I added about 200lb of salt this year and forgot to shut the generator off. I also mixed much of the salt by pushing it towards the main drain. This is only my 2nd year with the pool and I really screwed up here.
Its a Hayward Salt and Swim. Its been acting up ever sense. The Standby LED is flashing instead of being on steady on. Sometimes its on steady and working but most the time its not. It only for sure works when its on Super Chlorinate mode, which is what I have been manually doing to keep the chlorine good.
I contacted Hayward and they said the cell was bad and needs replacing. I did not tell them I added salt without shutting it off.
When I googled adding salt while SWG is on, it said you can destroy the SWG due to the increase conductivity. Not just the cell the whole SWG!?
Do you think I killed the SWG or just the cell?