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Low flow indicator light comes on chronically. Never gets to chlorine production. Flushed out everything, tubes, water flow sensor & flap, new filter. Unplugged cord to reset computer. All connections tight. This unit is less than month old. Never has produced enough chlorine to show up in water strip test. What else can I do?

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If you have excessive calcium in your pool the calcium will solidify on your titanium plates. Look for little bits of white scale (looks like paint chips) in the pool usually by the outflow. To fix, unplug the chlorinator, remove the inflow and outflow hoses from the chlorinator, also remove the flow meter (piece of pipe that has the wire attached to it. Look in at the titanium plates. If it has white calcium coating it, then flush with the hose till it all comes off, if it doesn't come off remove that piece of PVC and soak in vinegar (haven't had to do that but thats what the manual says). Manuall says to drain 25% of your pool and refill with fresh water but I elected to just keep cleaning it out when the alarm went off untill all the calcium in the water turned to solid (had to clean 3 or 4 times). Be sure and vacuum up the calcium in the pool.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

  • biggysmom Sep 12, 2010

    We live in San Bernardino Ca. With VERY HIGH Calcium in the water we have to remove and soak the pates in vinegar twice a month to keep pool flow running smooth and water clear.
    Very painless soak for about 3 hours then spray off and repeat and then put back and works like a charm are pool stays very clean and clear and great flow.. This will even work if your water turned green use the boost and a few days later the pool will be clear again. Just keep checking the plates to make sure they are black and not a lot of white on them.
    Are time is much cheaper then money. We love are Salt Water System it has saved us so much money we have had it over a year. You just need to get the hang of it and keep it clean and it will run great!!! Good luck!!


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If you have a valid receipt you can call intex and they will send a new one out to you in 24 hours. No cost to you just fax them the info they request

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