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Recalibrating Hayward / Goldline salt levels #926338
11/06/17 02:07 PM
11/06/17 02:07 PM
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I have a 2013 Blue Haven salt water pool - around 16,000 gallon plaster in-ground pool. Ever since Harvey hit here in late August, the salt level readout has been running 5-600 ppm low vs what Leslies has been measuring on both of their devices. Chlorine Generator has just shut off due to the artificially low reading. Salt Cell is clean & clear. System Controller is a SmartControl Automation, PL-P-4-X288

I tried going into Diagnostic and saving the Instant Salt level, but it shows Chlorinator Off instead of a salt level - so I cannot save the instant level

Any ideas? I'm thinking of hitting it with 80# of salt and then seeing if I can save the instant reading.

I did buy a replacement salt cell recently to have on hand when the original cell dies.

BTW - I've read some guidance about turning it off, then super chlor, etc. My Blue Haven panel does not have those switches

Last edited by Suenmark98; 11/06/17 03:16 PM.

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Re: Recalibrating Hayward / Goldline salt levels [Re: Suenmark98] #926368
11/06/17 06:09 PM
11/06/17 06:09 PM
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Update -
Put the new salt cell in - registered 3300 ppm salt and ran fine. Put old unit back in, registered 1600 ppm salt and shutdown due to low salt.
Took water sample to Leslies - they tested 3100 ppm and zero chlorine level, suggested my almost 5 yr old salt cell was likely dead.

Given it's sunny and the pool is still 79 degrees, I popped in the new unit and started a superchlorination cycle to try to avoid a green pool!

It's interesting - the original unit used to run 8-9 hrs/day at 85% and chlorine level was about 0.4. Lately, I'd run same length at 100% and level was 0.2. Also, first few years, it would lime up and need to be cleaned. Last 2 years, it never limed up - I guess it was cracking less and less NaCl to produce Chlorine. Guess it was slowly fading away?

Glad I pre-emptively ordered a replacement cell this summer - only paid $280 delivered.

Any recommendations beyond what I've done?


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