Can salt cells be repaired?

Can salt cells be repaired?

Salt chlorine generators require some maintenance and repair. The salt cell will eventually lose performance and the controller circuit boards can develop problems over time. New technology in salt systems may also sway your decision to repair or replace your salt chlorinator.

What causes a salt cell to fail?

Potential Problems Unrelated to Salt Cells Harsh sunlight combined with low levels of pool stabilizer (cyanuric acid) Faulty filter. Low pH balance. Phosphate levels that exceed 100 parts per million.

Why do salt cells stop working?

Generators will often shut down if the salt level in the pool is too high or too low. Check your owner’s manuals to learn the optimal level for your SCG, and use salt strips to measure the level or bring a sample to us for testing. Check the flow level. If this is illuminated no chlorine is being generated.

How much is a new salt cell?

between $700 and $1,100
When it’s time to replace your salt chlorine generator cell, you can expect to pay between $700 and $1,100 for a new one. Most people find that they need to replace their cell every 3-7 years, depending on the quality of the salt used and how well they maintain their pool.

How much does it cost to replace a chlorinator?

If you’ve been shopping around for a swimming pool chlorinator, you’ve probably noticed that you have two options: inline and offline chlorinators. They both function the same and cost about the same, too (most fall within the $35 and $95 price range). The main difference lies in how they are installed.

Why is my chlorinator not working?

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 much does it cost to replace a salt cell?

A well-maintained salt chlorine generator will last 3–7 years. Replacing the salt cell costs $700–$1100. Replacing the control board costs $500–$900.