Something that has been overlooked in the many techniques of getting a salt system working properly is the fact that the salt system control panel may sometimes need to be re-calibrated.
How do I know that it needs to be Re-Calibrated?
When the control panel is displaying a significantly lower salt level than the water is accurately tested at.
How do I recalibrate my Aqua Rite salt system control panel?
(For a Goldline Aqua-Rite SwimPure Plus or Pro)
First of all, if your “Check Cell” light is flashing, push and hold the “diagnostics” button until the light stops flashing. This indication light comes on at routine intervals, such as a newer vehicle’s “change oil” light might come on every 3000 miles. Once this is resolved, make sure that your t-cell is properly cleaned, and that your pool water has been accurately and manually tested at a high level. If your control panel is still displaying a lower salt level than the water is actually at, begin the recalibration process:
1. Turn the main switch from “Auto” to “Off”, and then back to “Auto”
2. Wait for about ten seconds, until you hear a click inside the panel
3. Once you hear the click, immediately push the “diagnostics” button five times until a negative number is displayed – starting high, and automatically scrolling down.
4. As it is scrolling down, once it reaches the number at which you know the pool salt level is actually at, move the main switch to “SUPER CHLORINATE”, then back to “AUTO”.
This will Re-Calibrate your panel to the accurate salt level.
How do I know if I need a new T-Cell?
If the problems continue to exist, or the panel keeps going back to the old, incorrect number, it most-likely means that you need a new turbo cell. Another indication of a bad cell is when the control panel is displaying “HOT”, when the actual temperature of the pool/spa is at normal operating temperature. In this case, the temperature sensor inside the t-cell is bad, and is best resolved by replacing the t-cell.
Where can I buy a new T-Cell or Control Panel?
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