Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Posts
    48

    Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

    Hey -

    I have a new AquaTrol Return Jet Mount SWG.



    For some reason, the Inspect Cell Light comes on and the unit never seems to generate chlorine.

    Here's a photo of the unit and my setup:





    One thing that I find odd, is that the instructions reference plugging in the pump into the SWG unit itself, yet this is the bottom:



    The phone jack is for the flow switch, which is not installed with the Return Jet setup. Currently I'm just running my pump/filter all the time until I get this up and running.

    The diganostic numbers are as follows:

    1) Pool Temp: 77
    2) Cell Voltage: 32.9 (22-26 is when chlorine is generating, 30-35V is when it's not)
    3) Cell Current: 0.00 (2.5-4 is when chlorine is generating, 0 is when it's not)
    4) Desired Output %: 100
    5) Instant Salinity: 0 ppm
    6) Product Name: AL - 7 (AL-7 Means AquaTrol Return Jet)
    7) Software Revision: r.145

    A few nights ago I added 5 21 KG bags of salt to my 15x30 AGP and disolved it.

    The vendor is closed (long weekend) so I was hoping to get some ideas before Tuesday.

    Thanks!
    Brad
    15x30 SWG AGP, 1HP Pump
    8x20 Solar Heating

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Posts
    48

    Re: Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

    I should also mention I am getting good flow through the cell (at least sticking my hand infront of the return, lots of pressure)

    I tested my salt with a simple strip, and I got a reading of 4, which means 1150. Not sure how accurate that is, but I'm sure it's not off THAT much. Perhaps I have to low of salt? But I would think the LOW SALT indicator would have kicked on.
    15x30 SWG AGP, 1HP Pump
    8x20 Solar Heating

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Posts
    48

    Re: Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

    OK, sorry for all the self replies I figured the salt was pretty low, so I added 2 20KG bags of salt. Now the salt and test cell lights are flashing.

    According to the docs the unit is working at low efficiency. I think I'll let the salt circulate tonight and go from there.
    15x30 SWG AGP, 1HP Pump
    8x20 Solar Heating

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Posts
    48

    Re: Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

    Well I figured I'd finish this one off myself

    I added 2 bags of salt and now all seems well. Avg reading is 2800 and the inspect cell/low salt lights aren't on!
    15x30 SWG AGP, 1HP Pump
    8x20 Solar Heating

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

    Brad, how's the salt going? I have the same unit as you. I do have a plug in for my pump to run auto with the unit. I have a ag pool at 12,000 gal. had to add just over 300 lbs salt to get it started.

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Posts
    48

    Re: Inspect Cell on New AquaTrol

    Working well thanks! Just ran super chlorinate for a day.

    It's weird, I have the punchout for the power plug. It doesn't make sense that it wouldn't have a plug. If my pump is not running, but the system is chlorinating, it won't get any flow. Unless both are supposed to be on a timer, but that doesn't make sense either.

    Will talk to the pool store tomorrow.

    Hope you enjoy your salt system!
    15x30 SWG AGP, 1HP Pump
    8x20 Solar Heating

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •