Maintenance of Your Salt Chlorine Generator Instructions
Start by either draining your pool below the inlet and outlet (end of year) or plugging your pool inlet and outlets. Also, make sure that your power cord is completely disconnected! Then disconnect your hoses but mark your hoses, as shown on the right, so that when you need to put them back on next year you do not have to wade through instruction manuals. This is especially true at the end of the year when you have 4 or more hoses stored away. I simply marked each side of each connection as "A", "B", "C", etc.
Disconnect the electrical connections from the top of the flow sensor unit and then remove the unit as shown on the right by simpy unscrewing the retainer. Clean the sensor parts off with clean water and a soft plastic brush. I found that an old toothbrush worked well. Do not use any abrasives like cleanser, sand paper, or steel brushes!
After cleaning the flow sensor unit, you can then procede to servicing the electric plates within the chlorine generating unit. To do this, start by disconnecting the power source to the plates. This is the wide black plug. You will need to remove two screws in order to remove this plug. Then, remove four screws holding the plate housing to the base and remove two screws that hold a connector that joins the housing to the flow sensor unit. When you have the housing completely removed, attach the cover plate to the threaded end as shown below. If you have lost this cover plate, cover the end with several pieces of plastic secured with rubber bands - the purpose of this cover is to seal the end so you can fill the housing with vinegar.
Place the housing with the sealed end down in a bucket with towels around it to keep it upright (otherwise it could easily tip over). Fill with ordinary household vinegar so the plates are completely submerged. Allow the plates to soak 2-3 hours. Then dump the vinegar out, take off the end plate, and clean off the plates with a garden hose and plenty of water. Allow all parts to dry completely. Then reassemble.
Store your unit indoors, preferably within a bin where it is protected from damage. The manufacturer recommends that the unit not be stored at freezing temperatures.