Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System

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You can enjoy a clean and comfortable pool using the Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System. This easy-to-maintain system is compact and efficient in generating clear pool water. This saltwater sanitizing system replaces hazardous chlorine with the inexpensive natural salts as it cleans. It requires a flow rate between 700-4000 gallons per hour. This salt water swimming pool system features an indicator to indicate water blockage in hose and filter.

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You can enjoy a clean and comfortable pool using the Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System. This easy-to-maintain system is compact and efficient in generating clear pool water. This saltwater sanitizing system replaces hazardous chlorine with the inexpensive natural salts as it cleans. It requires a flow rate between 700-4000 gallons per hour. This salt water swimming pool system features an indicator to indicate water blockage in hose and filter.

Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water Sanitizing System:

  • Easy to operate
  • This Intex Water Sanitizing System eliminates packaged chlorine
  • Dramatically improves swimming comfort
  • Required flow rate between 700-4000 GPH
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    Manufacturer Part Number: 54601W
    Model: 54601W
    Power Type: External power
    Brand: Generic
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.00 x 13.60 x 14.00 IN
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    by stowman 9/4/2010
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    • A. This is separate from the filter and pump. You must have a pump and filter running at the same time for the salter system to work!
      by jtschlump7/4/2011
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    • A. You need a seperate pump
      by Texan196510/10/2010
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    • A. it attaches to an existing pump. u still need a pump and filtration system.
      by PleaseMySelf9/23/2010
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    • A. it connects to ur pump. u still have to have a pump
      by PleaseMySelf9/23/2010
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    • A. This is not a pump. This is an ionizing system that changes salt into chlorine. It goes inline between your pool filter pump and your pool.
      by shoppingforboatseats9/19/2010
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    • A. This hooks up between your pump/filter and the pool. Pretty simple hook up and well worth the money.
      by merc569/11/2010
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    • A. This is used in addition to your regular pool pump.
      by mimi88/18/2011
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    I have read many reviews for many systems, does this use just normal table salt or do I need to get a special kind of salt?
    by newpoolmom 9/2/2010
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    • A. You buy swimming pool salt in 40lb bags from most diy stores /walmart/target etc for about $6-7. I use 3 bags (120lbs) for our 5000 gallon pool. Table salt would cost you more than your pool !!!!!
      by Texan196510/10/2010
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    • A. u would use the kind of salt that goes into water softner systems. i think they sell it in large bags at grocercy stores or dept. stores
      by PleaseMySelf9/23/2010
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    • A. The salt I used said "pool salt" but it was packaged by Morton Salt Company. It is white and granulated. Looks very similar to table salt.
      by shoppingforboatseats9/19/2010
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    • A. This uses a pure salt that can be purchased at any pool supply store. My local Leslies Pool Supply sell 40lb bags for nine buck a bag. My 15' x 48" pool needed 100lbs. Seems like a lot, but you would be surprised, I was.
      by merc569/13/2010
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    • A. Pool salt works the best and real cheap. You can get it at Walmart and Samsclub, or even your local hardware store. 40# for $5 or so.
      by MustangKyng9/8/2010
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    • A. I use the morton salt for pools. It comes in 40lb bags at my local Walmart.
      by mimi89/6/2010
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    Customer Reviews | 35 reviews | 4.5 out of 5

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    8/29/2011

    Customer review by Aboat

    5.0 stars 8/29/2011 by Aboat
    by Aboat

    We have now had this for about a month. Easy set up. Salt mixed in the pool perfectly. We do often get a high salt reading when the pool water level gets low, but we just add water and the reading goes away. I am not about high matenience thing... This by far is not.!!! We had a couple slow flow readings but that was due to the paper filter needing to be changed. This thing tells you need to do. Easy as pie. If you want to make it super easy, buy a Sand Filter too!! We just did and for the last 2 weeks I have had to back wash the sand filter once!! (thats how you clean it) The combination of these two have made out 16ft by 48" pool crystal clear!!! not one problem with the water!!! The water was just as clear with the orinal pump filter system that came with out pool, but its a hassel to keep changing the paper filter. Even after a few days of rain, we did not do anything to the pool and it maintaned perfectly! We spend mych more time swimming than worring about chemicals!

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    Aboat
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Works great...when it works
    9/27/2011

    Customer review by Shelly001

    2.0 stars 9/27/2011 by Shelly001
    by Shelly001

    I'm fixing to be on my 3rd system in 3 months, the first one arrived and wouldn't turn on at all, i refused to wait for Intex to send me a new one so i exchanged it for another one which worked GREAT, it's been a few days shy of 3 months and the water has been crystal clear, i put salt in it at the beginning and just had to add a little more a few weeks ago, haven't used any other chemicals including shock treatments. Today i went out and the display has quit working, again it won't turn on at all, so i called Intex and they are sending out a new one. I love the system when it works, we have an 18 x 48 pool, we are using the 1500 gallon pump that came with it and it all has been great for the whole summer besides the saltwater system operational issues. the system is simple to use, i had no problems getting it going and the one time i had to add salt it let me know, i would highly recommend it IF they can get these quality control issues fixed because i am beyond annoyed with having to go through 3 in one summer.

