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How much salt to put in a 13 x 3.5 oval pool and how to tell if you have too much or to little salt

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Follow the guidelines on the salt package (bag) ... You should have about 3200 ppm salt for best results.

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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

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We have a 18x48 ultra frame intex pool. It at first gave us a lot of problems saying low salt so we cleaned the cell with vinegar and it began working no probs for the past 3 weeks. On the weekend I went...


I can't explain all of this but to get the rid of the green and reduce the salt level you need to drain half the water and refill. At this you need to shock it so the chlorine is up to about 10 ppm. You need some way of testing to tell this. If your chlorinator is ok then when you start the pump and chlorinator it should continue cleaning it out. The dead algae will be filtered out with the filter. If the flow slows down you will need to clean the filter with a water sprayer on a hose. I hope this helps.

Aug 09, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Our pool is cloudy, we got rid of the alge but cannot clear the pool. Have had this system over a month and still not clear . Followed install directions but no luck


This is a sign of not running the system long enough... 1st, make sure you have the correct amount of salt... The manual is very conservative... I have a 18 X 33 oval pool and I run my pump in the summer at 10 to 12 hrs with the chlorinator at 8 to 10 of those hrs and have very clear water.. If I drop from those hrs, my water starts getting cloudy and the sides of the pool get green...
Hope this helps and if it does, please rate!!!

Jul 25, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My water is cloudy and says salt level low.....it seems salty enough as I can feel and taste it. Is there chemicals I am supposed to be adding or does this system keep it clean all alone just by adding...


While your problems are likely greater than just the salt content in the water I can tell you that if you feel, or more importantly can taste the salt in the water your salt level is WAY TO HIGH, not low. Have the salt level confirmed with an independent test either at a pool store or using a salt tester.

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Jul 21, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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What is the best time of day to run the Salt Water System...Morning, Afternoon or Evening?.....and how long? Manual says run for about three hours but that doesn't seem enough...we have been having...


I have an 18 X 33 oval and temparatures here range from 80 to 102 in the summer. I run my cycles at 10 to 12 hrs pump with 8 to 10 hrs chlorinator. Water stays crystal clear, no cloudy.. Now...if you don't keep the electrolytic cell clean and maintain the proper salt levels, you will struggle with making free chlorine...
Hope I helped??? AND... I HAVE NOT ADDED ANY CHEMICALS TO MY POOL IN THE 2 YEARS I'VE HAD MY INTEX SYSTEM...

Jul 18, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I just need to know how to set the salt water system. i have an 18ft pool and have put 3 bags of salt in so far.


You don't say how deep it is. Since you say 18 foot pool, I presume it is round. AT 2 foot depth = 3817; 3 foot depth = 5726 gallons; 4 foot depth 7634; 5 foot depth is 9543. Your salt bag should tell you how much to put in referencing the gallons.

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Jul 09, 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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I have forgotten how to set my salt water system to initially chlorinate the water after i added the salt. It keeps beeping and the code says no salt is detected.


Could be a couple of things. Have you put the right amount of salt in according to the tables (I find I always have to add a bit more then the tables say). Have you let the salt mix completly by stirring up any salt laying on the bottom of the pool and by running the pump for at least 24 hours before turning on the salt generator. Depending on how large the pool is you may need more than 24 hours before turning on the salt generator. If still doesnt work than you can try adding more salt a little bit at a time over a couple of days. Also check to see if the electrolytic plates need cleaning. Unscrew the large grey connector to the left of where the wire goes into the sensor and look inside the unit on the left)

Apr 04, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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The filter wasn't changed for a couple of weeks and lots of leaves fell in our pool, I changed the filter put more salt but the pool water is getting greener and greener every day, what can I do? Intex...


Shock your pool ... take it to about 20 ppm and run the filter 24 hours a day. Brush the sides. When the pressure goes up 10 lbs over fresh start pressure, backwash or clean your cart as appropriate. Is your salt cell calling for more salt? Salt is persistent in the water (like CAL, salt doesn't just go away. The only way you loose either is by splash out and/or backwash.) If you dont know the level and your cell will not tell you, get tghe level checked at your pool place. You should have around 3200 ppm salt. Dont expect your salt system to keep up with the green stuff when the green stuff is established. You MUST use dry or liquid CL to overcome. You MUST brush the pool sides and bottom. You must run the filter 24 hours.

Between the green stuff and the sun, the CL your cell is making is consumed almost as fast as you make it.

Get your Cyanuric acid level to 80 ppm.

I hope this helps you ... Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

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My intex saltwater chlorine generator & filter beeping forever!!!


hello our pool chlorinator keeps comming up low salt 91 no matter how much salt we put in this is frustrating why is this happening ,,,please help

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