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    Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I've been reading reviews and there seem to be a lot of folks that love them for a few days. Then the unit starts throwing "high salt" alarms. Just wondering if any of the folks around here have had good or bad experiences with them?
    My pool, which i still haven't got up yet!!!, has one and I'm wondering if it's worth the time/effort to set it up?
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    Hello pabeader,
    I'm scratching my head with your same questions

    In my first season (2017) I've bought a Intex SWG Model 28662,
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    but did not have time to set it up.
    With the new season just around the corner time has come to unpack the device and give it a try.
    I've gone through all the rewievs on amazon.com (as usual ) and had your same feeling :
    when it works it does its job pretty well but there is also plenty of customers that had a lot of troubles with
    different alarms and codes (i.e. 90, 91, 92, low salt, high salt, and so on ).
    For this reason being a few days away from using it I'm really worried, I hope I will have good luck with my device !!!


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    I've also read that I've to take off the "copper stuff" ...
    Shall I just unplug it ? Do I need to do anything else ?

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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I'm in my 3rd or 4th year using the Intex SWG. I use it to supplement my liquid chlorine additions.

    It's been great for me. I dial up the run time if I'm going to be away a few days and it keeps the pool's chlorine at an adequate level even though it's undersized for my pool.

    As for the reviews, keep in mind that the people writing them may (probably?) not have the proper test kit and the high salt/low salt alarms could very well be justified.

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    Wow, 4 posts in 9 years. Guess I'll see you guys again in 2020.
    Last edited by cdjos; 06-13-2018 at 10:43 AM. Reason: 4 posts, lol.
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    Hello cdjos ,
    First of all thanks for replying, then : Do you have my same model ?
    If so should I be aware of anything before operating the swg ?
    I've heard that SWG increases the PH causing the owner to adjust frequently the PH levels . . .
    If so this is a very bad cons because in my first pool season I never ever had to adjust PH,
    it was stable and ok for all the summer .
    If this issue was real, by operating the SWG, I would only replace one operation (adding manually chlorine) with a new one (adding manually muriatic acid) ... If so for me operating the swg would be again time consuming and not worth the effort

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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    On my other pool we had a Hayward style SWG and I never had an issue with rising pH. When I first took over the pool I needed to use quite a bit of MA to get the TA down to where the pH stabilized. Once I got the sweet spot I really never saw a rise from the SWG. Occasionally, I would get some rise from the returns being pointed up and breaking the surface. The wife likes to hear the water splash.
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I have this one and love how easy my pool is to take care of.

    My pH has been 7.4 since last July. Through hurricanes, tropical storms, and enough rain to probably totally replace my water at least once. I did have a little algae this year, under the seams of my liner. Other than that, no issues. I used liquid chlorine (4 gallons) for the slam, but that's it. I had to add salt, and baking soda but my SWG has performed wonderful and I haven't had any issues with pH rise.

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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    rwood - how long have you had it in service?
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey78 View Post
    Do you have my same model ?
    Mine looks similar, but it's the EC8110 model.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey78 View Post
    I've heard that SWG increases the PH causing the owner to adjust frequently the PH levels
    Yes, it does cause my PH to creep upwards, however, I only add acid once or twice a month; much less frequently than adding chlorine.
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    Have had mine since 2016. No problems. I got a low salt warning once. Tested with my Taylor K-1766 salt kit... and salt was low!

    Keep in mind that most people who are happy with what they purchased just go about their business and don’t run around writing reviews. I didn’t.
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    It looks like the issue is with the newer ones. Wonder if they've changed something?
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I'd like to operate the SWG by an external digital timer,
    does the external timer override the built-in one ?
    Let's say I want to run my SWG for 30 minutes only can I do it by using the external timer ?

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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    rwood - how long have you had it in service?
    This is my third summer.

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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    To keep the discussion focused, I think pabeader is talking about the new one below. With a not so good amazon review
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    I have noticed this new generation one appearing in last 6 months. FYI, There is another thread below discussing this model:

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/thre...oved-Intex-SWG
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    Bob - INTEX 12x24 owner (not setup yet), 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I've have a previous model for 3 seasons and loved it
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    ... this summer it constantly gives us low salt errors, even though the salt tests between 2500 and 3500. The plates appear to be worn out (they've been soaked in vinegar frequently throughout their life, soaking them now will remove the calcium build up but they appear to be worn out since we cannot get the old unit to run with them in place).

    We purchased the new version from Amazon a couple of weeks ago, and it immediately says high salt. Ordered new test strips (Aquacheck) and the salt was actually about 2700. Amazon has sent us another unit and we are returning the 1st one. New unit has a manufacture date just 2 days later than the first and has the same false High Salt error.

    Had to use pucks in a floater to keep CL up while out of town for 10 days.... which of course raised the CYA to around 100. After draining 20% of the pool and refilling we tried the new unit with very low salt (still error-ed as high salt), adding salt to 3000ppm and it again errors as high salt.

    The titanium plates are the same as from the previous model, amazingly they work flawlessly in the older SWCG unit. But in the new unit they will only give a high salt warning immediately and will not run. We've decided to keep the last unit from amazon and use the plates in the older SWCG since it's actually cheaper than buying replacement plates from Intex (Titanium electrode $63, ECO electrode $39, shipping $25 = $126).

    As for PH rising, our fill water is very high in TA so we are normally fighting rising PH until we can get the TA down. After that its usually just a slow creep up on the PH, I just have to add a little dry acid once a week or so.
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    Re: Any new info about Intex Crystal Clear SWGs?

    I just bought another plate for my old one (the one that throws LOW SALT errors when the electrode goes bad) - just put it in yesterday but it seems to be working fine. Make sure you get the right part that matches your generator because they are slightly different! The all in one set is not the same as the stand alone model. (hence why I only have one day on my new plate and not a full week, sigh)
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