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Thread: AutoPilot Check/Clean Cell

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    Jun 2010
    Lake Worth, FL

    AutoPilot Check/Clean Cell

    I am having the same error/warning on my Pool Pilot...cleaned the cell, but the warning light is still flashing.
    Test Results:
    Power Level 1
    Salt 3200
    Temp 78F
    Cell 28V 3.0A

    The capacitors looks fine, too.
    Any suggestion?
    Pool: IG 10,200 Gal 15 X 29 Tahiti (Freeform) w/ Spa Overflow built 2004 by Robert Allard Pools
    Finish: CLI Sun Stone Exposed Aggregate in Antigua
    Filter System: 120 Sq Ft Hayward Star Clear Plus
    Pumps: 1HP & 1.5HP Hayward Maxi-Flow
    Salt Chlorine System: Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital SC-36
    Spa Blower: 1.5HP Air Supply Silencer
    Automatic Pool Cleaner: Zodiac Baracuda G3 & PoolSkim
    Heat Pump: AquaCal Heatwave

    Pool Cover & Roller: Klear Choice Solar Blanket & Solar Roller
    Patio: 65' X 25' BetterVue Screened Pavered Enclosure

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    May 2007
    New Orleans, LA

    Re: Pool pilot digital- check/clean cell

    Cell 28V 3.0A
    High voltage and low amps typically indicate a worn cell that needs replacement. How old is your cell? In Florida typical life of an SC-36 cell is about 3 years. Seeing that you've got a 10,000 gallon pool you may be able to get a bit longer out of it.
    Josh Ulfers - TFP Supporting Vendor - - 888-725-8766 - AutoPilot Pool Pilot Systems, Parts & Cells - AquaCal Heat Pumps

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: AutoPilot Check/Clean Cell

    The other possibility is calcium scaling on the cell plates. You should do a visual inspection of the cell plates to see if there is any white chalky residue on them.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Ft Lauderdale, Florida

    Re: AutoPilot Check/Clean Cell

    You may want to check the salt level because if it's actually low and needs to be calibrated, you'll get the Check/Clean Cell display too. Is the AutoPilot on the same circuit as the circulation pump? If you turn off the pump, does the AutoPilot also power down? If not, and it's on its own circuit breaker, cycle the breakers off and back on. The reason for this is that if you're wired for 220 volts but it's only getting 110 volts (possibly because one breaker tripped or is bad).
    Sean Assam -
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators

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