I have a r 1.40 Aqua Rite unit and it is not generating Chlorine. The Check Salt light is on the the unit reports salt is 1700. Strips show 5000, pool company claims around 4000. My initial thought was that the cell is dying.
Pool company (Just bought house so this is company that previously worked on pool) came out and stated that they couldn't get any new cells to work on the pool. They wouldn't "calibrate". Something about they should calibrate at 99000 and the cells were calibrating around 20k. No idea what that means.
They said they think the issue is the box. They can replace the box for 700. But they offered to sell me an Autopilot salt system. Regularly 950 they offered for 825.
I'm not sure what to do. I don't really want to spend $825 but I'm also anxious to get this fixed and am not sure what to do now. Originally I was going to buy a new cell and install it myself but now it sounds like there's (maybe) trouble with the box as well. I looked up common issues with the box and am not seeing my specific situation.
I'd like to know what everyone's thoughts are at this point. Not sure where to go from here. Tempted to just stick with liquid chlorine until I figure this out.