Hi, need a little help here.
We built a our pool in September of 08, as a salt pool. We have had it maintained by a pool guy until last week, and he was coming out every other week. We had an issue where white flakes came out of the returns (May 2009), and he told us that he needed to come out every week (at an additional $50/visit) to maintain the pool or switch to a chlorine feeder. Not knowing about this website at the time, we agreed and since then he's been using liquid chlorine (this is a supposition, because I never watched him clean the pool, I was always at work). Anyway, we fired him last week and I decided to maintain the pool myself and switch it back to salt.
Reconnected the SWCG, got a steady red flow light. I called Pentair and they told me to disconnect it, make sure it was free of scale, try a degreaser like Simple Green in it and acid clean it if I needed to. When I opened it up, it looked fairly clean save for a few small deposits that were easily washed out with a high pressure stream from a hose. The blades look clean, I can see right through the unit without any obstructions. Reconnected, plugged it back in...nada. Same light. In my earlier call to Pentair they said that if the acid clean doesn't work it may be a malfunctioning flow switch, but I wanted to see what the board thinks. Thankfully the unit is still under warranty, and I'm calling them in the morning but I'm just curious to see if it could be anything else.
I've tried messing with the RPM's in the controller to no avail (bumped it up to 2500 RPM from 750 RPM). The last picture I posted in my intro thread here: greetings-from-cablinaggie-in-houston-tx-t21171.html has a picture of my setup. The pool guy installed the chlorine feeder before the SWCG, could that have something to do with it?
Also, the "CELL" light isn't turning on, but I don't know if it's because there's no flow.
Thanks in advance for your help.