Sorry for the long post! I have a tiny pool with a Resilience psc-3 control box and SCC-12 cell. I understand that brand is no longer available.
So a little backstory. I bought a foreclosure, pool was full of black water. Pool pump had been stolen. Used a sump to remove water and scrubbed the pool out. Had a pool company come out and replace pump. He said the SWG wasn't working, it wasn't coming on at all and recommended putting in a chlorine tablet drop system since it is much cheaper than a salt water system. Since I have other more pressing repair issues I told him to hold off. So, yesterday I was fiddling around the knobs on the SWG and lights came on. I took this as a sign that maybe the thing works after all. The low water flow light was on so I took the cell out to inspect it. The plates were completely coated with what I assume was calcium. I soaked the cell in muriatic acid solution several times and managed to get most of the crusty stuff out. There is still some in there but I am afraid I will certainly ruin it if I keep soaking. I put the cell back in and the insufficient water flow light is still on. I am wondering at this point if there is any point in trying to get this cell working. Should I bag it or keep working on the cell? Can I buy another cell or does it have to match the control panel?
I am a little bit of a handy girl but have probably reached the limits of my DIY ability with regards to pool plumbing. I could install a new cell if it didn't require a lot of plumbing work but anything fancier than that will have to be hired out.
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.