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    Inspected salt cell - water wouldn't stop flowing

    I decided to inspect my salt cell when the inspect light came on. My understanding is that it comes on after a certain number of hours. This is my first season owning the pool, and I am not sure when the previous owner inspected/cleaned it. When I loosened the rings and took the cell out, water would not stop flowing. The pump was off and the filter was set to "closed". The cell looked fine (although I was in a bit of a panic not knowing what to do about all the water spewing out) and I eventually got it secured back between the two rings despite the water flow. What did I do wrong?
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    Re: Inspected salt cell - water wouldn't stop flowing

    Is the SWG below the pool water level?
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    Re: Inspected salt cell - water wouldn't stop flowing

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Is the SWG below the pool water level?
    The pump system is in another part of the yard...so it's a little hard to tell. But the salt cell is only about an inch off the ground. So it's possible that it's below the water level of the pool.
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    Re: Inspected salt cell - water wouldn't stop flowing

    It sounds like you need to raise it or add a check valve to the plumbing.
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    Re: Inspected salt cell - water wouldn't stop flowing

    Or add some shutoff valves between the equipment and the pool.
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    Re: Inspected salt cell - water wouldn't stop flowing

    If it is a soft line, simply raising the line above the water level will stop it from siphoning.
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