Greetings. New member here. I have a dilemma:
I have a 11,000 gal pebble pool/spa with T-Cell-3 generator that has failed. Every 3-4 years I need a new one. I may also have to replace the system board due to new firmware required for the new cells... And also need a new flow sensor since the cable has come apart. So it will be expensive. I like salt cell however my water has a very high pH on this system. This has required lots of acid. The only way I can keep the pH normal is to add acid daily. If I add too much in one shot it degrades the grout in the natural stone waterfall between the spa and the pool making a cloudy sediment. And the cell requires frequent cleaning with acid to clear out the scale. High maintenance.
However - in the interim I've been using a floater with jumbo tabs. I like the tabs because amazingly I don't have to add acid. The pH is perfect. And just had the water tested and all readings were excellent. So, my dilemma is whether to stick with the T-cell and struggle with the pH and constant maintenance or just replace the t-cell with a Hayward inline Cl-100? To make a long story short, it's been 3 years with the floater and the downside with that seems to be some staining on the natural stone.