Have spent past week slowly getting pool ready for the new season. Took cell out and cleaned with acid, then reinstalled. Had some very suspect readings on my AquaRite controller, using a Hayward T-15 cell.
For instance, was getting "Hot" warning, also showing salt = 0.
At the same time, I've had a pump problem, which I've just resolved so now it's time to focus on the old salt cell. I guess I had hoped that once my pump issue was fixed that the increased water flow might help correct some of the questionable reading.
No luck. Now the temp says 132 degrees and salt says 900 (I just added salt this weekend). Salt test strip says 3970 right now.
If I turn on the controller to the Auto position at 20% - 50% the "Generating" light comes on for about 2 minutes, then I get a "Check Cell" and "Low Salt" warning and it shuts off.
Just a little background...moved into home in Fall 2011. Pool installed in 2008 by previous owner. I'm assuming that the T-15 cell is original, which would make it almost 5 years old.
Any suggestions? Thanks.