AquaRite Trouble

  • Last Post 11 September 2019
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MarkMat posted this 27 August 2019

Need some help.

Aquarite display reads 2600 regardless of how much salt is added.  The actual salt content is 5700 due to adding salt to raise the level.  Check salt flashes I assume because reading is low.  Tried recalibrating and instant content reads 2600 but sometimes will start out at 3000 and then go to 0.  Cleaned cell with muratic acid and restarted but same readings. Chlorine level is high so I assume it is still producing?  Is this a cell or board replacement?

I assume I will need to drain 1/3 of the pool and replace the water?

Thanks in advance.

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InyoRob posted this 30 August 2019

It sounds like a salt cell issue. How old is the cell?

You will need to drain and replace water in order to reduce the salt level.

MarkMat posted this 30 August 2019

The cell had it's 3rd birthday on August 27, 2019.  Drained less than 1/2 of pool and replaced water.  Salt level now reads 1400 but had it tested and is acutually 3300.  I assume it will not produce salt with readings this low.  We have been running a T-9 cell 70% 24 hours/day on a 22000 gal inground.  Should I upgrade to a T-15 or replace the T-9?  I realize I will have to change the program from a T-9 to a T-15.  If so, how should I adjust the output control  for the T-15?

Thank you again and look forward to hearing from you.

InyoRob posted this 30 August 2019

The T-9 is designed for pools up to 25k gallons. You are pushing the limits of that cell by using it on a 22k pool. A T-15 cell would be more appropriate. I would start it at 50% and adjust accordingly.

MarkMat posted this 11 September 2019

More help.

Replaced the cell with a new t-15, now the no-flow light is solid.  What's next?  Replace the sensor or a board?

InyoRob posted this 11 September 2019

You can test the sensor by unscrewing it and squeezing the two prongs together so they touch. Hold them together for a minute or so and see if the no flow light goes away. If it does, the flow sensor is good and there is an actual issue with the flow. If the no flow light stays on, the sensor is likely bad. 

MarkMat posted this 11 September 2019

Leaning toward a board since it is strange that the salt reading is off and now no flow sensor is on?  Am I headed in the right direction?

MarkMat posted this 11 September 2019

Also did I tell you the salt reading in the pool now is at 0.

MarkMat posted this 11 September 2019


InyoRob posted this 11 September 2019

Your situation sounds like it's probably the main board.