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Generic Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon

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Questions & Answers for Generic Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon

Question

how much salt do you put in 24' by 52' pool

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
For the initial set up, you would need to add 310lbs of salt.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
The owner's manual for this unit is free online at http://www.intexcorp.com/index.php/. It will tell you all you need to know. Or you can call the 1-800 listed there, they are very helpful.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Swimmeroo
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 3
The manual is free online at http://www.intexcorp.com/index.php/. It will tell you all you need to know.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Swimmeroo
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 4
startup 310lbs, if you need to add that's 85lbs.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 5
The booklet that comes with it says 210 lbs to start up. 40lb bags are $5.97 at walmart
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 6
The book states 310 lb. (8 bags) but since the salt doesn't evaporate and to reduce it you must drain the pool some, we opted to put less in at first. We put in 6 bags and after hooking up the saltwater system everything is fine. The lights are not indicating too much or less salt.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
carolinagirl94
 - Sneads Ferry, NC
answer 7
310lbs but I recommend you add under that to begin with as you can easily add salt if you need more, but you have to drain a lot of water to remove it if you add to much.

We live in a very hot area and suffer from water evaporation and as salt doesn't evaporate we can get a high salt alarm and automatic system shutdown if we don't top up with fresh water
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 8
You put in 310 pounds of pool salt.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
Question

I have a 27' round 48" deep pool. Will this product be big enough to handle that size?

I had a salt system on it that went out last year. I would love to use this product if will handle my size pool. I tried to look online to find more info on it with a little better spec's or manual for the product but was unable to do so....
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Southcanada
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This saltwater system is rated for up to 15,000 gallons of water.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
I have been reading all these reviews, and am in waiting for my brand new 24 ft above Intex Metal Frame above ground pool. So, I am studying about it before it arrives, which will be in about nine more days.

But, I read many questions referring to 27 ft above ground pools, and they say it works great for them, and it does a great job chlorinating their pools. Also, in the manual it states that the salt filter works with the 32' x 18' x 52" rectangular pools..also it can filter up to 14,350 gallons of water per pool.

Hope this helps!
answered 11 months ago
By
bjd0316
answer 3
Your specific size is not in the book but it does have 28x12x48 oval and 32x16x52 rect.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 4
according to the manual it will handle it. Check intexcorp.com for the specs
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 5
it works great my pool is exactly the same size!!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
marksstuff
 - haskell ok
answer 6
The manual lists up to 14000 gallons, your pool is 17000
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 7
no
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
bruceinlampasas
 - lampasas texas
answer 8
Yes it is
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ThePoolprofessional
Question

what type of salt does this use?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
The type of salt you want to use is salt that is 99.8% pure, and it must be non-iodized.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
There are all types of salt out there but I bought Solar Salt from Lowe's....it is a rock salt but it dissolves very quick. Just make sure to spread the salt evenly in the pool. It costs around $4 per 40 lb bag and my 16x48 pool took 3 bags
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
gr8summerfun
 - East Texas
answer 3
Do not use regular table salt (Iodized). There is special POOL salt for afordable price (Walmart). Mainly needed at pool set up.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Derbyman
 - Boise, Idaho
answer 4
You can get Morton Pool Salt in the Lawn and Garden Center at Walmart. It was $5.88 for a 40lb bag a couple of weeks ago. Just make sere it says pool salt if it isn't Mortons.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 5
Any pool salt sold at Walmart, Lowes or pool supply
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 6
Pool salt you can get at wal mart or any pool store
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 7
I suggest Morton's Pool Salt. They sell it in 40 pound bags and it is pretty cheap.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
PinkBowWow
answer 8
pool salt. comes in 40 or 60 lb bags at any pool supply store. your salt filter instruction guide should have a chart that shows how much to use for your size pool.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Splashing
Question

Just bought this system and it is not producing enough chlorine. Put stabalizer in last night and still showing no chlorine.

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
For proper troubleshooting assistance please contact Intex directly at 1-800-234-6839. A live Intex Representative will be able to assist you with your salt water system.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
You need to check your ph and alkalinity and adjust them
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 3
Did you add enough salt when you opened the pool? For an 18' x 48" pool you need 135 pounds of pool salt.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
did you run your regular pump for 24 hours before turning on the saltwater system? add enough salt during that time frame? did you "boost" the system for 4 times the amount of time you would normally have the filter system running (ie: normal use 2 hrs x 4 = boost for 8 hrs).

check the manual or here's a website for intex customer service:

http://slink.intexdevelopment.com/consrv/consrv_index.jsp?hid_windowname=null
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 5
You need one test strip, salt test.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
jrjuniior
answer 6
you need to check the metal plates in the system and if it has salt on it you need to do what the book tell you to do to clean it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
undercoverlady
 - Cocoa, Fla
answer 7
That can have several causes.

1. insufficient running time...increase run time

2. insufficient salt..Use test strips to ensure you have at least 2000ppm

3 high water temperature and the chlorine is evaporating.... cover the pool when not in use and increase operating time during hot periods.

