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Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon

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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, 4 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 1 year, 1 month 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, 4 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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 5
Any pool salt sold at Walmart, Lowes or pool supply
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 6
Pool salt you can get at wal mart or any pool store
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Splashing
Question

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

asked 2 years, 4 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 1 year, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Swimmeroo
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 4
startup 310lbs, if you need to add that's 85lbs.
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 8
You put in 310 pounds of pool salt.
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 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 1 year, 1 month 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, 5 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, 4 months ago
By
EJL20
 - Slidell, La.
answer 4
according to the manual it will handle it. Check intexcorp.com for the specs
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
clarinetmom
 - Blanchard, OK
answer 5
it works great my pool is exactly the same size!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
marksstuff
 - haskell ok
answer 6
The manual lists up to 14000 gallons, your pool is 17000
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 7
no
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
bruceinlampasas
 - lampasas texas
answer 8
Yes it is
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ThePoolprofessional
Question

my filter keeps saying low salt, pool is 15 by 48 . what can i do?

asked 2 years, 3 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
Take a water sample to pool store & have it tested first! Mine said low salt and I over-salted it. Turned out system was malfunctioning and I had to drain pool about halfway to get rid of salt. Intex sent me replacement system.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
FloridaGranny2
 - Florida
answer 3
Run you system longer.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Justsomebeach
 - Carriere, MS
answer 4
Add enough salt until the light comes on that the right amount has been added. You need to figure the right amount of salt for your pool.
It's a Prsq'd calculation.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Draggy
 - Tennessee
answer 5
If you have not added more salt, Add one 40 LB bag of pool salt. Also you can purchase salt strips to measure the salt level of the pool. Should be at 3000 parts per million.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
pontiac98
 - Keystone Heights, FL
answer 6
Make sure you have added the amount of salt recommended in the unit's instruction manual. It should be at least 40-50 lbs. And that is was the correct type of salt and that it is all dissolved.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
PersnicketyPony
 - Hershey Pa
answer 7
There can be several causes, but testing the salt levels is the is the only way to know for sure if you have enough. If you lose water due to splashing chances are you may need to add salt.

If you don't have a salinity test kit handy look at the electrolytic cells (the metal strips that the water flows over) if they are covered in white scale then you should use kitchen grade white vinegar to descale them. Scaled up cells will give you a low salt reading.

If you test the salt levels and they are @3000ppm or close to it and your cells are clean and all plugs are clean and properly connected you may have a faulty unit.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
Question

I have a 22' pool, that has shock chemicals in it. I want to install the salt water filter, do I need to drain the pool and start w/fresh water?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
denah77
 - California
on Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 Gallon
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you do not need to drain the pool of chemicals before you hook up the saltwater system.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
no
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
oorakcub
 - massillon
answer 3
No you do not have to drain your pool. But you will need to add salt to your water. Even with this system you occasionally need to shock your system.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
rphc
 - Columbus OH
answer 4
My pool was green when I installed the salt system. It was just too much for the system to handle so I schoked it and it looks great.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Benbrook
answer 5
NO YOU DO NOT NEED TO DRAIN THE POOL.

The Chlorine you added with the shock will evaporate, that's why pools need to be shocked so often and chlorine needs to be added constantly.
This system replaces manual addition of chlorine.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Texan1965
 - DFW Texas
answer 6
Yes you do :) because you need to mix salt with the fresh water you should see the videos on youtube related with the system
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
LATINA44
 - Memphis, TN
answer 7
I would contact the manufacturer. That is a great question.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Derbyman
 - Boise, Idaho
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, 4 months 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 1 year, 1 month 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
When is the last time you changed your pool filter?
answered 2 years, 3 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
Okienole
 - Guthrie, OK
answer 5
Is the system actually making chlorine? Check copper ion comcentration.
answered 2 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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 1 year, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Intex Consumer Support
answer 2
Filter pump-yes. Sand-not sure
answered 2 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
RussellB
 - Wilmington, NC
answer 6
Yes
answered 2 years, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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 1 year, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
RussellB
 - Wilmington, NC
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