How to Replace an Aqua Rite Flow Switch

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The Flow Switch (GLX-FLO-RP) for the Hayward Aqua Rite will occasionally fail. When the Flow Switch fails the chlorinator will stop generating chlorine. The following steps will provide a guide on how to replace the GLX-FLO-RP.

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Step 1

TURN OFF THE POWER TO THE TIMER BOX. There should be a circuit breaker before the timer box where the power can be turned off. This is important because you do not want the pump running when you remove the existing sensor.

Step 2

Unplug the flow switch cable from the Hayward Aqua Rite control box. The cable has a phone style plug which makes it very easy to remove.

Step 3

Using an udjustable wrench, remove the black flow sitch from the flow switch tee. The switch will need to be turned counter clockwise.

Step 4

Place the new Hayward flow switch (GLX-FLO-RP) into the flow switch tee by pressing the two posts together and slipping it into the small opening.

Step 5

Tighten the GLX-FLO-RP onto the flow switch tee.

Step 6

Make sure the arrows on the Hayward Aqua Rite flow switch are pointing in the direction of the water flow. If you are not sure of the direction of flow, there are arrows on the flow switch tee that point in the direction of the water flow.

Step 7

Plug the flow switch cable back into the Hayward Aqua Rite control box.

Step 8

Turn on the power at the circuit breaker.

Step 9

Inspect the lights on the Hayward Aqua Rite control box. If evertything is working correctly, the "Power" light and the "Generating" light will be illuminated. Note: Once the system is running, it may take a minute or so before the "No Flow" light to stops flashing.

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Inyopools  Posted: 06/07/2017 11:05 AM  Inyo Product Specialist

Robby- It should be alright to reconnect the flow switch wires as long as they are color coded and you don't switch them. I don't know what would happen if they are switched. Put some electricians tape between and around them to keep them from shorting out.


Robby  Posted: 06/06/2017 13:45 PM 

Flow switch wire damage, can i join the wires until i can replace switch? Would this cause any harm?


Nico  Posted: 04/27/2017 19:59 PM 

Thank you very much ! We resolved our problem with the direction of flow


Anonymous  Posted: 05/08/2016 17:04 PM 

Thank you, didn't know about the arrows going the direction of water flow. Helped to solve my problem.


Anonymous  Posted: 04/13/2015 13:57 PM 

Thank you very much for your guide and instructions on how to install the Hayward flow switch and the trick to keep the arrows pointing towards the flow of the water FANTASTIC!