4. clogged or dirty electrolytic cell...descale with white vinegar.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
Question

Do i still need to use chemicals to adjust the PH?

No need for chemicals? Then how does just having salt keep the PH at the appropriate level? Wouldn't i need to add ph increase after a rain storm?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
CloudDomainer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The saltwater system is only capable of producing chlorine and copper ions. If your pH levels are off, then you will need to purchase chemicals to get the levels back into balance.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
You need to check your ph and alkalinity and adjust them
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 3
Yes you do need to add other chemcials if your pool needs them. The big expence is chlorine. The other chemicals are fairly inexpensive. You need to test your pool levels just like you would normally do.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
no. the saltwater filtration system creates "chlorine" from the salt. if you have high traffic in your pool or a lot of rain storms, you just push the "boost" button and it will shock the pool water to adjust the chemicals. :)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 5
Throw away your test strips. Only test strip you need is salt level.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
jrjuniior
answer 6
I've (fortunately) not had an issue with PH since using this system, however should it be required you will need to use chemicals to adjust ph

The manual is here on the intex website, http://www.intexcorp.com/index.php/home/above-ground-pools/agp-accessories/saltwater-system.html?manual=1 That's a link to the page that has the manuals to download (PDF) pages 25 and 26 have the information.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 7
yes you will , but its not as much as you would in other pools. I have had this system for over 4 yrs and i love it. Your skin feels better after you get out and I only put in other chemicals if it rains
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
undercoverlady
 - Cocoa, Fla
Question

Will this work on a 25,000 gallon pool?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the system has only been tested and approved for up to 15,000 gallons of water.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
I have used in bigger pool...bought 2 units and alternated them 12 hours each which is the max setting. 2 of these are still cheaper than other systems by far
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DonkyDonk
 - Painesville, Ohio
answer 3
This unit should work just fine. I base that assessment on performance comparisons with more expensive units. The bottom line is how much chlorine is produced per day by weight. This unit, model 8110 according to the chart produces 1.26lbs/day. If you needed two units you would still be cheaper off, and chances are, you'll never be completely down ;>) Check this chart out at :
http://discountsaltpool.com/Full_Market_Comparison.htm
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Wekeas
answer 4
i would consider a larger unit for that size
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
aldnasoriosetioprdegfop
 - Texas
answer 5
Yes, but you will need a LOT of salt and have to run this for extended periods each day. I'd recommend trying to find something industrial though since you will be doing a lot of maintenance on this unit to it's copper ionization parts by running it constantly.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
SuperDadInOhio
 - Washington Court House
answer 6
the manual only references up to 14,000 gallons, maybe a different model would work. I know most hotels use salt water filtration systems so you may just need a professional grade one.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 7
You need a much larger system for that size pool something along these lines.
http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Salt-Systems/Systems/81245.html
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
Question

How much salt to purchase for an 16 X 48 pool?

I am considering buying this system and don't know how much salt I should purchase with it. Also, is there anything else that I need?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ajkloveswalmart
 - Ohio
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You would need to add 125 lbs of salt to your pool during the initial start up.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
The book will tell you that comes with the saltwater system. I suggest starting with a bag or 2 less then the recommendation because you can always add salt easier that remove it. If you put too much in you will have to drain some of your pool. Our 24x52 stated 310 lbs but we put 240 lbs (6 bags vs 8) and our system says everything is fine. There are light to warn you of low or high salt.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
carolinagirl94
 - Sneads Ferry, NC
answer 3
Your pool is about 4200 gallons. You need 110 pounds of pool salt. If you use pool salt it will dissolve almost instantly. If you use water softner salt it will take a long time to dissolve. You also need to make sure the salt does not sit on the bottom when you pour it in. If it sits on the bottom it could ruin your pool liner. Pour the salt in the pool in different areas to help it dissolve. Do not pour it in the skimmer.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
theres a table chart in your manual but around 4 to 4 1/2 bags i think
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
aldnasoriosetioprdegfop
 - Texas
answer 5
it depends on the size of your pool. you can access the user's manual online if you don't have the one that came with the system. we have a 15x42 and it took 85 pounds (2 bags) of 99.3 % pure salt
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 6
120 LBS. THE BOOK THAT COMES WITH IT WILL TELL YOU. ALSO INSTEAD OF BUYING THE STABILIZER AND CONDITIONER JUST USE REGULAR BAKING SODA. ONE 1 LB BOX MADE THE ALKALINITY AND PH JUST PERFERT. TAKE YOUR WATER SAMPLE TO ANY POOL PLACE AND THEY WILL CHECK IT FOR YOU FREE AND TELL YOU WHAT TO ADD.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FUMBLEFINGERS123
 - COLSOH
answer 7
I have that size pool. The chart says 125 lbs, but I add 120lbs at the startup because I live in a very hot area and suffer water evaporation which increases salinity as the salt doesn't evaporate. So If we don't top up the water we can get a high salt alarm and automatic system shut down.
It's easier to add salt if you haven't added enough, but the only way to remove it if you add too much is to drain water.
Salt is $5.50-$6 per 40lb bag.

