How To Replace The Electrode Chamber In A Pool System
Items needed to replace the electrode chamber in a pool system:
- Clear silicone
- Electric screwdriver
- File (you may need to file a groove in the lip of the electrode chamber to get the electrodes out - and possibly in the new one to get the electrodes in)
1) Turn the pump and filter off and close the valves to prevent water loss when taking the electrode chamber out of the plumbing line.
2) Slip the wires off of the quick connect metal tabs on the outside of the chamber.
3) Unscrew the chamber from the plumbing. (Tips: To prevent damage to the chamber, use a strap wrench, belt or rubber strap to loosen the chamber. Never use a metal wrench. Putting a drop of liquid dish soap around the screw threads will also help loosen the chamber.)
4) Unscrew the electrodes from the chamber and move into the new chamber. You may need to file a groove in the end of the chamber to get the titanium plates out of the current chamber. Be careful when allowing electrodes to fall out that the titanium electrodes don't get scratched.
5) Screw each electrode into the new chamber. Place a bead of clear silicone around the rubber grommets on the outside of the chamber to help prevent leaking.
6) Once the electrodes are replaced in the new chamber, simply screw the new chamber onto the plumbing line so that the copper electrodes are first in the flow of water and the titanium electrodes are last. Do not over tighten. Hand tight is sufficient. Tighten until there is no more leaking.
7) Put the wires back onto the metal tabs on the outside of the chamber. Red and Green wires got to the copper electrodes. Black and White wires go to the titanium electrodes.
8) Open the valves to put the system back in service.