I think my SC-60 cell might be nearing the end of it's life. I just doesn't seem to be keeping up with chlorine demand anymore. Pool chemistry is fine, but having to manually supplement with bleach now. How do you tell for sure the plates are worn out? They are clean, no scaling. Do they wear away completely? Get thinner? Or some coating just wears off? I can visibly see the tiny bubble flow in through my nearest return when the unit is energized.
The unit is about 4 years old now on a 29,000 gallon pool. South Louisiana, pool stays open year round. Light to moderate swimmer load.
So if I need a new one? Any suggestions? Is there a trade-in? I've also read somewhere about having to replace the cord at the same time. What's up with that? Cord looks fine!
I see some Generic versions out there too? Opinions?
Any input is appreciated.