AquaTrol® Salt Chlorination System
Convenient salt sanitization for above-ground pools. AquaTrol® Salt Chlorination System automatically converts salt into chlorine to provide continuous sanitization, you can say goodbye to mixing measuring and carrying buckets of chlorine.
Features & Benefits:
Above-ground residential pools up to 18,000 gallons
Suitable for new construction or renovation
Quick and easy installation
Silky, soft water that won’t irritate eyes, dry out skin or cause fabrics to fade
Digital indicator display shows salt level and 7 other diagnostic metrics
Super chlorinate function
24-hour timer to easily program custom schedules
Smart dispensing function regulates levels automatically, or with manual switch On/Off/Auto
Auto-reversing polarity, periodically cleans the salt cell to ensure best function
1 year parts warranty
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Common asked questions by customers like you
Can I buy a Hayward Salt System from the Internet?
Hayward highly recommends that you purchase our product through your local Hayward Authorized Pool Builder or Dealer. Improper installations can void warranties and Hayward cannot guarantee that products purchased over the internet are, in fact, genuine factory fresh, products. Genuine Hayward products and parts sold your local authorized Hayward dealer is the best value and assurance for you. You can find the closest Hayward Salt Chlorination Dealer to you here. If you cannot find an Authorized Builder or Dealer in your area please contact a Hayward Representative at 1-800-424-3805, and they will be able to assist you.
Do I need to have my Hayward salt chlorinator professionally installed, or can I install it myself?
If you are a handy person and local electrical codes permit it, then certainly a homeowner can choose to install a system themselves. We find this is a rare occurrence because every swimming pool equipment pad and its associated plumbing are different. Your pool professional has the knowledge and experience necessary to understand the best installation process to create synergy with your entire pool equipment layout.
What is the warranty and how do I get warranty service?
All Hayward Salt Chlorination Systems are backed by an industry best warranty. The warranty period can be 3 years or more in many of our systems. To register your salt chlorinator for warranty, follow this link. For service simply call the Hayward technical service department at 908-355-7995 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, EST).
What kind of maintenance do I have to do with a salt chlorination system?
As with any pool, you need to check pH, alkalinity, hardness and chlorine levels on a regular basis. Most pool retail stores will perform this test for you at no charge. Salt, which does not vary much, should be checked regularly also-but this may be every other month or so. Again, many stores will perform this test at no charge. If you are a Do-it-Yourself type, many types of test kits are available for at home use.
Depending on the use of your pool, you may need to adjust your salt chlorinator's chlorine production to a higher or lower output level to keep the chlorine level where it needs to be. If there have been a large number of swimmers in the pool, if you have had heavy rain or if the pool water is cloudy, you can put the chlorinator into "Super Chlorinate" mode where it will automatically generate the maximum amount of chlorine for the next 24 hour period.
Salt Cells should be inspected for calcium build up about every 500 hours of use (our systems have a "Check Cell" LED light will illuminate every 500 hours to be used as a reminder) and cleaned if necessary. The most convenient time to clean your cell is prior to turning on your salt system at the beginning of the pool season (for people who close their pools).
Is salt or chlorine the sanitizer in my pool?
Salt is not the chemical sanitizer in pools, chlorine is. Salt chlorinators produce chlorine automatically from salt. Yet the feeling of the water is different because the water is softer and it doesn't have that harsh chlorine smell. But we can assure you, salt chlorinators produce chlorine to sanitize your pool's water.
Will the water taste salty?
Typically not. The water in your pool (with the salt dissolved in it per our recommended levels) meets the definition of fresh water by the EPA. It is vastly different than ocean water-which can have salt levels over 30,000 ppm (or ten times the levels in your salt pool which should be maintained at around 3000 ppm). The salt in your pool is so low, it is highly unlikely you would notice any taste difference from a non-salt pool, however, some people with sensitive palates might detect a small amount. The low concentration of salt is generally below the taste level of most people. Usually individuals don't begin tasting salt until it is around 4000-5000ppm. Here is a list of typical salt levels in common.
Ocean water - 35,000 PPM
Human tear - 9,000 PPM
Hayward salt pools - 3,000 PPM
Will the required level of salt used with a chlorine generator cause the meatal parts in a pool or spa to erode?
For any pool, salt water operated or not, a drop in pH can be the biggest culprit to equipment damage, particularly metals. As for salt, some metal damage can occur overtime if the system is not properly installed—proper installation means proper electrical grounding and bonding of the equipment. Your pool professional will know precisely what to do as many as 1,000,000 of our systems have been installed.