Hi all. I am new to this forum. Although, I have been referring to it now and then for all the valuable resources!
However, I have reached a point where I need some input from fellow salt pool users and other experts. Last summer, I started having problems with the salt readings being "too low". So, I added more and more salt until I thought this was a bit unusual. So, I took my water sample to our local pool store for analysis. They said my salt reading was 8800! So, clearly, I have a big issue. But, since July, I have been able to keep the SWG producing chlorine from a "trick" I read on this board.
However, I am faced with two issues. One is, the warranty on my t5 cell will expire at the end of this month. It is only a 50% credit off of retail which is $390 + tax. I have seen several knockoff replacements on line for the same or less. I don't know which brand is best.
Second, once I replace the cell, I still will have the same problem with the salt reading; except, now, it will read too high! One guy told me that the replacement cells don't turn off if the reading is too high.
So, I really would rather NOT drain the pool. Does anyone have any practical experience or knowledge they could share with me regarding these issues?