Question about Intex Automatic Salt Water System for Above Ground Saltwater Pool
I have an Intex saltwater pool filter. Have everything hooked up right. Have cleaned all of the sensors. I think I've done everything to trouble shoot the problem but still the "low flow" light comes on after about a minute of running. Could someone please give me an idea of how to fix it because the saltwater feature is not clearing the pool. Thank you. Donna
If your pool has the skimmer system there is a hose coming from the bottom of the skimmer to the wall of the pool which would be your suction to the pump. Disconnect the hose clamp from the suction port that goes through the wall of the pool remove the hose then unscrew the blue adapter on the inside of the pool there you will find a strainer / screen. Whatever gets pass the basket in the skimmer get's plugged up in that screen causing the pump to starve for water causing the LOW FLOW sensor to go off on the Saltwater pump.
Let me know if this helps any.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Lets start with the bad news first.
The intex salt system does not give you a clearer pool.
It only generates chlorine so that you do not have to ad liquid or tablets.you still need chemicals
You still need to use a stabilizer to help hold the chlorine level
what drops the chlorine level?
# of swimmers, how sunny that day, how hot that day, did anyone get in with sun tan oil, rain, and so on
This will determine how long to generate chlorine
get salt test strips that read #'s not color coded and get your pool to as close to 3000ppm as possible no lower than 2800 and no higher than 3800
you should also add a good non foaming algaecide once a week follow directions for your gallons of pool
Now to the low flow Intex is a terrible pump to begin with. It does not pump enough from the get go
open your bleeder screws and let all of the air out you can get air from vaccuming,skimming, and cleaning your filter.
once you think the air is out then turn pump on for 1 minute then close the valves
there are 2=3 depending on your model pump
Most common one is on the top of the cap that covers the cartridge
also you should clean out the cartridge at least every other day even if it doesnt look dirty it still is and run your filter at least 12 hour a day this does not include generating time
here ar generic #'s since i do not know gallons of water for your pool or pump size
A pool needs to be turned over at LEAST 3 times a day so if you have a 6000 gallon pool and a 2000gl ph pump you need to filter at least 9 hours you do the math for your set up
Also here is a link to manuals and videos but it does not really help all that I have wrote is not what works in the manual this is what has worked for me for 4 years and I have never gone green or cloudy
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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