Where to start. This year I decided to try a saltwater pool. I have a 18'x48" above ground circular pool. I bought an intex 3,000 GPH sand filter pump and an Intex SWG EC7110. I added the salt, made sure the water levels were correct. Salt is at 3,000ppm. I ran the ionizer and pump for a few days. I set it to 8 hours per day. We left for vacation. The SWG threw the error 92 low salt, in about 3 days. By the time we got home the pool was green. I shocked the pool and got it back to normal. Ran the pump 8hrs/day. No chlorine but the titanium plates would have white scales on them very thick every 3 days so I soaked them in vinegar and repeated. No chlorine, scaled up in 3 days. I would have to shock the pool every 3-5 days to keep it from turning. I did this for about a month. I called Intex, they replaced the titanium plates (after sending me the wrong one) finally got the correct one. Installed it, same thing, no chlorine, scaled up, have to shock. They then said they would send me the control panel for me to put on it..I raised cain and said I'm not an Intex service man and I'm not parting a brand new pump..They eventually send a brand new SWG. I put it in a week ago. Same problem..
I'm thinking maybe its me? The salt? What could it be? The pool has been clear (except for the stained liner from vacation) but the water itself is crystal clear from shocking. Surely I didn't get two bad generators...Is my pump to fast for my pool and SWG? The SWG says up to 3,000 GPH and that is what my pump is. I wanted to get a strong pump to keep it clean. How long should the pool take to get some detectable chlorine running the pump and SWG for 24 hours? I have no idea...Any suggestions are much appreciated.