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    intex saltwater system

    Just put up a 24" by 52" intex pool added needed salt and ran filter pump for 24 hours like it said in owners manual. Also installed a saltwater system to go with it. Owners manual on saltwater system says that on start up you have to put system on boost cycle. My question is do i run the boost cycle or do i just run the regular hours on the system.

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    Re: intex saltwater system

    I have a coleman 16X48 pool and I just ran the regular hours and it was fine
    I have a Coleman 16X48 above ground pool with a saltwater system and a Krystal clear 16in (410 mm) intex sand filter pump.

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    Re: intex saltwater system

    Thanks Mauigal!!!! Well i have been running the boost cycle for about 8 hours and tested water and is showing zero for chlorine on test strip but all other readings are good. Instructions on manual said run swg on boost cycle which for my pool would be 7 hrs 8hrs= 56hours on boost cycle. Ive only ran on boost for 8 hrs so do i continue the boost cycle or run the regular hrs on swg to get chlorine in my pool?

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    Re: intex saltwater system

    I would advise you to put liquid chlorine in there right off so as to protect the water from algae, then let the SWG take over and maintain it.
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    Re: intex saltwater system

    Yep +1 to adding bleach/liquid chlorine to get the FC up to target while you tweak the SWG.
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    Re: intex saltwater system

    So do I continue the swg on boost mode or take of the boost mode and add liquid bleach and run on regular hrs.

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    Re: intex saltwater system

    Either way is fine. On mine, all boost mode does is increase the normal run time by 4x and turn on copper production. But I have the copper bars disconnected. So boost just enables me to increase run time without resetting the timer.

    If you have the newer ECO model without the copper bars, I'm not sure what boost does. But either way shouldn't cause any problem.
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    Re: intex saltwater system

    To truly be in control, you really need to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits ... test strips are just not going to cut it.

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