We just bought a house that has a salt water pool, I'm a little overwhelmed with how to maintain it and I think something may be wrong with the filter. I'm pretty sure all the parts were working when we closed but there was a two week period before we moved in and now it seems like something is wrong
So, first all the parts we have:
- Hayward Pro Logic control panel
- Hayward Ecostar pump
- Stra-rite system 3 filtration (this is the filter)
- Solar panel for heating
The control panel displays several errors and the check system light is on
- Pool VSC Comm
- Very low salt
- Solar sensor open
#1 seems to be related to the pump. The pump itself does not indicate any problem but I have no idea if it's even working, I haven't seen it come on.
#2 would mean I need a new cell? I've watched some vids on how to change it, seems easy enough, except those large plastic nuts, or whatever they're called, are impossible to get off, couldn't even to get them to budge. I might be able to get them off with some channel locks but I'm worried that would tear them up since they're plastic.
#3 no clue, please help
The filter thing (I'm guessing that's what it is) shows zero psi...maybe thats normal since the pump isn't working?
Also, there doesn't seem to be any water in the solar lines. I opened the values and just air came out (both in and out lines)
Where do I go from here? Thank you all in advance for any help you can offer.