Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

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jamkeen

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby jamkeen » Sat 15 Oct, 2011 17:05

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valentil

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby valentil » Sat 19 Nov, 2011 14:17

Hello There!

I have a goldline control panel in house and a T-15 salt cell generator. The yellow light is on and a message appears that says "Cholorinator Off, Low Volts" and "Check System, Low Volts".

Do you know what this could mean?

Thanks!
GettMac

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby GettMac » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 17:42

I have a couple questions regarding my Aqua-Rite/Turbo Cell chlorinator. The entire unit is about 6 years old. Never had any problems until now. It seems the chlorine production has tapered to near nothing. The salt level registers between 3100-3200 which is where it's always done fine. When I switch to "super chlorinate" the light does not display. Regardless of having the chlorine dial maxed or super chlorinated, testing shows very little chlorine levels. Is my cell dying? Also, how do I determine how many gallons my cell pumps in case I have to replace it?
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Rslewis » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 10:05

In case there are people still looking for this information as I do everytime I clean my cell.

To reset:
1) Turn the unit off
2) Turn it back to ' Auto '
3) Wait for the relay to click ( 5-10 sec )
4) Press the diagnostics button 5 times to display instant salt level.
Wait for the number to settle.

This should be done after you have cleaned and replaced the cell every 3 months ( cough ... once a year because you've been lazy :) )

Note: It is really common from what I've read and been told for the units to incorrectly display the salt levels. My generator is typically low at least 300. Always get your salt levels tested at a pool store. If your generator reading drops bellow a certain level it will stop generating salt.
Rslewis
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Rslewis » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 10:10

@ gettmac
On the Hayward site they should have a list of vendors that can actually test your cell. This saved me $500 a few years ago. You take your cell to the store and they can hook it up and test it.

Worst case you are correct and you will need to replace the unit.
I've just been told for the first time to clean my sensor and I've actually contacted Hayward to figure out how that procedure works.

More than likely it needs to be cleaned. 1 part acit : 4 parts water in a bucket and rinse the cell. Some of the directions say to scrape with a wood or plastic object I've never thought that would be a good idea.

You should clean the cell every 3 months. Most cleanings should simply be taking it off line and cleaning it out with a hose. The acid cleaning should be done if you see scaling that doesn't come off with the hose.
Guest

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Guest » Mon 12 Mar, 2012 16:50

UPDATE:
I took the cell into a pool supply and had it tested. It passed with flying colors. Though it's 6 years-old, it's working properly. With that eliminated, what is the next step to figuring out why chlorine is not being generated?
joejoe

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby joejoe » Mon 26 Mar, 2012 08:19

I have the same problem is GETTMAC. Do I need a new cell?
joejoe

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby joejoe » Mon 26 Mar, 2012 08:24

My system has the same problem as GettMac. The control systems indicates that it is generating, and that is is sending the correct voltage and current to the cell. It is not producing chlorine. I took the cell in to Leslies and there testing equipment said the cell was okay. When I turn the control to superchlorinate, the superchlorinate light does not come on. The salt level shows 3400 which is within range, but Leslies tested the salt level at 2800. I am not sure which level is correct. Any suggestions? Should I get a new cell?
GettMac

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby GettMac » Tue 27 Mar, 2012 14:03

Still waiting for feedback. The cell was tested and passed so the cell itself is not the problem. Anybody have any ideas?
odie7281

YOU GUESSED IT...SALT SYS

Postby odie7281 » Thu 19 Apr, 2012 11:50

boss wrote:test for chlorine away...i said away from the return jets. You won't be looking for combined chlorine...just free chlorine in a salt system. When you adjust the o/p of the cell you are telling it to produce that percentage of the time that the pump is running. So run the pump the proper amount of time. Don't be a cheapskate or you won't get good results.

or just go back to a chlorine systen and be done with this bad system and spend the money and time you save not messing with this system on your self i will never buy a salt system in my life time to mutch work and time im happy with my chlorine system and spend more tine enjoying my swiming pool than working on it,in my opion this gold line is crap line!

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