A little back ground on this pool. We bought a foreclosed home that had a black green pool in the back yard with an AutoPilot Soft Touch System. The first summer we highered a pool man to come clean and get the pool ready for swimming. Understand, I live in South Louisiana. He dumped alot of chlorine in the pool and vacuumed it. Then told me to put 3 pounds of chlorine in every week. The pool was pretty that summer.
After speaking with people who also own SWG I was wondering why I was adding chlorine at all. Everyone said that I shouldn't be. Trying to shorten this story. Anyway, last year I replaced the salt cell with an Aqupool SWG (just the salt cell). Boy was that a bad move. Not only did I find out that the one I bought was to small for the pool but you can not change brands.
So, here I am this year. After talking to AutoPilot ALOT, I ordered a new salt cell and cord. They told me that once I had replaced it the system would recognize it and re-calibrate it's self. WRONG!!! I manually re-calibrated the system. And guess what, that's right, the light is still blinking 2 times. I called AutoPilot again only to be told that my mother board is probably fried and I needed to have someone to come look at it. I finally found a pool supply place that does warranty work for Auto Pilot in my area but, they are to busy at $125 a pop to come check out the system. No, the system is not under warranty and I did not order the new cell and cord from Auto Pilot. I could not afford their price for it.
Here is where I am now. Yesterday, I took a sample of water to my local pool supply place because after alot of swimming this weekend the water is clear but the deep end is cloudy. They had me add 5 pounds of shock and 10 pound of Alkalinity up. Today, the pool is alittle better. But, now it is raining. This morning I also listed the RC-52 Salt Cell and Cord on Ebay. I'm so tired of fighting this pool.
Do I try to fix the system or just convert to chlorine?
Thank you for not only listening but for whatever advice you can give me.