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Jul 25, 2013
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Water Tastes Salty/Low Salt Light On
by: Tim Stacey

I have a 48"x 18' above ground intex steel framed pool. Using the Intex sand filter and Intex salt water filtration systems.

I believe I have too much salt in my pool as the water is tasting salty. I'm understanding that there is no salt taste in a properly managed pool. However, my low salt light comes on, I believe between run times.

I would think it would be the high salt indicator that came on. I have never been able to get the chlorine test strips to even come close to the right color/range. My water is also beginning to turn clear green. How do I correct my issues?




Thanks for the question Tim

I'd like to have your complete chemical readings, the actual numbers:

Chlorine, CYA (cyanuric acid/stabilizer), pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Metals (iron and copper) and names of any algaecides you may have used along with clarifiers, phosphate removers, and/or flocs. It makes troubleshooting much easier and the process of clearing up your pool will go much faster. It's a guessing game without the numbers.

Next is to get a Taylor K-2006 kit and learn how to use it. Test strips pale in comparison to a good Taylor kit. It's the best investment you can make concerning your pool. You can also invest in a Taylor Salt Water Test Kit. They're pretty accurate. The salinity tester I used for the YMCA salt pool was a Myron Analog Meter.

If the color of the water is green you may have metals in the water. Solid green is normally algae while a clear green is metals after shocking. Metal sequestrants that are based on HEDP, phosphonic acid and/or its derivatives are the most effective.

Some popular brands are Jack's Magic Blue, Purple, and Pink Pink Stuff, Metal Magic, Metal Free, & Metal Klear.

Get back to me with the chemical numbers and I'm sure I can help.

Robert

Jun 23, 2014
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Algae On The Bottom Of Pool
by: Sheryl

I vacuum out the algae in the afternoon from the bottom of the pool and by the next morning it looks as if i never vacumed. it looks as green as cn be

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