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Thread: First day with Intex pool with SWG

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    First day with Intex pool with SWG

    Hello everyone,

    We just purchased and set up a 16 foot Intex easy-set pool, with the Intex Krystal clear saltwater generator.

    I filled up the pool and added the salt, let the filter pump run for 24 hours, and just turned on the saltwater generator.

    How long am I supposed to let it run before I test the water? Both the saltwater generator and the filter pump have timers on them. How long should I normally run the filter and SWG?



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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: First day with Intex pool with SWG

    Welcome to tfp, cliffy1203

    First, I would not have the swg raise the FC level, do that with bleach/liquid chlorine, then let the swg maintain it. Pick a time of day that works good for you maybe in the evening and test your chlorine level and confirm it is high enough (for you cya level). See this pool school article:

    On a side note, we recommend disconnecting the copper bars that are part of the intex swg, since copper is not needed when FC is properly maintained...also the copper can stain and cause blond hair to turn green.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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