Intex Saltwater System - Not generating enough chlorine

dmariecaputo

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Jul 13, 2020
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Long Island, NY
I have a 16 X 48 Intex pool with a Krystal Klear saltwater system and sand filter/pump system. My pool is in full sun all day and I run the pump 8 hours and the saltwater pump 7 hours. Although all my other chemical levels are fine via the test strips, I consistently have low chlorine levels. I shock weekly and more as needed. Is there a way to determine if my system is working correctly? I started supplementing with chlorine tabs to prevent algae buildup.
 

mknauss

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TFP Expert
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May 3, 2014
36,407
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Welcome to the forum!
Your SWCG is creating 4.2 ppm FC per day. That is sufficient for your pool if you do not have algae. I suspect you do.
You need to follow the SLAM Process. To do that, you need a proper test kit. I suggest the TF-100 A proper test kit is needed to get the accurate water chemistry results needed to follow the TFP protocols. Test strips are worthless.
I suggest you read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
 
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