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I think I have the alkalinity to high in my intex pool and he water is cloudy. What is the solution for this problem?

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Add soda ash to bring it down.

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High copper, High alkalinity, No chlorine & salty water


call in a pool expert to help you set up the system properly and to check the chlorinator
from your statement you are making things worse by not fixing the problem

Mar 18, 2017 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Help brown pool water, high iron content in well


your alkalinity is way too high. It shouldn't be above 7.8... 7.4 - 7.6 is ideal. I use muriatic acid to lower my ph. Also, your alkalinity is too high. should be between 80 and 120.
There is a sequestering agent you can use to try and drop the metals out of the water, if any are present. You stated you had high iron.
However, before tackling the iron, you need to get your ph under control. Chances are if you get your ph and alkalinity in line, your water will look a whole lot better.
If it is still cloudy, I would use a floc product.

Jun 19, 2013 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have a 8500 gallon Intex pool (12x24) with a saltwater system. My pool was looking a little cloudy and the Ph was high. I added a small amount Malic Acid yesterday and now my pool is green today. Any...


First thing to do with a new set up is remove the metal. The green is very likely copper in the water. Use a sequestering agent to remove the metal. Follow the directions on the bottle.

Second, establish the alkalinity at any number between 80 and 120 with 100 being the goal. Use Bicarb of Soda to increase or Muratic Acid to reduce.

When you have alkalinity of 100, try to get the pH at any number between 7.2 and 7.8 with 7.4 being the goal. Carb of soda to increase the pH and use Muratic acid to reduce. Move slow.

When the Alkalinity is at 100 and the pH is at 7.4 introduce Chlorine. The goal should be between 4 ppm and 10 ppm, since you are not an inspected pool. You should introduce Cyanuric Adic (AKA stabilizer) to a number between 50 and 80 ppm. Stabilizer will protect your chlorine, the chlorine you will be making from the salt in the water.

Next establish the salt level ata the point required by your system. I dont know what Intex requires in fact. I think it is a number between 2600 and 3400 - olease refer to your manufacturers instruction for this. Introduce the salt through a skimmer for best results. BTW, the water has to be hotter than 55 degrees F for your salt cell to make salt.

The Green could be algae - treat by super chlorinating your pool with liquid or powdered chlorine of your choice. I suggest at least 20 ppm.

Cloudiness is undisolved solids. Best way to clear this is by running the filter. The longer you run the filter, the cleaner will be the water. You can use a product called Super Blue which will aid in clearing the solids from the water. If you are impatient, you can use a flocking agent in the filter. I dont think you relly need it, however.

Tell me more about your pool is it rectangular at 12 X 24 (how deep) or is it 12 feet round 24 inches deep. I was trying to calculate the actual gallons. Provide the info and I will get the gallons though you claimit is 8500.

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Jul 27, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My pool is cloudy I have a 16'x48" the ph level is 8.0 the copper test is 0 the free chlorine[ppm] 0.2the alkalinity is right what should i do


How long has it been since you cleaned the cartridge in the filter? If it's been a while, I'd recommend cleaning it thoroughly with a filter cleaner (degreaser). This will help to filter out any small particles that can cause cloudiness. I'd also recommend that you increase the salt production on your salt system. The normal range for chlorine is 1-3 ppm. You're too low at 0.2. If all of these things are done and the pool is still cloudy, I would add a clarifier. FYI: too much is not better when adding clarifier!

Jun 16, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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We have cleaned the pool and put several new filters in it,but the water is still cloudy.we have also shocked it a few times. what do we do?


There are 4 items to be measured, usually is is NOT chlorine or PH but rather hardness that causes the cloudyness. Fix the hardness and alkalinity and the rest settles down, and you have crystal clear water.

Sep 05, 2010 | Intex Pool & Spa

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Ph level for saltwater intex system is too high and water is a bit cloudy what do I do?


Get your water tested at your local pool store and they are going to tell you to add Muriatic Acid. Follow their instructions carefully, hopefully they are a good company. Salt water systems tend to drift the pH slightly basic (high) because of the offgasing of Hydrogen ions in the water. Hayward Mineral Springs salt has pH and alkalinity buffers in the salt already, depending on what brand of salt you are using, that might be your problem.

Jul 07, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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High chlorine/cloudy/salt water pool


Purchase a PoolRx unit for your pool. PoolRx.com....No more algae!! Clearer water

Aug 26, 2009 | Pool & Spa

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Ph level is high cloudy water


Chlorine generator systems gradual increase the water's pH. You'll need to add acid to keep the pH down around 7.4. High pH can lead to cloudy water so get the pH balanced and you should be ok.

Jun 14, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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