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I have an intex salt water chlorinator and I have miss placed our users manual, can you tell me how many hours I am suppose to run my chlorinator? I have a 18 x 4 soft side pool. Thank you!

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Here is the website for all manuals! http://www.intexstore.com/default.aspx
All are dowloadable. Good luck!

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Manual says to run 4 hours in temps up to 82 degrees, 5 hours up to 97 degrees and 6 hours in temps up to 108 degrees. This is for an easy set pool which is 18 in diameter and 48 inches deep.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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You need to get a salt test kit that reads in #'s not colors.
Now get your salt to 3000ppm or as close to it as you can.
The amount of salt reccomended in the manual is just a starting point
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Hello,
First of all 91 is low salt content not too much

Are you checking your salt level with a test strip
You need to be at 3000ppm anything under 2800ppm can trigger an alarm and not produce enough chlorine.
Same thing if you are over 3600ppm
all manuals just give you an amount to start with but it is up to you to fine tune it

After adjustments you need to filter only for 24 hours before trying to generate chlorine

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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.
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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
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my pool only 18' so with your total gallons it will be longer
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