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My salt water system says low salt after i added 40#. I dont know what else to do.

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How many gallons of water are we discussing? #40 would be about enough for 1800 gallons? (guessing)

It should say on the bag what the aplication rate is. Had you provided the gallons or had you given the size of yor pool, I would have calculated it for you.

Post the info ... and I will calculate for you ...

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Keeps saying low salt level

I would say the rain is diluting the system at this point, or the system sensor has gone out. But if you had heavy rains I would be looking at that idea first.


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Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I am starting an above the ground pool with a salt water system

25 pounds per 1,000 gallons or 3 kg per 1,000 liters of water.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Green water with salt water filtration system- HELP

you can not blindly just add salt
you need a salt test kit that reads #'s, not color
Get your salt content to as close to 3000ppm as you can any lower than 2800 and you will not produce enough chlorine and any more than 3500 and it will taste bad and could make your water cloudy or trigger high salt alarms
Also remeber to run filter only for 24 hours after adding salt

you also need to realize that a pool goes green for many reasons lack of sanitizer,heat,sun,rain,sun tan oil, 3 of swimmers
A pool need to be turned over at the bare minimum of 3-4 times in a day.
Intex filters are not sufficient to properly do the task
only a good sand filter and seperate pump of about 1 horse will really keep a pool sufficiently cleand but if you follow my advise you can do it with the intex
lets start with the filtering I believe your pool is around 5000 gl

if you have a 2000 gl ph pump then you need to be filtering 7 1/2 -10 hours just to keep your pool clear you do the math for you
as for grnerating your chlorine time varies depending on the situations I mentioned earlier
it is good you are using a stabilizer but that only goes so far if it was hot and sunny and a lot of use chlorine will get ate up any way
And make sure your algaecide is a non foaming kind and stick to the directions
now to your problem at hand
you now need to as you did shock it but you also need to use a lot of elbow grease and remeber this is going to be tedius

Clean your cartridge with the garden hose blast it in the folds as hard as you can
start your filter again and now add 2 gallons of chlorine or house hold bleach

let filter for 12 hours and then with a pool brush not the bristles under your vacuum head scrub the sides and walls continue filtering until you see the settled algae and then vacuum

now clean your cartridge again and repeat if the chlorine is still high you do not need to add but if it went low again then add 1 more gallon

continue doing this until you can see a huge difference
once you can then start with your algaecide again
at this point overdose it as directed on the bottle once your chlorine is low enough to get in then you need to get in and brush under the seems
with the intex liner there are too many seams and folds that need to be addressed

another hint is to have 2 filters one drying while the other is in the unit
a wet freshly cleaned filter does not work and trap particles as well as one that has been dried

Another good chemical to use is a water clarifier this helps minute particles that you can not see clump together thus making it easier for thr cartridge to trap

good luck and if you have any more questions you can e-mail me through this site

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might be a sensor failure id try giving it a high dose of salt water direct to the intake of system (not the entire pool)
see if light temp goes out , then ya know sensor thinks you dont have enough salt in pool

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ok, it is time to stop guessing on how much salt to add or take out.
You need to be as close to 3000ppm as you can
anything under 2700 and you will not generate enough chlorine. any thing above 3500 and you can go cloudy, have build up, or just plain taste terrible.

you need a test kit for salt that reads in #'s not color
the color salt kits have too much varience

If you are over, drain 20% of the pool and ad fresh water keep doing this till you get close to 3000ppm

If you are under then ad the amount of salt stated in the test directions.
Once at 3000 clean your cell again.
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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

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KEEP GETTING A CODE 91 LOW SALT?


Hello,
As mentioned in many of my post's, you can not just go by the reccomended amount of salt in the owners manual.
You must get salt test strips that read in #'s not colors and get your salt as close to 3000ppm as possible lower than 2800 and you will not generate enough chlorine or trigger low salt alarms
any higher than 3500ppm and you could get cloudy, or trigger high salt alarm
the water will also taste too salty when adding salt dont forget to stir up the water and filter only for at least 12 hours before trying to generate salt

Longer if you ad a lot of salt like 75 lbs or so

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I am starting an above the ground pool with a salt water system


25 pounds per 1,000 gallons or 3 kg per 1,000 liters of water.

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The error 91, low salt keeps coming on


What size pool if it is less than 4000gal then add 20lbs salt over 4000 ad 40 pounds.
Let disolve for 24 hours with just your filter running. Check salt ppm
It should be as close to 3500 as possible.
test kits cost about 11 dollars for 10 tests

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Keeps saying low salt level


I would say the rain is diluting the system at this point, or the system sensor has gone out. But if you had heavy rains I would be looking at that idea first.


thanks for using Fixya.

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