Salt Cell Cleaning Guide
Salt Cell Cleaning Instructions
Cell cleaning frequency is dependent on several factors; pH and calcium levels in the water are the two that have the greatest effect on how often the cell requires cleaning. Maintaining pH at the levels recommended in the Operating Instructions (7.2 - 7.8) should result in the cell being cleaned every 3-4 times a year in areas with hard water. Cells may be cleaned less frequently in soft water areas.
After removing the Turbo Cell from the plumbing of your pool; inspect the cell for white deposits between the plates inside of the cell. Please remember that even if you cannot see deposits on the cell it still may need cleaning. If no deposits are found (picture to the left), the cell may have to held towards ample amounts of light and angled in different directions to revel smaller white deposits deeper within the baffles of the cell.
Hold to light to Cell is dirty.
look for small deposits Note the deposits.
Cleaning a Cell
(If Using A Container)
ALWAYS ADD ACID TO WATER, NEVER WATER TO ACID. ALWAYS WEAR PROPER EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE GLOVES. USE IN WELL VENTILATED AREA. MURIATIC AND OTHER ACIDS CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY, BURNS AND RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS IF NOT HANDLED PROPERLY. REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER'S DIRECTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING.
Stand the cell vertically in the solution. The level of the solution should be slightly over the product label. Let the cell stand in the solution for 15 minutes (Fig. 6A below), then flip the cell over and let stand on the other end (Fig. 6B below) for an additional 15 minutes. Although the cord can be submerged, be sure that the connector does not come in contact with the solution.
Inspect the cell after both sides have soaked. If there are no deposits after soaking, rinse with water and reinstall. If there are still deposits after soaking, repeat the soaking procedure until clean. The water/muriatic acid mixture can be stored for later use or it can be disposed. Follow chemical manufacturer’s recommendations when storing or disposing the water/acid solution.
After you inspect the cell (and clean, if necessary) press the small "diagnostic“button next to the display (Aqua Rite) for 3 seconds to stop the flashing "Inspect Cell" LED and start the timer for the next 500 hours. For Aqua Logic/Pro press the “+”button during the “Inspect Cell”display to reset the light.