Please bear with me, as I'm a new homeowner and am learning the ropes of my new pool. It was a swamp when I bought it, but I've gotten the pool and water clean, and I've just this week gotten the water professionally tested and added all the company's suggested chemicals.
I'm having major difficulty with the Aqua Rite SWG. It has a Turbo Cell attached. The previous owner said the pool was converted to salt in 2010, and I don't believe any parts have been replaced.
When I opened the Aqua Rite box for the first time this week, the power light was illuminated. The display said "r-something," but it almost looked as if the display was going out or maybe I just couldn't see it well in the bright sunlight. I turned the unit off and left for work.
When I got home from work that night, I turned it on and I could miraculously see the display perfectly. The power button was illuminated, and so were the "check salt" and "check cell" lights (not flashing, but solid.) As I clicked through the diagnostics, it said 76, 31.3, 0.00, 54p, 0, al-1, r 1.4. Then on the eighth press of the diagnostics button, it said 300. I turned the SWG off for the night.
I did some research online and realized the salt was super low. I took a water sample to a local pool store, and they checked it. They had me add 20 pounds of baking soda, 8 pounds of CYA to the skimmer, and 480 pounds of salt! I added all of those things throughout the day yesterday. After it was all in, I tried to turn on the SWG again. This time, there was nothing on the display at all. The power light remained lit. When I turned the unit on to chlorinate, the "generating" light would not come on. Same with the super chlorinate setting. The "check cell" and "check salt" lights were not on this time. No matter what button I pushed or knob I twisted, I could not get the display to come on or any light besides "power" to come on.
I should note that I did remove and visually inspect the salt cell. It looked very clean. I have not taken it to be tested at a store, yet.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Where do I start? I am at a loss and still have a lot to learn. I also don't want to spend money on parts that may or may not fix my problem(s).
Thanks in advance,