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    Angry Low pump flow

    Thank you in advance to anyone that can help us with this situation.

    Weset up our new Intex 12x24x52 pool over a month ago and have stillnot made it work correctly. 'The issue is that the “low flow”indicator activates after a minute of turning the filter system on.We have a salt-water system with a sand filter.
    We have spent hours on the phone with customer support. First, the sentus a new pump in case it was defective. That did not solve it so they sent us a flow sensor. When that did not work, they told us to use acertain sand.
    We Had been using sand for pool filters but we dumped that and put in#20 silica but that did not stop the alarm. We have backflushed asdirected and done everything customer support came up with but stillhave the alarm.


    The Only thing that has not been checked is the valve. It is a six-wayvalve and the sensor will activate when it is in filter orrecirculate.


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    Intex 24Ft X 12Ft X 52In Ultra Frame Pool Set 8403 gallons
    Includes: Krystal clear filter pump and saltwater system; Ladder; Ground cloth; Debris cover; Deluxe pool maintenance kit; Volleyball set

    Pump model number is EC015110

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    Re: Low pump flow

    the only thing that comes to mind is power... how do you have the pump and filter hooked up, I bet an extension cord, is it an orange small one, probably 16 or 18 gauge.... you need something like this to power a pump and SWG, yes it is 100 dollars, but it will allow the power you need...

    Shop Utilitech 50-ft 20 110-Volt 10-Gauge Yellow Outdoor Extension Cord at Lowes.com

    Other than that I am not sure...
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    Re: Low pump flow

    We have it plugged in directly, since I wrote this we have received another pump, flow sensor and now a new complete set up and we are still getting the " Low flow sensor " light. Very frustrating, we have been working on this about 2 1/2 months. I would return the pool but not sure how to even do that.
    Any help would really be appreciated. Since it is salt water is it just now turning green
    Intex 24Ft X 12Ft X 52In Ultra Frame Pool Set 8403 gallons
    Includes: Krystal clear filter pump and saltwater system; Ladder; Ground cloth; Debris cover; Deluxe pool maintenance kit; Volleyball set

    Pump model number is EC015110

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    Re: Low pump flow

    The most common cause for low flow errors is a clogged filter. The most common cause for a clogged filter is algae in the pool. The only cause for algae in the pool is not enough chlorine.

    To verify if there is algae perform the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test, if it doesn't pass then kill the algae following this process, SLAM
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    Re: Low pump flow

    Maybe you haven't used the relief valve to release air bubbles in the water line from the pump?
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