Beside this, how do I reset my Hayward salt cell?
People also ask, what causes a salt cell to fail?
Why do salt cells fail? Salt cells fail for a few different reasons, the main reason being lack of proper maintenance. It is very important to check the cell regularly for excessive buildup. Doing this ensures excess calcium doesn’t become caked on the metallic plates.
How do I know if my Hayward salt cell is working?
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.
Generally, a salt cell lasts for about 10,000 hours, which is usually around five years for most home pool owners. If your cell is close to or exceeds the 10,000-hour mark, and you notice any of the above signs, it could very well need replacement.
Further troubleshooting will be required.
- If the salt cell bubbles, but only a little bit, then you probably have a bad cell. …
- If the salt cell bubbles vigorously, then it is working fine.
- If the salt cell is good, but you are are constantly getting a zero chlorine reading in the pool, something else is wrong.
If the “Inspect Cell” light flashes by itself it is an early indication that the salt generator needs a manual reset. Each cell is equipped with 500 operational hours and requires a manual reset once it expires.
What Are Some Signs That Your Salt Cell May Need Replacing?
- Looking worse for wear, it’s lost a few plates and the acid baths just aren’t working.
- Your pool is starting to turn green or cloudy, even though your chlorinator is turned up to 100%.
Salt chlorine generators require some maintenance and repair. The salt cell will eventually lose performance and the controller circuit boards can develop problems over time. New technology in salt systems may also sway your decision to repair or replace your salt chlorinator.
The saltwater chlorinator needs a sufficient flow of water for effective operation. A dirty skimmer basket, clogged or dirty filter, and a clogged pump strainer, can cause insufficient water flow for the chlorinator to produce less chlorine.
If the Inspect Cell Light is the only LED light flashing, then you can reset it by simply holding down the diagnostic button for 3 seconds, then release. The Inspect Cell indicator will now reset and will later come back on after another 500 hours of use.
An overly salted pool will generally not be a major problem (aside from salty-tasting water), but at levels over 6000 ppm there may be corrosion damage to some of the metallic equipment.
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.