I'm really new to pool maintenance. My girlfriend has this saltwater pool and recently algae started growing like crazy. So I start doing some troubleshooting on the SWG and cell. The breaker on the SWG keeps flipping, so there is my problem. After I flip the breaker, it works for a little while, then it flips off again. I notice up at the cell where the cord goes into the cell housing, there is some discoloration and a very slow water leak running down the cord. After pulling the housing off and the cap over the cord where it joins the cell, I can see heavy corrosion and black charred stuff around the wire leads, and there is a burnt smell.
Long story short, the cell leaked on the wires and shorted them out. This also seems to have fried my SWG. So, I'm looking for a replacement. Around the internet, Compupool seems to have a bad rap for unreliable equipment. This model is CPSC24. I'm going to need a new cell, cell housing, and SWG. Any recommendations? Things to avoid? Is this model even the right unit for a 36,000 gallon pool? Any help is appreciated.