We often get calls or emails asking, Is my Watermaid cell working?  There are a few quick things that you can do to try and get things working before you spend money on parts or a service call from your pool professional. There are a few quick things that you can check On the Watermaid box that hangs on the wall.  What lights are on ? -flashing yellow no power

A Red Flashing Light on the Watermaid unit tells us a couple of  things 1/ The unit thinks that there is a gas build up in the cell 2/ There is no chlorine production I  say that it thinks that there is a gas build up in the cell but it could also be that there is a connection problem with the cell, or a calcium build up in the

Watermaid Chlorinator with a yellow flashing light Every year we have a few people report to us that they have a Watermaid Chlorinator with a yellow flashing light.  They may also report that the cell doesn’t fill to the top when the pump is running.  In almost all cases this is caused by not having the venturi vane in place.  This is the smaller tube that goes inside of the venturi assembly. 

We often get calls or emails asking for help with a Watermaid cell that doesn’t seem to be working.  There are a few quick things that you can do to try and get things working before you spend money on parts or a service call from your pool professional. If you start the Watermaid unit up and you only get a flashing yellow light, please check the following 1/ unplug

The following email  about foam in a pool was received from a customer. I have been using the Watermaid salt chlorinator for about 10 years and have come up with a new issue that I am hoping you can help me out with. I needed to replace the vinyl liner in my pool this year so I now have a fresh fill of water in the pool. The salt level

White deposits in a cell are normal and are a by-product of the generation of chlorine by the cell.  The white deposits that build up in the cell are calcium.  The most common cause for the calcium is from the products that you put in the pool.  Granular shock is about 1/2 calcium.   Chlorine pucks that some people use to supplement chlorine production are about the same.  The biggest

There have been a number of people (me included) that have difficulty with the new solar connector on the Watermaid EZY clean cell. I am attaching a small video to show how the connector comes apart. I hope this helps.

  Watermaid Programming I am often asked how to tell if the salt level is correct in a pool with a Watermaid system. There are a couple of programming modes that the Watermaid system can be set to. One simply turns on the LED’s, on the front of the power supply, to match the production level set. The other mode will measure the current flow between the plates in the

I get a few calls every year from people with erosion on the two legs of the centre tube of their Watermaid cell. This was an issue with a production run in 2007/2008. The problem was with the self clean cycle and arcing in some of these early self clean units. The Watermaid cell doesn’t do a hard reversal of current when it self cleans. It can pull up to

There have been a lot of questions about pool salt and what types are okay to use with a salt chlorination system. I am writing today with recommendations for a Watermaid system. Other manufacturers will have their own opinion on the type of salt that should be used. Other systems may operate using the same principals but it is not my place to say that you can use my recommendations