Saltwater System
Frequent Questions

Saltwater System Frequently Asked Questions

What type and size of media should I use with the INTEX Sand Filter & Saltwater system?

How can I test for copper levels?

How do copper ions sanitize my pool? How do they work with chlorine?

How does the INTEX Saltwater System generate copper ions?

How often should I change the sand in my filter?

How do I verify if the pressure gauge is faulty?

What should I do if code 92 appears?

What should I do if code 91 appears?

How does the timer work?

What should I do if sand is returning to the pool during filtering operation?

How can I test for copper levels?

Can I stop the timer or change the startup time?

What is the preferred pool water chemistry reading?

What does code 92 mean?

Why are there tiny little bubbles in the water when the Intex Saltwater System is running?

How does the addition of salt to my pool generate chlorine?

Can I pre-program the startup time like my VCR (Video Cassette Recorder)?

Why is it necessary to backwash the filter media during the initial setup startup and how long I should backwash it?

Is the Intex Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System available for different sizes of pools?

What does code "00" mean? What should I do if code "00" appears?

Why sometimes is it called Chlorine Generator, since it doesn't actually produce chlorine in the traditional sense?

If my pool loses water, how do I know how much salt to replace? What happens if I add too much salt?

Does the Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System includes hoses or other fittings to attach to an INTEX® swimming pool?

What is the warranty period of the INTEX Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System?

What should I do if code 91 appears on my Saltwater System Model 8220G (56602GS version)?

Can you run the Intex Saltwater System with the pool cover on?

What types of INTEX Saltwater Systems are available?

What does code 93 mean?

Why do I have insufficient chlorine output?

Can I stop the timer or change the startup time?

What should I do if code 92 appears?

What type of salt should be used with the saltwater generators?

Do you need to use any other chemicals in the pool besides salt? What happens if you put other chemicals in the pool?

What type of salt should be used?

Is it safe to swim in the pool while the Saltwater System is operating?

How do I increase the chlorine output?

What does code 80 mean? What should I do if code "80" appears?

How much salt should be used for my salt water system?

What does code 80 mean? What should I do if code "80" appears?

Is the INTEX Saltwater System available for different sizes of pools?

How does the salt affect the vinyl?

Do I add salt to the pool or to the pump?

If my pool loses water, how do I know how much salt to replace? What happens if I add too much salt?

Does the stand-alone Saltwater System requires any cartridges as the pump does?

I have a small above ground pool, can I still use salt water system?

I have a Saltwater System/filter pump combination unit (combo), can I run just the filter pump only after the chlorinator has finished without re-setting or erasing the chlorinator's programmed timer?

When the Intex Saltwater System is producing chlorine under daily operating conditions, will it also produce copper ions?

How can I test the chemical level in my pool?

What does code 90 mean?

Why use the INTEX Saltwater System?

What type of service is needed to maintain the Saltwater System's performance?

Can you adapt an older Intex Filter Pump to the Intex Saltwater System?

If the Intex Saltwater System runs too long, will it over chlorinate the pool?

Will my pool water be salty?

What will happen if iodized salt is used?

How long does it take for the Intex Saltwater System to clear the "green" water from my pool?

Is the Saltwater System technology proven?

How do I increase the chlorine output?

How can I test the chemical level in my pool?

How do I verify if the Saltwater System is generating chlorine?

What should I do if code 91 appears?

If the Intex Saltwater System runs too long, can copper levels get too high?

How much sand does the INTEX Sand Filter & Saltwater system require?

What is the INTEX Saltwater System (Chlorine Generator)?

How often do you run the INTEX Saltwater System?

Is the Intex Saltwater System capable of lifting dirt off the bottom of the pool?

What if the saltwater is accidentally swallowed? Is it harmful in any way?

Which pool sets come with the Saltwater System? Can it be purchased separately?

Does the Saltwater System prevent algae and bacteria from forming on the bottom and sides of the pool?

If I am allergic to chlorine, can I still swim in the pool?

Why did I find white flakes in the pool water?

