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My pool timer is not working. the motor wheels are not turning. the manual switch won't switch the filter on either. and i have green algae. help

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Sounds like you have a bad circuit breaker.. kool .. a cheap fix.. now all ya got to do is find it.. you may have 2 and the other one is next to the power meter.. go to ace hardware and ask for a good cheap volt meter, and ask him how to use it to check a breaker.. he can show you . it's easier this way than me trying to tell you online..... hope this was of help.. jay the pool pump repair guy in longwood Florida free motor testing

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Run Mirra only when in the water.
Mirra has a very strong motor system that needs to stay cool for optimal performance and life. Your pool water around the motor helps keep it cool during operation. Therefore Mirra should not be run outside of the pool due to the risk of overheating the motor.

Choose the correct filter canister.
Use the Large Debris Filter Canisters when the pool contains a significant amount of large debris (leaves, insects, etc.) and when the pool is opened for the season or cleaning during the Fall. The Fine Filter Canisters are ideal for filtering small debris such as algae, sand, silt and bacteria and for regular pool cleaning maintenance during the peak of your pool season.

Keep Mirra working at peak performance.
Mirra uses the powerful force of water pumped through its filter to clean and circulate pool water and to propel itself around your pool. It pumps and filters more than a gallon of water every second! Clean the filter canisters regularly by removing them from Mirra, emptying its contents and hosing it out. Keeping the filter canisters clean will ensure optimal cleaning results and strong pump suction.

Allow the motor to cool before removing the robot from the pool.
Mirra's power supply has an automatic timer that shuts Mirra off after each cleaning cycle. Wait 20 minutes before removing Mirra from the pool to allow the pump motor to cool. Turn the power supply off and unplug it from the electrical outlet before removing Mirra from the pool.

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Sand filter gauge reads zero. have good circulation, however the pool is still green and not clearing up.


Green could be metal or algae. Remove algae with algae removing product. Remove metal with a sequestering agent. I suggest you try the metal first. Follow all package directions. Run your filter 24/7 until this clears up. This may take up to a week. You may want to use a flocking agent in your sand filter. Is your gauge broken? Are you CERTAIN you have water circulation? Have you checked your sand in your filter? Your impeller is intact and working?

Let me know about your progress.

Oct 19, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Getting same green film on top of water that is the same color green as the copper piece in the salt water pump has turned


The two green colors may be associated somehow but when you say anything about green water I think it is more likely the water is turning green from algae. The best way to rule this out is to test the chlorine level and then shock with vinyl shock to about 10 ppm. If it is algae then the it may be cloudy but should turn more blue rather than green. If other chemistry is good such as salt concentration and stabilizer then running the pump, filter and chlorinator according to the Intex manual. When a pool is shocked the filter can get dirty quickly and then reduce the flow. For this reason make sure you clean the filter. I hope this helps.

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

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My husband converted our 27 x 52 round above ground pool over to saltwater two weeks ago and we have yet to be able to get in it to swim. We drained all 18,700 gallons, scrubbed the liner and refilled the...


Wrinkles in your pool liner wall is a slight problem and can be a place for algae to grow, BUT can be treated and cleaned.. Algae will appear if your not providing the correct amount chlorine, regardless of wrinkles or not.. Let me tell you how I take care of my 14,500 gallon 18' X 33' X 48" pool using only the 8110 Intex model and hope you can apply some of my techniques to your pool and system...
In the 2 years I've own my system, I have not added any chlorine, even for those times my system failed and water turned green.. Yes.. I could have bought SHOCK and CHLORINE and added to my pool to kill the algae, but chose to vacuum, brush and set my chlorinator to max and did it without buying any of these expensive chemicals.. It took over 3 days to finally see results after running my system at at 12 to 14 hrs pump and 10 to 12 hrs chlorination.. After my pool cleared and chlorine level was at optimal, I lowered my chlorination to around 6 to 8 hrs.. Right now that the temperature is around 95 degrees, I run the pump for 12 hrs and chlorinate for 10.. My chlorine level is slight low and today I plan to raise my chlorination to 11 hours.. My pool water right now is crystal clear and clean. I vacuum my pool daily and check the electrolytic cell weekly for optimal results..
Now...you have a huge above ground pool, almost 19,000 gallons!!! To start.. you should have added almost 500 lbs of salt!!! and ran the pump only for over 24 hrs to properly dissolve the salt..
Next, you should test the water salt concentration level and should have been between 2000 and 3000 ppm. After the proper level and because your pool is so big, run your pump at 12 hrs or longer and possible 10 to 12 hrs chlorination...
You said the manual vacuum sucks up the liner??? They sell a nifty device that hooks up at the end of the hose and attaches at the skimmer inlet that has a relief spring activated door that prevents sucking up the liner and also, you may to look for a different vacuum head???
Bottom line... NO, the only way to clean the algae is NOT with vacuum and brush only..It could be done with SHOCK and CHLORINE.. I chose not to add shock and chlorine to mine.. But you will need to vacuum the dead algae and clean you filter several times..One more thing... I hope your chlorinator is big enough for your size pool.. The max gallons the manual shows is for a 14500 gallons, like mine... Good luck and hope this info helps...

Aug 14, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I just replace a T101 with the same timer. The old one stopped turning. The new one has the same problem. It is getting power because I can manually switch on the pool pump. The timer just won't...


Hi,
The switch for the pool pump does not necessarily run from the same power as the timer motor...

Check for timer motor rated power on the first two terminals that run the timer motor...you may not have proper power there...you may have 120v but not 240 volt...

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Aug 12, 2011 | Intermatic T101 - 24 Hr. Dial Time Switch...

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My filter is turning an orange color. Is this just the filter doing its job?


This is algae that has been collected on the filter. Some algae is green, some yellow, some orange, etc. As long as the filter is doing a good job then it is nothing to worry about. I hope this helps.

Aug 06, 2011 | Intex Krystal Clear Model 635 Pool Filter...

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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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We changed our pool over to salt water four days ago ago and it is cloudy and has green algae in it. It had green algae when we switched. We thought the salt water system would kill it, but it is still...


You don't mention the size of the pool. If this is a above ground small pool ... dump the water, clean the liner and refill it. Remove the metal with a sequestering agent. Get the alkalinity correct. Get the pH correct then add the salt to 3200 ppm.

Chlorine kills algae. Are you sure it is algae and not metal in the water?

pH should be 7.2 to 7.6. Alkalinity should be 100. If a gunnite pool, the calcium should be 300. Salt should be 3200. Cyanuratic acid should be 50+ if this pool is outside (not indoors).

What to do. If this is a big pool, and you are sure this is not metal in the water, I would super chlorinate the pool - take it to 20 or so ppm. Run the filter for at least 24 hours. Watch the pressure ... you will be filtering out a lot of stuff.

Let me know what happens ...

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May 24, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Chlorine generator not working(brand new)


Super shock your pool ... take it to around 20 ppm CL using liquid or powdered CL. Brush your pool daily for several days ... run your filter at least 16 hours a day ... 24/7 would be better. Maintain 5 ppm CL and brush weekly after you get the algae under control.

Jul 23, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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