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Thread: Intex Pump is Broke

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    Intex Pump is Broke

    I have a question...We set our AG pool up today and the pump is not working (Intex 2500gal that we just bought last summer). I called around this afternoon and cannot find another pump in town...looks like I'm going to have to order one online and hopefully get it by next Wednesday...The problem is the pool is full of water and salt...Do I need to ago ahead and add bleach to the pool? If so how much?

    18' x 52" Intex Easy Set Pool ~5890 Gallons --
    Intex Krystal Clear 633T 2500gph Filter Pump
    Intex 8110 SWG

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Intex Pump is Broke

    Welcome to TFP!

    You will be fine until tomorrow evening. By then you either want the pump working, or you should add 2 ppm of chlorine by pouring slowly all the way around the pool and then brush the pool to help mix the chlorine into the water.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Oct 2011
    New Caney, Texas

    Re: Intex Pump is Broke

    Yes you need to add bleach, see this thread:

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    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
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    Aug 2011
    Virginia Beach

    Re: Intex Pump is Broke

    FWIW, I ditched the Intex pumps and got a sand filter/pump from the pool store. Plan is to put up the new 18' x 48" ultra frame soon, and put the sand filter on it. Based on past Intex experience I don't imagine the pump that comes with it will be up to the job.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
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    Aug 2008
    Mendota Heights, MN

    Re: Intex Pump is Broke

    Look on Craigslist for a different pump. Or use to search craiglists around you.
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
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    Medota Heights,Minnesota

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