Aquarite 40K - AQR15



Part # AQR15

By Goldline Controls

  4.8 Average  



Part # AQR15

Warranty 3 Year Limited

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 40,000-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 40,000 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 40,000 gal.

?     Asked on 9/6/2018 by Tom

My system shows "Check Cell" even after cleaning the cell. There was a build-up of debris in the cells. This was installed this summer and has only run for about two months. There is chlorine being generated since I have tested the levels and can see it coming in from the jets. Any suggestions?

A     Answered on 9/7/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tom. Press and Hold the Diagnostic Button for 3-5 seconds to reset the error lights. 

?     Asked on 8/1/2018 by Harold Jones

When i first purchased the unit the salt content number would show up on the the display. Now I am getting things showing up that makes no sense at all. It is producing chlorine. I am trying to get the numbers to show up as normal again. Any sugestions?

A     Answered on 8/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So it really depends on what sort of codes are coming up on your screen but take a look at our diagnosing/troubleshooting guide on an Aquarite and also this how to change the units of measure guide as well. One of these may very well be what you need to both diagnose and troubleshoot your salt generating system.   

?     Asked on 7/29/2018 by jackie

My Hayward circuit board no longer shows any of the indicators The only light is the "no flow" indicator for a few seconds when the the pump is turned on. If the circuit does not show indicators, does this affect the salt cell from generating? Is there a test to determine if the salt cell is generating?? Not sure if I need what I need, a new circuit board and salt cell or just one of them. I replaced the fuse on circuit board, still nothing.

A     Answered on 8/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jackie. Chlorine generation is not happening. The issue is the Main PCB. You can use the AquaRite Troubleshooting Guide pages 31-36 to confirm.

?     Asked on 10/12/2017 by Sam

I see the amp draw of 3.1-8 amps shown on other questions. Is this at 240 or 120 VAC?

A     Answered on 10/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Sam. Due to the PCB it's at 120/240 volts. 

?     Asked on 6/10/2017 by Mike

I have the Aquarite Goldline addition. The LCD display works and is showing 2500, none of the LED lights are lit. When I turn the unit on the red no flow light blinks which it always does until everything gets flowing, then it shuts off and the power led light comes on, then a couple seconds later all the LED lights go off but the LCD stays on still showing the value of 2500. Is this a symptom that the PCB is bad? Do you know the replacement for the PCB if this is the case?

A     Answered on 7/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mike. It sounds like you have a bad PCB. You can use the OEM AquaRite PCB - GLXPCBRITE or Aftermarket AquaRite PCB - PL7100.

?     Asked on 5/22/2017 by Chuck Bizzari

my salt is reading 0 put in 30 bags 2 days ago. should i wait a little longer. Ran pumps but never turned on cell unit until today. Any way to calibrate the negative reading it is 0 also

A     Answered on 5/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chuck. If you system is reading 0 ppm then something is wrong with the system. You can find troubleshoot and the recalibration steps in the AquaRite Troubleshooting Guide.

?     Asked on 5/20/2017 by BP

Two questions: 1) Why doesn't the System come with a 120V three prong plug anymore? 2) Why doesn't the wiring diagram and supply connection terminals indicate which terminal(s) gets the black (HOT) and which gets the white (Neutral) wire ?? Is it because the system is ETL Certified (known for their questionable certifications) and not UL Listed ?? Or is it because it can be wired either way without damaging the board ? The old boxes had markings and came with a normal cord and [;ug...

A     Answered on 5/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, You might want to talk to Hayward tech support 800-657-2287 just to confirm with them on their wiring diagram they provided. Walking you through wiring process on live and neutral wiring.

?     Asked on 3/2/2017 by Happy Pools

How many amperes is salt chlorinator?

A     Answered on 3/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, This unit uses a maximum of 8 amps at 100% output.

?     Asked on 5/10/2016 by Tim Gorman

I'm thinking of this as a DIT project. I'm pretty handy with plumbing, less so with electrical. Can this be installed by a novice/ first time installer? Would lack of professional installation void any warrantees?

A     Answered on 5/10/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

The manufacturer recommends this salt system is installed by a pool care professional providing a bill of sale of work performed. I included a link to the Aquarite Goldline Owners Manual with warranty information. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Hayward at 1-908-355-7995.

?     Asked on 4/19/2016 by julie

my salt cell has fail the test and the local pool store. If I replace just the cell does the flow valve need to be replaced as well? Also the system is 10yrs old would recommend replacing the entire system? I do not know if the computer board is operating correctly.

