Saltwater system doesn't work so going to adding chemicals

Jeanneful

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Oct 18, 2016
22
Mt Vernon MIssouri
Our salt water system will not work. The filter pump works but it shuts off after a minute on the saltwater cycle and a red service light comes on.
We are going to go ahead and use the pump. Problem is we added 360 lbs of salt in the pool. Can we go ahead and add bleach, or chemicals to it?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You never responded on your other thread.

The salt will not effect your use of liquid chlorine added every day to chlorinate your pool.
 

Msch99

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Verona, MO
Just a few miles away Jeanne! Aurora/Verona here. These folks will get you going!

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Jeanneful

Member
Oct 18, 2016
22
Mt Vernon MIssouri
So I bought hth chlorinating tablets. It says use 6 for my size pool. Is this all I need to use at the start up? I purchased the 6-way test strips and downloaded the app.
I will miss my saltwater generator that's for sure, I never had to add anything.
 

mknauss

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TFP Expert
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May 3, 2014
36,277
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Sorry, but you are on your own using test strips. The forum does not provide guidance based on them.

You can use trichlor. Be ready to drain water often to control the CYA. Also monitor the pH, it will drop quickly.
 
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