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How much salt for a 15x32 about ground pool

I have a 15x32 about ground pool and I need to know how much salt to put in the pool

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SOURCE: how much salt do i put in my pool. its 18 feet by

for the 18x48, you will add 135 pound (60 kgs) to start. When the Low Salt light comes on you add 35 pounds (15kgs)

Posted on May 28, 2010

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SOURCE: it says low flow, how can i fix it

Low flow means there is insufficient water traveling through the cell to make CL. Is your cell clean and clear? Is your filter clean and clear? Clean your cell according to the manufacturers instruction and back wash your filter.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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SOURCE: My salt water gets green then, i shocked it and

Your last sentence says it all
So many peolpe are led to believe that using a salt system takes away the need of other chemicals
This couldn't be further from the truth A salt system just makes it so that you do not have to physicaly ad liquid chlorine or float tablets

First of all lets get a little educated in pool maintainence 101 and then I will address your problem ( First problem was buying an Intex product ) but I will cover that too

You can not just blindly ad salt to the system
you need to get a salt test kit that reads in #'s not color
You need to get the water to as close to 3000ppm as possible
Any lower than 2700ppm and you can trigger low salt alarm, not to mention not generating enough chlorine
Any higher than 3500 and you can go cloudy, trigger high salt alarm and you could go cloudy

Now for the intex curse
not a single pump/filter is sufficient with the pools they come with
They are to small
A pool needs to be turned over at least 3-4 times in a cycle 24 hours
I do not know your gl or pump size so I will use generic #'s

If you have a 5000gl pool and a 1500gl pump thats 10 1/2 hours of filtering at the minimum
Use your #'s and figure out what you need to be doing

You want to start by getting your salt right this is crucial What it says in the manuals is just a starting point the fine tuning is up to you

Lets now side track and I will tell you how to cure your problem.
This is time consuming but will give you the best results

Blast out your paper cartridge with the water hose now ad 1 gallon ofliquid chlorine
Filter only for 24 hours now brush your pool with a pool brush not the bristles under your vaccum not enough of them to do any good
now clean the filter again and run for a few hours until you see things settle down
Vaccum and clean the filter and start over again
Check your chlorine if it is normal or low ad another 1/2 if it is super high then leave the chlorine step out
Once you are clear again or close to it Ad a non foaming algecide and also ad chlorine stabilizer this is a chemical that you put in a nylon sock and float it behind the ladder this will help hold the chlorine

Once your chlorine level is at the point you can swimm again you should get your best swimmer to get in with a tooth brush and clean the over flaps in the seems that are on the bottom and where the sides connect to the floor

This should do it

lets look at one more thing
Chlorine generation
There may be night that you need to run it 12 hours for chlorine and other nights 5 or so
It all depends on many factors
sun,heat,number of swimmers, sun tan oil and so on
The biggest thing you can do wrong is to not use the pool If it is not being used every day you should brush sides and floor every 3 days or so. The pump is not strong enough to circulate the water properly

One more thing that I do and I have not changed my filters in this being my 3rd season
I have 2 one is always drying
Start with a dry filter and have the other clean and drying
Change them every couple of days.
Never try to use a wet filter it does not work like a dry one
Dont ask why it is just one of those mysteries
Also periodicaly take the hose off the front of the motor your inlet hose this can build up hair and debris that gets in from skimming

Good Luck

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You need to get liquid chlorine and add about 2 liters and let your pool filter run for a couple of days and in the mean time clean your filter twice daily. If the pool at this stage is still a little green add more chlorine and broom the bottom to stir it up. After this as once your pool is back to almost normal, clean the the filter again and add clarifya. To keep your pool in good condion over summer buy 2 pool floaters, put 2 chlorine tablets in one and blue block pool sparkle in the other and each week add 1 liter of chlorine. Hope this helps you as i have the same pool and i do this and don't have any problems. You can also add salt to your pool if you like but dissolve it in water before you add it to the pool.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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SOURCE: My water is cloudy and

Check the electrolytic cell!!! You will get a low salt alarm if cell has calcium or sodium build up.. If it does, soak, flush and clean with vinegar.. Also, make sure you run the pump only, no chlorinator for 24 hrs to properly disolve the salt you just put in....

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How much salt do u put in a intex pool that is 14x48

length x width x average depth x 7.51 gives gallons then google how much salt and check your system for how many ppm you need on google see pool chemistry

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How salt to use for start up for a 22 x 52 above ground pool

You need to know how much salt is currently in pool...
then what is total gallons of your pool?
Round pool? 22' round?
52" walls?
Use only Pure Pool Salt, NOT Softener salt!
2700 ppm to 3400 ppm is the range for ideal levels in your pool.
check out this link...

btw... Your pool, if what I asked above is correct, has 11,400 gallons

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How do i connect a salt water system to the pool

if you use a salt system in an above ground pool, the steel frame work will last less than 2 years before it rusts out
talk this over with the pool experts first and then have them help you with the system needed

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How much salt do you put in a 22,000gal. pool?

WOW... You have a huge above ground pool! Are you planning to use the Intex chlorinator to chlorinate your 22,000 gallon pool??? If you are, take a look at the max gallon rating and how long you may need to run... Here's a chart that should help you determine how much salt to add... After adding the salt, run the pump for 24 hrs without the chlorinator to properly dissolve the salt... Don't be surprised if you need to add above 500 lbs!!!
Good luck and hope this works for you...


Aug 22, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My pool is nasty green...waiting for intex saltwater unit to arrive. Do I need to drain pool before and put clean water in before I begin running this new pump?

I would start with a fresh clean pool if it's that nasty green!!! Drain and scrub all algae..
Did you already buy your salt?? Remember.. you will need to add your salt and run the pump without the chlorinator for 24 hrs to properly dissolve the salt.. If your not sure how much salt to buy, post again how many gallons your pool is and how much salt will you need and you should get an answer from one of us... Good luck....

Aug 20, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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How to put the salt water pump together and when do we add the salt

After the system is connected, you add the salt, run the pump only for 24 hrs to properly disolve the salt and then you can set you timer on the chlorinator to sync with you pump. Here's a pic of where the salt system should be attached... Can't give you step by step without knowing what you pool looks like.. Sorry...


Jul 20, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I just need to know how to set the salt water system. i have an 18ft pool and have put 3 bags of salt in so far.

You don't say how deep it is. Since you say 18 foot pool, I presume it is round. AT 2 foot depth = 3817; 3 foot depth = 5726 gallons; 4 foot depth 7634; 5 foot depth is 9543. Your salt bag should tell you how much to put in referencing the gallons.

I hope this helps. Thanks for using

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

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I just got an Intex automatic Salt water system for my above ground pool. The pool is 18' X 48" I was wondering how much salt to get and what kind of salt to get? At the store.

you are looking at about 135 pounds to start
Bags of salt are usually 40 lbs
Buy 4 but only put in 3 to start.
You need to get 99%pure pool salt sold at walmart and pool stores 6-10 dollors.
Also get a test kit for salt and get your pool to 3000ppm
only filter for the first 24 hours or so until pool registers the 3000ppm no more than 3800 and no less than 2700 lesser amounts than 3000 does not produce enough sanitizer when you generate. Now that you are close to the 3000 you can generate chlorine.
Use this web page to further assist you

Jun 25, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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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