Aquarite 25K - AQR9



Part # AQR9

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Part # AQR9

Product Description

Pool Salt System


AquaRite Salt System

No more Jugs of Liquid Chlorine

The Aquarite is the easiest way for you to sanitize your pool, and keep your crystal clear and silky smooth! The Aquarite uses common salt (the same salt used in water conditioners) and converts it into "free" chlorine. The chlorine sanitizes your pool and then reverts back into salt. That's right, the salt is recycled and never wears out. With only a teaspoon of salt per gallon, the Aqua Rite produces enough fresh chlorine (up to .75 lb per day) to keep a 25,000-gallon pool sparkling clean without the chlorine smell. You'll never again have to worry about red irritated eyes, dry itchy skin, bleached bathing suits or green hair!

Provides 100% of chlorine requirement

Most pools require less than $10 of salt per year

  • Fully automatic operation
  • Simple dial adjustment for chlorine output
  • Chlorinates pools up to 25,000 gallons
    Digital salt display
  • Works on 3000 ppm of salt --- no "salty" taste
  • Self cleaning
  • 3 yr limited waranty


  • Make your own chlorine
  • Provides 100% of your pool sanitation needs
  • Simply adjust a dial for more or less chlorine
  • Every day while you filter your pool; it works automatically, whether you're at home or away

Beautiful pool

  • Crystal clear pool water - you'll notice the difference!
  • Always the right amount of chlorine
  • Algae and bacteria never even start to grow

Soft water

  • Water has a smooth, soft, silky feel
  • No more itchy skin
  • No more red eyes
  • No more hair problems

Cost savings

  • Provides 100% of chlorine requirement
  • Most pools require less than $10 of salt per year

With an Aqua Rite there is no more buying, mixing or storing chlorine. Think of the money you'll save! In 2004, over 40% of all new in-ground pools in the US used this technology to sanitize the pool.  The Aqua Rite chlorinator is the clear #1 best selling electronic (salt) chlorinator in the US and worldwide.

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Product Specifications

Pool Size:
Up To 25,000 gal.

?     Asked on 8/16/2018 by Marty

I have aqua Rite Tcell15 which is for 40,000 pool size but my pool is 15-18,000 gallons. Is there something I should be aware of changing to Aqr9? I also have a hot tub attached, should I turn off the Aqua Rite when using the hot tub?

A     Answered on 8/16/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Marty. Switching from an AQR15 to an AQR9 system, you will have to operate the system at a higher output shortening the cell life. 

?     Asked on 8/23/2017 by

I have an inground pool with 13000 gallons of water. Have been thinking of changing to a salt system. Was thinking of going with AQR9 which is good for 25K gallons. Would this be a good choice?

A     Answered on 8/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, this model salt system is indeed a great choice for your application. 

?     Asked on 8/22/2017 by

Will the aquarite 25K system work on 120V?

A     Answered on 8/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, this Aquarite - AQR9 system does have the ability to be wired for 120 volt.

?     Asked on 8/8/2017 by Dave

When I view the salt level (press diagnostics button 5 times) the number is -3.00. That doesn't seem to make sense. It used to show numbers like 2700, 2800, 3000, etc. I've done water testing at pool stores and the salt level is always around 2600 -3000. The other display numbers don't seem to be accurate either. I recently replaced the T-cell because it wasn't generating chlorine (flashing Low Salt/Inspect Cell). It now says Generating so could be fixed. Any thoughts on the display numbers?

A     Answered on 8/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Dave, It sounds like your system is set to metric. To change it back to ppm, switch from auto to superchlorinate while you are on that screen. Also, if you changed the cell, the average salt level needs to be reset. To reset, turn the unit to Off and then back to Auto. Wait for the relay to click (5 to 10 seconds). Then, press the diagnostics button 5 times to display Instant Salt level. Wait for the number to settle.

?     Asked on 7/23/2017 by chris

having an issue with my Aqua rite. when the pump comes on, i get the no flow wait, then it goes green to generating with the 'yellow inspect cell light' on, then all the lights go off completely. I cleaned the generator, no change, then replaced it with a new one, no change.

A     Answered on 7/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Chris, It may be a bad board. i would recommend going through the AquaRite troubleshooting guide. It will show you how to pinpoint the issue. 

?     Asked on 6/26/2017 by Chris

The pump I am installing (Tristar VS) has its own timer/control unit, which does not have the LOAD terminals like my current mechanical timer has. How does one connect the Aquarite to make sure it is powered only when the pump is on? Does one just power it 24/7 and rely on the flow switch?

A     Answered on 6/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Chris, Unfortunately, you would not be able to control the AQR9 from the pump. The AQR9 has a flow switch that will sense the flow going through it. On the lower rpm speed, the system would not generate chlorine. 

?     Asked on 8/23/2016 by Larry Scallion

Does the 40,000 gal option of the Hayward salt system come with adapters to accommodate 1-1/2" lines. I noticed that the specifications indicate that the cell is 2".

