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    Cleaning the salt cell

    I have a CircuPool salt water generator. The panel tells me to "Check Cell". How do I clean the cell?

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    Cleaning the salt cell

    Normally the cell is attached to your PVC pipes using standard screw-in unions. You remove the cell and use a dilute muriatic acid solution (5:1 water:acid) to clean any calcium deposits off the cell plates.

    Your users manual should have the correct cleaning procedure printed in it.
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    Re: Cleaning the salt cell

    Thanks

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    Re: Cleaning the salt cell

    Yup, what Matt said. I would add, you going to want to get a cap that screws on to one end of the salt cell. Fill the cell with the water acid mixture and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes.
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    Re: Cleaning the salt cell

    I've switched to using white vinegar since it's not as hard on the cell. It takes longer but I don't worry about damage.

    BTW, in my case the salt number starts dropping, indicating that the cell is clogging. Keep your TA and PH in line and that will help.
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    Re: Cleaning the salt cell

    Only clean the cell if it has white scale on the blades. You might try washing it off with a hose first to see if it comes clean. I've had this cell for a year now and I've never had to clean it with an acid solution.

    Each time you use acid to clean the cell it removes a tiny bit of the coating on the cell blades. If the solution is too strong it will remove the coatings and shorten the life of the cell.

    The check cell notification is only there to remind you to inspect the cell after a set amount of time.
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