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Thread: Intex Chorine Generator running 24x7 still not enough

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    Jun 2015
    Newark, NJ

    Unhappy Intex Chorine Generator running 24x7 still not enough

    I hope someone can help me. I recently picked up a new intex SWG I had one for 3 years and it finally went. So this new one once I started to use it I ran it the 5 hours as stated in the manual at night. The chlorine level was near zero. I then went to the pool store with my water. And from my test it was confirmed that all my level where OK, ph, hardness, cyo, etc they gave me more cyo to shoot the level up and also told me to add chlorine to the pool which of course booted the chlorine levels. But after a day it was back down to near zero. I been running the swg 24/7 and still am unable to get chorine be enough.

    The swg is working as i see the bubble coming out after the cell. So I am not sure what is going on.

    Please help!

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    SW Indiana

    Re: Intex Chorine Generator running 24x7 still not enough

    Welcome to TFP!

    Take a sample of the water as it comes out of the return and check it for chlorine. This will tell you if the system is generating.

    Most likely you have the beginnings of algae which is consuming the chlorine as fast as it is created. Try SLAMing Your Pool to get things under control after you verify that your CYA and salt levels are correct according to what Intex specifies.

    Pool store testing is normally horribly inaccurate.
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    Re: Intex Chorine Generator running 24x7 still not enough

    If this is a fresh pool (you just put new water in) I've found you still need to add bleach at the beginning to get the chlorine levels correct. Then the SWG you bought should be able to maintain the level. That's what I've done for mine.
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 3500 Gallons
    Pool: Intex 14'x42" Round Metal Frame
    Filter: 1000 GPH Cartridge Filter (Came with pool)
    Using Intex Saltwater Generator

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