Hello everyone! I am very new to pool ownership like since July 3 this year. My wife and I decided to purchase a small pool for my daughter (7) so we picked up an INTEX 15' round 42" high pool. In looking at all different posts we decided to make this pool a saltwater pool as to do without all the chemicals. So far to date, my water has stayed pretty much clear. I am using the INTEX pump/filter that came with the pool (1000gph and filter A) and I picked up the SWG off of Amazon by INTEX because I heard that the INTEX hoses are much smaller and that if you stay with INTEX you will not have any issues.
I do battle with high Ph and do add the muriatic acid to keep it down and because I don't have a skimmer I use a stocking to put the stabilizer in and place it near the intake. The pool also seems to get cloudy after a whole day of use so I keep the filter running for close to 2 days to help clear it up but it just never seems to get totally clear. When I say cloudy I mean that I can't go under water and see the other side of the pool but I can see the bottom of the pool clearly when standing up.
I run the SWG for 4 hours per day at night as the pool is in direct sunlight for most of the day and the filter is running for close to 10 hours. I do replace the filter cartridge every 12 - 14 days which does seem to help.
I am looking at getting the Sand Filter from Intex which is rated at 2800 gph which I believe will help with the cloudiness which I see but that will be a purchase for next year (don't want to spend the money right now as this it the first time we have a pool plus I have 10 filters still to use).
All in all we are just loving the pool and all the summer time fun which comes with it.