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Salt Systems

How a Salt System Operates

 

 

 Salt systems have three main components.

Salt

The first component is plain old salt. You have to have a minimum level of about 3000 parts per million of salt in the pool water. Salt makes the water conductive so that the electricity can pass between the plates in the cell. If the salt level goes too low, then the chlorine production simply stops. Salt is also the raw material from which the chlorine is produced.

Control Box

The control unit is a device that sends power to the salt cell. The unit controls how much chlorine is produced by regulating how long the power is applied to the cell. If you turn the control knob way down, then the unit might apply power to the cell only 25% of the time, thereby producing less chlorine. If you turn the control knob up, then the unit would apply power to the cell for a longer period of time. The amount of power applied to the cell does not increase or decrease.

The control unit will often sense the level of salt in the pool and indicate the need to add more salt.

Self cleaning units have a feature built into the unit that reverses the polarity of the voltage through the cell in order to clean any scale buildup off of the cell plates.

Salt Cell


The salt cell is a series of plates with opposite charges in a cell. As the water passes between the plates, electrolysis takes place, releasing the chlorine in the salt.

Pounds of Salt required for 3200 ppm
Pool Size -- Gallons
Current Salt Level
(ppm)
8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 22,000 24,000 26,000 28,000 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000 38,000 40,000
0 213 267 320 373 427 480 533 587 640 693 747 800 853 907 960 1013 1067
200 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 950 1000
400 187 233 280 327 373 420 467 513 560 607 653 700 747 793 840 887 933
600 173 217 260 303 347 390 433 477 520 563 607 650 693 737 780 823 867
800 160 200 240 280 320 360 400 440 480 520 560 600 640 680 720 760 800
1000 147 183 220 257 293 330 367 403 440 477 513 550 587 623 660 697 733
1200 133 167 200 233 267 300 333 367 400 433 467 500 533 567 600 633 667
1400 120 150 180 210 240 270 300 330 360 390 420 450 480 510 540 570 600
1600 107 133 160 187 213 240 267 293 320 347 373 400 427 453 480 507 533
1800 93 117 140 163 187 210 233 257 280 303 327 350 373 397 420 443 467
2000 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340 360 380 400
2200 67 83 100 117 133 150 167 183 200 217 233 250 267 283 300 317 333
2400 53 67 80 93 107 120 133 147 160 173 187 200 213 227 240 253 267
2600 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200
2800 27 33 40 47 53 60 67 73 80 87 93 100 107 113 120 127 133
3000 13 17 20 23 27 30 33 37 40 43 47 50 53 57 60 63 67
3200 ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal ideal
3400 ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok
3600+ dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute dilute

 

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Cell Maintenance Tips


Cell cleaning frequency is dependent on several factors. pH and calcium levels in the water are the two that have the greatest effect on how often the cell requires cleaning.
Maintaining pH at the levels recommended in the Operating Instructions (7.2 - 7.8) should result in cell cleaning 3-4 times a year in areas with hard water. Cells can be cleaning less frequently in soft water areas.

The cell will require maintenance when the "Inspect Cell" light is either flashing or is on solid and the salt level is confirmed to be above 2500 part per million.

Procedure for cleaning Turbo Cell

  1. Turn Filter pump off.
  2. Remove the AquaRite Turbo Cell from its position in the plumbing by loosening the unions on both ends of the cell.
  3. You will need a small plastic bucket (6 - 8" opening), water and muriatic acid. (Picture A)
  4. Fill the bucket with 3 - 4" of water. (Picture B)
  5. Set the Turbo Cell, on end, in the bucket of water. (Picture C)
  6. Add 1 - 1 1/2" of muriatic to the water in the bucket. Let the cell sit in this solution for 5-10 minutes. (Picture D)
  7. Turn the cell over and let the other end sit in the solution for 5 - 10 minutes. You will be submersing the cord, which will not be affected by the mild acid solution. (Picture E) Look in both ends of the cell to confirm calcium deposits are removed. If not, repeat cleaning procedure.
  8. Rinse cell with fresh water and replace in plumbing line. Hand tighten unions before restoring power to filter pump.

IMPORTANT: DISPOSE OF WATER AND ACID MIXTURE IN A SAFE MANNER BY POURING THE CONTENTS OF THE BUCKET IN YOUR POOL.


 

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