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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Joshua » Sun 21 Jun, 2009 10:53

I am glad I found the information you posted.
I followed Daren's procedure and was able to fix the problem.
This is awesome - I am really grateful.


Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby jteague22 » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 14:20

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.
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Another problem-this time salt level shows too low

Postby neillebo » Tue 30 Jun, 2009 15:17

Can someone help with this twist. I had a new aquarite installed 4 summers ago. So this begins my 5th season. I only run it a few months a year, so cell should be ok. My pool guy always said he cleaned the cell during winterizatiion, but i suspected he was lying... so, this season i get the famous "inspect cell". I did clean it a year or two ago with acid as it looked real bad.. it said i had very low salt so i put in 300 pounds (that's what my startup pool guy said it needed).. well, that only raised my level from 1900 to mid 2000s.. so, i added another 40 pounds and another.. got it up to 3000 and then it dropped in a few days. so added another each week. OK, schmuck here, since i noticed i messed up when my pool felt like the atlantic ocean. So, bought some salt test stips and i was close to 6000!!! so, took out my cell and there was buildup galore. At this stage it showed 2500 PPM. .After cleaning and firing it up, it went to 2900 and then 3000. So i was pleased that it looked like it was working. then went to 3500 and gave me the high salt light. also good since I knew the level was high. At the same time, i was draining my pool and adding fresh water... i assumed the level on the swg would just drop naturally. well, it went down to 2600 again after 2 days (sure, the sale level was dropping due to my slow dilution method), but the salt strips still show the real salt level around 4300 today.. Do i need to clean it yet again (it was only 4 days ago that i cleaned it).. I guess I am just not sure after cleaning, even though my salt level was off the charts would it show such a low level). I hate to think i need a new cell. I will clean the cell in acid solution one more time AFTER my pool reached the 3300 level or so (which should be by today).. ugggh.. any ideas? I have read all of these posts.. just not sure why the salt reading wasnt close after i cleaned out all of the junk....
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Postby AzWiz » Sun 05 Jul, 2009 17:50

@ Eng - post #3 in this forum regarding cell modification for bad salt readings

Eng wrote:I had problems with my cell too. ....... I installed an 8.5 K ohms resistor between the two wires.

:?: :?: What watt resistor did you use, please :?: :?:

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby azloser » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 17:27

Can someone tell me what to buy in the way of a resistor? 8.5K ohms? All of them that I find are rated in wattage also.
That was my post last march. Mine is still inoperatable

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby promise1 » Thu 23 Jul, 2009 21:33

Trish002 wrote:I am having lots of problems with my pool. I can't get it to clear up. I am getting some kind of white cloudy discharge from the pool jets. Does this have anything to do with the salt generator. What can I do to possibly correct the problem? I know my stablizer is a little low and we are adding more. The ph is OK. Thanks for any help.

sound like you have d e going back into the pool, a tear inside the filter
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby Roy Berry » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 18:27

I have a Goldline, it is reading in metric how do I get back to good old English, also can you fix the flow sensor,
ie, magnet replacement on swing arm.

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby wes5672 » Wed 05 Aug, 2009 16:26

Mike Munz wrote:Hi Forum, I have an Aqua-Rite. It has been working great for 4 years. Two weeks ago I lost power to the unit. I called Gold Line support. They told me that it is either the transformer or a current limiter on the circuit board that has gone bad. After looking at the board I noticed that the current limiter had overheated, so I decided to replace it. This solved the problem and the unit is working fine again. The current limiter is in the top right corner of the board and looks like a black disk the size of a Quarter. The Part Number is SL32 2R025. You can order this limiter from Digi-Key. Here is a link to the product: ... 70-1062-ND
I hope this helps someone else.

This is exactly what happen to my Aqua-rite, Thanks you saved me alot of time looking for the part. $2.42 and $3 for shipping. Alot cheaper than a complete board ($259). :D
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby J. J. » Fri 07 Aug, 2009 16:23

I have an Aqua Rite system with a T-cell 15. I had it two years and had to have it replaced. After fighting it was covered under the (5 year warranty). One year and one month later it is out again. Should be under warranty. NO. It is a pro-rated warranty in years 3-5. The one that was replaced only has a one year warranty because it was replaced and not purchased. New ones automatically come with a 3 year warranty. All sounds like a scam from either Pinch-A-Penny or Hayward/Goldline. These systems shouldn't go bad every year or two when salt levels are maintained and the cell is cleaned every 3 months or more. Don't buy this system and don't buy Hayward/Goldline.

