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Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System

Customer Questions & Answers for
Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System

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.
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Questions & Answers for Intex Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System

Question

Does this replace the filter/pump that comes with the pools or for use in addition to it?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Wisconsin
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
2 answers
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answer 1
no it goes inline with pump
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
jwbiker1
 - vernon tx
answer 2
addition to the filter pump.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
bigfatgeckos
 - bradenton, florida
Question

i just bought a 15 foot round 4 feet deep intex pool and purchased this saltwater system. how much salt do i first use and where do i put it?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
kitten2TIGER
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
2 answers
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answer 1
for 4000 gallon pool you need about 95 lbs salt
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Sandrak1021
 - Belleville Il
answer 2
How many gallons is your pool? I have a 2200 gallon pool and had to put in a whole 40lb bag of salt. The table for all the salt business is in the instruction manual as well, it is VERY helpful! :)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
LuckyBeach
 - Ft. Hood, TX
Question

I have put over 400 lbs. total salt in the last 10 days cause it keeps saying low salt.

I would think this is way to much salt but it keeps saying low salt. My pool is 20'x48". Could the system be broken?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
3 answers
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answer 1
You need to take off the electrolytic cell and clean fill it with Vinegar. This needs to be done weekly. The saltwater system came with an end cap to attach to the end of the cell for this. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
debbze
 - Ingleside, Texas
answer 2
Yes, this is way tooooo much salt for this size pool. The unit must not be working properly, exspecially if it is new. I just put in a 12x24x52" oval & it only needed 150 lbs. of salt for start up & it is working just fine. Good luck!!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
A1Smartshopper
 - FL
answer 3
Take the reaction chamber off and clean the titanium plates off with a high pressure water spray and a soft tooth brush...they will probably be caked with calcium.Then you will have to drain about 1/2 of your water out and replace with fresh water because if you can taste the water and it's salty, the salt is too high...Also make sure to buy plenty of filter elements...about one a week / week and a half.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Saltywater1
 - Nor Cal
Question

Algae everwhere?

We purchased this unit with a 12x24' pool. Water was crystal clear for about 6 weeks and then one day we took the cover off and it looked like river water. Floor and walls were completely covered with algae. We have cleaned it and pool is still extremely cloudy. The low salt indicator goes off every day or two. Any suggestions?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Sycamore, IL
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
3 answers
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answer 1
I do suggest you see the pool store for a free water testing....my pool looked like a river and it ended up being metal in the water and everytime the saltwater system ran it would react with the chlorine and make it greener...no one can tell you exactly what is wrong except the pool store...
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
FindYourHappyPlace
 - Coast of Texas
answer 2
Get your water tested at your local pool store to find out how much salt is currently in the water and how much more is needed.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MermaidatHeart
 - Southern CA
answer 3
you need more salt.
look through your owners manual and find what the salinity level should be and get some salinity tester strips.
add salt until you reach that level.
when i open my 4400 gallon pool i put 110 lbs of salt in it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
nt4sell
 - missouri
Question

How much salt on startup do you need for a pool size of 4500 gallons

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
oscm
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
1 answer
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answer 1
110 lbs
$7 or so for 40lbs
you have to use table grade salt, like mortons pool salt
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
nt4sell
 - missouri
Question

my pool is over 7500 gallons, will this pump work properly?

Is this pump for more than 4,000 flow rate?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Monroegal23
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
1 answer
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answer 1
My manual says flow rate of 700-4000 gallons. So 4000 must be the maximum. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
monkeysmom2000
 - Mineral Ridge, Ohio
Question

Is there a size limit to the filter, I currently have a 18 x 4 with a 1hp sand filter, is this compatible?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
1 answer
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answer 1
I think its the GPH flowrate that matters? It can work for filters 700 to 4000 GPH. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
monkeysmom2000
 - Mineral Ridge, Ohio
Question

Does this unit vacuum the pool as well?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Itua
 - Houston
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
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answer 1
No
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Techmeister
 - Texas
answer 2
I have this exact pump and it does not vacuum. But it sure keeps the water sparkling!!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
mamarobinfl
 - St. Aug, FL
answer 3
From the INTEX website, this pump is not made to vacuum the bottom of your pool. It will however filter suspended particles from your pool water. You must use an additional bottom vacuum brush attachment connected to your garden hose to clean the bottom and sides of your pool.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
MarkAR
 - N. Arkansas
Question

what kind of salt does this use and where can i get it?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
chuckybship
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
4 answers
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answer 1
We used mortons pool salt and purchased it at Sams. It was about $6 for a 40 lb bag.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
wefourkings
answer 2
We purchased Morton Pool Salt 40 lb bags (4) at a Walmart Superstore and the cost was close to $20.00.
Our pool is a 4x18 intex above ground inflatable and the initial amount we used was 120 lbs.
We have not had to add anymore at this time.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Anotherverybusymom
 - Texas
answer 3
You use only white 99.5%+ Sodium Chloride Rock salt not the pelletized salt. I purchased it at Home Depot in 40 lb. bags. There is a chart in the directions on how much you need to use. In my case for a 13,000 gal pool I needed 320 lbs of salt. You just pour it in wait until disolved ( about 24hrs ) and turn it on.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Yelm, WA
answer 4
Do not use softener salt they have too many impurity's use pool salt available at walmart or at home depot.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
grandmamasees
Question

Is it the salt or 2 filters that makes the water so clear

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Intex Heavy Duty Saltwater Pool Filter System
3 answers
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answer 1
They both work together to give you clean water.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
DeanPerkins
 - Lexington,KY
answer 2
it is the salt going through the plates creating the needed chlorine
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
tater75
 - Gamaliel, KY
answer 3
I imagine it is both...the filters have to filter out the debri and the saltwater system sanitizes the water.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
FindYourHappyPlace
 - Coast of Texas
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