I'm looking to inspect/clean my saltwater cell but for the life of me I can't get the water to stop flowing when removing the salt cell. The power to the pump is off. I've tried putting the sand filter in all kinds of positions (waste, backwash, closed etc.) that might keep water out of the return line where the saltwater cell sits. Maybe I misunderstand how the filter plays into this. As well, I've shut off all Jandy valves, except that the pool return has an electronically controlled switch that sends water back to the pool via a waterfall or the main return.
The only thing I can think of is this - the Jandy valve right before the filter basket on the main pump doesn't shut fully. So, even when put in the off position, water sneaks through, but I can move fast and clear debris from the strainer basket - could that be the issue? Need a new Jandy valve before I could pull out the salt cell?
Thanks for any pointers - didn't figure that this would be that complicated!