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We put in a new intex salt water system. After running the boost for 12 hours the alkalinity is still low but everything else seems okay. what do we need to do?

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Sodium bicarb is needed to raise alkalinity. Size of pool(amount of water) determines amount to be added.

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How can you decrease copper levels?


copper levels have to be lowered by delution (adding more water)
your daughters hair rinse with lrmon juice the reason this probably happened your PH and alkalinity are both probably low PH should be between 7.2 and 7.6 alkalinity shouls be between 80 and 120 if un aware of pool chemistry take water to a professional

Jul 14, 2014 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I just put up an 18x52 Intex ultra frame pool last week, The saltwater pump and filter pump have both been ran daily for 12 hours.. No codes from the saltwater system, and the water is crystal clear.. ...


I sometimes have the same issue with mine.. One thing missing that helps protect the chlorine from burning off in the heavy sun is (Cyanuric Acid)or (CYA) You should be around 30-50ppm.. To bring this level up to 30-50, they sell a conditioner that raises this level.. Don't add too much if your already close to the 30-50ppm.. Other than that, you can continue to run the system as you already do.. Seems like it's maintaining clean and clear... Hope this helps???

Aug 31, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Recently installed Intex saltwater system, all of a sudden, have green forming around walls of pool. All levels look okay; except chlorine is a little low and PH is very high...I ran the boost cycle last...


Once you get the "Green" stuff on the walls, you must brush it off.. and one boost cycle will not do.... Make sure you have the correct salt level!!! Keep in mind..big pools can take up to 350 lbs of salt... Now...set you pump at 12 hrs and you chlorinator at 10 hrs between those 12 hrs.. Run this cycle and you should see results within 2 to 3 days... Clean you filter and rinse your electrolytic cell after 3 days because you will have dead algae. After the water turns clear, you can then lower your cycle to 10 pump and 8 chlorinate.. Good luck! hope this helps!

Jul 19, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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What is the best time of day to run the Salt Water System...Morning, Afternoon or Evening?.....and how long? Manual says run for about three hours but that doesn't seem enough...we have been having...


I have an 18 X 33 oval and temparatures here range from 80 to 102 in the summer. I run my cycles at 10 to 12 hrs pump with 8 to 10 hrs chlorinator. Water stays crystal clear, no cloudy.. Now...if you don't keep the electrolytic cell clean and maintain the proper salt levels, you will struggle with making free chlorine...
Hope I helped??? AND... I HAVE NOT ADDED ANY CHEMICALS TO MY POOL IN THE 2 YEARS I'VE HAD MY INTEX SYSTEM...

Jul 18, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Code 91


If you have hard water in your location you may want to try cleaning the electrolytic plate. I had the same issue where no matter how much salt was added I had code 91. I shut the water down going through the filter / generator. Pulled the outlet hose off and put on a cap. Pulled copper cell out and filled chamber with vinegar. Put cell back in and let set for 1 hour. Fluhed it out and hooked everything back up. Nop more salt problems. The process is in the book.

Jun 07, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System


Code 93 means the system is in Stand By (Operation Finished) mode. It will start the next cycle in 24 hours and run for the number of hours you have set, Codes are: 88 Stand By (Start Up) 00 Zero Operating Hours 01 Min Operating Hour or (1 Hour Remaining) 02 thru 12 Operating Hours remaining 90 Alarm Code (Low Water Flow/No Flow) 91 Low Salt Level 92 High Salt Level 93 Stand By Mode (Operating Process Finished)

May 30, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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...


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

Jul 22, 2009 | 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

Jun 27, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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No chlorine reading


Salt is sodium chloride, you can only measure salt levels now as your CL (cloride) is bound to a NA (sodium). Table salt =NACL, Your Intex system will tell you if your salt level is too high or too low but your old test equipment for free chlorine will continue to tell you no chlorine as it can't react with the chloride any longer as it is bound to the salt. That is why they tell you you never have to add more because the salt stabilizes it. Your chlorine is there it's bound to the salt. Use the pool it's fine and it makes your water feel really soft! Just keep the salt level right and your fine> It's confusing as they call the unit a chlorine generator! I had the same issue, called Intex and they told me the above.

Jun 01, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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