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    Intex SWG Low Salt 91

    This is my 3rd year with the intex SWG. I haven't had any issues. This year, I'm getting the low salt error, which I've had before and has been fixed by adding salt. This time, adding salt doesn't seem to be making a difference. I checked the plates and they look brand new. No buildup. I tested the salt with a salt strip, and it's at 5, or 1690 ppm. It seems high as I can taste the salt more than I usually can. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Intex SWG Low Salt 91

    1690 doesn't seem high, I though the SWG wanted salt higher than that. What does the manual say is ideal and high? I would definitely be comfortable adding more salt, up to 2500 or 3000 ppm. My Pentair SWG doesn't give high salt error until 4500 ppm.
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    Re: Intex SWG Low Salt 91

    According to my manual for the Intex
    "The ideal salt level in the pool water is between 2500-3500 ppm (parts per million).
    The optimal level is 3000 ppm."
    So you need to add salt. But I cannot taste the salt in my pool at all.
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    Re: Intex SWG Low Salt 91

    My Intex SWG likes about 3200. I use the Aquacheck salt test strips and I'm in the low 6's and my generator has been humming along all summer keeping my pool nice and sparklely
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    Re: Intex SWG Low Salt 91

    Thanks guys. Is there any other type of salt we can use safely? I've heard of melting water softner pellets or something since they are cheaper.
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    Re: Intex SWG Low Salt 91

    I agree that your salt level needs to be around 3000 ppm. But if you raise it and still get the low salt code, keep in mind that the cells in these SWGs don't last forever. In my experience, 3 years is about the max. You can call Intex or order online to get a replacement for $68 + shipping. But this time of year, you may also find a new one locally at Wal Mart or Academy for $99 or less. That may be the smarter move.

    In the meantime, be sure to add some chlorine bleach to your pool daily to keep algae at bay. Use poolmath to know how much to add.
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    Re: Intex SWG Low Salt 91

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