I have a mineral springs and discovered it is an Aqua Rite unit pretty quick when I bought it 6 years ago. Opened the pool and the salt level reads 2300. Bought 2 80 lb bags of Morton White crystal water softner salt. Always bought pool salt before. Dumped one 80lb bag in and after two days no change. Pulled the cell off, mixed 25% muriatic acid, 75% water in a bucket and let it sit for 45 minutes. Pulled it out, sprayed it out and looked in cell. It looks good nothing like the pictures on Goldline's website of a bad cell. Looks new compared to those pictures. Saw what looked like a very small pc of a leaf buried in a hard to get spot. Sprayed wide open with a garden hose on that spot and it would not budge. Figured it might not be a leaf and left it alone. Other than this pc looks good. Reinstalled. Still reads 2300 but the "check cell" light is not flashing anymore. My questions-
Should I trust the unit's reading of salt? I ordered a salt test kit from the link on this website but that's not going to be here for a few days.
Did I use the right salt?
Should I wait for the test kit before poring in the other 80lb bag?
Is it getting time to buy a new cell? I see they are around $400
By the way-Waterbear's sticky for SWG water balance is dead on!! For years I have puzzled over the ever rising PH problem. I must have bought 12 gallons of acid every season. Pool Store said "we don't know", "that's the way it is", "do you know what you are doing?". The a few years later "It's all the borates!" Huh? As soon as I get this SWG working I plan to
Buy some borates
Anybody know a way to measure borates?