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Thread: AutoPilot - Warning/Check Clean Cell Message

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    AutoPilot - Warning/Check Clean Cell Message

    My AutoPilot has been installed for 5 weeks and I am consistently getting a “Warning Check/Clean Cell” message every 2 to 5 days. When I clean it the message goes away. I have tried cleaning with Muriatic Acid (4 to 1) as them manual suggests. I set the reverse time to 2 which made the Warning message take about 7 days to appear instead of 2 to 3 days. I called AutoPilot and they are having a tech come out. Just wondering what I may have done wrong with the installation or the way I am operating the system. I do not want the Tech to waste his time if it is my fault. Here are my stats:

    20,000 Pool
    Digital PoolPilot with SC-48 Cell
    Cell Power 3 (70%)
    Pump runs 5am to 5pm
    Outside Temp 95
    Pool water temp 84

    FC 3
    PH 7.4
    TA 130
    CH 325
    CYA 90
    Salt 3400

    Mark
    Priscilla
    16x32 inground vinyl, 15,000gal, sand filter

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    How does the cell look when you take it out for cleaning? Do you see any white scale on the plates?

    A bad connection on either end of the cable between the cell and the control unit could also cause that message and might be temporarily improved by unplugging and replugging the cell.
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    The cell looks good. A little scaling on top of the cells. For example, I housed of the cell this morning and it is saying "Check/Clean" cell after just 1 hour.
    Priscilla
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    Now 3 hours after cleaning the Warning message is gone. I guess my question is should I be getting a "Check/Clean Cell" warning after 7 days, with the reverse setting on 2?
    Priscilla
    16x32 inground vinyl, 15,000gal, sand filter

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    It sounds like it is indeed broken/defective.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Has been a day now since I cleaned the cell (just hosed it off) and the message seems to be gone. It looks like the "Check/Clean Cell" message took about 2 to 3 hours to go away for good.

    AutoPilot has a tech coming out next Tuesday (from a local pool company). He called and said he could "Calibrate the Salt".

    I am going to wait and see if the message comes back, but if nothing by Monday I am thinking of cancelling the call? What do the experts think?

    My AutoPilot is currently keeping the pool at a FC level of 3 and the water looks great.

    Thanks,

    Mark
    Priscilla
    16x32 inground vinyl, 15,000gal, sand filter

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