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18' x 48" intex pool. Upgraded to 2500GPH filter and salt system. Water is GREEN. Salt level was too high. So I drained 1/3 of pool. added fresh and changed filter. Added a little fresh salt back. Levels should be good. Ran chlorinator for 11 hours - still green - help please!

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  • steve349 Oct 04, 2010

    Adjusted PH down and is still green - all levels look good - chlorine - free chlorine, ph, salt(2600ppm), all...still Green....

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Hi,

A problem salt-system pool owners encounter is that the pH rises over time. If the pH is over about 8.3, then your chlorine is rendered partially ineffective, meaning you can have a high free-chlorine reading, but it is restricted. Test the pH and add muriatic acid to maintain your pH is between 7.4 and 7.6.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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