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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Alicec2prz » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 11:15

Thanks about all informations because very helpfully. :thumbup:
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby AZBEachbum » Mon 20 Jun, 2011 14:53

Like most of the folks on here I'm having issues with my Goldline Salt System. The Cell has been tested at a local pool supply store and it tests ok. My box is showing "low salt" and "check cell" lights and it is not generating chlorine. My chemical levels are pretty good, with the exception of chlorine of course, and my salt level has been testing between 2700 and 3300 ppm. My calcuim hardness level is high (750) which I was told should not effect the system. Two different individuals have given me two different fixes, one said it was the cell and the other said it was the control board. Our annual pool party is next weekend and I would rather spend money on beer and brats then chasing this problem much more.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Parafuego773 » Sun 26 Jun, 2011 10:44

I have a Aquarite salt chlorinator system and my panel lights (power, generating, etc) will not come on. I've checked the fuse and recently replaced the cell. I have no idea what might be happening. Please any help!
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Que » Mon 27 Jun, 2011 14:55

jteague22 wrote:I have had the salt system for three seasons and then one day I had the flashing yellow light telling me to check the cell. I did, cleaned it really well after already doing that a month prior. I called a local supplier to come out and check it. Now they are telling me I need a new circuit board. It will cost me $800.00 and thats pro-rated since its under 5 years. I am thoroughly disgusted with this system.


We had a problem very simular to yours. The check cell light was on and the system was chlorinating. We cleaned the cell and re-calibrated the system, but the check cell light would not come on. So I called Hayward, and a technician told me to hold down the diagnostic button for 5 seconds to get another 500 more hours of use, I guess before we need to clean the cell again and that fixed our flashing yellow check cell light problem. I hope this helps.
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Postby dsowder » Wed 29 Jun, 2011 17:39

excel wrote:The sensor can also be replaced without having to replace the entire cell. It is a $20 part and is a very easy (less than 1/2 hr) fix.



Where can I get information on replacement parts for these things... I talked directly to Goldline and I might have well been talking to the wall.....
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Postby Guest » Thu 14 Jul, 2011 09:25

Eng wrote:I had problems with my cell too. It seems like every 2 years they go bad. I got tired of paying money to get it replaced. I am an engineer, so I started studying how they work. It seems that the root of the problem is the temperature sensor at the cell. Check the temperature by pressing the button next to the display. Use a thermometer in the pool to check the water temperature. Is it off by more that 5 degrees? If it is, then you salinity will be wrong and it will call for more salt. The cell will shut down automatically. To overcome this situation I open my cell and cut the two wires on the side of the cell (red and blue). These are the temperature sensor wires. I installed an 8.5 K ohms resistor between the two wires. This will give you a forever temperature of 86 degrees. After that, the cell started working properly. Since I have a fixed temperature now I used salinity strips to keep track of the salt. This worked for me. If you want to do it, go ahead at your own risk. Other that this, there is no other way around it. I heard from other people having the same problem.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Guest » Thu 14 Jul, 2011 09:37

last cell purchased june 2009 (30K g inground cement pool) is faltering just like the last one, same story, inaccurate faulty LOW salt readings when actual salt levels are fine, resulting in no chlorine production when reading is below 2500ppm. I am done with goldline, aquarite, completely unreliable product, built to die and suck your money on replacement cells. So I am trying to manipulate the system to have it generating chlorine until I decide to purchase a new one from a DIFFERENT manufacturer.
I put resistor on the temp wires as done by the engineer and set temp to 88F and can get an instant salinity reading well into the 3000's, then I lock that reading by switching to superchlorinate and back to auto.
Only problem is this locking of the salt reading is temporary, and the instant readings the system does eventually brings the number down and I have to start process again. Is the engineer still around? anyone like him on here that knows if we can do something with these insant readings that bring down the main salt reading (as it is taking an average of the readings).
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Guest » Sun 17 Jul, 2011 13:28

I just replaced my cell but I don't now how to unlock my diagnostic menu to sync it?????
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Guest » Thu 21 Jul, 2011 19:48

Parafuego773 wrote:I have a Aquarite salt chlorinator system and my panel lights (power, generating, etc) will not come on. I've checked the fuse and recently replaced the cell. I have no idea what might be happening. Please any help!


