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No chlorine being produced

Have run the saltwater system a total of 7 hours in the past 24 and am getting zero reading for total and free chlorine from my test kits....do I need to run the system longer at setup or does it take longer to register a chlorine reading? Have put in about 90lbs of salt so far on a 16" x 42" Intex inflatable pool and am getting no error codes after running the saltwater system.

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Although you are close to the amount of salt that is recommended all pools are just different enough that the salt table is just a starting point if you do not have enough salt it is still possible to not trigger the alarm but not produce enough chlorine.
Start by getting a salt test strip kit and get your pool to 3000ppm this may take a day or so since you really need to filter and circulate the pool for 24 hours in between adding salt
Once you get the salt right then move on to generating

also do not worry about total chlorine you just need to concentrate on free chlorine this is the amount available in the pool to do it's job and dont forget to ad a stabilizer to help hold the chlorine level on hot sunny days

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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