Search Product Q&A

Looking for Answers about Generic Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools?

ACCESSORIES(Q:50534 A:85841)
APPLIANCES AND STORAGE(Q:26285 A:76094)
AUDIO VIDEO(Q:18975 A:37630)
BABY CARE(Q:5428 A:17094)
BABY GEAR(Q:9212 A:25337)
BABY NURSERY(Q:10193 A:23031)
BEAUTY(Q:12134 A:27612)
BED AND BATH(Q:14158 A:31187)
BIKES AND RIDE ONS(Q:17576 A:38277)
BOOKS(Q:2345 A:2431)
BOYS TOYS MUSIC AND GAMES(Q:6576 A:7101)
CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS(Q:7615 A:13977)
COMPUTERS(Q:7498 A:15369)
FITNESS(Q:12305 A:33289)
FOOD(Q:17964 A:12758)
FURNITURE(Q:56827 A:140447)
GIRLS TOYS AND ACTIVITIES(Q:4702 A:13035)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS(Q:19834 A:30702)
HOME DECOR(Q:20105 A:35075)
HOME IMPROVEMENT(Q:32713 A:52658)
HOUSEHOLD(Q:7788 A:11132)
JEWELRY(Q:11853 A:12130)
KIDS APPAREL(Q:1143 A:3147)
KITCHEN AND DINING(Q:31163 A:89513)
MENS APPAREL(Q:3134 A:9028)
MOVIES(Q:5448 A:9452)
MUSIC(Q:838 A:1043)
NON APPAREL(Q:5072 A:7599)
OFFICE SUPPLY AND CRAFTS(Q:19106 A:25238)
OUTDOOR LIVING(Q:29489 A:48172)
OUTDOOR PLAY(Q:12843 A:29957)
BACKYARD FUN(Q:2137 A:6297)
POOLS AND WATER ACTIVITIES(Q:7839 A:17329)
POOL ACCESSORIES(Q:3209 A:5315)
POOLS EASY SET(Q:1160 A:4093)
POOLS METAL FRAME(Q:1469 A:3446)
POOLS ULTRA FRAME(Q:1419 A:3101)
WATER TOYS(Q:272 A:744)
WATERSLIDES(Q:310 A:630)
SWING SETS(Q:2867 A:6331)
OUTDOOR SPORTS(Q:34583 A:62317)
PETS(Q:9762 A:18417)
PHOTO OUTLAB(Q:11 A:0)
PORTABLE ELECTRONICS(Q:9091 A:22502)
PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING(Q:3510 A:8215)
SEASONAL AND CELEBRATIONS(Q:5567 A:6719)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT(Q:7406 A:11349)
TIRES AND AUTOMOTIVE(Q:32315 A:31049)
TV(Q:7942 A:20249)
VIDEO GAMES(Q:9144 A:18413)
WIRELESS(Q:28618 A:42589)
WOMENS APPAREL(Q:6494 A:24980)
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
ebay has the exact same one, same price, but only holds 350 lbs compared to walmarts 500 lbs, is that a fact
Recent Question:
what are the measurements of the ladder and the weight capacity ???
Recent Question:
what is the cost, also does it pick up sand and dirt?
Recent Question:
Why pay more for this salt versus the Morton Pellets?
Recent Question:
Will this work on an Intex Ultra Frame 22' X 52" pool?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
How much salt needed for 500 gal ground spa ?
Question:
if converting 24×52above ground pool how much salt is used will be buying your salt water system today
Question:
is the pool salt ok to use in a fish pond?
Question:
Can this salt be used to eat on foods?
Question:
doesnit need a dispensor or can some be dumped does it cholinate
Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools

Customer Questions & Answers for
Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools

Intex's Saltwater System is a natural way to treat your pool and destroy bacteria, viruses and algae. Install as directed, add inexpensive all-natural salt and the pools water is automatically converted to an effective algaecide. No more red, burning eyes, dry skin, or faded swimsuits. The pool's water salt level is undetectable by swimmers, so it feels like clear, clean, fresh water. Virtually eliminates the need to buy, handle and store pool chlorine.
Customer Questions & Answers:
128 Questions
 | 
255 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.575 out of 5
4.6
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Generic Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools

Question

What type of salt do you purchase?