There is a varistor on the main board on top about the size of quarter, it's black i am sure is blown.
They are about 5.00.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby kcooper1 » Sun 24 Jul, 2011 10:00

We have a goldilne chlorinator. The control box lights up but there is no flow to the cell and the pool does not have chlorine. I read that the "board" can have issues. We removed the cover and see a dark spot appearing the something has burned out. What types of repairs / costs are we looking at? I can find information on replacement cells but not the boards.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby ncopley » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 14:36

I have read through all 17 pages of posts. I think I might have something different as a problem. For the last year I've had a pool cleaning company servicing the pool....this was probably my first mistake since I may know more than they do about my salt system. I've have the T-15 Turbo Cell since the pool was built in 2004! Yes...that is correct. It has lasted that long. I'm an engineer and very maticulas (but maybe can't spell). So the pool guy noticed the salt reading going down. He kept adding salt...mistake #2. He tried cleaning the cell numerous times and then decided it was my cell that was bad. I took for granted that he knew what he was doing...mistake #3... and recently ordered from Goldline a new cell and installed myself (so easy). The salt reading on the cell before I replaced the cell was steady at 4900 for a week. Installed new cell...still salt at 4900. Had salt checked at Leslie's pool who used a $100 salt sensor (don't know if that makes any difference). Salt reading was 4400. Not totally unexpected since the pool guy kept adding salt. There is only one light showing on the control panel - steady green light on "remotely controlled". No power light, like usual, no "generating" light as usual, etc. Now I am wondering if my circuit board is bad... Any help would be much appreciated. I'm ready for this system to get up and running already.

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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby ncopley » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 14:43

Kcooper1...I am not an expert on pool stuff but here is a link to parts for the aqua-rite system:

http://www.discountpoolwarehouse.com/ht ... parts.html

I BELIEVE "PCB" is Power Control Board. I cannot help as to which one you want but would suspest that you look for a model #/Part# or something to match up with what you have. I think I may need the same thing but I also have not taken the time to figure out which one yet. The dark spot does seem as something has burned out. If you have not read all previous posts there may be some similiar issues.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby RobInTx » Fri 29 Jul, 2011 23:03

There is a very inexpensive fix.....search Youtube for Goldline PCB and see how a $7.00 soldering iron can fix the burned connection.....I tried it an dit worked
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby poolstud » Sat 30 Jul, 2011 15:29

I must say "The Pool Guys Rock" - I'm new to these SPH forums, and registered just to be able to say thanks to the Pool Guys as their salt recalibration procedure was just what I needed for my Aquarite. I have a T-Cell-15 that is 6.5 yrs old and has been great by the way (yes it has to be cleaned every 4 mths I'd say, but I bought a number #11 rubber plug at my pool store to plug the cord end of the cell and I pour the 4:1 Water:Muriatic mix in for 20 mins easy peezy, and carefully use those long narrow wooden mixing stiicks to poke thru persistent calcium deposits or flora that gets in there), but my pool is only 17000 gals (so the unit wasn't being strained and so I would expect more than 10,000 stated hrs life) so was dismayed when I had probs this weekend with low avg readings (2000 when salt strips say 3450 pretty consistently). I've always wondered why they were lower by around 500-600 usually, and Hayward and then this forum said 500 diff isn't significant, but 1450 would be. So I thought I needed a new cell perhaps, or wanted to change the salt sensor til Mark (thankfully) said there isn't a salt sensor to replace...so persitence paid off on pg 15 of 18 when the pool guys posted the salt recalibration procedure...and I'm THRILLED it worked...my instant salinity reading is still low at about 2200, but the avg reads 3300 so will see how long this fix lasts, but it's encouraging cuz it was shutting down within 30 secs when the avg showed 2000. Thanks Pool Guys, I don't know what you do but you deserve a medal...I was going to talk to Hayward next week, but wonder if they would have given me this info on their tech line in Canada.
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Postby poolstud » Sat 30 Jul, 2011 15:33

dsowder wrote:
excel wrote:The sensor can also be replaced without having to replace the entire cell. It is a $20 part and is a very easy (less than 1/2 hr) fix.



Where can I get information on replacement parts for these things... I talked directly to Goldline and I might have well been talking to the wall.....



Someone else on this forum said the salt sensor can't be replaced..his name was Mark...

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