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Generic Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System

You can enjoy a clean and comfortable pool using the Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System. This easy-to-maintain system is compact and efficient in generating clear pool water. This saltwater sanitizing system replaces hazardous chlorine with the inexpensive natural salts as it cleans. It requires a flow rate between 700-4000 gallons per hour. This salt water swimming pool system features an indicator to indicate water blockage in hose and filter.
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Questions & Answers for Generic Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System

Question

is this model |#cs8110

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
yep c is for copper block
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
DonkyDonk
 - Painesville, Ohio
Question

Is this a pump, or do I have to run a separate pump at the same time to make this work. My pump just went out.

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
stowman
 - fortuna ca.
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is separate from the filter and pump. You must have a pump and filter running at the same time for the salter system to work!
answered 3 years ago
By
jtschlump
 - Southern California
answer 2
You need a seperate pump
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 3
it attaches to an existing pump. u still need a pump and filtration system.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
PleaseMySelf
 - eastern colorado
answer 4
it connects to ur pump. u still have to have a pump
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
PleaseMySelf
 - eastern colorado
answer 5
This is not a pump. This is an ionizing system that changes salt into chlorine. It goes inline between your pool filter pump and your pool.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
shoppingforboatseats
 - Muskogee, Ok.
answer 6
This hooks up between your pump/filter and the pool. Pretty simple hook up and well worth the money.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
merc56
 - Burbank, CA
answer 7
This is used in addition to your regular pool pump.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
mimi8
 - Fort Myers,Fl.
Question

can u use this unit with a 16x48 intex ultr frame pool

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
kathy1957
 - louisiana
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes!!! it works great!!! I have an 20' x 48" intex ulta frame pool and have the salt system on it. It is fantastic!!!!!! You must maintain the machine. Soak the copper cell in vinegar like the instruction book says and you will have no problems and have clear water all summer long!!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
roxybox
 - chicago, il
answer 2
Yes you can. We have a 15'x48" Intex metal frame pool and the water is crystal clear.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
shoppingforboatseats
 - Muskogee, Ok.
answer 3
yes you can. I have a 15 X 48 intex and it works great.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
merc56
 - Burbank, CA
answer 4
That is what I have. Works great.Will need 120 pounds of salt.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
bankking
 - virginia beach, virginia
answer 5
I believe the manual said it will work on any pool up to 12,000 gallons.. So, w x l x d x 7.5 = gallons..
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
sumo
 - oklahoma
answer 6
Yup
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
DonkyDonk
 - Painesville, Ohio
Question

water already in pool

My pool is filled with water that has chlorine already do I need to empty it when I hook the new KRYSTAL CLEAR SALTWATER SYSTEM that I am buying or can I just add the salt and hook the new system. Please help! thank you very much .
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Yrivera
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The old chlorine will evaporate, you don't need to refill. Just add the salt, let it disolve overnight and then run the system
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 2
from what i read u need to empty pool. the salt and chlorine do not mix. i had chlorine in my pool and decided to wait till the next season when the pool will be filled with clean water and start over.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
PleaseMySelf
 - eastern colorado
answer 3
I had same question.

Just hook up the system without turning it on, pour in recommended amount of salt (mine took 100lbs), stir it around and leave your pump/filter on for 24 hours. Then turn on the salt system and forget it. Also take out any floating chemical/conditioner tablets, you don't need them anymore. The liquid chlorine will dissipate over a few days, no need to drain.

The system produces a natural type of chlorine that can still be measured with the standard test kits.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
merc56
 - Burbank, CA
answer 4
You do not have to empty the pool. Add the req'd amount of salt, then test to make sure between 2500 - 3500ppm, 3000ppm is the best. Also be sure to test your PH and metals.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
MustangKyng
 - Bay City, Texas
answer 5
The Chlorinator has a sensor to let you know when and if to add salt. Also has low flow sensor so you know when to change pump filter. The unit converts salt to chlorine so will more than likely add some salt. No more burning eyes from this system.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
bankking
 - virginia beach, virginia
answer 6
Nope..just add the salt and it will adjust in a day or two..my pool had chlorine,shock, and algaecide in the water when I got the salt system and in a day or two,everything was perfect and the water was clear as can be!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
mulebird
 - richmond,va
Question

What kind of salt does this use?

I have read many reviews for many systems, does this use just normal table salt or do I need to get a special kind of salt?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
newpoolmom
 - minneapolis
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You buy swimming pool salt in 40lb bags from most diy stores /walmart/target etc for about $6-7.

