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Generic Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon

You can enjoy a clean and comfortable pool using the Intex Krystal Clear saltwater pool filtration system. This easy to maintain saltwater filter is compact and efficient in generating clear pool water. The Intex filter replaces hazardous chlorine with inexpensive, natural salts as it cleans.
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Questions & Answers for Generic Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon

Question

what type of salt does this use?

asked 2 years 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 9 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 5
Any pool salt sold at Walmart, Lowes or pool supply
answered 2 years ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 6
Pool salt you can get at wal mart or any pool store
answered 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
Splashing
Question

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

asked 2 years 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 9 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Swimmeroo
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 4
startup 310lbs, if you need to add that's 85lbs.
answered 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 8
You put in 310 pounds of pool salt.
answered 2 years 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 2 years 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 9 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
bjd0316
answer 3
Your specific size is not in the book but it does have 28x12x48 oval and 32x16x52 rect.
answered 2 years ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 4
according to the manual it will handle it. Check intexcorp.com for the specs
answered 2 years ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 5
it works great my pool is exactly the same size!!
answered 2 years ago
By
marksstuff
 - haskell ok
answer 6
The manual lists up to 14000 gallons, your pool is 17000
answered 2 years ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 7
no
answered 2 years ago
By
bruceinlampasas
 - lampasas texas
answer 8
Yes it is
answered 2 years ago
By
ThePoolprofessional
Question

How do you shock this system?

I set up my pool last week and then we were hit by a storm that knocked out the power for a week. Due to high temps, lots of sun, some swimming (high temps) the pool is turning a nice shade of green. I was on the verge of ordering this system when the power went! So I still want the system but want to know how long and what must I do, to clarify the water and kill the algae. Is there a shock that is compatible with the salt system? My pool is a 15 x 48 intex easy set
asked 2 years ago
By
mtndancer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
For chemical and water maintenance information, we advise that you consult a local pool supply dealer or pool care specialist. They are professionals with pool chemicals and can test your water to better inform you about the chemicals needed to maintain the water used in your pool. They will also be able to provide with the cost of the chemicals and monthly maintenance information.
answered 9 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
On very hot sunny days you will need to run the saltwater system longer then the directions say. I have been running mine almost 10 hrs here in HOT Sunny Oklahoma. So far our pool is Chrystal clear!
answered 2 years ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 3
You can shock it with the system itself or add shock treatment directing to your pool. It will not hurt the system.
answered 2 years ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 4
Thank you for the answers. I went ahead and shocked the pool with ultra shock - ran the filter - changed the cartridge three times! But the water is crystal clear! I should have my salt water system tomorrow. I'm having a tough time finding salt! I called Sam's and they said they have some.
answered 2 years ago
By
mtndancer
answer 5
The system will get rid of the green. You don't need to add anything but salt to your water. It has a setting that you can "boost" to clear it up. Get a good vacuum for your pool and that will help with keeping the pool clean. I bought a "real" vacuum and hoses for my pool. It took a bit of work to get it to work as a 1 person job, but it was worth it. A solar cover is a great investment too.
answered 2 years ago
By
Rattler3
 - White City, Or
answer 6
You can use any chemicals, they will not hurt the system. I would shock the pool, get it clear, then start using the filtration system.
answered 2 years ago
By
Ashcad124
 - Kentucky
answer 7
I have the same pool. The unit has a boost button on it, which acts like a shock. I have alot of trees around my pool, so when it rains my pool automatically becomes green. I just hit the boost button and let it run. If I do it in the morning it's cleared up in the afternoon
answered 2 years ago
By
alarsen0002
Question

