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I have been fighting my salt cell for a while. For the non pool, or those without a salt pool, its what makes chlorine so you don't have to add it constantly. Without chlorine algae will invade and make life hell.

Anyway.... I had to replace the chlorine generator last year I found one on the web for about $350 and still had problems. A little Google-fu returned a list of options with this one on top ----> "No Cell Power" seems as if it is a very common problem. I am using the Aqua-logic control panel that runs everything. I couldn't super chlorinate because of the no cell power indicator. After following the simple directions on the website I am back in business and didn't have to spend $600 on a new mother board. I already had the soldering iron and some flux core solder and it took longer to take the panel apart than it did to fix the problem.

So.... if you having this issue - don't buy anything until you check to see if it can be fixed via this method.

I found a vid on Youtube

Aqualogic Salt Water Chlorine Converter - No Cell Power Fix - YouTube

If you have not spent time on the "trouble free pool" website and are still wasting money at the pool store you need to check it out!! Save that money for Jeep parts!

Happy swimming!
 

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Sheesh that's expensive, I'm sure you have a nice inground pool, I just have a 16' above-ground, but it's hung in there for almost 5yrs now. Of course I modified, lol, the jeeper in me, it has an oversized pump, etc, but I still use the chlorine and it's always crystal clear. If I had an inground I'd still use chlorine. My brother-in-law used the salt system and he has a bit of trouble with his now and then but generally stays clear/etc.

Guess if I had an inground I'd consider the salt system though just for the obvious reasons.

Don't think I added one beneficial thing to your post Ron, but thought I'd drop in and say hey anyway, lawlz.:)
 

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Thanks for the links, RG. We are running the same set-up in our pool.
Have had it for about 2 years now, with no issues (knock on wood). Bookmarked the links, just in case.

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I have the Aqua Pure salt cell and it took a shit on me about a year ago. Replacements are very expensive and I have had to put replacing it on the backburner for now and have been using chlorine. From time to time when it was working, I would soak it in water and acid to dissolve the calcium deposits that were visible on the copper fins. This worked great until it just died on me. I was told they have a 3 to 5 year life span, depending on use, which is about true with my experience. I can't wait to fix it and return my pool to saltwater. The difference is big. People who swam in my pool when it was salt would ask me why the water felt different without knowing it was salt.

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65Vdub - my pool was right at 5yrs old when the salt cell went out. Then one of the pumps... then new filter screens. lol.

JK - do you have a booster pump? I have the little polaris 3900 and it gets after it. I kinda want the remote robot thingie but don't want to drop a grand on it when the little one works just fine. I just sweep the steps and seats and it does the rest.

Cpt - take the panel apart and see if that spot needs fixed. I would bet that is your problem. It happened to my neighbor and a buddy at work too. You can check out the salt cell / chlorine generator to see if it is working at most pool stores that sell the units. If it's broke check here for the best prices that I found.

I am going to install one of these things:

 

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Sheesh that's expensive, I'm sure you have a nice inground pool, I just have a 16' above-ground, but it's hung in there for almost 5yrs now. Of course I modified, lol, the jeeper in me, it has an oversized pump, etc, but I still use the chlorine and it's always crystal clear. If I had an inground I'd still use chlorine. My brother-in-law used the salt system and he has a bit of trouble with his now and then but generally stays clear/etc.

Guess if I had an inground I'd consider the salt system though just for the obvious reasons.

Don't think I added one beneficial thing to your post Ron, but thought I'd drop in and say hey anyway, lawlz.:)
W'sup Sas!!

Salt is the only way to go...
 

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Mr. Ron, thanks for the advise. I am wondering if you can elaborate on that just a little more? Are you suggesting that something may be wrong with the control panel? I cleaned out the (whatever that rectangular thing with the copper fins inside of it is called) from time to time and it did the trick. The last time I did it and my pool got algae. I was puzzled. A pool guy I know told me that it was because that rectangular thing had died and needed to be replaced. He never looked at it though, I just figured he was right because it definately wouldn't "super chlorinate" anymore, or chlorinate at all for that matter. Thanks!

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Used to have one of those shitty salt systems, nothing but trouble and expense... not to mention the brackish taste of the damn water

Oh and forget a chain link fence around pool, it'll be eaten up in a few years

We went back to chlorine 3 years ago and I couldn't be happier


Now this is no ordinary pool... father in law dug it himself 18'wide,44'long 11' at the deepest..... 33,000 gallons worth :thefinger:

P.S. We had a luau once, had close to 150 folks show and burned up about 7 blenders... pool holds a shit load of folks
 
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