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Green means you have copper in your pool. It will go away in a couple days.

In the future, get a sequestering agent and apply according to package instructions BEFORE you put in the CL ...

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The intex system light is green ,but when i test water no free chlorine is registered


I have an 18 X 33 X 48" oval pool (14000) gallons and I run my pump in the summer months at 10 to 12 hrs and chlorinator at 8 to 10 hrs of those pump hrs and hit a chlorine level at 2.0 to 2.5 ppm.. Green chlorine light means you are generating, it does not mean you have the correct level.. Increase your cycle time and check after 3 days... Please post a comment if this helps! Good luck,,

Aug 08, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Just purchased and installed Intex salt water system. It shows low flow and now, after 5 days of installment, the water is completely green (expecting Swam Thing to come out!) I need your guidance to...


Seems like you may not have the pump and the salt chlorinator in sync... If your water is dark green and not a big pool, you may want to drain and refill, if you have a large pool, you may want to shock and then try the following...
1.Make sure you have added the correct amount of salt...
2.Set your timer for your pump for 12 hrs.
3.Wait 15 minutes and then turn on your intex salt water system..
4.Set you hrs of operation on your salt water system for 10 to 11 hrs...
5.After running the system for 3 days, check your chlorine level..

If water clears and chlorine level is high, adjust the time.. You will have to re-sync the pump and chlorinator.. If the pump turns off before the chlorinator finishes it's cycle, you will get a "LOW FLOW" alarm..
I hope this helps and good luck.. Please rate and comment on the information provided.

Jul 26, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Hi, last month we bought an intex round pool (18' x 54") with sand pump and salt sanitizer. Within the last 2 days the water started turning green. It turns out my husband accidently set the pump...


You don't want to swim in water that has algae... 1st ...Make sure you have the correct amount of salt. See you manual for amount needed. Must set you pump timer first and sync your chlorinator between that time, if pump turns off before chlorinator cycle ends, you will get an "Low flow" alarm. Set you pump timer to run 12 hours and the chlorinator for 10 to 11 of those hours and should see results within 3 days or so. After that, If you live in an area that is hot, 10 hours pump and 8 to 9 chlorinator... Hope this helps...

Jul 13, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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How do you work the pump? We have just moved and new house has a pool with this pump but we have no idea how to use it and the pool is green.


Your pool is green because of algae. You need to run the filter 27/7 until it clears up ... Bring the chlorine up to about 10 PPM. When the filter pressure increases 10 to 15 #, backwash the filter until clear in the site glass then resume filtering.

If you have a multi-port valve, ONLY turn it in a clock-wise direction and never with the pump on.

If this is new water ... the green is metal in your pool. At this point, the only thing you can do is run the filter 24/7 until it clears ... Do not add any Chlorine until the green is gone./ You may want to consider using a filter flock product.

You should get an indoctrination from your professional pool supply place on the ins and outs of pool operation before you go much further.

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Feb 05, 2011 | Pool & Spa

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My water was crystal clear when delivered. I added the salt, ran the filter pump for 24 hrs as instructed. Turned on my Intex saltwater pump and within an hour water is green. Cannot find anything on...


I am not impressed at all with these salt water chlorinators.Shock the water and keep the filter running next day add a powdered chlorine.filter still running. check the balance with test strip in about four hours.If chlorine level is good start vacuming the algee off the bottom of the pool. Now throw away the salt generator and stay with the chlorine packs every week to two weeks continue to monitor with test strips

Jun 17, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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CLOUDY SALT WATER POOL


salt does not solve your problem.
People do no realize that all the salt does for you is that it eliminates having to pour regular chlorine in.
Everything else stays the same as a normal pool with just plain ole h2o

The dilema is that intex filters are to small for the job that needs done especially in your case now that you have the dreaded green monster

your solution is to first get it cleared up
shock your pool with 2 gallons of liquid chlorine and then filter filter filter
You will need to brush the dead algea and vaccum once or twice a day for a couple of days and you must clean that cartridge 3-4 times a day with the garden hose
you will be surprised how much green it will trap

once pool starts to clear and the chlorine level starts to come back down from Mars you can start using your generator again.
you will need to find the amount of time thatorks for you but 3-4 hours will not cut it in the hot weeks

Chlorine consumption is due to #of bathers, heat ,sun, rain so any given day will dictate a different amount of generation needed keep it high so you do not get algea again about 3.0

you also got algea because you were not stiring up the pool enough you again need to filter filter filter every day
try to find some of my other postings with more specifics

Aug 13, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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No warning code, green light on but no chlorine produced???????


make sure your ppm is at least 3000 low salt may not trigger an alarm but is not sufficient for generating chlorine

also make sure you are running the generator for at least 4-6 hours to give the chlorine time to register

the system itself blows out very minute amounts of chlorine but build up after hours of being on

Jul 20, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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We switched to the saltwater system and the water is cloudy


hello way too much for me to type if you want to call I can go through it have a pad of paper and pen ready
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Jul 19, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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No green light....no chlorine generation


make sure you have at least 3000ppm of salt content'

set your timer for generation - the green chlorine light will not come on for at least 5 minutes sometimes up to ten

make sure you run the generator for at least 4-6 hours the first time

Jul 18, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have a 18ft x 52 intex pool with salt water chlorinator.green


although you may or may not have enough chlorine in your pool you must also realize that a pool need turned over at least 3 times a day.
an example is if you have 7000gl of water and a 2000gph pump you need to filter at least 10 hours or so.
More important than chlorine is the actual circulation of the water you can have all the chlorine in the world but if you do not have the circulation the water will become cloudy or green this also happens when you have no swimmers for days at a time


the filtration time is over and above the chlorine generating time your 4 hours a night for generating chlorine sound like you are guessing sometimes it may be 4 and sometimes 2 or 6
it depends on # of swimmers a day sun and what was in the pool to start

It is important to have a test kit for ph and chlorine and keep chlorine at 1.0to 1.5 now set your ph
ph will rise and fall with your chlorine level one you have them set good at the first time then ph should stay safe enough and re level as chlorine is kept right

also remeber that the wrong ph causes more problems than wrong chlorine levels

Also make sure your salt is no more than 3000ppm and no higher like some people recommend and no lower than 2500 test kits are available for 10 dollars

all of this can be found on intex.com either in a video or pdf files for water capacity and approximate time for generating chlorine.


to be sure always use test kits

Jul 12, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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