Pure Chlor Salt System Troubleshooting

If your Pure Chlor Salt System isn’t working correctly, don’t worry – we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll give you a few troubleshooting tips that might help get your system up and running again. If you are still unsure, you can try to use a water test kit to determine the levels of salt, stabilizer, phosphates, and nitrates. PureChlor is one of the most advanced salt systems with built-in cell and power supply protections while offering one of the longest warranties available.

How do you reset a pure Chlor salt cell?

If your salt generator is giving you bad readings, it’s probably the cell. You can clean the corroded plates, but this won’t fix the issue. You’ll need to replace the cell if there’s not enough chlorine to maintain proper pH balance. To reset the salt cell, you must press the diagnostic button for three to five seconds. Hold down the button until you see the readings stabilize.

You can also check the circuit board for damage and replace the damaged parts. Sometimes, the salt cell fails to produce chlorine because it has an open circuit, which could be a faulty sensor. Other times, there are problems with the circuit board. Replace the circuit board components to restore the pH balance. The circuit board is the most common culprit when salt cells fail to function properly. If you have trouble finding the cause, follow the instructions below.

Before you replace the salt cell, make sure you disconnect the power to the controller. If you notice a drop in the amp output, it may be due to loose connections. To prevent this, you should tighten the connections. Make sure the salt level is between 2,500 and three thousand. If the salt level is too high, the unit might need to be reset. Once this is done, the salt cell will work properly again.

How long does a salt cell last?

The lifespan of a pure color salt cell varies greatly based on the type of pool you have and the maintenance you give it. A salt cell can last between five and seven years, depending on the model and its use. Replacing a salt cell can cost anywhere from $200 to $900, depending on the model. To learn more about the lifespan of your salt cell, read our helpful guide below.

Most salt cells are powered by a control panel that steps down incoming 115/230 VAC to around seven or eight VDC. You can check the voltage using a clamp-on amp meter, and see if the output matches the specifications on the manufacturer’s label. If your salt cell has been running for five years, you should consider replacing it. Replacing a salt cell is a better idea than trying to repair a broken one, but this decision is entirely up to you.

To keep your salt cell in good condition, you must add salt once or twice per year. This will reduce the workload on your pool salt cell and extend the life of the unit. Salt levels should be between three and twenty-two parts per million. Most modern salt systems have a reverse polarity function that repels mineral deposits. The mineral scale will not attach to the plates of your chlorinator, reducing the risk of premature failure.

How do you know if a salt cell is not working?

There are several ways to diagnose a broken salt cell. The most obvious problem is wear and tear of the salt cell’s electrical components. The salt cells may also have eroded plates due to high salt concentrations in the water. In either case, the cell may be inoperable. You can fix the problem by cleaning the salt cell or replacing the salt cell entirely. Alternatively, you can consult the owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer for help.

An LED signal on the salt chlorinator’s control panel may be a clue to a malfunctioning cell. If it displays “NO FLOW,” then the cell is damaged or overdue for maintenance. Another indicator may be corrosion on the inside of the cell. If the LEDs are not alternate in polarity, then the salt chlorinator is not working.

What should my salt generator be set at?

When purchasing a new salt generator for the pool water, there are several factors to consider. Your pool’s size and shape can dictate the amount of chlorine it needs to disinfect your water. If you plan on spending more time swimming in your pool, a larger salt generator will provide more protection against algae growth. Other factors to consider are the water’s pH level and other environmental factors. If your pool is large, you should consider purchasing a larger salt generator. Purchasing the largest system you can afford will help you avoid the worry of buying a new salt generator every few years.

Generally, you should set your salt generator to fifty percent output and let it run for a couple of days. You can then check the chlorine level in your pool to determine whether it is within 1-3 parts per million. If the chlorine level is too high or too low, you can change the percentage to restore the desired balance. Remember that the percentage is only active for a certain percentage of the pump cycle. If you see a dip in chlorine levels, simply increase or decrease the percentage.

Can a salt cell be repaired?

