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Our pump continuosly beeps and reads low flow...no matter what we do.!! Help!! I thought this would keep our water clean like the other reviews I have read. We currently have the Intex 12x4 and are using the pump that it came with, so, why would it say low flow all the time???

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It says low flow because that is what is happening.
You either have air in the system, or blockage


Start by checking your hoses and both inlet and outlet areas.
Also check where the inlet hose goes into the motor
there is a plastic grid molded into the front of the motor housing where the hose connects to
this area cloggs up with all kinds of debris

no hook every thing back up
open the bleeder screw on top of the cartridge a few turns and if your motor has one open it also

now open your outlet side first and wait for water to come out of the bleeders
now open the inlet side
now turn pump on for 30 seconds and close the bleeders motor one first if you have one

this should do it

as for thinking the salt system keeps your pool cleaner that is 50% correct
Many things factor into keeping any pool crystal clear
first off the pump is no where near strong enough to circulate the water and therefor causing you to need to filter almost 24/7

There is really to much for me to type for everything you need to know

Please pull up my name and read some of my posts for green water,low flow,
and other code problems
I am sure you will find them all helpfull
I have been running my system and the same 2 filters this being my 4th season and have never gone green or triggered any alarms

Good luck
If you have a specific question get back with me

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • mark Gianotto Aug 09, 2010

    well, how did this work for you?

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