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    Shelly001
    Louisiana
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:3 - 4 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    LOVE IT - Water is Krystal Clear
    7/5/2011

    Customer review by JustaReviewin

    5.0 stars 7/5/2011 by JustaReviewin
    by JustaReviewin

    I bought this system at the end of last summer on clearance to use the following year on our 18' x 4' Intex pool. I've had a pool all my life and have owned a couple different Intex pools over the past 7 years which require a little more wrestling with chemicals than the hardwalled above ground pools. Was a bit skeptical and concerned I'd waste my money since I wouldn't be able to return after so much time passed. Filled the pool, added 100 lbs of purified salt (at $9 for 40 lbs), and held our breath... fearing we'd have to drain the pool if it didn't work. I followed the directions and waited a day to allow the salt to completely dissolve before turning the system on. Based on our actual gallons in the pool, programmed the system to run 5 hours then hit boost to bring up the chlorine level. I tested the water every day for about a week and now test once or twice a week. It's been 4 weeks and haven't looked back since - I mean really... we've added NO chemicals... no PH +/-, no shock, no alkalinity +/-. When they say Krystal Clear.... they mean Krystal Clear. Normally by now, we have cloudy or green water at least once and have spent countless hours adding and adjusting chemicals to get it back to clear. Our water has never looked this good and the kids love it. the salt water doesn't irritate their eyes like the regular chlorinated pools. I love this system - it makes pool maintenance a breeze. One thing to note, be sure to read the directions thoroughly. Had I not read the directions I would have missed that the level of chlorine should only be between .4 and 1.5 instead of the normal 1 - 3 ppm. I highly recommend this product.

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    JustaReviewin
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every day
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Water system
    7/6/2011

    Customer review by GoDucks

    5.0 stars 7/6/2011 by GoDucks
    by GoDucks

    I think this works very well! You have to follow all the instructions as with any unit. We do not have to add anything but salt to the pool and it keeps the water very clear. We purchased the Intex sand filter to hook up to it and that works awesome too, no more buying paper filters!

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    GoDucks
    Springfield, Oregon
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    7/6/2011

    Customer review by NanasRock

    5.0 stars 7/6/2011 by NanasRock
    by NanasRock

    I am going on my third year using this salt water system. I love it! Before getting this system, I couldn't keep the water in the pool clear. Now, I run it about six hours a day and my pool water is clear and clean. I have saved a lot of money on chemicals. The only cleaning I do is vacuuming the bottom of the pool. The cost to run the system is worth it.

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    NanasRock
    California
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    this is great!
    7/6/2011

    Customer review by shirley57

    5.0 stars 7/6/2011 by shirley57
    by shirley57

    i have a 27 x52 round pool, i had to add 560 lbs of salt,,at first wasnt clearing water, i tested water and it was very low in alkaline, i added a tub of alkaline to it, and pushed the boost button and in 2 days it was crystal clear!!! it was very very green to start with,,that has been over a month ago and i havent had to add nothing to it,,,i think the key to it is that boost button, it is like a shock...downside is, you do have to keep it running, but saving alot of money in chemicals, and my water is crystal clear!! love it

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    shirley57
    eastern ky
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Usage:Every day
    9/6/2011

    Customer review by LambrinieCakes

    5.0 stars 9/6/2011 by LambrinieCakes
    by LambrinieCakes

    I LOVE my salt water system -- I will never go back to the old way again. My skin feel so soft -- even after being in the pool for hours. When they say let the filter system run for 24 hours before starting your system, they really mean a FULL 24 hours. I ran mine for about 20 hours and ended up with salt buildup on the plates, which cause the system to give me an incorrect reading on the salt level in the water. I disconnect the hoses, put the end caps on, and then soak the plates in vinegar for about an hour. But, after that, everything was working great again. (Customer Service was wonderful and very helpful) I purchased salt pellets from my local grocery store for about $4.50 for 40lbs. The pellets were half what the regular salt would have cost me, and all I had to do was use my pool brush to push the pellets around the pool floor (about 1/2 hr) until they dissolved. I have an Intex 20X48 pool.