green pool

i just hooked up the system and ran now my pool is green i used the boost system and it still says its on boost after 14 hrs and pool is still green. im at a loss. please help!
asked 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
For chemical and water maintenance information, we advise that you consult a local pool supply dealer or pool care specialist. They are professionals with pool chemicals and can test your water to better inform you about the chemicals needed to maintain the water used in your pool. They will also be able to provide with the cost of the chemicals and monthly maintenance information.
answered 9 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
When is the last time you changed your pool filter?
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
ForeverTexan
 - Wellington, TX
answer 3
I'm not an expert but did you place enough initial special kind POOL salt according to pool gallon capacity/size. If there is nothing on the manual about this in the trouble shooting i would contact manufacturer for professional advice. my 2 cents :-)
answered 2 years ago
By
Derbyman
 - Boise, Idaho
answer 4
I'm questioning the amount of salt you used? Doesn't matter! Regardless grab a jar and get a water sample and take it to any pool supply store. They will be more that glad to test it and tell you what you need to do! 99.9% won't charge you for this service.
answered 2 years ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 5
Is the system actually making chlorine? Check copper ion comcentration.
answered 2 years ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 6
Test your water. If your PH is too high then your chlorine cannot work properly. same with alkalinity. You also need to to make sure you have enough stabilizer in it
answered 2 years ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 7
It sounds like the system is malfunctioning. I would consider getting a replacement if a few troubleshooting tricks don't work. The boost should only last twice as long as the timer setting you have it set to. Try setting the timer for 2 hours to start, hit the boost button and check back in 4 hours. The website has a few more tips, try there too.
answered 2 years ago
By
Rattler3
 - White City, Or
Question

Will it work on a pool 16' by 48' ? Do you need chemicals still ? Will it hurt the frogs and plants?

asked 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System (54601EG) is compatible with the Intex 16'x48" pool. You may wish to add other chemicals to your pool water, depending on the local characteristics of your water supply. It may be desirable to further soften your water, or add clarifiers or algaecides. However, in many instances, additional chemicals are not needed.
answered 9 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
Yes, it will work on a pool that size. You don't need chemicals, however you will need salt initially. I'm not sure about frogs, but saltwater will kill your grass.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
ForeverTexan
 - Wellington, TX
answer 3
You won't need additional chemicals if you follow the directions.
It will kill all life. just like regular chlorine will.
answered 2 years ago
By
Walrusmt
 - Indianapolis
answer 4
No chemicals needed ever!! Just initial special POOL salt according to pool size/gallons and run system dailiy according to Manufacturer instructions. Now, I don't let bugs or pets, plants in my pool. I'm sorry I don't know if it hurts plants or frogs. Not sure if you can water plants with ligthly salted water so, it could hurt, maybe. I don't see frogs at the beach but this system runs on 1/10 of the salinity compared to ocean. Hope i gave u useful info. :-)
answered 2 years ago
By
Derbyman
 - Boise, Idaho
answer 5
Yes it works on a 16x48. It only makes chlorine. You still need other chemicals for pH, water hardness, etc. I don't think it will hurt the frogs and plants but I'm not an expert on that.
answered 2 years ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 6
If the pool is an intex it will work. You need nothing but the boost and the salt. It is no different than the saline you put in your eyes. The salt is so diluted it won't hurt anything, unlike the chlorine you are currently using.
answered 2 years ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 7
yes, you can use it on a 16' by 48". The system hooks up to your filter pump. As long as your filter pump meets the minimum spec( 1,000 gph) you will be fine. I have had my system running 3 weeks now and the grass around my pool is still green and thriving. As for frogs, the water in your saltwater pool is 10% of the salt content of the ocean. None of our animals (dogs and chickens) have suffered from it. I hope this helps.
answered 2 years ago
By
Rattler3
 - White City, Or
Question

I am looking at getting a salt chlorinator for my above ground pool. do you still use a sand or filter pump with it?

asked 2 years ago
By
bonkys9
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can use either a filter cartridge pump, or a sand filter.
answered 9 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
Filter pump-yes. Sand-not sure
answered 2 years ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 3
Yes, you put this at the end of the line. Pump first, sand filter next then salt system.
answered 2 years ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 4
Yes it will. I have a 15' round by 48" deep pool and the saltwater system is perfect for it. I have just a standard filter that came with the pool. It hooked up easy and no chemicals to contaminate your water with.I have not researched the sand filtration, but as long as a hose connects to the pool to output water it should work. I would buy one as soon as you could.
answered 2 years ago
By
Rattler3
 - White City, Or
answer 5
Yes, this just does the chemical work. You still need a filter system to remove debris from the water.
answered 2 years ago
By
RussellB
 - Wilmington, NC
answer 6
Yes
answered 2 years ago
By
Skippiejojo
 - Warsaw, Virginia
answer 7
A filter is still needed to hook up the salt water chlorinator. The description is misleading in thinking its a filtration system. It only produces chlorine using salt.
answered 2 years ago
By
alarsen0002
Question

How do I hook this up with existing system? I would use all three (sand filter, pump and saltwater filtration system?