Why are there tiny little bubbles in the water when the Saltwater System is running?

How does the timer work?

Why is there no display on the LED screen? What should I do?

What does code 90 mean?

What does code 91 mean?

I bought an AGP Set with a Saltwater System/filter pump combination (combo), I do not want to add salt because I do not want to use the chlorinator. Is it possible to run just the pump to filter the water at least?

Can I add pool chemicals to shock the pool water or to balance pool water chemistory?

What does code "88" mean? What should I do if code "88"/"00" appears?

Can I use playground sand or sand from the beach in my Intex sand filter system?

Why do I have insufficient chlorine output?Insufficient chlorine output may happen due to:

Why is there no display on the LED screen? What should I do?

Why has the name of the device been changed from Chlorine Generator to "Saltwater System"? Is it the same product?

How does the INTEX Saltwater System generates chlorine?

Will the salt produce any harmful by-products over long periods of time?

Is the chlorine produced by a Saltwater System different than the standard liquid or granule chlorine used in most pools?

What is the chemical process that takes place in an Intex Saltwater System?

Why are INTEX Saltwater Systems better than other products on the market today?

How does the addition of salt to my pool generate chlorine?

Can I pre-program the startup time like my VCR (Video Cassette Recorder)?

What should I do if code 90 appears?

What does code 92 mean?

How do I reduce the copper concentration in my pool to the recommended level?

How can chlorine last longer in my pool, if it automatically breaks down in sunlight?

What models and sizes are available?

What does code 93 mean?

Will the Intex Saltwater System work even if I use well water? What if I have hard water?

How do copper ions sanitize my pool? How do they work with chlorine?

What does code "88" mean? What should I do if code "88" appears?

What does code "94" mean? What should I do if code 94 appears?

How many functions does the INTEX Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System control valve have and what are the functions?

After loading the filter media into the tank and setting up everything, the water does not flow into the tank after opening the plunger valves (or removing the black hat-shape plugs) and setting the 6-way valve in filter mode?

Why did I find white flakes in the pool water?

Do I add salt to the pool or to the system?

How much salt should be used?

What should I do if code 90 appears?

What does code 91 mean?

Can I run just the Intex filter pump only?

What is the meaning of FP?

How often should the glass media be replaced?

How Much Salt Should Be Used?
Pool Style and Size Amount of Water in Pool Salt Needed for Startup 3.0g/L (3000ppm) Salt Needed when Low Salt Detected (CODE "91")
(Gals) (Lbs) (Kgs) (Lbs) (Kgs)
Easy Set Pool 15' x 33" 2587 65 30 20 10
15' x 36" 2822 65 30 20 10
15' x 42" 3284 80 35 20 10
15' x 48" 3736 95 45 20 10
16' x 42" 3754 95 45 20 10
16' x 48" 4273 110 50 30 15
18' x 42" 4786 120 55 30 15
18' x 48" 5455 135 60 35 15
18' x 52" 5894 150 65 40 20
Metal Frame Pool 15' x 36" 3282 80 35 20 10
15' x 42" 3861 100 45 20 10
15' x 48" 4440 110 50 30 15
16' x 48" 5061 125 55 30 15
18' x 48" 6423 160 75 40 20
18' x 52" 6981 175 80 45 20
20' x 52" 8638 220 100 60 25
24' x 48" 11483 290 130 75 35
24' x 52" 12481 310 140 85 40
Sequoia Spirit Pool 16'8" x 49" 5061 125 55 35 15
18'8" x 53" 6981 175 80 45 20
Ultra Frame Pool 16' x 48" 5061 125 55 35 15
18' x 52" 6981 175 80 45 20
18' x 9' x 52" 4545 115 50 30 15
24' x 12' x 52" 8403 210 100 55 25
32' x 16' x 52" 14364 360 165 95 45
Oval Frame Pool 18' x 10' x 42" 2885 65 30 20 10
20' x 12' x 48" 4393 110 50 30 15
24' x 12' x 48" 5407 135 60 35 15
28' x 12' x 48" 6420 160 75 40 20