Once or twice a year you are going to need to clean your salt cell to keep your system running smoothly, here are 8 steps you need to take to get it clean and running again!
Before you begin, you are going to need to have a mix of 1 part muratic acid and 5 parts water in a bucket to use as your cleaning solution. (Be sure the water is in the bucket before you add the acid!) Now, you can begin the cleaning process:
- Shut down your filtration system.
- Remove the cell by loosening the unions on each end (a union wrench or strap wrench can be used)
- Submerge cell into acid solution (let sit for 10 or so minutes)
- Use a cotton scrubber to remove calcium from blades (anything too abrasive will scratch the blades)
- Remove cell from solution and spray w high pressure hose inside and out
- Return cell to plumbing
- Reset control box
- Start filtration system
Once you are done cleaning your salt cell, you will need to neutralize your acid solution by adding a pound of soda ash or several pounds of baking soda so that you can safely dispose of it.
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