To maintain maximum performance from your Hayward® Pro Logic™ Pool Control, Hayward recommends that you open and visually inspect the cell every 3 months or after cleaning your pool filter. The Pro Logic will remind you to do this by displaying the message “Inspect/Clean Cell” after approximately 500 hours of operation. Here’s more information from Hayward on maintaining the Pro Logic Pool Control.
The Pro Logic Pool Control’s electrolytic cell has a self-cleaning feature incorporated into the electronic control’s logic. In most cases, this self-cleaning action will keep the cell working at optimum efficiency. In areas where water is hard (high mineral content) or in pools where pool water chemistry has been allowed to get “out of balance,” the cell may require periodic cleaning.
Servicing and Cleaning the Turbo Cell
Turn off power to the Pro Logic Pool Control before removing the electrolytic cell. Once removed, look inside the cell and inspect for scale formation (light colored crusty or flaky deposits) on the plates and for any debris which has passed through the filter and caught on the plates. If no deposits are visible, re-install.
If deposits are seen, use a high-pressure garden hose and try to flush the scale off. If this is not successful, use a plastic or wood tool (do not use metal as this will scratch the coating off the plates) and scrape deposits off the plates. Note that a buildup on the cell indicates that there is an unusually high calcium level in the pool (old pool water is usually the cause). If this is not corrected, you may to have to periodically clean the cell. The simplest way to avoid this is to bring pool chemicals to their recommended levels.
Mild Acid Washing: Note: Hayward recommends this procedure only in severe cases where flushing and scraping will not remove the majority of deposits. To acid wash, turn off power to the Pro Logic pool control. Remove cell from piping. In a clean plastic container, mix a 2:1 solution of water to muriatic acid (one gallon of water to two quarts of muriatic acid). ALWAYS ADD ACID TO WATER – NEVER ADD WATER TO ACID. Be sure to wear rubber gloves and appropriate eye protection.
The level of the solution in the container should just reach the top of the cell so that the wire harness compartment is NOT submerged. It may be helpful to coil the wiring before immersing the cell. The cell should soak for a few minutes and then rinse with a high pressure garden is NOT submerged. It may be helpful to coil the wiring before immersing the cell. Allow the cell to soak for a few minutes and then rinse with a high-pressure garden hose. If any deposits are still visible, repeat soaking and rinsing. Replace cell and inspect again periodically.
If you have further questions about the Pro Logic Pool Control, please call 888-718-7946 to speak to a Pool Care Expert.
Posted: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Equipment.
Tags: Hayward Pro Logic, pool control, pool control system, Pro Logic Pool Control.
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