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    Intex saltwater system

    Just installed an intex saltwater system this season to my intex 24" by 52" Have an intex sand pump and added water been running saltwater system for 2 days on an 8 hour cycle but when test water for chlorine its at a 0.0 fc. Do i need to boost the saltwater system, add chorine tablets or liquid chlorine any suggestions.


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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    Have you fully tested your water yet? Which test kit? Have you added CYA to protect the chlorine from the sun?

    Typically you want to use bleach to get to your targeted FC level and then dial in the SWG to maintain it.

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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    I used test strips all are in good level except for fc. Yes i did add CYA. I figured that the SWG would produce chlorine. So then i have to add bleach and is liquid chlorine ok and havent been to pool school.You tink maybe didnt add enough CYA its a 12,000 gallon pool.


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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    If you have algae it would eat up the chlorine as it's added/produced. Or, your FC may actually be high and bleaching out the strips. The strips are highly unreliable. A good test kit, drop based, is recommended.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    How much CYA did you add?

    I agree, you are really working blind until you have one of the recommended test kits with the FAS-DPD chlorine test.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    I also have a taylor drop test kit tested water and all are witin range except for chlorine ph was low at 7.2, salt was a little high at 3600. Everything else was witin range


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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    Added 3.1 pounds of CYA


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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    Quote Originally Posted by trevino1 View Post
    Added 3.1 pounds of CYA

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    That will only add around 30ppm of CYA. With a SWG system, we recommend a CYA of 70-80ppm. Have you read these?
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    Water Balance for SWGs

    Throw the test strips away. Which Taylor kit do you have? These are the only Recommended Test Kits that include the FAS-DPD test.

    I might suggest you raise the FC up to about 10ppm with liquid chlorine and Perform the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test (with the FAS-DPD) to see if there is anything in the water consuming your chlorine. That will determine the path forward.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    I have the taylor K-2006.I just added liquid chlorine and it raised chlorine level to 10ppm so i am gonna try the overnight chlorine loss test.Thanks so much for the help


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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    Great that you have a good test kit. Post back after the OCLT.
    If you pass, then I would raise the CYA up some more and hopefully the SWG will keep up.
    If you fail, then you likely should follow the SLAM process before you raise the CYA.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    Did you pass the OCLT and how's your SWG? Are you ok with it now?
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    Re: Intex saltwater system

    Yes its perfect thank you


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