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My generator keeps flashing low salt so I have added salt to the point the water is just about as salty as the ocean, and it is still showing low salt. What is the problem?

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Have your water tested professionally at your pool supply place. You should have between 2400 and 4000 ppm ... ideal is 3400 salt. It could be that you have too much ... have it checked before you do anything else. If you have too much ... you will have to dump some water and put in fresh ...

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High copper, High alkalinity, No chlorine & salty water


call in a pool expert to help you set up the system properly and to check the chlorinator
from your statement you are making things worse by not fixing the problem

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Cloudy/salty water, stuck bypass valve


water in your salt store is normall. it is commonly called brine. this is purely a cleaning agent of your water softener to regenerate the media. you do not drink this water nor does your water pass through this. it is only pulled through into the unit when regenerating.ie. this piston is in a position which allows the water to flow through a v enturie pulling the salt. water will sit in the brine tank always to be ready for the next generation and to be at the correct brine dilution so it's important to maintain the salt level above the water level. cloudy water is nirmally air bubbles which should settle out within a couple of minutes . if it tastes salty I suspect your regeneration waste water is contaminating your supply feed. like seeping back into well or tank .

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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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We have a 15' by 48 " pool with an Intex saltwater chlorinator.About two weeks ago the low salt light started flashing .We ended up adding way too much salt (160 lbs)because the low salt light kept...


Hello,
First of all green water can arrise from a lot of different situation.
Low chlorine is one of them coupled with the crappy filter that comes with the intex pools it does not filter enough.

Start with getting your salt level to 3000ppm
any lower than 2700 and you will not generate enough chlorine and any higher than 3500 and you could go cloudy or trigger high salt alarms

you need to get the salt test kit that reads in #'s not color the color ones has to much of a variance
once your salt is at 3000 clean your cell then filter filter filter

I run my filter 24/7 if it is not generating chlorine I am filtering.

Clean your cartridge every few days
I have had the same 2 cartridges for this being my 4th season and have never been green or replaced the filters.
Also I reccomend a non foaming algecide

Just follow directions on bottle

Aug 29, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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

Jul 19, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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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

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High ph, algea, salty taste


You are going to need to buy chemicals anyway (acid for sure and probably algaecide) so find a good pool store tech and have them test your water and recommend the proper doses.

In summary though, you should not taste the salt in the pool and being able to means the salt content is to high. Chlorine generators will not work if the salt is to high and the fix is to drain water and dilute the remaining water until the salt content is no higher than max. No chlorine could explain the algae.

Generators also cause the pH to rise over time so you will need to keep acid on hand to counteract that.

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No chlorine reading


Salt is sodium chloride, you can only measure salt levels now as your CL (cloride) is bound to a NA (sodium). Table salt =NACL, Your Intex system will tell you if your salt level is too high or too low but your old test equipment for free chlorine will continue to tell you no chlorine as it can't react with the chloride any longer as it is bound to the salt. That is why they tell you you never have to add more because the salt stabilizes it. Your chlorine is there it's bound to the salt. Use the pool it's fine and it makes your water feel really soft! Just keep the salt level right and your fine> It's confusing as they call the unit a chlorine generator! I had the same issue, called Intex and they told me the above.

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