A sparkling clean pool is a welcome retreat in the hot months of summer. Chlorine is needed to keep the water in your pool sanitary. Salt chlorinators, like Aqua Rite, create chlorine for your pool with the use of salt so you don't have to constantly add chlorine to the pool. The salt water passes over an electric cell that turns salt into chlorine, which then goes into your pool. Over time, the chlorine cells need cleaning to keep them working well.
Turn off the power to the Aqua Rite chlorine generator. Unscrew the electrolytic cell from the pool pipes with a wrench, if needed.
Unscrew the cell from the housing with a screwdriver, and examine the cell. Any white scaling needs to be cleaned off.
Hose off the cell with a nozzle to remove the scale. If that doesn't work, scrape off the scale with a plastic scraper. Do not use metal to scrape off the cell.
If the scale is too thick to wash off, put on goggles and gloves, then fill a bucket with 4 parts water and 1 part muriatic acid. Place the cell into the acid bath with the electrical wires sticking out of the bath. Allow the cell to soak for three to five minutes, and then rinse it with a hose nozzle on high power. Repeat the soaking and rinsing process if needed.
Screw the cell back into the housing, and reattach the electrolytic cell to the pool's pipes. Turn the Aqua Rite generator back on.