First time poster; short time reader!
First of all, great forum. Thanks in advance for all the expert opinion!! Can’t wait to move into a BBB state of mind. But first….
I just purchased a home with a four year old 28k gallon gunite pool with SWCG (all original equipment). I have an Aqua Logic AQL-PS-4 Automation/Chlorination system. For the last three weeks, I’ve been dealing with a “Cell Power Error” issue. The Chlorinator has been off during this time and my pool maintenance service provider has added Chlorine sticks to up the FC.
Bottom line, after having three differnet techs out (I’m anal), I’m in agreement the board is fried (after four years). I don’t share the chemistry of the pool on this post because I’m down to hardware selection. I’m not excited about my options and after reading about pre-mature board and cell failures with Goldline, I am contemplating replacing the whole system. My most trusted (many recommendations and ‘gut feel’) service provider recommends option two below. I’m tempted to just replace the main board ‘on the cheap’ but I don’t want to deal with the cell next year and have to dump another $1k.
Option 1: Replace the Goldline Aqualogic Main Board $895.00
Option 2: Operate the Goldline Aqualogic system without $1750.00
replacing the main board and install an
Auto Pilot Pool Pilot Digital chlorine generator
with a RC-35/22 cell.
Option 3: Completely replace the Goldline Aqualogic system with a $4255.00
Jandy Aqualink RS-8 PDA system with a salt chlorine
Option 4: Install the Auto Pilot Pool Pilot Digital as priced in option 2. $3100.00
At a later date you can replace the Goldline Aqualogic
system with a Jandy Aqualink PS-8 PDA.
Sorry this post isn’t overly technical – I feel comfortable with the decision point I’m at and just need some recommendations.