I want to get one of the saltwater filtration system but not sure how to hook it up with existing system. I have a sand filter and a 2 hp pump. My guess would be to hook it up to existing system because all this does is create soft chlorine by using salt right?
asked 2 years ago
By
Elora217
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Krystal Clear Saltwater System is a separate unit that attaches to the existing filter pump. The unit has only been tested on Intex above-ground pools with a maximum of 15,000 gallons of water. The unit requires the filter pump to have a flow rate between 700-4,000 gallons per hour. Anything below or above the flow rate will not allow the system to work.
answered 9 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
Yes, it needs to be the last device installed in-line before your water enters back into your pool. My pool holds 6,350 gallons and I needed 125 lbs of salt to get it going. I bought 4- 40 lb bags and it
Last me all season. Salt never evaporates. Only have to add if kids splash water out.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Markeck911
 - Little Rock, Ar.
answer 3
that is correct. you want it to be the last thing the water goes through before entering the pool if possible.
answered 2 years ago
By
Walrusmt
 - Indianapolis
answer 4
Yes, the saltwater system will be connected to the outflow of the sand filter and then back into the pool. The saltwater system makes the chlorine.
answered 2 years ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 5
It hooks up as the last in line. Pump first, then sand filter, then salt system. Super easy to hook up.
answered 2 years ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 6
the system hooks up to the output of the filtration system, so it should work with all your filters. Make sure you are outputting 1,000 gph (minimum) on whatever system is last in line.
answered 2 years ago
By
Rattler3
 - White City, Or
answer 7
Yes. The pump and filter are considered one unit, the saltwater system hooks up after the filter. So it will be between the filter and the return outlet in the pool.
answered 2 years ago
By
RussellB
 - Wilmington, NC
Question

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

asked 2 years, 1 month 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 9 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 4
it must be 99.6% pure noniodized salt
answered 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 6
pool salt only
answered 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
Question

can you run 24hours a day?

i have a hayward sand filter which runs 24 hrs a day and a 15x48 intex pool. my pump does not have a timer so i was wandering if it would be ok for this to run 24 hrs a day and not have any problems with it
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
bristow11
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, Intex does not recommend running our pumps for any more than 8 hours a day.
answered 9 months ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
The pump can run 24 hours a day while using the saltwater chlorine generator. The saltwater chlorine generator runs up to max of 6 hours per day under normal use. You only need the pump to run while the saltwater generator runs.
answered 2 years ago
By
KevinCa
 - Anderson, IN
answer 3
I run 24 hours a day and the max you can set it for is 12 hours a day. With the boost function which I use weekly as an alternative to chemical shock.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DonkyDonk
 - Painesville, Ohio
answer 4
the flow can run through it 24hrs a day but if you produce chlorine 24 hrs a day you will have to much. set unit to only produce about 4 to 6 hrs a day but the flow going through it can run all the time. however i would suggest a timer on your sand filter or your pump will burn up soon
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
aldnasoriosetioprdegfop
 - Texas
answer 5
our filter pump runs 24 hours also without a timer, the saltwater system can be set to be "on" for set periods of time so it won't actually be running 24/7 itself. the biggest thing is that the filter pump is ON when the saltwater system turns ON and if you never turn your pump off, it should be fine.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
marqiemar
 - GA
answer 6
you dont want to run it 24 hrs. it will gen too much chlorine and burn your mrtal away. the unit has a built in timer that you can set
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
tlnkrde
 - omaha, nebraska
answer 7
The unit is separate from the pump/filter so even if your filter is running 24 hours a day the unit will only run for the time you set it. In fact you are supposed to run the filter for an hour before the chlorine generator starts and continue for an hour after it stops.
The unit has a timer and will start automatically at the same time each day and run for however long you set it.
I highly recommend spending the $20-30 it would cost for a good quality grounded external outlet timer to plug the filter into. It would probably pay for itself in saved electricity over the summer and also drastically extend the life of the pump motor.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
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