Almost 3 years ago we built a new saltwater pool with Hayward equipment, including an AquaRite Turbo Cell. I inspected and cleaned the Turbo Cell per Hayward's instructions at least twice a year, usually having to do the muriatic acid treatment because of deposits on the plates. I had the Turbo Cell replaced when it died after about 2.5 years, fortunately under warranty.
When the Turbo Cell died Leslie's Pool Supply tested my water and told me I needed to lower the phosphate level using a rather expensive product that they sell. However, the pool service technician that replaced the Turbo Cell said not to worry about it and that Leslie's tends to sell you things you don't need. What is the truth about SWGs and phosphates?
In an effort to keep the new Turbo Cell clean I recently started using a monthly maintenance dose of SCALETEC Plus (1 ounce per 1,000 gallons of water). I would appreciate some input on whether or not this is a good idea.