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    SWG Cell

    A few weeks ago I had my SWG board replaced. It was very expensive. Well now, I believe my salt cell is no longer working and probably needs replaced. I have a t-15 but my pool is only 13,000 gallons. Should I just order the salt cell online? It is double the price from the pool store. Should I purchase another T-15 or a T-9? Is it easy enough to replace by myself?

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    Re: SWG Cell

    Are you sure it isn't just off due to low temp?
    What temperature is your water?
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    Re: SWG Cell

    If Bama has not hit on something and the cell is indeed bad (have you had it tested at a pool store?) ....

    We recommend sizing the cell 1.5-3 times larger than your pool. The T-9 would work although the T-15 should last longer. So the larger cell might make sense if the cost is not much different.

    BTW, what was wrong with the board? You might just have needed to replace the current limiter with is < $5 in parts and some soldering.
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    Re: SWG Cell

    The salt level is reading 500 and I know it is much higher than that. The pool temp right now is 68. We usually heat it up a couple times throughout the winter to swim.
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    Re: SWG Cell

    When I saw the posts about the delimiter it made me sick! I would hate to think that was the problem. The diagnostics were showing 0 V and 0 A the pool guy contacted Hayward and they said I needed a new board. First I think he tried to change the fuses. Now, I do get a reading for volts and amps in the diagnostic menu.
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    Re: SWG Cell

    How old is the cell?
    When was the last time you cleaned the cell?
    Have you had an independent salt test done?
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    Re: SWG Cell

    The cell is going on 5 years old and we run it year round. It was cleaned within the last month. I have a salt test kit and the salt level was 3700.

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    Re: SWG Cell

    Well it does sound like the cell is failing. 5 years, running it year round, is a pretty good life for that cell.
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    Re: SWG Cell

    Is it easy enough for me to order a replacement online and install it myself? Do I just disconnect the old one and install the new one?

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    Re: SWG Cell

    Very easy to do. Loosen the 2 union fitting on the cell (might need a strap wrench if they are too tight), and unplug the cell from the controller. Then the opposite to put the new one in.
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    Re: SWG Cell

    Great! Thanks! I think I can do that.
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    Re: SWG Cell

    Where online should I order one for the best price? I need a 25 ft cord.

    Thanks!
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