I am having issues with my Aqua Rite SWG and or my T-15 Hayward salt cell. About 5 days ago I returned home from a business trip and noticed that my pool was beginning to look cloudy and upon inspection I found a light layer of green algae forming on the pool walls, steps, ladder ect. I went to my Aqua Rite box and looked to see what it was reading. When the system came and flow was established, the "check salt" and the "check cell" lights both flashed continuosly. I reset the check cell light by holding down diagnostic button. The check salt never stopped flashing. The salt readout on the digital display was 2300. I caught a water sample and removed my salt cell to have it tested at pool store (Leslies). The salt test showed my level at 3400 and the cell tested out fine with Leslie's saying there was nothing wrong with it. I was told I needed to add 25 pounds of baking soda because alkalinity was off, 45 pounds of hardner, and there was no chlorine in pool so I needed to add 6 pounds of Chloro-Brite to shock it. I also added some type of algae remover/preventer that they sold. It took about 3 days to get everything added and pool cleaned up. I scrubbed/brushed pool and vacuumed it to remove algae and residue that fell out daily. Once I got chemicals lined out and algae removed I tried to run Aqua Rite system again. I set the switch to super chlorinate and it ran fine last night with no lights flashing. I turned it on manually today to recheck it and once again the check salt and check cell light are back on flashing when you try to run the system in normal mode with dial set at desired chlorine production rate.
Can anyone shed some light on this? I was sure my cell was bad but now I don't know what to look for. Is the Aqua Rite electrical box gone bad or something. It has power to it and it will display everything it is suppose to. I cannot find the manual for it. It is only 3 years old so can't imagine it would already be gone out. With Leslies saying that the cell is ok, it appears as if the Aqua Rite isn't reading the salt level properly and therefore isn't generating chlorine. I'm not sure exactly what the water temp is right now but I saw on here that the cell wouldn't generate when water temp was below a certain level. I wasn't sure if when this happened that the lights I have flashing would occur? I am new to this salt water system stuff and greatly appreciate any info you can pass on. The company that installed my pool did not explain this system or equipment at all so now I'm having to learn how to troubleshoot it.