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    No It is NOT the (Intex) SWG Cell! No, it is not a "broken" (Intex) SWG unit. It's just a little corrosion.

    I guess I should add that if the "Low Salt" alarm persists after one has removed the corrosion, and ohmed out the connections from circuit board to cell plug and found them to be acceptable, then the clear answer is that your cell needs replacing, only about $45 delivered. I have to say that I...
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    No It is NOT the (Intex) SWG Cell! No, it is not a "broken" (Intex) SWG unit. It's just a little corrosion.

    A "Low Salt" error causes Intex SWGs to shut down, and refuse to make chlorine. Mine gave me 3 such errors on successive nights. There are multiple videos purporting to "fix" the issue, by hot-wiring the metal-plate cell directly to the transformer, and bypassing the timer and all the...
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    Pool Math dataset incomplete for "Intex" SWGs.

    The only pool-math listed SWG under "Intex" shows the "Krystal Clear" and lists it at .63 lbs / 24 hrs.' There are at least 2 "Krystal Clear" models, with model numbers on the front of these units. The "Model ECO6110" is the 0.63 lbs / 24 hrs, while the "Model ECO5110" is 0.24 lbs /24 hrs...
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    SWG Only Putting Out 3ppm Free Chlorine

    So, things were not as bad as they seemed. Added Clorox, per "pool math" in an attempt to simply get from FC-3 up to FC-16, and most of the Clorox from a still-sealed gallon jug got eaten by this invisible, undetected algae. So... Added 30 oz Clorox Tuesday Night, and ran the pump and SWG...
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    SWG Only Putting Out 3ppm Free Chlorine

    Added 30 oz of Clorox, per the "pool math" calculation, but the result after a few hours with the pump running was not an FC of "7". It was "5" using a 10ml DPD test. Over night, with only the pump running for a total of 12 hours, the 5K gallon pool sank to "4", again using a 10ml DPD test...
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    SWG Only Putting Out 3ppm Free Chlorine

    I have a little Intex SWG, which has been fine for my small above-ground pool in prior years. It has a panel that can alert on multiple "alarm conditions", but none have been triggered. In the past week, even running the SWG for the maximum possible 12 hours that the pump runs each night has...
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    Mulitple toothpick size holes in above ground pool

    Flex Seal is temporary, at best. You want a real Vinyl Pool Patch Kit, like a bike tire repair kit. I have a large roll of the flex seal tape hanging on the pegboard right next to the vinyl kit, just in case we have a sudden puncture, but it is mere gauze one presses into the wound to "stop...
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    Above Ground Vacuum Opinions

    I have yet to find any option that actually works for my pool. The basic problem is that above-ground pools do not tend to have pumps large enough to create enough suction to run a mechanical vacuum that runs off the pump suction. To explain, we travel. A lot. So, the pool has to run on...
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    Replace sand in filter more frequently when near the sea shore

    In defense of the pool management company, sand is "Dirt Cheap", and the change in operating "pump" pressure on the pressure gauge is noticeable. So, changing out the sand often means lower pressure more water flow through the system, and either lower electrical costs or a cleaner overall pool...
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    Should My Sand Filter O-Ring With a Protrusion Be Installed like the letter "p" or the letter "d" ?

    I am sorry, I took no photos, but I resolved the issue by trial and error. The gasket is square-shaped and has a flange that protrudes downward into the recessed channel that runs around the rim of the sand filter chamber. The correct orientation is "p" not "b", with the flange pointing...
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    Should My Sand Filter O-Ring With a Protrusion Be Installed like the letter "p" or the letter "d" ?

    I have an Intex Sand Filter Model SF90110T, and while I have never have problems before, I am now questioning my sanity. I changed the sand out, and the main O-Ring that runs under the lid with the multi-way valve is shaped like the lower case letter "b" - it has a fin that runs around the...
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    Pool Math App - Suggestion on test results logging

    The "Weather" is added to each log entry made, which is of no practical use to me, but it would be nice if rainfall over some limit (perhaps 0.25 inches) was logged automatically by the app as an additional "Note". This makes a difference to those of us with SWGs, as we must gradually crank up...
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    Pool Math App "Stuck" on 18 Days Ago

    The android pool math app does not seem to be working properly for me. It does log chemical additions, but the only test-kit readings it logged was the first set I entered, on first use of the app. It displays those readings as the "last test" readings. I cannot find any "reset" or "erase" to...