When To Replace The Copper Electrodes In A Pool System
There are 3 ways to know when to replace the copper electrodes in a pool system.
- The Copper Electrodes Are Loose And Wobbly On The Screws
- They Have Fallen Off Of The Screws
- They Are Less Than About 1/16" Thick
The general amount of time the copper electrodes will last in a pool system are approximately 1-3 years.
The copper electrodes in a pool system will last a varying amount of time depending on conditions such as:
- Length of pool season - if the pool system runs year round the electrodes will wear down more quickly
- Hours of operation - if the system runs more hours per day, the electrodes will wear down more quickly
- Environment - if the water balance isn't optimal, the electrodes will erode sometimes very quickly
- Calcium - calcium needs to be a minimum of 300 ppm with 400+ ppm being recommended. Low calcium will eat the copper electrodes away very quickly.
- Phosphates - phosphates present in the water will eat away the copper electrodes. There should be 0 phosphates but keeping it under 100 ppm will help preserve the electrodes