I am experiencing a number of errors on my AquaRite Chlorine Generator and am looking for advice. Unit installed new in December 2005. Have been very satisfied with product. Typically only need to run at 20% for 3 hours a day to maintain chlorine levels. Pool is screened and is mainly used for looking at rather than actively used - so chlorine demand is relatively low.
Since it is Sunday, AquaRite Technical Support is Closed.
Here is the sequence of events:
1) Yesterday - everything working fine. Salt level 3200.
2) 2:00 AM this morning - bad thunderstorm and rain, power out for about 2 1/2 hours.
3) 3:00 PM this afternoon - went to check salt level (expecting it to have dropped to 3100 because of the overnight rain. Instead of showing the salt level it said HOT with the Generating Light Flashing Green (Pool Water is too hot or cold to operate).
Here are all the various readings:
190 - Pool Temperature (it's not really 190 degrees - it's 82 degrees in pool per manual thermometer)
29.8 - Cell Voltage (typical when not generating)
0 - Cell current (typical when not generating)
20P - Desired Output - currently set to 20%
0 - Instant Salinity
AL-0 - Product name sent to pool automation control display
r1.40 - Software Revision Level
Power - Solid Green
Generating - Flashing Green - temperature of pool is too high or low to operate. Manual says you can override by switching to Super Chlorinate - but other errors prevent use of that override.
No Flow - Not lighted
Check Salt - Red
High Salt - Not lighted
Inspect Cell - Solid Orange
Here are things I've checked:
1) Inspected Cell - everything is fine and clean. No calcium scaling or anything.
2) Flipped circuit breaker off - no change in any errors when turned back on.
3) Visually inspected circuit boards - no visual indication of anything electronically fried or damaged.
4) Unplugged and reconnected the connector from the cell to the control unit.
4) Salt level verified by two pool stores within the last 2 weeks both readings around 3000-3200, which was consistent with the AquaRite reading up until today.
Any advice or suggestions? Let me know if you need any additional information.
Thanks, Mike from near Tampa, Florida