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My salt is high, does this cause pool water to turn green? why is my pool water green?

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T is too high, the generator shuts off so no chlorine is being created; hence the green pool. Drain water and add fresh until the salt level is diluted back to the range your generator manufacturer suggests and your chlorine will return. In the mean time, shock the pool to get rid of the algae and the generator should be able to maintain it from there.

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SOURCE: 12500 gal pool began by adding 8 \ 40# bags of

You have too much salt in the pool ...dump some water.

You have too much CL in the pool ... turn off your cell ... add some chlorine killer if necessary. The sun will eat new CL pretty fast.

You have metal in the water ... the CL aggrivates the metal, turns the water green ... If your pool were plaster, you would be in danger of serious staining.

You may have some alg. but I doubt it with all the stuff you have inthe pool

Check the source of your information.

Here is what you should consider ...

Fill the pool ... get rid of the metal ... 3 oz per 1000 gallons is the recommended dose ... NO CL for two days. Metal out works best when there is no CL in the water.

Get the TA under control and the pH. With the TA at 100 and pH at 7.4, bring the CL up to 2 or 3 ppm. You don't need CA ... but you might want to add some for comfort purposes. You might want to add cynauric acid to about 35 ppm to protect the CL. CA and cynauric acid are not consumable ... if you have a lot and want to get rid of it ... the only way is to add fresh water.

If you have more questions ... please post to this question.

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Green is an indicator of metal in the water or no sanitizer. Check your sanitizer level and have your pool service company check for metal. Could be very high acid level ... eating at anything copper in your system.

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We have a 18x48 ultra frame intex pool. It at first gave us a lot of problems saying low salt so we cleaned the cell with vinegar and it began working no probs for the past 3 weeks. On the weekend I went...


I can't explain all of this but to get the rid of the green and reduce the salt level you need to drain half the water and refill. At this you need to shock it so the chlorine is up to about 10 ppm. You need some way of testing to tell this. If your chlorinator is ok then when you start the pump and chlorinator it should continue cleaning it out. The dead algae will be filtered out with the filter. If the flow slows down you will need to clean the filter with a water sprayer on a hose. I hope this helps.

Aug 09, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Just purchased and installed Intex salt water system. It shows low flow and now, after 5 days of installment, the water is completely green (expecting Swam Thing to come out!) I need your guidance to...


Seems like you may not have the pump and the salt chlorinator in sync... If your water is dark green and not a big pool, you may want to drain and refill, if you have a large pool, you may want to shock and then try the following...
1.Make sure you have added the correct amount of salt...
2.Set your timer for your pump for 12 hrs.
3.Wait 15 minutes and then turn on your intex salt water system..
4.Set you hrs of operation on your salt water system for 10 to 11 hrs...
5.After running the system for 3 days, check your chlorine level..

If water clears and chlorine level is high, adjust the time.. You will have to re-sync the pump and chlorinator.. If the pump turns off before the chlorinator finishes it's cycle, you will get a "LOW FLOW" alarm..
I hope this helps and good luck.. Please rate and comment on the information provided.

Jul 26, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have an 18 by 48 Intex easy set pool and have had a high salt reading I emptyed about a 1/3 and ran clean in but still to high now its turning green what do you suggest I shock it with?


For your pool size you should have started with 160 lbs of salt. 18x48= 6,400 gallons of water. The manual says the only way to lower salt is to partially drain and refill with water, I do not believe there is anything you can add to remove salt. I would think you can throw in some regular chlorine shock to get the green out while you are adjusting the salt level.

Jul 11, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I am getting a error code of 92 on my intex swg. I have put 4 - 40 lb bags into a 15 x 48 pool and brushed the bottom to distribute the salt evenly. I left the pump on for 24 hrs and then set the swg for...


I installed a new Intex ECO 8110 unit on my 15' above ground, steel sided pool. After about 10 hours of use I had the "code 92' high salt alert that shut the system down. I knew that my salinity wasn't high because the local Pinch A Penny pool store does free water analysis and i was given the okay just a week prior. We had also received a bit of rain in the interim so I knew that the alert was false.

Here is how I fixed the problem (so far).
1. Turn your unit off.
2. Disconnect the power cord from the outlet and wait for 2 minutes.
3. Unscrew the retaining nut at the electro-cell connector and unplug the connection.
4. Rotate the plug 180 degrees to reverse the polarity of the plug and re-connect to the electro-cell.
5. Reconnect the power cord to your receptacle.
6. Turn the unit on, wait for the green light to burn steady.
7. Monitor for the next 5-10 minutes.

