Question about Intex Automatic Salt Water System for Above Ground Saltwater Pool
If your pool has a skimmer system there is a hose from the bottom of the skimmer going to the suction port that goes through the pool wall. Disconnect the hose off of the blue adapter and unscrew the blue adapter there is a screen / strainer right there whatever gets pass the skimmer basket gets plugged up in that screen.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Another cause of low flow, and low salt warning too, is the cells inside the unit get coated with calcium. (Im in the Austin area which sits on mostly limestone.)
Its very easy to see it on the cells. My chlorine level keeps dropping as the
cell get more and more plugged up. I remove it, use the cap that came with
the pool and cap the copper end, stand it up against a wall and immerse the
cells with 5% white vinegar. It will bubble until all the calcium is dissolved,
which takes a few hours. Rinse it out and your good to go.
I have a 5000 gal pool and and run the the gererator twice a day, 4hrs.
during the hottest months (100 F) I found a Woods mod. 59377 timer which
has its own rechargeable battery backup. The GE outdoor timer wont work
unless it has a battery in it
Posted on Sep 30, 2011
First of all you need to buy a salt test kit that reads #'s not color
Get your salt content to 3000ppm any lower than 2800 and you will not generate enough sanitizer any thing over 3800 will set off alarms
Now that you have your salt right keep in mind an intex pump/filter is not big enough horse power for the pools they come with.
For instance with generic #'s
A pool needs to be turned over at least 3 times in a day this is bare minumum
if you have a 5000 gl pool and a 2000gl ph pump it will take 2 1/2 hours to turn it once 7 1/2 for 3 you do the math for your gallons
I run my 2500gl ph for 7000gl 24/7 and that barely does it.
I also keep 2 filters one dries while the other is in the unit
blast the used one out with a garden hose and then switch them
A dry filter works better than a wet one.
Dont ask me why, it just does
I have had the same 2 filters for this being the second season
on to low flow clean the sensor flap and put back together
Now with a clean cartridge fill the lines with water and open bleeder screws. Usuallly 1-3 depending on you model The for sure one is on top of the filter cap run filter for a minute or so then close bleeder. This should do the trick
Anoth way to help have clear water is to use a good non foaming algecide every 5-7 days and a water clarifyer to turn minute particals into larger debris that the filter can better catch
Remember even if the cartridge doesnt look dirty it really is
Again, dont be affraid to run the filter portion 24/7 it is like running a 40 watt light bulb
Best suggestion. BUY A SAND FILTER with a 1 horse motor!
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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