How long do salt chlorinator cells last?

How long do salt chlorinator cells last?

This is all possible thanks to your pool’s salt chlorine generator cell. With proper care, a cell will last about five years. Eventually, though, it will need to be replaced.

Are salt cells worth it?

Salt systems will save you a ton of money on chemicals in the long run. While it is true that you will save money by not having to buy nearly as much chlorine, those savings are negated by the initial costs of buying the system, and the cost of replacing the cell every 5-7 years.

When should salt cells be turned on?

You should never turn on your salt chlorinator until you have balanced your pool’s water and all levels are within range. It is important to maintain salt and chlorine stabilizer levels in order to prevent scaling and to maximize system effectiveness and life.

Are salt chlorinators worth it?

An investment in a salt water chlorinator is a much more environmentally friendly option, since they only require non-toxic salt to function. They also require very little energy to run, so they will not significantly increase your pool’s energy consumption or carbon footprint.

Can a salt cell be repaired?

Salt chlorine generators require some maintenance and repair. Chances are at some point you will face an expensive repair to your salt system, either a new salt cell, or a new control board. Both of these repairs can approach half the cost of a new system.

What are the disadvantages of salt water pools?

Disadvantages of Salt Water Pools

  • Salt water pools require a larger initial investment, making them more expensive than traditional pools.
  • More complex than traditional pools salt water pools often require experienced technicians even for minor problems.

What percentage should I run my salt chlorinator?

We suggest you start your salt chlorine generator at 50 percent output and run it for a couple of days, then check the chlorine level. In a balanced pool, a good chlorine level is 1-3 parts per million. If your chlorine levels are low, you can raise the percentage, and if it’s high you can lower the percentage.

How many times can you clean a salt cell?

At the very least, your saltwater chlorinator should be cleaned twice a year, but you should inspect it every two months just to be sure. If it needs to be cleaned, clean it. If it doesn’t, then just give it a good rinse with a garden hose.

How often should you clean a salt cell?

Cleaning Your Salt Cell. The number one maintenance item for a salt water chlorinator is to clean the salt cell regularly, every two to six months, but only as needed. Mineral deposits bridge the space between the metal plates, and not just in hard water areas.

Who is the manufacturer of Ecomatic replacement salt cells?

Ecomatic is a division of Davey Water Products specializing in saltwater chlorination, and we proudly carry both Ecomatic salt systems and replacement salt cells. You can choose cells manufactured by Ecomatic or generic cells by Compupool. We explain the differences between the two below.

Which is better compupool or Ecomatic salt cells?

The advantages to using CompuPool generics are twofold: they cost less than their Ecomatic counterparts, and come standard with a two-year warranty as opposed to the one year offered by Ecomatic for replacement cells (the original cell included in the ESC systems mentioned above is warrantied for three years).

How many blades are in an Ecomatic salt cell?

The ESC24/36/48 contains 13 blades as well as a built-in safety sensor. A number of unique innovations make Ecomatic OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cells like the ESC24/36/48 popular with our customers:

What’s the replacement salt cell for the esc24?

Need advice or looking for more information? Ecomatic’s ESC24/36/48 salt cell is the replacement for the ESC24, ESC36 and ESC48 salt systems as well as the newer ESC7000, ESC8000 and ESC9000 systems.