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Start by getting a salt test kit that reads in #'s not color strips.

you need to be at least 2800ppm so that you generate enough chlorine and no higher than 3800ppm
3000ppm in the best.

Now drain 10-20% of your water and add fresh. go as much as 30% if you are way over the 3800ppm and depending on how many gallons of water your pool holds

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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Installed new t-cell and it still says salt level is zero, but the t-cell trips out on high salts,amps. What is the problem?

Depending on the water temperature the actual salt level reading can be inaccurate.

If the water temp is below 65 the reading will sometimes show a lower salt level than the actual level.

Did you recalibrate the power center?

Have you tested the salt level independently?

I would first test the water or have it tested, many pool stores offer this service for free.
It helps to have an accurate reading and not rely on salt test strips.

Once you know the actual salt level you can attemptrecalibrate the system and see what reading you get.

For an aqua rite system you flip the toggle to super chlor, to off and back to auto , wait 5-10 seconds you will hear a click then press the button next to the display , tI'll you see the salt level calibrating.

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bad sensor and clean cell if ok replace both

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I have recently replace my salt cell after 6 yrs and now I'm getting a "high salt amps reading". The pool is 20,000 gallons and I installed a T-15-Cell. My salt level says 3900ppm but my...

I would first clean the cell according to the manual. If a small amount of conductive material in across the cell plates cleaning may remove it. Then I would use an independent method of testing the salinity. This could be bringing a sample to a pool supply store. I would use this value to determine whether to add or remove salt. One thing that can affect the equipment's indication of "high salt amps reading" is temperature. Many pool owners are having this indication with very high summer temperatures. Using a lower salinity with high temperatures could help. The main thing is to keep the chlorine concentration to between 2 and 4 your pool remains sanitary. Make sure the stabilizer level is correct and circulation is good. I hope this helps.

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My pump keeps reading low salt it will run fine for about 2 to 3 hrs then the low salt alarm goes off. I have put in approx 240 lbs of salt I have at 16' x 48" pool. Please help

Your unit is malfunctioning...your pool @ ~5200 gallons, even from a no-salt in the water start-up should only need ~140 lbs. Are you certain it is reading low salt and not high salt or simply salt error? You can try diluting the water to get the salt levels below 3600, otherwise you need the unit serviced or replaced...generally with an intex, if that is what you have, it will mean replaced.


Jun 13, 2011 | Intex Pool & Spa

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I have a 12,000 gallon abg pool Also the water is from a well system The low salt warning light came on I then cleaned the cell and reinstalled the cell only to have the High salt light come on I then...

any thing over 3500 can create alarms.

First of all make sure you are useing a test kit for salt that reads in #'s not color

your system can read low salt when it is high or even high can read low
The system only really knows something is wrong

your 7800ppm is ridiculously high

Now start draining 20% of your water at a time and refilling giving the system at least 6 hours of just filtering between drainings until you get to as close to 3000ppm as possible

under 2700ppm and you will not produce enough chlorine and can trigger alarms any higher than 3500ppm and you can trigger alarms,go cloudy, and not to mention corode any metal parts like an aluminum ladder

once you get the ppm to 3000 clean your cell one last time and you should be good to go

I would also check your water for metals since you used well water.
you may need to get a metal reducer to add to the pool

Aug 05, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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We just replaced the T-cell for our pool. We were

Sound to me that you added wat to much salt.
If you are using a salt test kit that eads in colors throw it away and get a kit that reads in #.s
If you are using the one with #'s then proceed to getting your water to as close to 3000ppm as possible
Drain 20 % water ad fresh and check again keep doing this ti'll you get close to the 3000ppm

any lower than 2800 and you can read low salt and worse of all you will not produce enough chlorine any higher than 3500 and you will go cloudy and read high

It is my opinion that you were low salt and then adding to much salt put you to far to high

remeber anytime you add salt you should filter only for 12-24 hours to distribute the salt properly so the unit knows what it is reading

While adjusting your salt level clean your new cell with vinegar let it soak for a few hours You should have received a cap to cover one end of the cell while soaking
once cleaned it will not grab hold of the salt water until the generator is turned on

Just remeber 3000ppm

Jul 24, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Low salt indicator

high concentration? Salt is salt except for the fact in aq pool you want 98% pure and it must not be iodized salt
Also before generating salt with the timer you must have the right amount of salt
the #'s in the manual are just guidelines
get a salt test kit and get your pool to 3000ppm you need to filter only 24 hours or so getting to the 3000ppm wheather you ad salt or need to drain water and ad fresh none the less get it to 3000ppm
Now worry about your chlorine level if it is to high leave alone until it comes down if too low then run the generator for a few hours if it does not show on the scale at all try 4-6 hours
you will get a knack for the amount of time you need for your chlorine situation

if once all of this is set right and you still get high reading on salt unit take it apart as directed and spray it out with the garden hose
it is really simple only 4 screws

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