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Thread: Phosphate buildup on salt cell?

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    Phosphate buildup on salt cell?

    Found this tidbit online. Is this possible? I know phosphates aren't a problem if the chlorine level is in the proper range based on the CYA level, but if they can affect the output of a chlorine generator, then keeping the chlorine at the right level becomes that much harder.

    "Q: Why are phosphates even more problematic for chlorine and bromine generators?

    A: Filming of the electrode media…

    Phosphates are known to bind to the cathode of chlorine and bromine generating electrode cells causing a reduction or elimination of bromine and chlorine production, rendering the pool or spa unsanitary. "
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    Re: Phosphate buildup on salt cell?

    I believe the problem with the salt generator is calcium build-up, do to the lack of a balanced pool.
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    Re: Phosphate buildup on salt cell?

    That really isn't an issue. There is a technical discussion of why in this topic.
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