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How much salt should i add on start up for intex 15 round 4 ft pool

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Believe it or not there are different amounts depending on if you have a metal frame pool or a blow up ring style you did not say which one you have
Here is a link to manuals look up your pool and start there.
The amount shown is just a starting point I would go a little less ti'll you test
it is up to you to fine tune it

you need to buy a salt test kit the kind that reads numbers not color
get your water to as close to 3000ppm as you can any lower than 2800 and you will not produce enough chlorine and above 3500 can trigger high salt levels, go cloudy, and taste bad

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Model CS8111 ... How much salt do i put in an Intex Easy Set Up Pool 15 x 48" for the 1st time?

The ideal salt level is between 2500-3000 ppm (parts per million) for this model - the optimal level is 3000ppm.
For a round pool with your dimensions of 15 feet across and 48" deep, with the water at 80% capacity (it's not filled to the top right?) = 3736 gallons. So the amount of salt you need to add initially to get to 3000ppm is 95 lbs of salt.
When low salt is detected (Code 91) you are supposed to add 20 lbs of salt (what the manual says).
Here is a link to the manual that I found : (see page 133)

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I have a 15 ft diameter round pool with 4440 gal (16806 litre) capacity. Approximately how much salt is required in kilos?

A 15' round pool with a 48" wall has approximately 5300 gallons
That same pool with a 52" wall, has 5800 gallons
5300 gallons of water with No / 0 salt, needs...
About 150 lbs
of salt,
Or about 60 - 70 Kg's
3200 ppm of salt is what you're looking to achieve.

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How much salt do i need for a 24 ft round pool

depending on the salt system you are using, the amount of salt will vary. the owners manual should have a salt table with a recommended value. most salt systems will require somewhere close to a 3000 ppm level. to get this, you will need approximately 140 kg of salt. (65 lbs)

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I have a 22 x 52 intex pool and need to know how much salt to add for the first time

the equipment should specify the parts per million of salt required, just google your make and model for information, then take the volume of water(22 x 52 x average depth) and multiply by the required salt concentration. then divide by the bag weight to get the number of bags required. Get some spare bags, but start with a few less than calculated, this enables fine tuning as you test the water a few times

Jul 29, 2014 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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How much salt do I add for 15'x 52" above ground

Your pool should be between 5000 and 5500 gallons= between 125 to 135lbs of salt... They come in 40lb bags... Your salt PPM should also be 2500 and 3000.. Test strip reading at 6.2 to 6.6
Add your salt by spreading around the pool and run your pump only for 24 hrs to properly disolve the salt.. Then you can set and start your chlorinator... Good luck and enjoy your pool...

Aug 12, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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How much salt is needed to start up an 18 ft X 36ft oval pool

salt is used in a tablet form
. use 4 tablets on the initial installation then after 4 hours test the water with a test kit

Jul 07, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Do I have to drain my 24 ft round above ground pool to install an intex salt-chlorine generating system? I have just opened he pool and the ph and chlorine levels are where they should be.

no need to drain go to the intex web site and look up your pool size for the starting amount of salt you need.
After ading it run your filter for at least 24 hours before trying to generate use this web site and click on the english version for pump 8110 once it downloads go to page 13 14 15
to find the salt amount you need


Jun 06, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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How much salt do i put in my pool. its 18 feet by 4 feet round. its the intex salt water system.

for the 18x48, you will add 135 pound (60 kgs) to start. When the Low Salt light comes on you add 35 pounds (15kgs)

May 22, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have a 15 ft by 48 inch intex pool and i just

The most obvious thing besides not having salt in the pool has no stabilizer in it. This is a chemical that has an affinity for chlorine ions and if it is not there the chlorine can be disipated in a few hours when the sun hits it. Another name for it is Cyanuric Acid. It can be purchased in granular form at many pool supply stores or in a liquid form at Leslies. In order to get your pool blue you need to have the chemistry checked at a pool store or with a test kit (either liquid or strips). Don't buy everything a pool supply tells you to buy but start out with vinyl safe shock, stabilizer and salt. The pool store should be able to help you determine the dose. The following is what I would do:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.
5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis until it is ready for swimming.
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

Smile, you are a pool manager.

Aug 10, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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