My unit has worked flawlessly for 3 hours. If i receive another "code 92" alert i will repeat the procedure which will result in bringing the unit back to its original polarity.

Jul 01, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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We have a 15' by 48 " pool with an Intex saltwater chlorinator.About two weeks ago the low salt light started flashing .We ended up adding way too much salt (160 lbs)because the low salt light kept...


Hello,
First of all green water can arrise from a lot of different situation.
Low chlorine is one of them coupled with the crappy filter that comes with the intex pools it does not filter enough.

Start with getting your salt level to 3000ppm
any lower than 2700 and you will not generate enough chlorine and any higher than 3500 and you could go cloudy or trigger high salt alarms

you need to get the salt test kit that reads in #'s not color the color ones has to much of a variance
once your salt is at 3000 clean your cell then filter filter filter

I run my filter 24/7 if it is not generating chlorine I am filtering.

Clean your cartridge every few days
I have had the same 2 cartridges for this being my 4th season and have never been green or replaced the filters.
Also I reccomend a non foaming algecide

Just follow directions on bottle

Aug 29, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Did not filtering added salt destroy the electrolitic cell in my model 8110 salt chlorinator?


you probably didn't ruin it, just caused it to not know what to do.
In my opinion your problems started with actually being low salt.

In a panic and not realizing the proper way to test for 3000ppm you were probably low

you then got the new unit and were ready to have the same problem

If you do have high salt ( over 3500 ) you can create calcium on the plates and render them impossible to correctly read therefore giving alarms. you can also create severe corrosion on metal ladders thus putting metals in your pool and creating a new problem. Your pools chlorine will get eaten away quickly by the metals and with low or no sanitizer you will go green very fast.

So did you ruin the plates with high salt? I dont believe so. Your pool just wasnt in line abd if you had cleaned the plates with the vinegar treatment you still would have been in the same boat

all of the intex chlorinators are made the same but they are not exactly calibrated the same. They are close but not close enough so were one system might read the salt content ok the next may not

I am not sure if you were using any test kit at all but make sure you stay away from the salt test that reads in colors. The # test kit is right on the money where as the color one just gets you in the ball park

You must also remember that when it rains or you ad water because of splash out you may go low on salt. Just remeber 3000ppm
it takes a lot of rain or frsh water to alter your salt content but again if you are more on the low side of the 3000 then you would need to ad salt sooner

Please go to my name and look up my other posts dealing with low flow and gowing green

I am sure you will learn quite a bit and it should help you to have a more pleasurable experience with your pool..

start using the chemicals I mention in those posts cause once you go green it is hard and back breaking to get your pool back to clear

Aug 02, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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12500 gal pool began by adding 8 \ 40# bags of


Drain this pool, give it a good cleaning and start over. Clean the electrolytic cell. Your 24" x 52" size pool holds 12,481 gallons of water and requires 310 pounds of salt at initial startup. You should set the timer to run 11 hours per day. If the low salt light comes on add 85 pounds. You need an owner's manual. You can download one here. http://pr-rp.pmra-arla.gc.ca/PR_SOL/pr_web.ve1?p_ukid=5143

Jun 01, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have an intex chlorinator and an intex 24' x 48" round pool. I added only 250 lbs of salt, but the table said 290 lbs. I never got a "low salt" reading. When the water level got low I added water and...


high chlorine can cause problems too it will give false readings for your ph and alkalinity.
The most important thing to remeber is that there is a sequence to follow.
First buy a test kit for salt about 11 bucks for 10 tests. you need to have the ppm's at 3000
if it is to high drain 20% water re-fill and filter/curculate for 6 hours then test again. once at 3000 then go for your chlorine it should be between 1.0 and 1.5 with a test kit now with those 2 in line go for ph adjustment ph should be as close 2 7.6 as possible. Ph will cause more problems like cloudy water or algea more than anything else.
another thing you need to realize is that the intex salt system sucks. Once you set it for the # of hours to chlorinate you are basically guessing as to what is needed. Yes there is a guidence chart as to hours to run but it is over kill and lets too much chlorine be generated start with 3-4 hours of generating but remember also that at 4 hours generating that is nowhere near enough filtering
you will need to shut power off get it out of sleep mode and continue to filter
on avberage a pool should be turned over 3 times a day my pool 7000gl and the 2000gph all in one intex salt pump needs run at least 10 hours a day alone without the chlorinator
my pool only 18' so with your total gallons it will be longer
one last thing to consider is that when in chlorine generating mode the filter slows down because of all the electronics. You can not hear it happen but if you put your hand in front of the discharge you can tell

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