We are not sure how many pounds will we need to get started, can any one tell us. Also, is a stabilizer necessary? We are planning on purchasing the unit but are looking into the details.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
kaclarks
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have an 18 x 48 round which requies 160 lbs. However, I used only 120 lbs-4 bags as suggested by a reviewer. It worked. The amount depends on your size pool and the amt of water it requires. Walmart has Morton's pool salt. use a pool salt only and it will dissove better. Walmart 5.88 per 40 lbs.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vacapoolmom
 - Vacaville,CA
answer 2
I have a 18'x48" Intek easy set. The manual has a chart in it to give the start up amount. Mine was 135pounds for the 5400 gallons of water. This comes to 1 pound for every 40 gallons. My local farm supply had it for about $6 per 50# bag. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
fuse
 - Granite Falls, NC
answer 3
walmart has it " pool salt" 5.88 per 40 klbs. I would buy a stabilizer sm one. I've had my pool up since weekend before Memorial Day and have had low chlorine levels. Added stabilizer per advice in QA. Level normal. May need to get pH minus as well. Ph is still alittle high.
I've had pools for 4 years and wish I had heard about this pump. I would have purchased it. Water is super clear and never had it this clear with other chemicals.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vacapoolmom
 - Vacaville,CA
answer 4
I have an 18" by 48" pool & I had to add 160lbs which came to about $33. I think it was $7 for each 40lb bag. You can give Intek a call at 1-800-234-6839 & they should be able to tell you how much you would need.
As far as stabilizer, i've read that you can use it to get even clearer water but I have been using this system for about a month & I haven't added anything and the water is crystal clear.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
LJSxx1
 - Akron, OH
answer 5
My husband and I have a 24' round above ground pool and we went to our local Cash N Carry and bought 7 50 lb bags of Mortons table/cooking salt, you just have to make sure you get the bags that do NOT have the yellow coloring added to the product. We put in 6 bags for our pool and it was under 45 dollars. We also put in stabilizer just so the natural chlorine would stay in the pool longer. Hope this helps you ;)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Chrisizmrs87
 - Spanaway, WA
answer 6
You can get pool salt at your local pool store. It run's $7-10 per 40lbs bag.

As for how much is needed depends on your pool size.

There is a chart that tells you how much is needed but I would use 70-75% of what that chart calls for.

You can always add more salt if needed. If you add too much salt you'll have to drian some water and add water back in.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Localbar
 - Long Island, NY
answer 7
I used 120# (3 bags) of rock salt for a 4400 gallon (15x4) pool. It was available at walmart but you can buy plain rocksalt just about anywhere that sells water softener salt. The Salt cost $17 for the three bags.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
SWAustin
 - Austin Texas
Question

Will I still need to use any chemicals??

I just purchased a 15' x 4' metal frame pool and got it all set up but now I don't know what to do about chemicals. I been researching chemicals and don't really know where to start? I've also been researching this salt water system. I understand that this system creates chlorine but does it eliminate the need for other chemicals? Could someone please help me? :O)
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
amartin191
 - Twin Falls Idaho
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This system works real well. You dont need to buy any chemicals. I used the Morton water softener salt. I bought it from Home Depot. They are 40lb bags, and the directions on this system will tell you how much salt you need. I have had mine working for the last month or so and the Ph test strips that came with the pool shows all three of the tests are within range. This unit is also called a chlorine generator. we can actually smell a little of it but it doesnt hurt our eyes. The water is really clear also.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Ronno4
 - Western Colorado
answer 2
Yes-a stabilizer/conditioner to protect the chlorine generated by the system. Other than that, salt when it is required, maybe once a month.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
libertymca
 - Mission, TX
answer 3
All you need is the salt.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
123na
answer 4
Yes, you will still need to use other chemicals. The best way to see what your pool water needs is to use a 3 way test strip (Cholorine, Ph, and Alkalinity). When you test your water just line up the strip with the bottle and see what needs to be added or decreased. I also have added stabilizer and algae decreaser too. Here is a great website that has helped me a lot (AskAlanAQuestion.com) He has answers to everything. In additiion, you can take your pool water to a pool supply business and they'll analyze your water for you. I hope this has helped you.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
purpleperson
 - Clovis, Ca.
Question

Where do you purchase the salt from and what does it normal cost?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Georgia
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Any pool store carries the salt needed. Just call your local pool store and ask! Or look online if a pool store is not possible. Our pool store sells it in 40lb bags.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
loveserenity
 - Modesto, CA
answer 2
I brought the Pool Salt from WalMart for $5.97 per 40 lb bag.

