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Thread: Turbo Cell Working Properly?

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    Mar 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas

    Turbo Cell Working Properly?

    How do I know if the turbo cell is working properly?

    After having a pool service for the last 4+ years, I recently learned that the service had unplugged the turbo cell completely and was servicing the pool as a chlorine pool rather than saltwater. After plugging it back in and getting my salt levels up to normal, algae appeared. I visited the local pool supply who instructed me to shock the pool which I did but it's still green which has me wondering.. Is something wrong with the turbo cell? And if there is, how would I know?
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    Re: Turbo Cell Working Properly?

    Do a little home work in the pool school section and you will realize that shocking the pool won't do anything, you need to slam and get those fc levels up and maintain.

    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Jun 2011
    Long Beach, CA

    Re: Turbo Cell Working Properly?

    Welcome to TFP!

    You need to go through the diagnostics on the panel and post what each number reads. Make sure the cell is set to 100% when you do this. What are the lights doing on the panel?

    There are some pool stores that have test stations for the cell, check around to see if one of yours has one.

    To get you started on your water issues start by reading ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Turbo Cell Working Properly?

    Follow Jhamblett's advice first.

    There are a few ways to tell if the cell is working, but It's easiest if the water is algae free.

    Some pool stores can test the cells.

    Do you know how old the cell is?

    Are there any lights or indication on the display?

    How much salt did you add?

    How did you determine the amount you needed?

    What does the display show for salt level?
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    Re: Turbo Cell Working Properly?

    The AquaRite/Swimpure is easy to tell if it's working. The diagnostics tell everything you need to know. If you can post the diagnostics, water temperature and a good independent salt test, we can tell you if it's working.
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