I'm so glad to have found this website and forum!
I am the owner of a 20' x 10' pool. It starts at about 4 feet deep and goes down to about 8 feet deep. I have installed a Goldline system with a turbo cell T9. When my electronic chlorine generator started flashing the check salt/inspect so lights, my pool guy just turn the system off. he said to us, "The generator isn't making enough chlorine, I'm just going to turn it off until September." ???
Without warning, he just told us that he put a super chlorinate shock on the pool.
Anyhow, from a very brief visit to Leslie's pool supply, I learned that it will be easy to rectify the situation.
A little bit of background. We have lived in this house for four years now and have never changed the pool cell. When I removed this so myself to inspect for calcification build up, the sale actually looked pretty clean, so I'm just guessing it's time to replace it. Remember, I'm very unknowledgeable about any of this because I was paying the pool man to take care of these problems for us.
here are my questions:
1) By my description of the pool, do you think I should switch to a T – 15 cell? We just switched to a variable pool pump, and I'd like to run the pump as little as possible, like 4 to 6 hours if possible.
2) how long do salt cells last? Should I try soaking my cell in muriatic acid just to see if it somehow shakes something loose that causes the cell to generate chlorine again?
I appreciate any of your responses.