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Which is better the Intex Salt Water Chlorinator (stand alone)or Combo Unit with Filter Pump?

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It depends on your size pool anything over 16 feet should have at least a 4000gph pump. The all in one unit only has a 2000gph and can not be up graded.
At least with the stand alone unit you can upgrade to the intex 4000gph and filter anything.
if you look on line you can pick up the stand alone salt and the 4000gph unit for almost the same price as the all in one
Do not buy it from intex they charge to much.
Even on e-bay they are about 149 or so with free shipping the all in one is over 300
hope this helps

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Can i put salt instead of sand in my pump


No you cannot. Sand is used in a sand filter to filter the water to remove dirt. Salt is dissolved in the pool water and a salt water chlorinator produces chlorine using the salt.

Aug 27, 2012 | Intex Pool & Spa

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Ok i have the intex 1600gph sand filter saltwater combo system and my pool hold 8000 gallons i can run the chlorinator 24 hrs a day and it will not get the chlorine and free chlorine above 1 the ph is 7.5...


Yes, what is your stabilizer level? It should be between 30 and 50 ppm. If the stabilizer is too low then the sun will cause the chlorine to dissipate faster than the chlorinator can produce it. Some salt chlorinator manufactures recommend 80ppm but that reduces the chlorine efffect. If you can't get the chlorinator working then using a floating tablet chlorinator is a good option to keep the pool open. I hope this helps.

Aug 12, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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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My water is cloudy and says low salt. I added 120 lbs and it still beeps low salt. I have a CS8111 saltwater system & filter combo. It is on an above ground pool 24' X 52".


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....

Aug 05, 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 Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System, model CS8111. My problem is green water. I had been out of town for a few days and when I came home the pool was green. Also the low salt light was on. I...


If your salt is at the correct levels required for your pool and your still getting the "91" code on your LCD screen do not add more salt you need to clean the plates on the chlorinator. Look at your manual and it gives you instructions on how to remove, clean, and replace the chlorinator section on the pump. Reminder, if your PH and/or alkalinity levels are off you'll be cleaning the plates often because of the scale build up. I personally run my pump 4 hrs daily and I have never had a problem with green water however, once it did become cloudy (white) I began treating with algaecide and changing filter every 3 hrs. It cleared it right up. I love the Krystal Clear System.

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

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Intex salt water chlorinator I added a higher flow pump and chlorine levels seem low no matter how many hours I run the chlorinator


your pump has nothing to do with chlorine generation.
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
any lower than 2800 and you will not produce enough sanitizer and over 3600 and your pool can go cloudy, taste bad, and rust metal parts

Jun 28, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have a Intex Pool that is 18 ft by 52 in. I have a Salt water chlorinator unit and I am tryiong to start up my pool. I added 80 kg of salt which is the recommended amount for my pool and then I ran my...


I have a krystal Clear deluxe Satlwater system recently the water went green(lots of rain) I added more salt and have run the pump extra time. It is better but not back to normal. Do I have to shock it and how do I do that? What and how much do I put in for an soft set pool 18 x 48.
thank you

Jun 17, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Hose hook ups


If you look at the chlorinator you'll see an arrow pointing in the direction of the flow. Basically the water coming out of the pool should be going through the filter tower first and then through the chlorinator and ultimately back into the pool.

Jun 16, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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