Removing Salt Cell for the winter

Kdart

New member
Jul 30, 2019
4
Loganville GA
This is my first full year with a new pool. I live east of Atlanta and my second winter as the pool was finished January of this year. Freeze protection is set to 36 and has already been in play. This season I decided to remove the salt cell and replace with a dummy and move to chlorine tablets. I now have a warning flashing "check system" which I expected. Will I experience any damage to the system or issues in the spring when I re-install the Salt Cell? As a newbie, I'm concerned I may inadvertently cause more harm than good. This year was a deep learning experience.
 

mas985

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
13,232
Pleasanton, CA
When you remove the salt cell, you should disable it in the configuration menu. But it shouldn't cause a problem other than the alarm.
 

mas985

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May 3, 2007
13,232
Pleasanton, CA
Which unit do you have? For most of the Hayward units, it is fairly easy to get into the config menu and does not require a password.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