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How can i determine if my water chlorinator on my well water conditioning system is functioning properly ?

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I expect this is a tablet style chorinator, if so look to see if the chlorinator is using chlorine tablets. These chloriantors work off a run time clock tied to the well pump; when the well pump runs the timer within the chlorinator is energized, after a predetermined amount of "run time" the chlorinator drops a tablet. If you feel it is not operating properly I'd bring in a water well professional; remember we are speaking of the aquifer, too much chlorine in your water may affect your neigborhood.
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I just added salt running just the pump per instructions, but when I turn the top thing to release air on pump no water comes out is that normal??

It's normal for a 1-10 seconds or so until the air in the system releases fully, than pool water should start coming out.. At that point you know the air is out and your system is ready for optimal performance... I have a 16 X 48 Ultra Frame pool and it takes me a week or more to get the water right... The salt system does a nice job creating Chlorine but the PH, Stabilizer and Salt Count must be in the proper Ranges before the salt system will get the chlorine to the proper level... In other words, don't concentrate on the chlorine during start-up until you get the other levels correct.. The quicker you get them to the correct levels the quicker you will be swimming..


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What is the recommended end-of-season maintenance for the chlorinating pump?

According to the Intex website, the following maintenance is required for this product:

The Intex Saltwater Pool Systems are designed to operate with a minimum amount of maintenance. It is recommended to always turn the pump on prior to turning on the Saltwater Pool System (see Owner's Manual) unless the chlorine generator is part of a combination pool and filter set, to ensure that air pockets are eliminated from the hoses, and that water is flowing through the unit. In addition, the electrolytic cell should be examined and cleaned if necessary. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the local water conditions, pool usage conditions, and length of time the Saltwater Pool System is operated each day. (See Owner's Manual.)

The Intex Saltwater Pool Systems contain several features that minimize maintenance requirements:

1.) An automatic self-cleaning cycle: The Saltwater Pool System automatically undergoes a self-cleaning cycle to maximize the operating length of the electrolytic cell.

2.) Safety diagnostics: the Saltwater Pool System will alert the operator to three conditions that could result in poor operation: Low water flow through the unit, Low Salt level in the pool water, High salt level in the pool water. If any of these conditions exist, the system will sound a buzzer, and flash a digital code on the control panel (Model 8110) or a Red LED will light up. (Model 6110).If the condition is not addressed, the system will automatically shut itself off to prevent damage to the unit.

Sep 11, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have an Intex saltwater system and I set the timer and it will work for a while and it says it is working but you can visibly see that it is not working on the inside. It is not producing any bubbles...

I am assuming this is a new setup and therefore the filter is clean and water is flowing well. Once the system is working correctly there should be none if any bubbles coming out out into the pool. The best way to determine if the chlorinator is working correctly is to have a way of measuring the chlorine. Pool chemical test strips are a good choice. Until you have more faith in its operation check the chlorine level each day. It should be above 1 ppm.

If the chlorine drops below 1 ppm then one of several problems could be present. You may not have enough cyanaric acid in the water (it should be between 30 and 50 ppm, some manufacturers give other advice). The salt level could be low, the chlorinator is not working, etc.

I hope this helps.

Sep 02, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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...


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I cannot get the water hardness correct. This is the test results for\r\n8/15/2011-- Total chlorine - 0 --- Free chlorine - 0.5 --- Total akalinity -120 --- PH - 7.8 --- Total hardness - 100 --.The Salt...

Your local pool store will test your water and advise you on what you should do. They will know local conditions and will be able to ask the proper questions on run time, pool size and equiptment.

Aug 15, 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....

Jul 15, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Hi, my intex salt water system is not generating chlorine. There is no error codes and my water tastes super salty. Can you please let me know what might be the problem. It is brand new and was working and...

If the water tastes salty then there is too much salt in it. The amount of stabilizer is very important too. If it is low then any chlorine the generates will be gone when the sun hits it. Stabilizer is a chemical that has an affinity for chlorine ions and if it is not there the chlorine can be dissipated in a few hours when the sun hits it. Another name for it is Cyanuric Acid. It can be purchased in granular form at many pool supply stores or in a liquid form at Leslies. In order to get your pool blue you need to have the chemistry checked at a pool store or with a test kit (either liquid or strips). Don't buy everything a pool supply tells you to buy but start out with vinyl safe shock, stabilizer and salt. The pool store should be able to help you determine the dose. The following is what I would do:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.
5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis until it is ready for swimming.
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

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Jul 07, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Start buy draining 20% of your water and adding fresh.
Filter normal for about 12 hours.
Now test your salt PPM
You can get a salt test kit at any pool supply
you want your salt ppm to be as close to 3000 as possible
any lower than 2700 and you will not produce enough sanitizer and over 3500 can produce high salt code, just taste bad, and ruin your cells in the unit
As for not working, yes the unit will not function properly with any code that comes up

Jun 14, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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