Salt pool chlorinator

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Dave1726 posted this 17 August 2021

 I have a Jandy Salt system that I purchased in 2012. Replaced the Cl generator about 4 years ago (I'm guessing). We lost our bamboo in the Houston freeze and now the pool is getting a lot more sun. I had been running the pool with 50% Cl for about 8 hr daily. We were gone for 9 days and the pool turned green. I have tried running the pool with 100% Cl for last 4 days and am still not showing Cl on test kit. The RS8 shows 100% generation, 2700 salt, no service light, flow, .....etc. The separate in-line module going to the salt cell shows power and appears normal.

I read that in some cases if the algae gets established that it will "quench" the Cl and that a big "chlorine shock" is needed. 

Is it likely that the Cl generator is working properly based on all the indicators I've listed above.

 

Thanks-

Dave Dennison, Houston

InyoRob posted this 17 August 2021

Hello Dave - It could be a case where the salt system can't produce enough chlorine to kill the algae and establish a good chlorine level. My suggestion would be to clear up the pool using liquid or granular shock. Then test the pool after a few days to see if the salt system is maintaining the chlorine level.

 

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