User Maintenance Instructions
The following information describes how to care for your sanitizing system.
Important: Always test the chlorine levels of your pool before each use.
Chlorine Test. Test pool water chlorine level with a reliable test kit. Maintain ideal range by adjusting
the chlorine production rate using Section 5.4, Startup. Recommended free chlorine is 1 - 3 ppm.
This level can be as low as 0.6 PPM with the use of a Nature2® mineral cartridge that is within its
normal operating life. (Nature2 systems and cartridges are sold seperately)
NOTE It is recommended that chlorine test samples be taken from two (2) places, one at the pool return line, the
other well away from the pool return line. Compare the samples. A higher level should be found at the pool
return line. The higher level at the pool return line indicates the system is producing chlorine.
pH Level Test. Test the pH level of your pool with a test kit. If necessary, adjust to maintain a pH level
of 7.4 - 7.6.
Never use dry acid to adjust pH in arid geographic areas with excessive evaporation and minimal
dilution of pool water with fresh water. A build up of by products can damage the electrolytic cell.
Total Alkalinity Test. Test pool water for total alkalinity with a test kit. Take steps necessary to
maintain an alkalinity of 80 - 120 ppm.
Calcium Hardness. Test pool water for calcium hardness level using test kit or by having a water
sample tested by a pool professional. Adjust as necessary to maintain a calcium hardness of 175 - 400
Salt Level Test. Test pool water salt level by depressing the
LCD located on the control/power center user interface. Maintain the ideal range of 3.0 - 3.5 gpl for
optimum performance. If additional salt is required, follow the procedures and charts described in
Section 4. If salt level does not rise after 24 hours, see Section 7, Troubleshooting.
Pool Water Sample. Take water sample to local pool store for testing.
Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid). Test pool water stabilizer (cyanuric acid) level using a test kit or by having
a water sample tested by a pool professional. Maintain ideal range of 50 - 75 PPM. Follow your pool
Metals Test. It is recommended that the pool water be tested periodically for the presence of metals
such as copper, iron, and manganese. These metals should not be present in the pool water. If those
metals are present, contact your local pool professional.
6.3 Electrolytic Cell Cleaning - As Needed
Automatic Cleaning. The chlorinator control system has an automatic cleaning feature (Cell
Reversing) that removes scale deposits from the electrolytic cell.
NOTE Automatic Cleaning does not interrupt Chlorine Production.
"Scale" is a white crusty deposit that forms in excessively hard water or from pool water that is out
of balance and in a scaling condition. Following the installation of the salt water chlorinator system,
check the cell once a month for several months. If the cell is clean, replace and re-check at the end of
each swimming season. If the cell shows excessive scaling, go on to Step 2, Acid Wash Cleaning.
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