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby texpool » Fri 14 Aug, 2009 15:33

I have had a salt water system for 8 years. (aquarite 2001) The first salt cell lasted just short of a year and was replaced under warranty. The second lasted about 14 months and I replaced it with one ordered over the internet. In year 4 I had to replace the main board for about $350. The internet cell (a t-15) lasted until this summer. The salt level started to drop so I knew it was time for a new cell. I ordered a new glx-t-15 for a replacement. The old one was still generating chlorine at 3.0 ppm with being on for 6 hours at 85% setting. When I replace the old one with the new one my chlorine started to drop. After a week it was below .5 ppm. The box said it was generating. I had the cell tested as well as the water. Cell tested good. Salt was 3000, ph 7.4, cynauric acid at 80, alkalinity at 100. I increased the circulation time to 9 hours and still no chlorine. I put the old cell on and the next day the chlorine reading was at 5.0. I put the new cell back on and within 3 days it's back at 1ppm. I had a distributor for aquarite come out and they said I needed a new system, so I went for it. Still no chlorine. They want me to increase the cynauric acid to 100ppm. Can anyone tell me what to do?

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby texpool » Fri 14 Aug, 2009 15:36

Oh, by the way, the last cell mentioned above that I got 4 years out of, I turned off the system in late October and back on in late march. I think that's why it lasted for 4 years. I live in the Dallas area.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby L Neff » Fri 14 Aug, 2009 19:44

We have a goldine Aqua-Rite and it not lighting up at all.

We check the power to it and it is fine and we also check the fuse and that is fine too.

Do you think we need to replace the board and which one?

Can't call Goldline til Monday.
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Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby nimeshipatel » Tue 18 Aug, 2009 01:04

hi i have a aquarite goldline salt water chlorine generator that i inherited when i bought the house a year ago and today i found out that the control lights up the check salt solid and check cell lights are both on and the thing is not generating chlorine. what is the problem is it in the controls or the cell. and is there a fix for this.
when i turn it off and back on then it shows geberting for about 2 mins and then the 2 lights come on check cell and check salt
i was going to add salt but luckily i took the sample to a pool store and found out that the salt level is at about 4300 which is high but the high salt light does not light up
just about 2 weeks ago i opeaned the cell and cleaned it with muratic acid solution.
what is wrong
thanks for any help

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby JHawk » Fri 28 Aug, 2009 12:24

Roy Berry wrote:I have a Goldline, it is reading in metric how do I get back to good old English, also can you fix the flow sensor,
ie, magnet replacement on swing arm.

Hold the diag button for about three sec and then move the on/auto/super chlorinate button up from auto to super chlorinate then back to auto. This should put you into empirical.

Goldline "Aqua-Rite" salt chlorinator problems

Postby JHawk » Fri 28 Aug, 2009 12:34

This is second year with this system.

No problems last year, have not had to add any water in large qty this year to the pool. Any water added is filtered and comes through water softener.

We had the flow sensor go bad in the spring and it was replaced.
Ever since this time, the fibergalss and plastics in the pool will trun brown.

We have used Ascorbic Acid and it removes the "brown" just fine, but will come back a week later.

We have tried chemical/mineral applications to remove the "Brown" from our steps. Will last about a week.

Water test shows it is copper.

Now, this is where it gets interesting. We can treat the water and remove this "Brown". It will stay gone for a week then comes back.

If we leave our Gold Line Acu Rite off, the stain will not return. If we turn the generator back on, and set it to a 40%-50% level, within 4 days it comes back.

I am switching to chlorine tablets this week to see if it stays away.

We've been dealing with this since May, and I think it has to do with the salt chlorinators processing of the salt to make the chlorine,and the chemical reaction seperating this "copper" out. But I am not a chemist, just a speculator.

Has anyone else seen this problem, and was it tied back to the salt generator?

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