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I lost my manuel & don't know how much salt I am supposed to have in it. My pool is an Intex 16 X 48.

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I checked the manual.

For an Easy Set you need 110 lbs of salt
For the Metal Frame you need 125 lbs of salt

If you go online to the IntexCorp website, you can download an additional manual for free, takes a while to do but that way you'll have all the info in case you have any more problems.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jun 15, 2009


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What size is your pool I could let you know how many pounds should be in there.
Most likely it would be easier to test your salt content. You need a 12 dollar test kit that has 10 tests in it. It is very simple just put an inch of pool water in a cup and let the test strip sit in it for about 5-7 minutes. Then read the results. Compare with the bottle #'s if too high then drain some water and add fresh if too low then add salt. ( your ppm should be as close to 3000 as possible) Keep in mind algae is due to lack of chlorine or improper ph and alkalinity not salt content. How often do you run your salt system? at 80degrees I run my salt about 4-6 hours a night and then switch it over too just filtering for 8 or more hours.
Also keep in mind that for a pool to be truely filtered it should be turned over at least 3 times so if you have a 5000 gallon pool and only a 2000gph pump it should filter for 7-8 hours. If you have any specific questions feel free to contact me

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