Just looking for some input on cell cleaning. I've seen lots of different recommendations on how often to clean them, or at least check them. Every six weeks seems to be a common one.
However, I put mine into use in early May of last year. I pulled it to inspect a couple times through the Summer and it was spotless. In October I cleaned it anyway and got no fizz or foaming, as I expected. With just now working on some preliminary prep and clean up I did it again today. I hadn't looked at it since October, but it's still spotless.
Am I likely safe just checking it each Spring and Fall, as long as it's not otherwise throwing any errors or displaying a very inaccurate salt level? As of October my TA was 60 and CH of 150. Even my tap water is only a TA of 50. My Ph is stable at 7.4 and rarely rises to 7.6 if running a fountain.
Just for Joyfulnoise, lol, pool store test showed a TA of 50 and a CH of 70 yesterday. No, I'm not relying on those, but with a Winter rains worth of dilution they aren't too far off from my last tests in October. I'll start testing next weekend myself though. If I test now I'll just HAVE to start messing with it and not ready yet
Sorry, long winded. Test levels are just a side note. If even somewhat in those ranges is that why I get ZERO scaling? I read so many posts about them getting dirty or scaling I'm wondering why mine still looks brand new. With just recently having a salt level issue it also turns out it actually reads somewhat high compared to an AquaChek strip and pool store result that matched (I need a better salt test though, I wish it was high enough for a refractometer to work and make it easy!)