I found it to be higher at Lowes, Home Depot & local pool supplies store. It was about $2 cheaper per bag at WalMart.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MermaidatHeart
 - Southern CA
answer 3
I bought my salt at the grocery store. I got the course salt for soft water systems and it worked great. I used 3 bags to get started. Havent had to add any yet. Its been 2wks.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
1forfun
 - Toquerville , UT
answer 4
I bought my salt at Home Depot in Houston,TX for around $8.00 per bag. Our 18' round pool needed a little more than 3 bags.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
sgskerr
 - Houston, TX
Question

When switching from a chlorinated pool to a salt water pool do you have to drain the pool?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
aosunshine
 - Shreveport
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. Just throw in the salt, and you're good to go. The Intex customer service number is (800)234-6839 if you have any other concerns that can't be answered in this posting.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Sharil62
 - Texas
answer 2
No, draining is not needed. Test and correct water chemistry, paying close attention to PH. Install salt generator and add recommended amount of quick dissolving salt which can be bought at local pool dealer.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
giraffecowboy
 - Indiana,PA
answer 3
yes you cant have any other chemicals in your pool to use this system thats why its best to put it on at the beginning of the season if you have drained you pool for the winter.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - coffeyville kansas
answer 4
No. there's a;ways chlorine in untreated water. Just set up pool and pump
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vacapoolmom
 - Vacaville,CA
Question

Could I use watersoftner salt?

I'm having trouble finding pool salt!
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
abaker008
 - De Graff, Ohio
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can, but it takes longer to desolve.
Try your local pool supply outlet or try
Wal-Mart, they had the 40 pound bags
of Morton Pool Salt for half the price at
$5.98 per bag. It only takes two to three bags for a 4200 gallon pool.
That's cheap compared to the cost of
a clorine pool.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
ilovetoshopandeat
 - Mountain Home, AR
answer 2
According to the manuel it is also acceptable to use water conditioning salt pellets but it will take longer time for them to dissolve. You can download the manuel or view the video online at Intexstore.com

Only 1 of the 3 local Walmarts carry the salt and salt stystem in my area. Your local pool supply store should have pool salt as a regular stock item. Try the yellow pages and calling ahead. Pool salt should be available at Lowes or Home Depot. Depending on location it can be found in the outdoor/garden/bricks area.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MermaidatHeart
 - Southern CA
answer 3
Lots of people said they found the salt at Walmart, but ours doesn't carry it. We finally found it at a pool store where they told us it's very different than water softner salt, so don't use that. We almost bought some at Lowes and it's very expensive and WRONG! Try any pool supply store, it's about 6.00 or 8.00 for a 40 lb bag.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
NrseL63
 - Texas
Question

Would this system work for a hot tub?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Nena55
 - Ohio
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Would not recommed, need higher level of sanitation.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BlueMoonKy
 - Ashland, KY
answer 2
Would not recommend
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BlueMoonKy
 - Ashland, KY
answer 3
I am not sure you may want to contact INTEX.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
poolbandit
 - Mamou, Louisiana
Question

Do I need to purchase salt separately from pump?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
katysusie
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I found mine at Home Depot, which was cheaper than the local Pool Store, and contrary to what another reviewer stated, you do not want "Rock Salt", which is used for water softening systems. You want "Pool Salt", which is food grade salt (fine textured), without any additives. The rock salt will work, as long as it doesn't have any additives, but it takes longer to dissolve than pool salt, and who wants to wait ? You can't start using the salt water chlorinator system until the salt is fully dissolved. I usually pour the salt in, make the kids swim in the pool once to stir the salt up and dissolve it, then run the salt water generator the next night.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Sharil62
 - Texas
answer 2
Yes. Walmart has it for $5.88 per 40 ponds. Only add 75 % to start off. Too hard to correct over salted water.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vacapoolmom
 - Vacaville,CA
answer 3
yes, which can be a bit of a hassle if you don't have a farm supply or general store nearby as summer is not prime time for rock salt.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Toysforfun
Question

Has anyone found their pool is slick on the bottom?

