Jun 15, 2009

    Thanks..I'm going to give that a try you think that is all i should have to add as i'm far from any stores so i have not been able to get any salt for a few days. I have just been leaving my pool pump on 24/7 to keep the water circulating(sp?) I added 80pds to start off with as recommended.

  • sharonsteph Jun 15, 2009

    well i just got off the phone with "intex" would not give me any advice other than send the system back. Would not tell me if i should or shouldn't add salt they not understand that sending this back and waiting for a new one will take time...summer will be over!!!!!I'm going to add another bag and hope that all goes well.yes they do stand behind their product as last year i bought the new "ultra frame pool" again had the water trucked in...filled up the pool and the pool had leaky seams,they told me to send it back,i explained how i paid for the water and was not draining it to wait for a new pool etc...they told me i had 90 days warranty and to use it lots before all the water was gone lol. needless to say it rained and rained here so there was no need to top off the pool and we used it as much as we could and sent it back in the fall and they sent us a new one.



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You may have a hard water problem. Remove and inspect the unit containing the plates. You'll be able to see build-up. I was surprised to see how much it had coated the plates after only a month of use. Cap end and soak with vinegar. Re-install. Check regularly. Also, with the initial salt startup, a 16'x48" requires 120 pounds, the first time your low salt light comes on, the manual says to add 30 more lbs. That's a total of 150 lbs. Speed up the salt dissolving process, mix it up physically and aim the return down into the water, remove the skimmer if you have one so intake and circulation is maximized. Run for 24 hrs. Make sure you have a more than adequate pump with a clean filter. I replaced mine with a larger Intex pump.

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We had the same thing happen! We added about 20 pounds more of salt, waited about 4 hours to make sure it had dissolved (with the filter pump on that came with the pool) and it worked. We thought we had added enough to begin with too but apparently not. The key is to wait until it's dissolved before trying again. Hope that helps, good luck!

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

  • reichlfamily Jun 15, 2009

    I would keep the pump running as this filters the water, but wait until the salt is completely dissolved, at least a few hours, before running the saltwater system. Your manual for your saltwater pump should tell you how much salt to add when it tells you that you need to add salt, I'd make sure you have at least that amount on hand for any future problems. Hope this helps! If not, contact the company for sure, they are pretty good about their customer service and if you have a faulty saltwater system, they will stand behind it!

    Good luck!



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People do no realize that all the salt does for you is that it eliminates having to pour regular chlorine in.
Everything else stays the same as a normal pool with just plain ole h2o

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your solution is to first get it cleared up
shock your pool with 2 gallons of liquid chlorine and then filter filter filter
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you will be surprised how much green it will trap

once pool starts to clear and the chlorine level starts to come back down from Mars you can start using your generator again.
you will need to find the amount of time thatorks for you but 3-4 hours will not cut it in the hot weeks

Chlorine consumption is due to #of bathers, heat ,sun, rain so any given day will dictate a different amount of generation needed keep it high so you do not get algea again about 3.0

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