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    can't understand inconsistent readings

    water temp is around 71-72. I brought the cell to Leslies, they hooked it up to their machine and said FAIL. 1. anyone have experience with Leslies - do they all "fail", in order to sell more? 2. would a bad cell lead to these types of inconsistent readings of salt level? 3. any preferred place...
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    can't understand inconsistent readings

    I have a Goldline Aquarite SWG, T-15 cell. I am getting very inconsistent readings on the display. It says the salt level is 2200, then it will say 3500 the next day. This is instant and average. The display keeps toggling back to metric, and the cell to T-5, then I use the Supercholrinate...
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    aqua rite digital read out is blank

    I, too, have this same issue. I see a new display on Amazon, GLX-PCB-DSP, for $84. However, I'll try re-seating the existing one first. It's raining cats and dogs here, may be a few days.
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    Aquarite - replaced varistor - now stopped again

    I have an Aquarite SWG. I've replaced the mother board twice in 8 years. It went out again this summer - no power light but the display works. This time, I bought the varistor or inrush current limited from Digikey and soldered it on. This worked -- the power light came back on and it...
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    time to replace?

    I had the same problem. No power light, but the numeric reading was working. I replaced the part cited above - $2.49 at Digikey. It worked! The system came on and worked for about 10 days. Now, the power light is off again. Maybe it is the inrush part again, but doesn't that seem odd -- it...
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    Aquarite -- cheap cap to fit cell for cleaning

    This may be the conclusion for this thread. I tried a number 11 rubber plug in the salt cell last night, and filled it with water, and it held tight with no leaks, even with the ridge in the opening. The trick is to screw down the wing nut pretty tight -- the nut on the rubber plug. This...
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    Aquarite -- cheap cap to fit cell for cleaning

    Mickey -- I have not been able to get a rubber plug to make a watertight seal, due to some ridges on the inside of the cell. Does your cell have these ridges? Poolcat -- no, the ridges are not seams from the manufacturing process. They look like they are supposed to be there, although I doubt...
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    Aquarite -- cheap cap to fit cell for cleaning

    Has anyone found a cheap cap to fit the Aquarite cell, for cleaning purposes? I see a cleaning stand sold on line for $30 or $40. I was hoping to get a simple PVC screw-on cap at Home Depot. However, it is an odd size -- its not 1.5 inch or 2 inch. I can't find anything that fits it. Does...
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    Aquarite Not generating - lights not on

    My pcb is also bad. The "black round thing" looks fine, not cracked and no burn marks. Does it make sense to replace this first, before buying a new board? Or, if it was the problem, is it always cracked and burned? Has anyone ever replaced an apparantly normal one, and that fixed the problem?
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    Aquarite - Salt reading is 0 - water temp is up

    I talked to the reps at Goldline (two different ones). They claim if the power light is on, but no other lights, and the salt reading is 0 (both main reading and instant reading) then it is most likely a bad board. My local pool company who installed the system agrees. I am over 3 years and...
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    Aquarite - Salt reading is 0 - water temp is up

    opps, OP here. I see another thread on this same topic. I did search first, and saw the thread, but thought it was from 2007, and there was no resolution. I see now that 2007 is the join date of some of the posters, but that ththread is new. Sorry!
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    Aquarite - Salt reading is 0 - water temp is up

    I have a 30,000 gallon, vinyl liner in-ground pool, with an Aquarite SWG. Its worked fine for the last 3 summers. I just opened last weekend, so had to add salt, CYA, etc. My salt was at 1300 (test strips), I added 320 lbs, so I know there's salt in there. I've brushed it around, and there's...