Salt Cell Shelf Life


Well-known member
Aug 21, 2009
Tampa Bay Area
I've been watching the price of salt cells creeping up, and probably should have bought a couple last year when they were in the $200 range. If I do somehow come across a good buy on one, I'd like to get a backup/replacement, but my current cell is only a year old. The last cell lasted well over 4 years. Do these things have a shelf life, or can it sit in my closet for 3 years without any degradation?


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
I would think there is a virtually unlimited shelf-life. There are no electronic in them just a physical connection to the plates.


TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
The warranty will degrade, but the cell should be fine if it is stored properly.


In The Industry
Jun 6, 2021
Charlotte, NC
We get the cells by the pallets from distributor every spring, some has been stored for over 10 years, the plastic does turn a little yellow (if you compare to brand new one), but they are fully functional.

Actually we installed a lot of them in 2017 - 2018 season (Generic cell made before 2008), I would say over 95% did not report any issues so far. 5% bad ones are mostly due to build up on the cell plate.
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