Aquarite SWCG problems


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Jul 12, 2020
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Help! New pool owner about a month. Inspect salt cell is blinking. This is a first for me and I have no clue what to do. It’s a Hayward aquarite 900 series. Salt level shows 3100. It ranges between that and 3200. We did do a 15 minute backwash last night just because we thought we needed to since we haven’t backwashed in over a week and usually we only do it for about a minute or two. Could this be the reason for the inspect cell light blinking and it just needs to be cleaned. If so how do we clean it??


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Dec 10, 2018
For the Aquarite, the Inspect Salt Cell blinking signifies that the cell had reached 500 hrs of use or scheduled 3 month cell inspection time.
Inspect cell, clean if necessary and press the display button for 3 seconds to turn off flashing indicator.

Testimony: I keep my pool water chemistry in check all year round and I have not inspected or cleaned my T-cell since installation 4 yrs ago.
Sorry, no experience here in cleaning the cell but you will get a lot of hits on how to do just that by using the Forum Search tool. Here's one to reference "How to clean a Hayward T15 cell"
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I recommend pulling the cell and examining it for scale. If you see it, try to remove it by shooting a jetted hose spray through it first. If it doesn't come clean, follow the cleaning procedure noted above using diluted MA. Use a strap wrench to loosen/tighten the unions on the cell to remove/reinstall.

Each time you use MA to clean it, a bit of life of the plates is removed. If you do have scaling, then keep a closer eye on your CSI (its a composite index based on your chemical levels). You want it between -.3 and 0 to avoid scaling in a cell.