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Review of Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System (Models: 54601EG and 54601E)

Very Good
4.10 stars
$129.00-$249.99(Based on model)
Price Range
Reviewed on: June 29, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Keeps the water crystal clear and pool clean
  • Good quality and well performing product
  • Better and cheaper alternative to chemicals
  • Maintains perfect levels of salt and chlorine
  • Leaves water skin friendly with no taste and smell of chlorine
  • Worth the money
  • Missing parts in shipped packages
  • Takes time to figure out the right level of salt
  • Some reliability issues

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System (Models: 54601EG and 54601E). The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.10 stars, and the price range is $129.00-$249.99(Based on model).

Intex Krystal Clear Salt Water Filtration System (Models: 54601EG & 54601E) is specifically designed for use with above-ground pools. It combines a unique two-stage technology to sanitize pool water. First, an undetectable level of natural, swimmer-safe chlorine is produced when natural salt is added to pool water and passes through titanium coated electrolytic cell during the filtration process. The result is soft, fresh, clean water without the potential hard side effects of packaged pool chemicals. Second with the copper ionization feature, highly active disinfectant ions are released which create a potent biocide and attach algae more aggressively than chlorine or other packaged pool chemicals. This filter replaces hazardous chlorine with inexpensive, natural salts as it cleans.

Built in GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) instantly shuts off pump if electrical current comes in contact with water. It has a 24 hour auto timer for extra easy pool maintenance. The filtration water is much gentle on skin, eyes, clothes and hair than packaged chlorine. No chemical smell, no red burning eyes or no hair discoloration. Salt does not evaporate unless water is splashed out of the pool therefore you will not have to add more salt again and again. Whenever water evaporates, simply add more water but the salt level will remain the same. It requires a filter pump with a flow rate between 700-4000gph and Adaptor B which is not included but sold separately.

Some reviewers have complained about the system not working at all or stopped working after few weeks. It was difficult to set the salt levels right thus resulting in the product not performing to its expectations. Some reviewer did not know the type of salt to be used as it was not specified, and used table salt which was not accepted by the filter again resulting in non-performance. Some reviewers even received the filter system with missing parts.

Overall, the Intex Krystal Clear Salt Water Filtration System is compact, easy to maintain and efficient in cleaning pool water. The filter’s reasonable price is an added advantage for the quality and performance and is highly recommended. 

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.00 stars)
7 Reviews
Easy to setup Worth the money Saves a lot of time
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
14 Reviews
Better alternative than using chemicals Keeps the water very clean with no taste of salt or chemicals Less expensive than chemicals
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
15 Reviews
Product works well Easy to use Just program and check the copper and chlorine levels twice a month No more adding chlorine to pool
Review Group #: 4
(2.00 stars)
18 Reviews
Lot of buyers complain about missing parts in product package
Review Group #: 5
(3.00 stars)
22 Reviews
Works correctly and pretty well Takes some time to get the salt levels right initially Has some reliability issues
Review Group #: 6
(4.50 stars)
27 Reviews
Salt water system works good Water remains crystal clean True to its name Salt added to the water seems to help skin
Review Group #: 7
(4.00 stars)
33 Reviews
Perfect clean water with no highs or lows in chlorine levels Not harsh on skin No chlorine smell and taste Cheaper than other solutions

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By Anonymous on July 09, 2014

which saltwater system intex model do I need for 12,000 gallons water

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By Anonymous on October 05, 2014

Same model should work for 12,000 gallons too. These systems are rated up to 15,000 gallons.

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