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I JUST SET UP MY INTEX SALT WATER SYSTEM AFTER DISOLVING 140 LBS OF SALT IN MY 18' X 48" EASY SET POOL. AFTER ONLY RUNNING FOR 2 HOURS, IT STARTED BEEPING LOW SALT. DOES THIS SOUND RIGHT AFTER JUST STARTING THE SYSTEM???

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  • kathleen_row Jul 22, 2009

    Sorry... I should have noted that I did run the pump for 24 hours and had my water tested today and it is showing 2800 ppm for salt

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I installed the salt water unit 8-3-2011, the water was a little cloudy, i added the salt & 24hrs i started the salt water system up .I put it on boost to make it work more, it looks like it is trying to clear up some, I was wondering if i am rushing it ?

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It is possible that you do not have enough
even after disolving the salt by siring it up you need to run the filter for at least 24 hours to really disolve and mix your salt

even though you cant see it it is still not equally distributed through the water

once you have run the system for 24 hours check your salt content
It should be as close to 3000ppm as possible

a test kit will cost about 11 dollars for ten tests

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

  • mark Gianotto Jul 22, 2009

    well it sounds like you are close

    get it to 3000-3200 this will be a good in between for you. anything over 3200 really starts to taste really salty and anything below will cause your intex generator to not produce enough chlorine..



    also even though it is a new set up I would recommend cleaning your cartidge



    try to find some of my other posts that go in depth on filtering and chemicals

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How much salt do i need for a 24 ft round pool


depending on the salt system you are using, the amount of salt will vary. the owners manual should have a salt table with a recommended value. most salt systems will require somewhere close to a 3000 ppm level. to get this, you will need approximately 140 kg of salt. (65 lbs)

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I have done everything the manual says, but my saltwater system will not stop blinking error code 91. The salt level is fine, and the cell is clean. Do I need to replace the cell. My pool is now green and...


Bummer!!! Looks like you checked both things that would cause the code 91 error for "Low Salt". Here's what I've done to solve my low salt "91 code in the past.. I overshoot by 1/2 bag = 20lbs of the recommended salt add quantity when the code appears. Calculate by using this formula..
.0067 X Pool Gallons. I have a 14,000 gallon pool and when I get the 91 code for low salt, I add about 110 lbs of salt. Manual says 93 lbs...let it circulate for 24 hours by running the pump only and then start the chlorination cycle.. Before doing this, you MUST make sure the cell in clean.. If any calcium buildup inside, it can give you a false "Low Salt" alarm.

I hope this helps!!

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Jul 17, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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We have a Krystal Clear Saltwater System Model CS8110. We are first time pool buyers. We set up the pool last week and despite several "boosts" the chlorine level is very low. The pool store...


You should always follow the instructions on the manual .. I have a 18X33X4 oval and had to start with over 350 lbs of salt and ran the pump without the chlorinator for 24 hours to properly disolve the salt. Then, I started with 12 hrs pump cycle with 10 hrs of chlorination in between the 12 hrs. Keep checking the chlorine level and adjust time from there. Currently at temperatures of 85 to 100, I run the system at 10 hrs pump with 8 hrs chrlorinator and water is Crystal Clear... In the 2 years with the intex system, I have not added any chemicals to my pool. I once had an issue when the water level went low while I was on vacation, when I came back, the chrolinator had turned off due to low flow and my pool water was green.. As soon as I re-started the cycle, a few days later, Crystal Clear again... NO CHEMICALS OR SHOCK added.... Hope this helps....

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Hi, last month we bought an intex round pool (18' x 54") with sand pump and salt sanitizer. Within the last 2 days the water started turning green. It turns out my husband accidently set the pump...


You don't want to swim in water that has algae... 1st ...Make sure you have the correct amount of salt. See you manual for amount needed. Must set you pump timer first and sync your chlorinator between that time, if pump turns off before chlorinator cycle ends, you will get an "Low flow" alarm. Set you pump timer to run 12 hours and the chlorinator for 10 to 11 of those hours and should see results within 3 days or so. After that, If you live in an area that is hot, 10 hours pump and 8 to 9 chlorinator... Hope this helps...

Jul 13, 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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My pump keeps reading low salt it will run fine for about 2 to 3 hrs then the low salt alarm goes off. I have put in approx 240 lbs of salt I have at 16' x 48" pool. Please help


Your unit is malfunctioning...your pool @ ~5200 gallons, even from a no-salt in the water start-up should only need ~140 lbs. Are you certain it is reading low salt and not high salt or simply salt error? You can try diluting the water to get the salt levels below 3600, otherwise you need the unit serviced or replaced...generally with an intex, if that is what you have, it will mean replaced.

John

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Cloudy water after running system for 15 hours


yes ... do you have filter media insyalled and the proper amount of salt installed?

Jul 03, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My water was crystal clear when delivered. I added the salt, ran the filter pump for 24 hrs as instructed. Turned on my Intex saltwater pump and within an hour water is green. Cannot find anything on...


I am not impressed at all with these salt water chlorinators.Shock the water and keep the filter running next day add a powdered chlorine.filter still running. check the balance with test strip in about four hours.If chlorine level is good start vacuming the algee off the bottom of the pool. Now throw away the salt generator and stay with the chlorine packs every week to two weeks continue to monitor with test strips

Jun 17, 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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I lost my manuel & don't know how much salt I am supposed to have in it. My pool is an Intex 16 X 48.


Hi,

I checked the manual.

For an Easy Set you need 110 lbs of salt
For the Metal Frame you need 125 lbs of salt

If you go online to the IntexCorp website, you can download an additional manual for free, takes a while to do but that way you'll have all the info in case you have any more problems.

Good Luck!

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