SWG Cartridge Replacement

bdarling

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Jul 10, 2015
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Massachusetts
Has anyone replaced their Hayward Turbo T-Cell-15 with a non Hayward brand? I am seeing a much cheaper model online shown in photo. I have had my pool for 10 years but have not yet changed the SWG cartridge. It is constantly blinking Check Cell since opening and I cleaned it this season before opening. This brand saves $500 from OEM Hayward and it is also “discounted” on this site. I have added 120 pounds of salt and no change in salt level along with check cell message so it is time to change.
 

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proavia

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Feb 6, 2015
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Chandler AZ
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Take your Hayward cell to a pool store that can test it. Given it's 10 years old, it's probably at end of life.

The generic cells usually have a shorter life span than the OEM Hayward cells. How much are you really saving with a generic cell if the cell only lasts a few years instead of 10 years?

How are you testing your salt level?
 

bdarling

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Jul 10, 2015
34
Massachusetts
I am just going by the reading on the Box for salt levels. I am not sure my water test kit does that but I will check. I am going to order a Hayward replacement. I am sure it is gone since it has blinked more and more for the past 3 years
 

proavia

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The salt reading on the SWG control panel isn't accurate. You may be better served getting yourself a Taylor K1766 salt test kit.

What test kit are you using? Add it to your signature.
 
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Mdragger88

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Test you salt level BEFORE installing your new cell. If u have been relying on the read out you may have way too much salt & need to dilute it - u don’t wanna fry your new cell.
 
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