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    Is my SWG dead?

    going on the 4th year, constantly getting "check mineral levels" and "inspect cell" lights flashing, but the cell is clean and you can taste the salt in the water.

    what other info do you need to help me figure this one out!
    Dang, my water still looks good!
    B Helme

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    Re: Is my SWG dead?

    HOw about the make and model of your SWG (but I expect it's a Goldline unit or a Mineral Springs unit which is just a rebranded Goldline from what you said about 'minerals') the size of your pool, type of filter, pool surface type, and a full set of test results for starters.

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    Re: Is my SWG dead?

    Finally done with school for the year! Now I'm hoping to get this SWG figgered out.

    It is a "Mineral Springs" unit. The control box says MS-11, but it also has a sticker on it which says AQ-RITE - X281 (Could that mean AquaRite?)
    The cell says Mineral Springs Cell-15.

    My test numbers as of this morning FC 0, CC 0, TC 0, pH 7.7, Alk 130, Cal 380, CYA 40, Temp 84 degrees, Salt (per Ben's drop test) 4000.
    (I didn't add bleach yesterday)

    My salt tests always ran 200-500 above what my digital readout ever said!

    When I turn on my unit it initially reads Minerals 1800, V 23.6, amps 3.84, generating sanitizer (I have it set at 70%); but then the readings cycle down to 0 minerals, 30V, 0 amps and it says to inspect cell and check mineral levels. The cell is clean, there is no build-up. There was some crystals on it when I closed for the winter, but no recurrence this year.
    Dang, my water still looks good!
    B Helme

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    Re: Is my SWG dead?

    The salt level of the Aquarite/Mineral Springs system is based on the cell amps and volts, and "assumes" a salt level. As the cell starts to fail, the unit assumes lower salt levels and tells you to add salt, to compensate for a failing cell.
    However, it gets to a point of diminishing returns, where it just doesn't compensate any more for the failing condition.
    If you are able to see past the plastic baffles in front of the cell blades, you may be able to see the leading edges of the terminal blades. For the T15, that should be similar to the Pool Pilot cell, which would be the middle and two outer blades. If the leading edges appear to be shorter than the ones between them, it's a good indicator that the cell if failing or needs to be replaced.

    The varied cell amps and volts are another indicator of the condition of the cell.

    Besides the cell condition, your cya level is rather low and should be increased to 75 - 80 ppm.
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    Re: Is my SWG dead?

    Some pool stores are now able to test Goldline salt cells. I know that in my area Leslies does this.
    7,500 gal, IG pool, L shape 22' x 15', 1.5 hp pump, cartridge filter, AquaPlus SWG/Controller, Pebble-Tec liner.

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    Re: Is my SWG dead?

    you only need a power supply where you can regulate voltage output and a multimeter to be able to test cells.

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    Re: Is my SWG dead?

    Thanks for all the input. I may try Leslie's tomorrow as my electricians skills are nonexistent.
    Dang, my water still looks good!
    B Helme

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