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I have the Intex Above Ground Pool with the Intex Saltwater Chlorinator. I have been battling a mustard yellow algae for about a month now. And the Saltwater Chlorinator is constantly beeping that it has low salt so we add salt then it says high salt. HELP!!! How do I get rid of the algae in a saltwater system pool?

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Shock the pool with 4 gallons of muratic acid if its a 28,000 gallon pool. Normally that would be a 26 foot wide by 4 feet deep

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    Is it okay to use the muratic acid even with a saltwater ionizer and a sand pump? Can you shock the pool using the muratic acid without damage to the saltwater ionizer and the sand pump?

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How do you shock a saltwater system above ground pool


shock with chlorine until chlorine shows as free then let chlorinator take over or use non chlorine shock but that will lower your PH keep and eye on it

Nov 05, 2013 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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We got a above ground salt water pool an it's turning a little green what would be the best thing to put in it.


The first thing to do is to shock it with vinyl to about 10 ppm. This should start the progress to blue. Follow the Intex instructions to make sure the pool contains the correct amount of salt and stabilizer. The pump, filter and chlorinator should be run continuously until the water has clarified. The chlorine should then be kept between 2 and 4 ppm. One last suggestion, the filter gets plugged more quickly when you have shocked the pool to get rid of algae so make sure you clean the filter to keep the flow up. I hope this helps.

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

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How much salt do you put in a 22,000gal. pool?


WOW... You have a huge above ground pool! Are you planning to use the Intex chlorinator to chlorinate your 22,000 gallon pool??? If you are, take a look at the max gallon rating and how long you may need to run... Here's a chart that should help you determine how much salt to add... After adding the salt, run the pump for 24 hrs without the chlorinator to properly dissolve the salt... Don't be surprised if you need to add above 500 lbs!!!
Good luck and hope this works for you...

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Aug 22, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My pool is nasty green...waiting for intex saltwater unit to arrive. Do I need to drain pool before and put clean water in before I begin running this new pump?


I would start with a fresh clean pool if it's that nasty green!!! Drain and scrub all algae..
Did you already buy your salt?? Remember.. you will need to add your salt and run the pump without the chlorinator for 24 hrs to properly dissolve the salt.. If your not sure how much salt to buy, post again how many gallons your pool is and how much salt will you need and you should get an answer from one of us... Good luck....

Aug 20, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Ok i have the intex 1600gph sand filter saltwater combo system and my pool hold 8000 gallons i can run the chlorinator 24 hrs a day and it will not get the chlorine and free chlorine above 1 the ph is 7.5...


Yes, what is your stabilizer level? It should be between 30 and 50 ppm. If the stabilizer is too low then the sun will cause the chlorine to dissipate faster than the chlorinator can produce it. Some salt chlorinator manufactures recommend 80ppm but that reduces the chlorine efffect. If you can't get the chlorinator working then using a floating tablet chlorinator is a good option to keep the pool open. I hope this helps.

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

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Problem is test strips indicate high copper ion (pink) and total alkalinity is low (light tan) Free chlorine is ok (between 0.5 and 1) and ph is good. We have this greenish silt like stuff on the bottom...


1st.. Clean the green (algae) stuff out..
2nd. Clean the filter...
3rd.. Repeat step 1 and 2 until most all the algae is removed..
4rd.. Brush you pool with a pool brush to remove the remaning algae...
5th.. Seems like you have the right chlorine level but not running your filter long enough??? After all steps are completed, run you filter at 8 hrs and your chlorinator between 3 to 6 hrs until your pool clears up.. After that, vacuum again and clean your filter... During the summer months, 4hrs is not enough circulation.. Hope this works for you and good luck.. Please take the time to write a comment if this works for you...Thanks..

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

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Hi I have ab 18x52' intex above ground pool with klear saltwater system, but I have algae in the bottom of the pool, please tell what to do to clean it without emptying the pool, and can i use any...


Get ready for a full weekend of cleaning your pool :) This is the chemical free method...
1st... Start with a clean filter...So clean your filter...
2nd.. Vacuum your pool and get most of the algae up from the bottom and sides.. Go slow so you do not stir up the algae. Make sure you use the vacuum attachment with brushes..
3rd..Clean your filter...
4th...repeat step 2 again...
5th... Clean your filter...
6th... Brush your pool with a pool brush to loosen the remaining algae..
7th... Set your pump timer for 12 hrs and your chlorinator for 10 to 11 of those hrs... and run for 3 days...
8th.. Check your water and see if has cleared and the algae is almost completely gone.. If so, check your free chlorine level and adjust your cycle down if at the required level..
9th.. if your chlorine level is not at optimal, run at the 12 hr cycle for 3 more days and check..
10th.. After water is clear and free of algae, clean your filter and adjust your cycle down to control your free chlorine level...
Good luck and hope this method works for you.. It has for me for over 2 years with my Intex Salt Water system...
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Aug 03, 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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Let's start by saying my pool water was fine and then the high salt alarm went off we drained 20% of the pool and now are copper levels are high i have drained 20% and refilled and then another 20% and...


A sequestrate from your pool supply can prevent problems from the copper. The water you are adding needs to be checked for copper and algaecide especially for mustard algae will have copper. Diluting it with a water chance is the most common way to take care of the problem.

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

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