In this Pool Care Basics Video, we discuss how to clean a salt cell. This is common maintenance for any pool owner with a salt chlorine generator. A salt cell will need to be cleaned every 3-6 months.
Symptoms of a Salt Cell That Needs Cleaning
- Low Chlorine Level
- Error Codes or Indicator Lights on the Control
- Calcium Flakes Near Pool Returns
- Calcium Build-Up Inside Cell
Note: We use a Hayward Aquarite salt cell in the video but the same instructions can be applied to other brands.
In order to prevent calcium build-up on the salt cell, we recommend maintaining the pool at a pH level of 7.4-7.6. We also recommend using a product like Scale Free by Natural Chemistry or Magenta Stuff by Jack’s Magic. Those products will help keep the cell blades clean and prolong the life of the salt cell.