Purechlor Replacement Salt Cell

The purechlor replacement salt cell is a high-quality replacement cell. It is designed to provide the same performance as the original, while making sure that your chlorinator remains in good working condition. With this cell, you can be confident that your pool or spa will remain safe and clean for everyone to enjoy.

What Is a Salt Cell?

Your chlorinator is a miniaturized chlorine production factory. The electrolysis caused by salt water passing through the salt cell produces chlorine (sodium hypochlorite), which is later returned to the pool.

Checking the needle or production lights on the chlorinator box is the simplest way to determine whether the chlorinator is working. When the machine is running, you should notice bubbles (hypochlorite gas) inside the chamber, producing what appears to be cloudy water – this is chlorine being produced! Many salt cells can be removed from the housing and placed in a pail of salty pool water if you don’t have a clear housing to see the chlorine being produced. Turn it on and watch for little bubbles or hazy water to form.

How To Clean Salt Cell With Vinegar?

Check the cell for calcium and mineral deposits before cleaning. To begin, switch off the power source. If you attempt to remove the unit while the electricity is on, you may receive a shock. Once the electricity is turned off, inspect the pool for debris on metal plates. If deposits exist, they will seem light in hue. In the cell, you may also notice flaky or crusty deposits.

Now that you’ve identified the deposit areas, use a high-pressure garden hose to remove them. If you are unable to remove the deposits with the garden hose, use a plastic or wooden tool. To scrape the deposits, apply it lightly on the debris. If the deposits are trapped, gently raise the pressure. Remember that cleaning up debris will take time. So, don’t rush to scrape the flakes; else, you can end up injuring the pool’s walls.

Prepare the vinegar solution. A ready-made vinegar solution is available in the market. It is also simple to prepare the solution at home by combining vinegar and water in the appropriate proportions. Choose neither an overly concentrated nor an overly dilute vinegar solution. As a general guideline, use a moderate solution, that is a perfect balance of water and vinegar.

Soak the saltwater cell or hot tub (if applicable) in a vinegar solution for one night. Within a fortnight, the solution can end any leftover debris. Before soaking, coil the electrical harness beside the cell. Immerse the cell all the way to the top of the wiring. Rinse it with a high-pressure garden hose. If moderate deposits remain, continue the process with another solution to completely cleanse the cell.

How to know if your salt cell is really working or not?

Have you ever stood in front of your salt cell and questioned whether the device was producing salt? Because the body of the cell is opaque, you can’t know much about it just by looking at it. It is essential that you be able to examine the cell plates even while the device is in operation. This page contains a description of a method for testing the functionality of the cell; however, to carry it out, you will need a “dummy cell,” also known as a spare cell that may be temporarily installed in the plumbing in place of the actual cell while you carry out this test.

How long does a salt chlorine generator for a pool last?

A well-maintained salt chlorine generator has a three-to-seven-year lifespan. The cost to replace the salt cell is between $800 and $1,100. The cost to replace the control board ranges from $500 to $900. Maintaining a stable salt level, cleaning the cell only when necessary, and using the reverse polarity function can increase lifespans.

A new salt water swimming pool costs homeowners an average of $25,000 to install, compared to the cost of installing a regular pool, which averages $23,000. A conventional 20,000-gallon pool can be constructed for as little as $12,000 or as much as $67,000. This pricing includes the salt water chlorination system, which typically costs between $500 and $2,500 to purchase and install.

Unlike regular chlorine pools, salt water pools do not require additional chemicals to maintain cleanliness. In place of this, a chemical reaction decomposes the salt in the water to produce chlorine. The procedure reduces chloramines, hence lowering eye discomfort and odor. It is essential to check your salt levels. A professional can help you select and install the ideal system.

When a Salt Cell Lifetime Expires?

A lifetime of around 10,000 hours can be expected from an Intellichlor Salt Cell. To be sure of this, press, and hold the “more” button for a full three seconds. It would be appropriate for the lights to cycle through, but for some of the percentage lights to remain lighted. The number of lights available is directly proportional to the amount of available life. If the first three lights are lighted at 20, 40, and 60 percent respectively, then you have used 6,000 hours out of the predicted 10,000.

As the life of your cell draws to a close, it will no longer function as it should, and the water in your pool may begin to turn colors. Be proactive and call for service so that your pool team can evaluate the cell and determine whether it simply needs to be cleaned or whether it is time to replace it.


The salt generators simply turn off when the temperature of the pool water is below sixty degrees, and they are designed so that they do not leave the salt cell to ionize (break down) the salt and convert it to chlorine when the temperature is below sixty degrees. For illustration’s sake, let’s say that your pool is rectangular, measuring 20 feet by 40 feet, and it has a depth of four feet; this would put its capacity somewhere around 24,000 gallons.

We would suggest purchasing a Salt Cell that is rated for at least one-third more space than the size of your swimming pool if you have one that is 24,000 gallons in capacity. On average, the pool pump in a saltwater pool should be running for between eight and twelve hours every day. There are two main reasons the pump needs to be running in saltwater pools. The water must first go through a filtration system. For the water to be filtered effectively, the pump needs to make at least one full rotation of the pool’s water.

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