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Low salt indicator

Low salt indicator continues to go off. Have 18ft x 48inch round pool. Put 200 ibs in pool.

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Is this a new unit? 200 might be off a little if this is the first dose of salt the pool has seen. If you are using 40# bags I'd add one more. At only 7,000 or so gallons you will go from low to ideal in a hurry so do not add more than about 10 - 20 pounds at a time.

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Take it back. I messed with mine for a week. It was new and many postings on Internet said just clean it and it will work.I cleaned the cell twice, waiting for the salt to dissolve better and added more salt. I tried calling Intex with no answer.
Picked up new unit and within a few minutes of hooking it up, it worked.

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Registering low salt

your pool has approximately 12,500 gallons of water
this calls for about 310 pounds of salt.
One of your problems can be the acis rain ate away at your salt content
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It is also possible to have to much salt and the unit will read 91

Get the pool to 3000ppm either by draining 20% or so and adding fresh water or adding salt which with your amount so far I am thinking you will need to lower it

Run filter only to thouroughly mix the pool for at least 24 hours before trying to generate chlorine.
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