Dead Salt Cell?
I have an 18,000 gallon salt pool and a Goldline Turbo Cell T-Cell-15 salt cell.
We run our pool year-round and have the filter going about 6 hours per day. We have the generator set somewhere in the 20-35% range.
The water that we have here is very hard, so we check our cell every couple of weeks and clean it on an as-needed basis for any build-up (calcium, etc.). We check our water chemistry at least twice per week.
The pool has been operational for approximately 15 months and it now seems that the cell is not functioning at all.
We have plenty of salt in the pool according to the salt test strips, but our Aquarite Chlorine Generator controller no longer shows that chlorine is being generated. It just says "Check Salt" and "Inspect Cell" which we have done. Both appear fine.
Is there something else we need to do to get the cell to generate chlorine again? Or can I assume that it died early and I need to replace it?
If this is the case, is there something that can be done in the future to prevent such an early demise for the salt cell?