You might be a pro at maintaining and cleaning your salt water chlorinator cell, but how often do you check your cell leads?
Cell lead maintenance is equally as important as cleaning and maintaining your salt water cell, but is often neglected. Failure to notice when your chlorinator leads begin to look shabby and worn out can cause unnecessary pressure on your pool’s equipment. Ready to learn how to maintain your cell leads and keep your pool sparkling clean and healthy year-round? Let’s dive in!
Cell lead maintenance
Checking the condition of your cell leads is an important part of good cell maintenance. When you’re cleaning your salt water chlorinator cell it is recommended you take a look at your cell lead ends to ensure there aren’t any signs of wear and tear. What you should be looking for are worn or tired looking leads. If they are covered in rust, frayed or shabby it’s a warning sign your cell leads need to be replaced.
Why maintain cell leads
To ensure your salt water chlorinator cell functions at its optimum, it needs to be kept in tip-top condition. This includes cell lead maintenance. If your leads are damaged or the brassware does not have a tight fit into the cell head cell, it could cause a vault drop. The area will overheat and melt your cell head damaging both cell and leads. Ultimately, damaged leads can result in cell failure and a leaking cell head. It’s important to note that your warranty will not cover this kind of damage to your cell.
If you are purchasing a replacement cell, you it is recommended to replace your old leads at the same time. This will allow your new cell to run at 100 per cent chlorine output.
How to repair cell leads
You’ve checked your cell leads and they are in need of repair. What next? You can purchase a ½ lead repair kit to replace your damaged lead ends. The lead repair kit comes with simple easy to install instructions. Replacing tired old lead ends will ensure your salt water chlorinator cell is preforming in top condition. Lush Pools stock top of the range cell leads and lead repair kits. Choose from
- Auto chlor / K-Chlor
- Clearwater B & C Series
- Chloromatic ESR / ESC Series
- Crystal Clear Switchmode
- Hurlcon Astral VX Series
- Pentair Switchmode
- Zodiac LM & D series
- Zodiac LM3
If you’re unsure which lead kit is right for your cell, or you have questions about replacement cells, the friendly staff at Lush Pools can give you the right advice.