I live in Mexico and have a salt water pool. I have a Hayward Aqua Rite Electronic chlorine generator that I have used for 6 years. The control panel is GL 235 and a GL Turbo cell T9. It was working fine until a few days ago. .
When I first turn it on now the red light on the control panel says check salt and to inspect the cell. It will not generate chlorine for the pool when the check salt light is on. On the control panel when I move the switch from auto to off or superchlorinate and then back to auto the check salt light will go out for a few minutes and it will generate chlorine. It shows the salt level at 1,700 but I am sure it must be around 3,000. Around 3,000 is where is should be. I have always checked the salt level several times a day and it is always around 3,000. There is no reason (like a lot of water added to the pool) for the level to be as low as 1,700. Sometimes the display screen on the control panel is blank. Sometimes when you push the diagnostic button on the control panel the display will not change. I inspected the Turbo cell about 4 months ago and as usual it was clean.
I live in Mexico south of Guadalajara. It is a series of small towns here. There are about 6 pool supply places locally but none of them seem to be trained or educated about slat water pools. I went to two local pool supply places. One said the control panel has to be sent to Guadalajara to be checked. The other pool place said I need a new Goldline Turbo cell (he said this without even checking-I think he just wants to sell some equipment). It is so frustrating living Lakeside where there are no experts on this type of problem. Some of them at least think since you are a foreigner they can rip you off. I contacted a pool place in Guadalajara but they are trying to find some one who is knowledgeable about this.
I hope someone here has some experience with this type of setup.