Does anyone know how the CS8110 salt sensor works?
The unit comes on for ~1min, starts generating chlorine, then posts Low Salt, starts beeping and stops product chlorine. I'd like to bypass the sensor or at least try to so we can generate chlorine and I will manage the salt levels via periodic testing.
We've had this Intex CS8110 SWG working flawlessly for the last 2 summers with a sunken above ground pool, ~8800 gals. Early this spring the low flow sensor started to fail. I proved it by jumping the sensor and the unit would come on and generate chlorine as expected. I ordered a new one and continued to allow the SWG to operate with the jumper inplace, then replaced it once it arrived. Everything was great for a few days and then the Low Salt light/sensor posted. Instead of testing the water as I was under the belief that the sensor was accurate, I just added a bag or two of salt. It appeared to work for another week or so and started posting Low Salt again...silly me just added another 2-3 bags of salt thinking our splash-out was über-bad last summer given all the use. It actually worked for a few more days to maybe a week and it started posting the Low Salt again. After reading somewhere that a user actually had too much salt and it posted the error, I finally decided to go get the water tested and pick up some test strips. The salt was out of control...like >5000! My test strips showed in the 7500 range. Given I recall we should be around the 3000 range, I drained ~75% of water and got it back in check (currently ~3050). Fired up the filter for about a day and then tried the SWG again, Low Salt posts still in ~1min.
Given my next step would be to replace the unit and I am fairly technically inclined (love tearing things apart), I thought I'd see what I can attempt to do to bypass the salt sensor so that the unit would not perform the check to possibly get one more season out of it.
I've checked the simple items, like ensuring there's ~24v being output from the board to the connector, all the connectors appear to be fine as well as the board,etc.
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated - I can post pictures and provide any further detail as needed. Thanks in advance!