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Thread: SWCG on the Blink?

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    SWCG on the Blink?

    Every couple of days or so, my SWCG is indicating low salt then goes to sleep without finishing out the run time. I've thought all summer that it was not producing as much chlorine as it should. Instruction Manual recommends run time of 4 hours and an optimal salt level of 3,000 ppm. I've been running for 6 hours because of having to add bleach every 2 - 3 days. I have cleaned with vinegar per the instruction manual twice and hasn't seemed to make a difference.

    Is there a way to know if it is the Copper Electrode is going bad (about $35.00 to replace) or if the Titanium Electrode is going bad (about $65.00 to replace, probably not worth replacing)? I can replace the whole unit for about $130.00.

    At start up I added 160 lbs of salt (6/7/2016), per Instruction Manual then approximately an additional 20 lbs after loosing about 9 - 12 inches of water due to a cracked hose and low salt indicator was on (6/12/2016).

    7/3/16 Test Results:
    FC 6
    CC 0
    CH 50
    TA 90
    CYA 70
    pH 7.5 or slightly less
    Salt 4,600 (1st salt test with Taylor kit was on 6/29/16 4,000 - not sure why such a difference - last addition of salt mentioned above was on 6/12/616)

    So is it time to replace the SWCG?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Intex Ultra Frame AGP (18x48; 6,423 gallons)
    Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump Model SF80110
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System Model CS8110
    TF-100 Test Kit with SpeedStir
    K-1766 Sodium Chloride (salt water) Test Kit

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    Re: SWCG on the Blink?

    SWCG only ran for about 2 - 2 1/2 hours then went to sleep mode w/ low salt indicator on. Based on above information, is it time to replace?

    Intex Ultra Frame AGP (18x48; 6,423 gallons)
    Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump Model SF80110
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System Model CS8110
    TF-100 Test Kit with SpeedStir
    K-1766 Sodium Chloride (salt water) Test Kit

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    Re: SWCG on the Blink?

    Yeap. Sounds like the plates are bad. No need to do anything with the copper electrode some remove them (How to remove copper bars in Intex SWG).

    Here's a earlier thread that covers your issue: Intex CS8110 Salt sensor question
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    Re: SWCG on the Blink?

    Thanks for links. Hopefully I'm understanding this correctly that it will generate chlorine without the copper bars. I will give it a try.

    Intex Ultra Frame AGP (18x48; 6,423 gallons)
    Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump Model SF80110
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System Model CS8110
    TF-100 Test Kit with SpeedStir
    K-1766 Sodium Chloride (salt water) Test Kit

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