You will also need to add cyanuric acid which reduces chlorine loss due to ultraviolet rays.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
Question

stabilizer and conditioner question

we have a 18 x 48 easy set intex pool and just bought the saltwater filtration system. right now we are doing the first 24 hours of running the original system with the salt in, i bought the stabilzer and conditioner but not understanding how much to use, when to put it in, or if i really need to , is it just a powder that you put in the pool itself, i am feeling a bit brain dead from reading all the info in the book
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
brewerfan5
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
For proper troubleshooting assistance please contact Intex directly at 1-800-234-6839. A live Intex Representative will be able to assist you with your salt water system.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
You put the stabilizer in now. The whole 4 lbs to start with. It is not just a powder it is cyanuric acid which extends the life of your pool chlorine. You also have to test your ph and alkalinity and adjust them. The booklet is pretty easy if you take it one item at a time
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 3
First check to see what the chlorine, PH and so forth is. You may not need to add other chemicals. If you do need to add other chemicals I would not add them directly to the skimmer. Make sure you add Algeacide on a weekly basis. It will tell you on the side of the jug how much to add depending on how many gallons your pool is.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
dont need that with saltwater pool
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
aldnasoriosetioprdegfop
 - Texas
answer 5
For the 18 x 48 pool you did fine by putting in the stabilizer. You should also need no more than 3 bags of salt. If you used too much or too little, the machine will alarm and give you a code, which is included in the manual. I'd say you're on the right track.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
SuperDadInOhio
 - Washington Court House
answer 6
you just use the salt for the first 24 hours, then turn on the intex saltwater system and hit "boost" to shock the water...this should be set for 4 times the amount of time you would normally have the system working (ie: set for 2hrs...boost should be set for 8 hrs <2x4=8>).
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 7
I HAVE THE 15X48 METAL FRAME AND I USED JUST THE SALT AND NOT THE STABILIZER AND CONDITIONER AS I DIDN'T WANT ALL THOSE CHEMICALS. THE POOL COMPANY THAT CHECKED MY WATER SAID TO ADD 1 1LB BOX OF REGULAR BAKING SODA AND THAT WOULD BRING THE PH AND ALKALINITY UP. I DID THAT AND IT WAS PERFECT.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FUMBLEFINGERS123
 - COLSOH
Question

Do you need both this and a sand filter?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Juniperbush
 - Traverse City, MI
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, this unit should work with the filter pump that came with your pool. You do not need to purchase the sand filter separately.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
YES!!! this makes chlorine from salt but its not a filter and its not a pump
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
aldnasoriosetioprdegfop
 - Texas
answer 3
no. A regular filter pump will work just fine with this system...that's what we use
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 4
NO
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FUMBLEFINGERS123
 - COLSOH
answer 5
Yes you need to also have a pool filter.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
klshopper
 - New Caney,TX
answer 6
This unit replaces manually adding chlorine to the pool. You need separate pump/filter. If you already have a filter pump that meets the GPH requirements there is no advantage to buying a sand filter as far as the chlorine generator is concerned.

However sand filters are far more efficient at filtering than the cartridge filters that come with the intex pools and are worth looking at when the filter that comes with the pool breaks down. Personally I would keep an eye out for special offers on sand filters.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 7
Yes you need a filter of some type.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
bargenshop
 - South Bend In
Question

Can rock salt be used, the kind to melt ice in winter called halite?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You need to purchase salt that is 99.8% pure and is non-iodized.
answered 6 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
I have always used water softener salt. You can buy it for a little cheaper than "pool" salt. It is the same thing, the granuals are larger, but they disolve just fine. I am looking to buy this product because my old one broke last year. this looks to be an economical replacement for the whole system.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Southcanada
answer 3
No. It is not pure enough. It will also take to long to dissolve. Use pool salt. You can purchase it at Menards or pool supply stores. It looks like table salt and dissolves almost instantly. If you pour rock salt in the pool it will accumulate on the botton of the pool and could damage the liner. Pool salt is about $10 per 40 pound bag. You need to make sure you add the correct amount of salt. Read your saltwater chlorinator's manual to get the exact amount.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
it must be 99.6% pure noniodized salt
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
sreksuhn
 - east tn
answer 5
no that kind of salt has impurities in it that can be harmful to your filtration system and to your pool itself. It's recommended to use 98.3% pure salt...you can get it at most stores in 40 pound bags.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 6
pool salt only
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
tlnkrde
 - omaha, nebraska
answer 7
I would highly recommend you don't do that. Pool salt is specifically produced to be pure NaCi. The manual specifically states salt must be 99.8% pure NaCi

A 40lb bag of usage specific pool salt is $5.50-$6

Although Halite is NaCi driveway bags are likely to have many other minerals and impurities in them.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
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