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    LambrinieCakes
    Glendale, AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    BEST PURCHASE EVER!! Pool clear all year :)
    2/29/2012

    Customer review by shoppingmom2boys

    5.0 stars 2/29/2012 by shoppingmom2boys
    by shoppingmom2boys

    I don't normally write reviews, but this is the best invention ever! I have had an above ground pool for several years now. I would dread super hot days, when someone would ask to come over and swim. I would NEVER know what the water was gonna look like from day to day. Sometimes, a green film would form on the bottom... sometimes it would be white and cloudy. It was a nightmare trying to keep it clear. I had over heard some people talking about saltwater pumps at the store, so I got home and googled it. The reviews were so good, I almost didn't believe it..... but I had to try!! I'm a single mom, so $200 is a lot for me. I decided I probably spend that much in chlorine anyway, so I bought the pump at walmart. It comes with a very short DVD showing how to use it. It is sooooo simple! I went to the pool store and bought some salt. (it's just table salt, in giant bags) The manual shows you how many bags for your size pool. My pool took about 4 bags, and it's CHEAP - about 10 dollars a bag!!! I brought the salt home, cut open the bags and dumped them in the pool, and turned the pump on. And guess what???? THAT'S IT!! THAT'S ALL YOU DO!! The salt recycles itself, so you don't even have to add more, unless you splash a lot of water out. The pump turns the salt into chlorine and when it kills bacteria, it turns back into salt and works over and over. My pool was clean and clear all summer long. Everyday, I kept waiting to walk out and have funky water, but it was as clear as bath water everyday. So many people commented on how clear my water was and asked how I kept it that way. When I told them I did NOTHING, except dump salt in and turn the pump on, they were all amazed, and everyone wanted one. I can't say enough about how great this pump is. Whoever invented this is my HERO!!

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    shoppingmom2boys
    Central IL
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per month
    Outstanding Product and great customer service!!!
    8/30/2011

    Customer review by roxybox

    5.0 stars 8/30/2011 by roxybox
    by roxybox

    I bought my pool from walmart (20'x48") and bought the saltwater system from their website in May 2010. I did save all my receipts. First year I added 160 lbs. of salt (4-40 lbs bags from walmart) because I was having crystal clear water brought in and paying for it since I am on a well and have very rusty water. Used the system first year--had crystal clear water all summer (June through end of Sept.) Did not really do the maintance it suggested (using vinegar to soak the cell like they suggest). Did mainatance only at the end of year before taking the pool down. This year 2011, put the pool up memorial day week-end (set up takes approx. 30 mins--1 person) and had water delivered 2 days later. Put the salt in, turned on the machine per instructions--waited a couple of days and could not get a chlorine reading. Called Intex--they suggested I soak the cell in vinegar for several hours. We soaked it for 2 days (there was a green film around the copper cell). Put the machine back into service and after 2 more days still could not get a chlorine reading. Called Intex again--they told me cell must be bad. Told me if I filled out their form online and faxed them the receipt showing I had purchased it--they would replace it and would take approx. 1-2 weeks. I did fill out the form etc., but because I didn't want to wait up to 2 weeks--I went out to Meijer and bought a new salt system on sale and got the pool up and running within 24 hrs. Approx. 1 1/2 wks later, a package arrives from Intex--it's a Brand New Machine!!!! SHOCKED!!!! I orignally bought the machine on May 5 2010 and complained about it June 1st 2011 well past the warranty period. Was I shocked to get a new machine!!!. Now I have 2 machines. Every two weeks, I switch out the machines and put vinegar like the instructions and leave the vinegar the whole 2 weeks soaking. It cleans the green slim off the copper cell and keeps it working beautifully!!! Actually, the original machine my husband took a wire brush to it and cleanned off all the green stuff (took a little work to get the green sediment off), but once he got it copper again--the original machine works again. So technically I have three machines. We have not put the replacement machine in service yet. I see you can get this machine as low as $119.00 (walmart website 8/30/11 sales price). My husband thinks it's well worth having the two machines. It's so easy to swap out the machine and soak the one that is not being used, and it will save you a lot of head-aches later on. You must do the vinegar cleaning every two weeks like they suggest or you will eventually run into problems like we did. The pool is fantastic--no problems and the salt system is AWESOME!!!!! Much much easier than clorine!!!! I have told all my friends with pools! And one friend agrees--much cheaper than clorine. Love the product and Intex was great--yes I had to wait on hold for approx. 5 to 15 mins each time I called, but they noted each call and as long as you have the receipt that you purchased their product--they stand behind it. Awesome machine and awesome company!!! I also upgraded the filter system to the bigger machine (got it on sale for $99.00) pumps 2500 gallons per hour. Works much better than the filter that came with the pool--Also you can use a garden hose and wash the filter every week to get more life out of it.

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    roxybox
    chicago, il
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Great Salt Water System
    9/7/2011

    Customer review by krazytxgurl

    5.0 stars 9/7/2011 by krazytxgurl
    by krazytxgurl

    This saltwater system is exactly what we were looking for. We had purchased a used one to begin with that work wonderfully but it was time to invest in a new one. It was just what the pool doctor (hubby) ordered. I got it at a great price and it came in on time. Could not be happier with this purchase. Saltwater systems are the way to go, it is an investment but saves much-o $$$$$ in the long run. You will use a very minimal amount of chemicals, basically salt and water with the occasional shock treatment once the water has stabilized. Footnote: the water feels alot softer than a chlorine pool and NO it does not taste salty like the beach.

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    krazytxgurl
    Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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