Is there any way to test a Zodiac LM3 cell? Mine is at the end of it's 8th season and we've never had any problems. This summer it seems like it just wouldn't keep up. There's plenty of cloudy output at the front end, so it looks like there is definitely chlorine gas being generated. There is no buildup on the cell plates or anywhere else. I don't want to spend $400 if I don't have to...and convincing SWMBO that it's needed will be a tough conversation. Leslie's in town will check some cells, but not a Zodiac. (Not sure I would trust them with the test anyway, given that the tech said I had TDS levels too high, even after I told him it was a salt pool...he said that salt wasn't a dissolved solid. I had brought a sample in to check CYA since my test stuff was depleted)
On the other hand, could it be that there's just enough algae in there that the SWG is just barely staying ahead of it? FC seems to be hovering between 1 and 2 even with the SWG set high. Occasional cloudiness is quickly stopped by a gallon or two of bleach.
Thanks in advance for the help or advice. Pool is being closed next week so the algae problem will go away until next spring...maybe I get away with doing nothing!