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white cell

Postby dummy » Thu 13 Mar, 2008 19:05

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section.
Ive had a pool for nearly 3 years now and not had any real dramas.
This summer has been a real pain.
The pool keeps going green.
Its salt water chlorinated with a water maid.
I keep getting very low Chlorine levels.
I only have a 2in1 test kit thats tells me PH and Chlorine high or low.

The cell that is attached in-line with the pump used to be see through but now it is pure white.
would this stop it from producing chlorine ?.
apologies for my lack of knowledge.
answers in plain English please :lol:


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Postby mr_clean » Thu 13 Mar, 2008 21:17

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section.
Ive had a pool for nearly 3 years now and not had any real dramas.
This summer has been a real pain.
The pool keeps going green.
Its salt water chlorinated with a water maid.
I keep getting very low Chlorine levels.
I only have a 2in1 test kit thats tells me PH and Chlorine high or low.

The cell that is attached in-line with the pump used to be see through but now it is pure white.
would this stop it from producing chlorine ?.
apologies for my lack of knowledge.
answers in plain English please


sounds like you have calcium buildup inside your cell which happens & will slow down chlorine output. You can take these apart & the solid titanium cathode pulls out from the top of the cell and can be cleaned of the calcium deposits by wiping it down with a rag. If this does not get it clean then soaking it in a bucket of 50/50 water/acid solution & know watermaid states it will shorten cell life, so once a year cleanings are good to slow heavy buildup. There cells come with 5yr warranty

Once done buy a good test kit so you can test for:
chlorine FC-TC-CC, PH,TA,CH,CYA, & salt.
Dmmy

white cell

Postby Dmmy » Thu 13 Mar, 2008 21:30

Thanks for that Mr-clean.
Is it a job a novice and do (removing the cell)

I have looked at the test kits thet tell you more but I wouldnt know what to do with the readings when I see them :oops:
Its practically looked after its self for the last 3 years just needing a bag of salt or a bit of acid now and then.
If you think the cell is the problem I will give it a go.
My light on the water maid are down to 40 when I had the pool put in it was on 75... does this mean it need more salt ?

Thank you very much for your reply.
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Postby mr_clean » Thu 13 Mar, 2008 21:54

Is it a job a novice and do (removing the cell)


yes I think you can do it & to make it easy read your owners manuel that should give you instructions.

Also chemical test kits come with instructions & the more you know the easier it will be to take care of pool. If anything when buying at pool store have them explain how to you.
dummy

white cell

Postby dummy » Thu 13 Mar, 2008 22:12

Thank you very much, you have been very helpful.

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