Salt Chlorinator Troubleshooting Checks and Tips - a General guide
Some useful Troubleshooting Tips. If your salt chlorinator is not working correctly .... try these easy to follow instructions 1st .... Basic checks before you call anyone.
Incoming 230V~ Power supply is good - control box is illuminating
Salt cell is producing chlorine - set at Max output note the gas coming off the cell plates. Water flow is good NB! Clear plastic salt cell housing Cylinder is full. All the cell plates are covered.
Confirm the amount of salt residual / Level that is present in the pool water - the amount should be close or slightly above that as recommended by the Chlorinator manufacturer ( ppm ) - refer the operating manual or go on-line to the Manufacturer's website and view. Uplift a water sample and take this to your local pool shop for testing or measure yourself if you have the means.
Record the pool water temperature in DegC. Record the pool pump daily running time in hours - Longer in Summer and shorter in Winter. Every site / location is different. All salt chlorinators have similar characteristics but specifications and requirements vary.
With the Chlorinator controller set to Max output the cable from the controller to the salt cell is usually slightly warm to touch after operating uninterrupted for a few hours. Newer units may not heat up as much the older models do. Some models carry 28A+ on the secondary circuit ( to the salt cell ) when set to max.