We have an 18 x 48 round poolans am using a clear solar pool cover. There ios no apparent cloudy sediment and water is clear. Should I add more salt or try stabilizer? I also run the pumps with the solar cover on to heat pool to bottom per friend who has same. The pump reads 93 but the dip sticks vary on chlorine level. Smelled like chlorine today too. This is my first salt water system but 4th year for pools. Went from 10 ft to 13 ft to 18
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
vacapoolmom
 - Vacaville,CA
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Had the same problem! It's algae - add algaecide and you'll be good to go. We have to add it a couple of times a week - not sure if it's because of where we live/or the water - but it clears right up with the algaecide!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
sarl
 - FL
answer 2
Have you tried to vacuum the bottom yet? It may just need one quick cleaning & it will go away. If it comes back after that, there's probably something in the water.
I wouldn't add more salt unless the unit says to because if you add too much, you'll have to do a partial drain and refill.
I have the same size pool and I run this system for 5 hours a day and I have no problems, I haven't added any chemicals & its been running for a month now.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
LJSxx1
 - Akron, OH
answer 3
We haven't had any problems with a slick bottom but you might want to try some stabilizer. We added it just to be on the safe side and are having no problems.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Chrisizmrs87
 - Spanaway, WA
Question

I just purchased the Intex 15 X 48 pool and have this ordered but was wanting to go ahead and buy my salt how many bags will I need?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
ttc1more
 - MO
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
we bought just 1 bag of salt
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
jennjc
 - modesto, ca
answer 2
110 lb
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
bigfoot43
 - indianapolis,in
answer 3
I have recently purchased this system for our new pool (which isnt set up yet), but I've been looking over the manual. According to the chart inside, if you have the 15 x 48 Easy Set Pool, then you need 95 lbs. If you have the 15 x 48 Circular Metal Frame Pool, you need 110 lbs.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Allie317
 - Alabama
Question

Additional question for poolbandit

Here is a previous question from someone:
Details: how about a pool that is 24x52? is it strong enough to keep it clean?
4 days ago
By adelinek - pine island,ny

poolbandit's Answer
A: YES, that is what I have and it is perfect. I run both pool pump and saltwater pump for about 3 hours a day. I only added 5 bags of salt for start up. It called for 8 bags. Our pool has been up for about 7 weeks and I never added anyone salt yet.
20 hours ago
By poolbandit - Mamou, Louisiana

***Now my question.....I don't understand about running the pool pump and the saltwater pump. Do you have to do both? I have the same size pool and am wanting to switch to the saltwater pump.

Thanks--msbrako
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
msbrako
 - Oklahoma
on Krystal Clear Saltwater System for Above-Ground Pools
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes you have to run the pump that came with the pool.
the saltwater pump comes with a set up DVD it will answer all of your questions.
If you need anything else just ask.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
poolbandit
 - Mamou, Louisiana
answer 2
Yes, you have to run both the Saltwater Pump and the pool pump. The pool pump is connected to the saltwater pump in line and the water is forced from the pool pump through the Saltwater system to create chlorine. I use a timer on my pool pump to run it for 4 hours a day and the the Saltwater pump runs for 3 hours a day. Works great.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Deepdiver9
 - Minnesota
answer 3
Yes, you have to run both. The more activity there is in the pool, the longer you will run the pumps at night. My mother-in-law runs a daycare and runs her 18ft pool 12 hours every night. As far as needing to add salt, the only reason why you would have to add salt is if any of the water evaporated or you lost a lot of water and had to add more water to the pool.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
hl4097
 - Liberty, MO
1 of 13 total pages