Pentair Salt Generator oozing something

bobafet1

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May 14, 2020
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Fontana, CA
Hey Everyone,

I'm currently finishing up my pool build and noticed the salt generator oozing this grey looking stuff out. Any ideas on what it could be? Is it internal stuff leaking out or could the plumber have accidentally dripped something. When I remove the clear cover it looks like the stuff is inside the seem where the face plate mounts.

Any info is appreciated. cjtP8iyXQLqpLt2VVjbSZw.jpg
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Bob,

If it is leaking from the cell you have a serious issue.. :( :mrgreen:

Let's hope it is just PVC glue dripped by your plumber.. I'd removed the plastic sliding lid and see what it looks like..

What color glue did you plumber use??

I have seen cells leak water but not sealant, or caulking, of any kind.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Jimrahbe

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Bedford, TX
Bob,

That does not sound good.. I would use paint thinner or ??? And try to take some of it off and see if it comes back.

I would also take some pics and share them with Pentair and see what they have to say. If it is the cell, now is the time to fix it.

Thanks,

Jim R.