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.