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    Replacing Salt Cell

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    I'm pretty sure my salt cell has died. Its only 2.5 years old as the original owner replaced it on Mar 2011. Wont generate chlorine cause it reads a low salt (2300) used salt test strips which tell me it;s closer to 3400. Test water and chlorine is not being generated as I am having to temporarily add bleach to keep it decent.

    Anyway wanting to find out how do I know what kind of cell i can replace it with or is compatible. I have the AquaLogic PS8, the current salt cell is a Hayward Turbocell GLX-T-5. (20k gallon) Would like to avoiding getting this one again as its a bit pricier than some other options.
    11K SWG Freeform IG pool w/ spa; Bluehaven 550 (hayward mfg) Cartridge Filter; Century Centurion 2HP Pump on pool; Hayward 400H heater; Polaris PB4-60 Pump on cleaner; Hayward Super II Pump on waterfall, Hayward TurboCell GLX-Cell-5; AquaLogic PS8, Taylor 2006k
    Pool Chlorinator @ 80%; Filter from 11AM-6PM, Cleaner from 11AM-2PM
    Location: Houston, TX ( /\ overkill of information?)

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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    Have you cleaned the cell lately? Chances are that it has a coating of calcium deposits on it, which will interfere with the action.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    Yes cleaned the cell 3 months ago and when it started acting up again 2 weeks ago i cleaned it again with no luck.
    11K SWG Freeform IG pool w/ spa; Bluehaven 550 (hayward mfg) Cartridge Filter; Century Centurion 2HP Pump on pool; Hayward 400H heater; Polaris PB4-60 Pump on cleaner; Hayward Super II Pump on waterfall, Hayward TurboCell GLX-Cell-5; AquaLogic PS8, Taylor 2006k
    Pool Chlorinator @ 80%; Filter from 11AM-6PM, Cleaner from 11AM-2PM
    Location: Houston, TX ( /\ overkill of information?)

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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    How much are you looking to spend, the T-5 cell is only $210 on amazon? You should be able to use the T-15 cell and run it at a lower % and get longer life out of the cell, but it does cost more.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    Ping, where were you able to find the GLX-T-5 Cell on Amazon forn$210. Just tried searchingband couldnt find that price
    11K SWG Freeform IG pool w/ spa; Bluehaven 550 (hayward mfg) Cartridge Filter; Century Centurion 2HP Pump on pool; Hayward 400H heater; Polaris PB4-60 Pump on cleaner; Hayward Super II Pump on waterfall, Hayward TurboCell GLX-Cell-5; AquaLogic PS8, Taylor 2006k
    Pool Chlorinator @ 80%; Filter from 11AM-6PM, Cleaner from 11AM-2PM
    Location: Houston, TX ( /\ overkill of information?)

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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
    Test Kits . Pool Math . Chlorine/CYA Chart . The SLAM Process

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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    Ah okay the 15k gallon one. Its different that what i currently have (turbocell glx-cell-5). How would i know if this linked salt cell is compatible with myb aqualogic PS8 automated system?
    11K SWG Freeform IG pool w/ spa; Bluehaven 550 (hayward mfg) Cartridge Filter; Century Centurion 2HP Pump on pool; Hayward 400H heater; Polaris PB4-60 Pump on cleaner; Hayward Super II Pump on waterfall, Hayward TurboCell GLX-Cell-5; AquaLogic PS8, Taylor 2006k
    Pool Chlorinator @ 80%; Filter from 11AM-6PM, Cleaner from 11AM-2PM
    Location: Houston, TX ( /\ overkill of information?)

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    Re: Replacing Salt Cell

    Here is a link to Hayward, http://www.hayward-pool.com/prd/In-Grou ... 4006_I.htm.

    The Hayward cells are T-5 15,000, T-10 25,000, or T-15 40,000 gallons. It looks like they are interchangeable and you buy the cell that you need for your pool. I would opt for a T-10 or T-15 cell for your pool size.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
    Test Kits . Pool Math . Chlorine/CYA Chart . The SLAM Process

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