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This could be due to a number of different things. Will need more info from you. Did you put the recommended amount of salt for the pool size? Did you allow 24 hours and brush the pool bottom in order for the salt to dissolve on the initial setup? The Element that creates the chemical reaction may not be working at capacity or at all. The element and copper electrode will need cleaned monthly. See your owners manual under maintenance on how to clean those items. The easiest way to know if the element is working is you should see bubbles in the tube. It is a gas created by the chemical reaction, which is normal. Also, you may simply be losing generated chlorine in direct sunlight. If you have not done so already, you will need to add stabilizer. Hope this helps.

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the filtration time is over and above the chlorine generating time your 4 hours a night for generating chlorine sound like you are guessing sometimes it may be 4 and sometimes 2 or 6
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It is important to have a test kit for ph and chlorine and keep chlorine at 1.0to 1.5 now set your ph
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