A     Answered on 8/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It does not come with adapters

?     Asked on 2/7/2016 by

My pool is about 18K gal in N Texas. Am I better off with the 25K system or is it better to move up to the 40K gal system to avoid over taxing the equipment? Is it worth getting the pro system primarily for the benefit of maintaining the ph with CO2? How do the aquarite and Pentair Intellichlor compare? Is one better than the other?

A     Answered on 2/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, It would be better to go with the 40K system verses the 25K, the cell will last longer. It would also be worth it to get the Aqua-Rite Pro to keep the pH and Chlorine levels maintained. Cost wise the Hayward Pro System would be better, Pentair does not have an all inclusive set up like Hayward does.

?     Asked on 9/13/2015 by Clayton Korver

What are the port sizes for the 25k system? I'm concerned about increased head pressure.

A     Answered on 9/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Clayton - The ports on the salt cell are 2".

?     Asked on 8/20/2015 by don courey

about 6-7 years ago,i purchased the aqr9 salt chlorinator for my 20,000 gal pool.the other day i went to check it .no letters/numbers showed in the window and all the lights vertically were flashing except the bottom 2 lights..i pressed the diagnosis button ,no it repairable? or must i buy new one??

A     Answered on 8/21/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Here is a Diagnostics Manual for this system.

?     Asked on 6/9/2015 by

I've had a salt water pool for about 5 years now and my wife and I both agree that the first year or two we could taste the salt and our skin always felt real smooth almost slimy when we got out. Now we don't taste any salt and our skin doesn't feel as good, has the cell gone bad?? it's still producing chlorine as far as I can tell...

A     Answered on 6/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Brian M.

The feel of the water is based on the level of salt , not the production of chlorine. I would suggest getting the levels checked and return the water to the higher end of "ok" for the system to operate.  This way, it will have more room to fall before needing more salt.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Is the flow switch direction important?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes. The flow switch must be mounted so the arrows on the switch it’s self go in the direction of flow. Also, the flow switch requires 12 inches of straight pipe before the water enters the part to ensure there is no turbulence inside the switch compartment causing the switch to display “no flow” in error. Also, the switch needs to see at least 11GPM of flow to properly close the switch.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Can I use rock salt?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Rock salt is not an option. Rock salt has entirely too many impurities and could cause some issues with the pool water, or pool surfaces.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest


A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The unit will run in 2 separate polarities and continually switch sides as long as the pump continues to run. The desired output percentage dial will tell the chlorinator how long to generate in each polarity, SUPER CHLORINATE simply tells the unit to ignore the dial setting for 24 hours and generate chlorine at 100% of its capability.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Will the Aqua Rite work on a portable spa?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The Aqua Rite chlorinator is specifically designed for use with in-ground pools, and will not work with portable spas or hot tubs due to its high output.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Will the water taste salty?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Generally you should not be able to taste any salt in the pool because the level of salt in the water is so low, however some people with sensitive palates might detect a small amount of salt.

?     Asked on 2/28/2013 by Guest

How much salt will I need when I start up my salt system?

A     Answered on 2/28/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The exact amount of salt needed will depend on the size of the pool and the manufacturer of the salt system. On average, you will need 200-400 pounds of salt for an in ground swimming pool.

?     Asked on 5/22/2012 by Guest

I'm getting ready to start up my salt water pool. What chemicals do I need?

A     Answered on 5/22/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

If you are staring up the pool, you will want to top off your pool water level before you add any chemicals. To keep a salt water pool chlorinated, the salt range should be about 3200-3500ppm (you can find it in the owners manual). You should not have to add a significant amount of salt to your pool each year unless the pool has lost a significant amount of water due to draining or leakage. When you open your salt water pool, you will want to check the stabilizer, total chlorine, free chlorine, pH, phosphates, salt and alkalinity. The main chemical you will want to pay attention to is the conditioner/stabilizer. The conditioner is sunscreen for the chlorine your system will be making. Simply put, no conditioner = no chlorine. Two additional products that I would recommend are Salt Water Magic & PHOSFREE

?     Asked on 2/29/2012 by Guest

Is the salt included with the salt chlorine generator?

A     Answered on 2/29/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

No, salt is not included.  You would purchase the salt locally and the quantity will depend upon the number of gallons of water in your pool.  Use a salt that is at least 99.8% pure NaCl. The preferred salt is evaporated, granulated, food quality, and NON-iodized.  Avoid using salt with anti-caking agents like sodium ferrocyanide, also known as yellow YPS (prussiate of soda). These cause some discoloration of fittings and pool surface finishes. DO NOT use calcium chloride.

?     Asked on 2/1/2012 by Guest

I have a pool that is about 10,000 gallons but I am thinking of buying a salt chlorine system for pools up to 20,000 gallons. Would the larger unit be a problem?

A     Answered on 2/1/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

It is not a problem to oversize a salt system.  It would take the larger unit less time to produce the necessary chlorine so it is actually more efficient.  When the pool volume is very close to the capacity of the salt chlorine generator (for example, the pool is 18,000 gallons and the generator is rated at a maximum of 20,000 gallons), we would recommend going up to the next size generator.


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