This is all possible thanks to your pool’s salt chlorine generator cell. With proper care, a cell will last about five years. Eventually, though, it will need to be replaced.
Consequently, how does a pool pilot work?
One may also ask, how do you calibrate a Hayward chlorinator?
Turn Salt System Off and On
With the pump running, take the power switch down to the “Off” position, and then back up to “Auto”. You should hear a click within 10 or 15 seconds. When you do, press the diagnostic button five times in a row. The system will go through a recalibration process.
How do I reset my digital pool pilot?
How do I recalibrate my Pool Pilot® Digital for salt?
- Press MENU button.
- Press Arrow UP to MAINTENANCE MENU, then press SELECT.
- Press Arrow UP to CALIBRATE SALT, then press SELECT.
- Adjust the salt display to match the reading of your test by pressing the Arrow UP or DOWN.
With a properly balanced pool and at least an 8-hour per day pump run time, the manufacturer recommends starting the purifier percentage at 50%.
The easiest way to ascertain if the chlorinator is working is to make sure the cell is clean by checking the needle or production lights. Ensure there is enough salt in the pool. On the chlorinator box there should be a light or dial that indicates it is working.
Owners and operators should engage the “boost cycle1” (which increases the chlorine level) to oxidize impurities on a regular basis according to manufacturer’s instructions or at least once per week. The boost cycle should also be used when anticipating an influx of additional swimmers.
A well-maintained salt chlorine generator will last 3–7 years. Replacing the salt cell costs $700–$1100. Replacing the control board costs $500–$900. You can extend the lifespans by maintaining a consistent salt level, cleaning the cell only when needed, and using the reverse polarity function.
Refer to your salt chlorine generator’s digital display: If you own a digital salt chlorine generator, like the AutoPilot Pool Pilot Digital, you can determine your swimming pool’s salt level by simply looking at the control panel’s readout.