I use 3 bags (120lbs) for our 5000 gallon pool.
Table salt would cost you more than your pool !!!!!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 2
u would use the kind of salt that goes into water softner systems. i think they sell it in large bags at grocercy stores or dept. stores
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
PleaseMySelf
 - eastern colorado
answer 3
The salt I used said "pool salt" but it was packaged by Morton Salt Company. It is white and granulated. Looks very similar to table salt.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
shoppingforboatseats
 - Muskogee, Ok.
answer 4
This uses a pure salt that can be purchased at any pool supply store. My local Leslies Pool Supply sell 40lb bags for nine buck a bag. My 15' x 48" pool needed 100lbs. Seems like a lot, but you would be surprised, I was.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
merc56
 - Burbank, CA
answer 5
Pool salt works the best and real cheap. You can get it at Walmart and Samsclub, or even your local hardware store. 40# for $5 or so.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
MustangKyng
 - Bay City, Texas
answer 6
I use the morton salt for pools. It comes in 40lb bags at my local Walmart.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
mimi8
 - Fort Myers,Fl.
Question

Greenish water

I bought the product and the first week it worked fine, but it rained and after that it has been impossible to keep it clean. The unit says that is low in salt, but the tests say that has more salt than needed, the point is that it gets algae. We have been using conditioning and algae killer, but doesn't seem to be enough.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
5 answers
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answer 1
I suggest you hit the boost button especially after it rains! You may have to hit the boost button two or three times in a row. What I mean is put it on boost let it run it's boost cycle. Take a reading, if you still do not have an accurate chlorine reading, hit the boost button again. Do it two, three, four times take chlorine reading after each cycle until you get a good chlorine reading. Our machine failed at the beginning of this season, but we did not know it and we went a week and a half without knowing it. When we finally figured out the machine was not working properly, (Intex did replace the machine for free). It took four boost cycles before we had clear water again. Our water had turned a cloudy green. We did not have to add salt though. You may also want to call Intex for their help--Customer Service was awesome and that was right after Memorial Day 2011 and they guideed us through our problem.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
roxybox
 - chicago, il
answer 2
You probably need to descale the elements.

Disconnect the power and water hoses. screw the end cap on the bottom of the unit and stand upright. fill with kitchen grade white vinegar and allow the descaling process to run for a few hours.

you should probably run the sysem for longer daily.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 3
IF the system reads low or high salt levels it doesnt cut on or produce and chlorine. It doesnt actually turn on so the cell doesnt get damaged. If this happened after a rain, you may need to get in the pool and stir up the salt.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
MustangKyng
 - Bay City, Texas
answer 4
take a sample of your water to a pool store they will tell you exactly what chemicals you need also how many hours do you run your filter and salt unit a day make sure you run them equal times together....it sounds like your PH level is out of wack...
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
realtyman4u
 - Lake Havasu City, Arizona
answer 5
Hmmm...have your chlorine level checked at the local pool store. Some stores can check for salt leve(sorta).

Keep in mind that a salt pool is a chlorine pool...you just make your own and without the nasty chemicals that have to be added to store bought chlorine to keep it from evaporating in a day.

get a quart of vinegar...remove the unit stand it on end with cap on opposite of flow switch so the copper and plates are submerged(in vinegar) and let it sit an hour then flush...chances are that something got on the sensor.

I run 2 units last years unit and this years (which is clear and has copper block). Some people unplug copper wire if copper levels get too high. Last years unit has not needed cleaned this season and this years model has needed cleaning...go figure

Last years model(not clear and no copper block) actually puts out twice the amount of clorine. But the copper block technology only requires half the chlorine level...but I run it high anyway.

If the unit trips on low salt it shuts off so no chlorine production...you can always buy a bag of shock and do you shock chemically.

I tend to run the lower band of salt 2700 and keep the chlorine around 4. Normal bands are 2700-3300 and 2 to 4.

its easier to add salt later than to have to remove water and dilute to remove salt...so just don't add salt.

The last thing to keep in mind is how many chemicals are in your water now...last year I had put probably 40lb of chemicals in the pool and I think the amout of total dissolved solids was probably pretty high so this year I drained the pool and started fresh. I figure that a pool filling is about $50 from the water company and added salt again. So that means the only thing in my pool is water and salt...and a minimum amount of stabilizer.

