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My Chlorinator cell is broken but the unit is still OK. Can I order just a cell?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hi Chris, W/D here.
Here's a few things that you may or may not have checked:
1. You didn't state the age of the cell, or type. The generally last 2-3 years. I don't know how the power to the cell was checked, but clean the cell thoroughly before moving on. I use 1 gallon of muratic acid, and soak for about 5 minutes, then flipping the cell and soaking for 5 more minutes. Wear neoprene/chemical resistant gloves, and rinse thoroughly. Save the solution, as you can get several cleanings out of it.
2. Look for a fuse on your panel. The control boards are divided into areas of function. You'll need your wiring diagram, if the areas aren't clearly defined.
Hope this helps, --W/D--
Posted on Nov 10, 2011
Are you waiting up to 10 minutes for the light to come on?Is the timer being set corectly? It is not immediate and could take up to that amount of time.
If this is not the case you can call intex and with a valid receipt they will send out a new unit up to 2 years after purchase
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
you probably didn't ruin it, just caused it to not know what to do.
In my opinion your problems started with actually being low salt.
In a panic and not realizing the proper way to test for 3000ppm you were probably low
you then got the new unit and were ready to have the same problem
If you do have high salt ( over 3500 ) you can create calcium on the plates and render them impossible to correctly read therefore giving alarms. you can also create severe corrosion on metal ladders thus putting metals in your pool and creating a new problem. Your pools chlorine will get eaten away quickly by the metals and with low or no sanitizer you will go green very fast.
So did you ruin the plates with high salt? I dont believe so. Your pool just wasnt in line abd if you had cleaned the plates with the vinegar treatment you still would have been in the same boat
all of the intex chlorinators are made the same but they are not exactly calibrated the same. They are close but not close enough so were one system might read the salt content ok the next may not
I am not sure if you were using any test kit at all but make sure you stay away from the salt test that reads in colors. The # test kit is right on the money where as the color one just gets you in the ball park
You must also remember that when it rains or you ad water because of splash out you may go low on salt. Just remeber 3000ppm
it takes a lot of rain or frsh water to alter your salt content but again if you are more on the low side of the 3000 then you would need to ad salt sooner
Please go to my name and look up my other posts dealing with low flow and gowing green
I am sure you will learn quite a bit and it should help you to have a more pleasurable experience with your pool..
start using the chemicals I mention in those posts cause once you go green it is hard and back breaking to get your pool back to clear
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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