When a pool’s salt cell begins to leak, it may be the result of a broken screw or a loose union. If there is no power to the cell, the o-ring may be damaged or dirty. A pool professional should diagnose the problem and provide a cost estimate. Salt cells are generally easy to repair. First, disconnect the power from the control box. Make sure the salt cell is disconnected before trying to replace it.

The plates of a salt cell may also need to be cleaned. If the plates have become disconnected or corroded, it’s a sign that the cell needs to be replaced. If the cell is not producing enough chlorine, it may need to be replaced. If you’re unsure of how to repair it, consult a pool service technician. You can also try to clean the cells yourself. Alternatively, a pool service professional can clean the salt cell for you.

How much does it cost to replace a salt cell?

If your pure color salt system is experiencing trouble with the salt cell, you may need to replace it. If you find the plates have disconnected or are corroded, it’s probably time to replace the cell. If you can’t tell by looking at the water, you may need to clean the cell. If the cell doesn’t produce enough chlorine, it needs to be replaced.

The cost of a new salt cell depends on the model. A new salt cell can cost anywhere from $400 to 900, depending on the manufacturer and brand. Salt cells don’t come cheap, so you’ll want to keep in mind this before buying a new system. Additionally, you may want to replace the control board, which typically lasts three to seven years. The cost to replace both parts is roughly $1,200 to $2,000.

Keeping the pH and CYA levels in the water is essential to the efficiency of your salt chlorinator. If the pH level in the water is too high or too low, the water won’t be electrolyzed. Keeping these levels in balance will also guarantee that your salt cell lasts as long as possible. Using salt water too often can cause the cell to fail prematurely. If you want to avoid this costly mistake, you can use an acid bath. The pH level is around 90 percent water to 10% acid. It will remove calcium deposits on the cell surface.

How do you test a chlorinator with a multimeter?

A salt water chlorinator is a miniature liquid chlorine manufacturing plant that sanitizes a swimming pool. The chlorinator causes a reaction that produces liquid chlorine, which is then returned to the pool via the eyeball. If you see a green light on the control panel, the chlorinator is working properly. Otherwise, you should check the test kit. You can do this by placing the test kit over a test tube, which will show the presence of chlorine in the water.

It’s important to note that the level of sodium in a chlorinator is dependent on the amount of salt that’s added to it. If the level is too low, the chlorinator will not work properly. Check your salt levels with a multimeter, or by using a testing strip, which you can get from your supplier. If the level of salt in your pool is too low, you may have to increase the amount of salt in the water.

How do you clean a salt chlorinator cell?

It is possible to clean the salt chlorin ator cell regularly, but cleaning is usually only necessary occasionally. In the winter, a plug or a winter cap can block the cell’s opening. While cleaning, you should use muriatic acid to remove the buildup. Mix one part of the acid with one part of water. Add it to the cell and let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure that the acid does not touch any electrical connections.

To clean a salt chlorin actor cell, you must first turn off the filtration system and disconnect the power source. The salt chlorinator cell is the component that turns salt into hypochlorous acid. To clean it, you should use one-tenth Hydrochloric Acid in water. Remember, this acid is very corrosive, so it is important to wear protective clothing.

If the salt level is too high in pool water, drain and replenish the pool or spa to 3200ppm. Backwashing consumes a lot of water, reducing the salt level in the pool water. Most salt chlorinators display the measured salt level or feature an indicator light or error code when the salt level drops below the minimal threshold. Most salt chlorinators display the measured salt level or feature an indicator light or error code when the salt level drops below the minimal threshold.


Flow Chlorine is generated as pool water containing salt Pure water has a pH of a regular manual chlorine. Maintain the proper salt level in the pool. You can create an acid solution to clean and help generate water flow. Buying a salt sensor when you notice that you have low salt will be half the cost than buying when it’s totally damaged. 

To maintain the sanitation and backups for the salt system, make sure to buy supplies such as pool pumps, extra pool filters, pool cleaners and chlorine generators

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