I used pool store salt which is about $8 for 40lb but my buddie used water softner salt and it took a day to dissolve but only $4 for 40lb. He just snipped the tops of the bags and set them in the pool till they dissolved.

I also use this clarifier which is actually an enzime its called pool magic and a capful a week seems to do the trick.

My experience has been....

green or cloudy=not enough chlorine
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
DonkyDonk
 - Painesville, Ohio
Question

my intex pool came with a existing pump. can u hook this saltwater filtration system to an existing pump? it is a krystal clear model 635T pump

asked 4 years ago
By
pontiacjim
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, that's what I did.
answered 3 years ago
By
NanasRock
 - California
answer 2
yes this will work fine with that pump.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 3
The saltwater system is not a pump. It goes inline between your existing pump and your pool. It uses your filter pump for proper circulation.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
shoppingforboatseats
 - Muskogee, Ok.
answer 4
Yes. The saltwater system comes with all the adapters necessary, and the timers on both the pump and saltwater system work well together.
answered 4 years ago
By
EnjoyTimeTogether
 - Southeast U.S.
answer 5
you HAVE to have a pump. the salt water system is in addition to your pump. your pump must have an output of 700 gallon per hour to work the saltwater system.
answered 4 years ago
By
maslow
 - tulsa
Question

Will this work on a 18' x 33' above ground pool?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it will, mine is 24'x48" and works great....
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
PoolGator68
 - Bradenton,fl
answer 2
This should work fine on all above ground pools. Just follow the directions which are very user friendly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
shoppingforboatseats
 - Muskogee, Ok.
answer 3
I am assuming you mean an 18' by 33 inch deep pool.

If so, yes. My pool is 15' X 48" 4400 gal and it works great.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
merc56
 - Burbank, CA
answer 4
I have a 18' buy 48" it keeps my pool clean..make sure you read the instruction before hooking up!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
realtyman4u
 - Lake Havasu City, Arizona
answer 5
I believe the manual said it will work on any pool up to 12,000 gallons.. So, w x l x d x 7.5 = gallons..
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
sumo
 - oklahoma
Question

why does it work for little while then srart beeping with lowflow msg

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
kathy1957
 - louisiana
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
What I found is if the filter cartridge is dirty--in the filter pump that is when I have gotten a low flow message. I replaced the filter cartridge with a new one and it worked fine after that. I have the bigger filter pump 2500 gallon per hour and found you have to clean the filter once a week with a garden hose. Also, it depends on how many people are using your pool as well. In my case, it's me and my husband who use the pool and an occasional friend. You might need to clean the filter every 3 to 4 days if you have kids that track alot of grass and dirt into the pool. I make everyone wash their feet with garden hose before entering the pool. I use the pool daily anywhere from 2 hrs. to 6 or more hrs per day on week ends weather permitting. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
roxybox
 - chicago, il
answer 2
You may need to clean the sensor or add more salt. Mine did that this year. I needed to clean the sensor. Now it works great.
answered 3 years ago
By
NanasRock
 - California
answer 3
check you filter in your pump. Make sure you don't have air in the lines as well.

The double check to make sure it is assembled correctly.

That is what I would check first.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
merc56
 - Burbank, CA
answer 4
There are a couple of things to check. #1 make sure there isn't an air pocket by the flow indicator. if so, tip it to one side to let it out. #2 the flow indicator could need to be cleaned. #3 your pump filter may need to be cleaned.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
MustangKyng
 - Bay City, Texas
answer 5
I haven't had that problem but according to the instructions it could be a dirty filter but your pump has to be able to pump 600 gal/hr also.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
mimi8
 - Fort Myers,Fl.
Question

Where do I buy the salt for this product?

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - United States
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
try your local hardware store or Home Depot. I found them both to carry the salt. The local pool store charged twice as much for the same product.
answered 3 years ago
By
jtschlump
 - Southern California
answer 2
I have found 2 ways to do it best

40lb bag of pool salt at pool store for about $8 a bag...dissolves instantly

40lb bag of watersoftner salt anywhere but takes a day to dissolve...just cut bags on top and put in pool..pull bags out when they dissolve...and at about $4 a bag
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
DonkyDonk
 - Painesville, Ohio
answer 3
Home Depot or Lowes, at about $7 for a 40 lbs bag.
Walmart in my area doesn't have it.
answered 4 years ago
By
actual1user
answer 4
my walmart has it in the outdoor section, near the furniture and checkout
answered 4 years ago
By
maslow
 - tulsa
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