Just inherited a hayward aqua rite pool I'm trying to get going. I'm suspicious the cell is dead. I'm gonna take it to leslies this week to get them to test it to try to confirm.
t keeps shwoing a low salinity reading (despite independently verifying the salt level is where it should be). it keeps coming up with salt low and check cell. I tried recalibrating to the propert current reading, but a lot of times during the calibration steps it doesn't go above 2000 before counting down to where' you supposed to catch the level. a couple of times I caut it around 3000 and it would say generating and LED's would look good. I'd leave it for a while and it stayed like tihs for a few hours, then at some point it would get the low salt and check cell light again. I'd recalibrate, rinse and repeat.
I'm highly supspicious of the cell. I popped the panel off and looked at the thermistor, it looks ok. I ordered one anyway and will swap it out when it comes, but i don't see anything alarming on the boards (I'm an EE by trade).
I'm assuming leslies will tell me the cell is dead...soooooo
what is the current state of affairs of a generic aquarite turbo cell? The one currently installed is a T-9 and the software version is 1.5x so I think i'm safe for interchanging T-3/9/15 etc.
I googled about various generic replacements and found some, but has there been a consensus here about experiences with any particular generic brand or store to purchase from and an details from people who have put some time on a generic cell and if it's had any issues or died early etc.
Any experiences or advice would be appreciated.