Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby floridapooltech » Sun 17 Oct, 2010 03:53

James Watson wrote:swimnsaveusa, MAGUIRE65 does not have a Hayward chlorinator. MAGUIRE65 has a Zodiac LM3 saltwater chlorinator.



James Watson: Good catch! Didn't notice that part. The post was in the "Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems" thread so I figured that's what it was referring to. Thank you for clarifying with the correction. Maybe that will help someone else in the future that does need to reset a Goldline unit, however :thumbup:


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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby dorlando » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 19:42

I have a turbo cell t 15, 4 years old and the pool is 15k gallons. My cell starts up and after a minute the display reads "HI" and the high salt light stays on. When going through the diagnostics it reads as though it is not generating chlorine. Had water tested 2 weeks ago and was perfect, getting algae now. I do clean the cell out and I had the cell tested at two stores.

Is it possible the sensor is bad in the cell or could it be a bad board? Is it definitely not the flow switch? If the cell is bad I'd like to get the T 9 but I think I'll have to also upgrade my board since it is older.

Any thoughts would be apprecaited, trying to figure out the problem.
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Postby floridapooltech » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 19:47

dorlando wrote:I have a turbo cell t 15, 4 years old and the pool is 15k gallons. My cell starts up and after a minute the display reads "HI" and the high salt light stays on. When going through the diagnostics it reads as though it is not generating chlorine. Had water tested 2 weeks ago and was perfect, getting algae now. I do clean the cell out and I had the cell tested at two stores.

Is it possible the sensor is bad in the cell or could it be a bad board? Is it definitely not the flow switch? If the cell is bad I'd like to get the T 9 but I think I'll have to also upgrade my board since it is older.

Any thoughts would be apprecaited, trying to figure out the problem.



Sounds like the sensor is the issue. Flow switch is fine, as the cell wouldn't produce chlorine if it sensed "no" flow. You are correct, unless you have the new re-vision, you would have to upgrade the control panel in order to use a T-Cell 9 or 3. The T-Cell 15 will work regardless as to what software version you have. Remember, the bigger the cell is exceeding the requirement, the more cell life you will get as it will not have to "run" as often to keep chlorine levels in range.
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Postby dorlando » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 19:56

Thanks. I read somewhere that you can replace the sensor for like $20, is that true?
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Postby floridapooltech » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 20:41

dorlando wrote:Thanks. I read somewhere that you can replace the sensor for like $20, is that true?


It may be possible to get the components at a radio shack or similar store as i've heard it being done, however I have no knowledge of how to do this or any "factory" replacement parts for the cell itself. I believe I read your cell is over 4 years old. It may be best if you just keep the cell the way it is as you say it still produces chlorine (manually testing for salt) until the cell itself has completely died as you would be spending a great amount of time "fixing" a sensor when the entire cell's life expectancy isn't much greater.
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Postby dorlando » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 21:00

You are probably right. However, I don't think it is producing chlorine because the system seems to be shutting down since the panel thinks the salt level is 4,400. I think it is producing chlorine when tested at the store but for some reason it is shutting itself down due to the high reading. So, if the sensor is bad will that cause it to give a high reading and shut down? If that is the case is there any way to manually override that so it won't shut down?
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Postby floridapooltech » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 21:05

dorlando wrote:You are probably right. However, I don't think it is producing chlorine because the system seems to be shutting down since the panel thinks the salt level is 4,400. I think it is producing chlorine when tested at the store but for some reason it is shutting itself down due to the high reading. So, if the sensor is bad will that cause it to give a high reading and shut down? If that is the case is there any way to manually override that so it won't shut down?


I do not believe 4,400 parts of salt is enough for a Goldline system to stop producing chlorine. Not quite sure what the issue causing this would be other than possibly a dying cell. They are rated for 10,000 hours of use. Being it is over 4 years old it may just intermittently quit working.
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Postby dorlando » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 21:10

Do you think there is a chance the board is bad? It turns on as normal, reading is immediately awalys 4,400 and then the high salt light goes on and the reading says "HI". So something is causing that to kick in. Like you said maybe cell going bad or bad sensor but for some reason it is shutting down and my salt level is defintitely not 4,400. It was tested last week at 3,100 and week before same thing.
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Postby floridapooltech » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 21:15

dorlando wrote:Do you think there is a chance the board is bad? It turns on as normal, reading is immediately awalys 4,400 and then the high salt light goes on and the reading says "HI". So something is causing that to kick in. Like you said maybe cell going bad or bad sensor but for some reason it is shutting down and my salt level is defintitely not 4,400. It was tested last week at 3,100 and week before same thing.


If you would like, you can call Hayward to see if they have an ideal as to what may be causing your system to power down intermittently. Their tech support number is: 908.351.5400 and located in the Eastern time zone. If you are located further to the western United States, I can provide that number as well.
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Postby dorlando » Fri 22 Oct, 2010 21:28

I actually called them twice. One person said bad cell the other said too much salt in pool and need to drain water, which wasn't correct.

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