Why is my Pentair salt cell not producing chlorine?

Why is my Pentair salt cell not producing chlorine?

High phosphates in the water, a chemical can be purchased at your local pool store or through us to remove higher than normal levels of phosphates. If the water is too cold below 70-65 degrees your chlorinator will not be able to produce chlorine even if your salt level is perfect.

Why is my IntelliChlor not producing chlorine?

The saltwater chlorinator needs a sufficient flow of water for effective operation. A dirty skimmer basket, clogged or dirty filter, and a clogged pump strainer, can cause insufficient water flow for the chlorinator to produce less chlorine.

How do I know if my Pentair salt cell is bad?

Signs of a Potential Problem

  1. The power center displays a Check Salt message.
  2. The Cell Warning light displays consistently, shutting off for only a short while after cleaning.
  3. Voltage is higher than normal.
  4. Amperage is irregular (it should normally be zero or just slightly above)

How do I reset my IntelliChlor salt cell?

Press the “More” button to cycle through each salt level, and then press the “Less” button to choose and save the display as the new salt level. The “PWR”, “Cell”, “Life”, and “Flow” lights will flash 4 times, then the mode exits to normal.

How do I know if my salt cell is producing chlorine?

The easiest way to be certain if the chlorinator is working is to make sure the cell is clean by checking the needle or production lights on the chlorinator box. When operating, you should also see bubbles (hypochlorite gas) inside the chamber, producing what looks like cloudy water – that’s chlorine being created!

Why are my chlorine tablets not dissolving?

If the tablets are not dissolving, and you get a strong smell of chlorine when you open the chlorinator, you probably have a bad check valve in the chlorinator. It is not allowing any water to move through the chlorinator, and any water that is there simply sits there and builds up a yellowish chlorine gas.

How do I know if my salt cell needs replacing?

What Are Some Signs That Your Salt Cell May Need Replacing?

  1. Looking worse for wear, it’s lost a few plates and the acid baths just aren’t working.
  2. Your pool is starting to turn green or cloudy, even though your chlorinator is turned up to 100%.

How do you test an IntelliChlor salt cell?

Submerge the salt cell in a bucket of pool water, but do not get the wiring connections wet. Turn on the pump and activate the salt system. Put the output on the salt system at 100% for this test. Put the output back to the original setting when you are done.

How do you test an Intellichlor salt cell?

How long should I run my salt chlorinator?

Typical pool pump operation is 8 hours per day, although it is not uncommon to run longer in the summer months (or with low speed variable speed pumps) or shorter in the winter when bather loads are light.

What is the best pool salt chlorine generator?

Saltwater Chlorinators Reviews: Top 16 Models for 2021 Hayward W3T-Cell-15 Turbo-Cell Salt Chlorinator for In-Ground Pools. Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor IC40 Salt Chlorine Generator Cell. Pentair 520556 IntelliChlor Power Center for Salt Chlorine Generator Systems.

How does a salt chlorine generator work?

A salt water system or “salt water chlorine generator” (SWCG, SWG) is used to replace traditional chlorine with chlorine produced from salt in the pool water. By passing a low voltage electrical current between special metal and through the water, the SWCG then converts the chloride into chlorine in a process called electrolysis.

Do salt pools generate enough chlorine?

You might think salt water pools don’t use chlorine. But that’s actually not true . What a salt generator does is produce its own chlorine. However, it is a much cleaner and fresher chlorine than the chemicals you buy in the store.

Does salt or chlorine chlorinate better?

You must keep chlorine products on hand, which cost more than pool grade salt. Chloramines may cause a strong “chlorine” smell, especially if you have an indoor pool. Neither saltwater generation nor traditional chlorine is technically better, for both are effective methods of sanitization.