Why is my chlorinator saying no flow?
The “No Flow” light indicates that the flow switch is not detecting sufficient water passing through. Check the following: cleaning the cell or the filter (see how to backwash a DE Filter or Clean a Cartridge Filter). Replace the flow sensor.
Why is 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.
Why does a salt Cell stop working?
Salt cells fail for a few different reasons, the main reason being lack of proper maintenance. It is very important to check the cell regularly for excessive buildup. Use a cleaning kit designed for salt cells to keep the plates clear of buildup. Another common cause of salt cell failure is improper water balance.
Why is my pool pump running but not pumping water?
Debris clogging a swimming pool skimmer is a common cause of pool pump blockage. If your swimming pool filtration system turns on but fails to circulate water as it’s supposed to, address the problem quickly, because the filter can suffer permanent damage if it continues to run without circulating water.
How do I know if my automatic chlorinator is working?
The easiest way to be certain if the chlorinator is working is to make sure the cell is clean by checking the needle or production lights on the chlorinator box. When operating, you should also see bubbles (hypochlorite gas) inside the chamber, producing what looks like cloudy water – that’s chlorine being created!
How many tablets should I put in my chlorinator?
To use the right number of tablets, always round your pool volume up to the nearest unit of 5,000 gallons. For instance, your pool has a capacity of 20,000 gallons, you would add four chlorine tablets. But if your pool holds just 16,000 gallons, you’d still use four, three-inch chlorine tablets.
How do I know if my salt cell is bad?
Further troubleshooting will be required.
- If the salt cell bubbles, but only a little bit, then you probably have a bad cell.
- If the salt cell bubbles vigorously, then it is working fine.
- If the salt cell is good, but you are are constantly getting a zero chlorine reading in the pool, something else is wrong.
Why is my chlorinator full of water?
Air that has entered the system elsewhere, usually through a leaky O-ring in the pump, may be trapped in the chlorinator canister and cause an air lock. Restarting the pump with the lid removed and allowing the canister to fill with water and purge the air may restore flow through the system.