A     Answered on 4/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Julie, You would not need to replace the flow sensor unless you are getting a NO FLOW light on your control panel. We would recommend replacing the entire system only if your control panel and cell are not functioning, as that would be the most cost effective option.

?     Asked on 3/24/2016 by henry

how long is the inline assembly? ie how much of a straight run do I need to remove to install?

A     Answered on 3/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Henry, In order to install the TCell, you would need a total of 36" of straight run. You can see installation requirement in the AquaRite Owner's Manual.

?     Asked on 3/14/2016 by Dylan Buyskes

IS the aquarite system setup for 110 volt. Or will I need to have 240 installed? I would also like to setup an automated system that I can control from my phone. Pool pump, valves, hot tub and heater. DO you offer something for this and the valve switches. Thanks Dylan

A     Answered on 3/17/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

HI Dylan, This system can be wired for either 115 or 230 volts. We do have Pool Automation Controls with chlorine generator that you can control your system via your phone.

?     Asked on 8/23/2015 by Marty

How do I go from Celcius to Fareneight pool water temp to show up in the box on the wall?? I have an F-15 Aqua Rite Cell system.

A     Answered on 8/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

1. Slide the Main Switch to the "Auto" position. 2. Push the Diagnostic button repeatedly until "ºF" appears on the display. 3. Slide the Main Switch from "Auto" to "Super Chlorinate" and back to "Auto". 4. Push the Diagnostic button to exit

?     Asked on 8/23/2015 by Marty

How do I go from Celcius to Fareneight pool water temp to show up in the box on the wall??

A     Answered on 8/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

1. Slide the Main Switch to the "Auto" position. 2. Push the Diagnostic button repeatedly until "ºF" appears on the display. 3. Slide the Main Switch from "Auto" to "Super Chlorinate" and back to "Auto". 4. Push the Diagnostic button to exit

?     Asked on 8/2/2015 by Jason

I have a roof top solar heating system, do I need to have the chlorinator down stream of it?

A     Answered on 8/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Jason, Yes you will want to install this unit after all equipment  on the return lines

?     Asked on 8/2/2015 by Jason

Hi, For the Aquarite system (35K gallon pool), my current plumbing is tight. I have 19" horizontal between the elbows and 24" vertical to the ground going back to the pool. Will everything fit? I have seen some yideos where they put the flow control on the vertical downstream of the cell. Is that ok?

A     Answered on 8/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Jason. Yes, if I understand your setup correctly, you can install your Aqua Rite with the Cell in the 19" horizontal piping going to an elbow and down to the flow switch in the 24" vertical before the returns. Make sure you have at least 12" of straight pipe between the elbow and the flow switch.

?     Asked on 7/9/2015 by Simon

Firstly, my flow light flashes a good 25 minutes. Could it be the flow switch itself or perhaps or circuit board related ? Salt and inspect cell light are steady lit! If I clean cell could that send a signal back to circuit board that problem is rectified? the unit is 3 years old!

A     Answered on 7/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Simon attached is a Diagnostics Manual to help you go through the steps to find whether it is the board or flo switch

?     Asked on 6/27/2015 by Bill

I have an Aquarite AQR15 that is less than 1 year old. I am getting a No Flow solid light on panel and my chlorine level was very low. 3 weeks ago everything was perfect. Is it under warranty and what coudl it be?

A     Answered on 6/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The no flow light could be from the filter either being old or dirty, or the flow switch being bad. Usually these models are warrantied for either 1 or 3 years. Just depends on the model. I advise you to try the filter troubleshooting first and then if the problem is not resolved touch base with Hayward at 1-866-772-2100 to diagnose with their tech support department. You can also get with a licensed pool contractor. Have the model and serial number of the unit ready if you speak with Hayward..

?     Asked on 4/27/2015 by keith

I have a two speed pump - will the Aquarite work running my pump in both the high and low speeds?

A     Answered on 4/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Keith - The Aquarite will work with a flow rate as low as 11gpm. As long as your pump meets that requirement you will not have an issue.

?     Asked on 4/9/2015 by Skip

Is there any advantage in using the Hayward Aqua Rite system as opposed to the "generic" system?

A     Answered on 4/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The advantage to using a Hayward salt system versus a generic is that you would be owning a product that has been in the industry for many years gaining its reputation as a quality product. Not that a generic cannot be one but does not have the reputation and reviews gained over the years that Hayward does. Nonetheless, both items are designed to do generally the same thing.

?     Asked on 3/7/2015 by Kevin Carew

What is the amp rating for the aquarite t15 system?

A     Answered on 3/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Kevin - The T15 amp range is 3.1-8.0 amps.

?     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 9/25/2012 by Guest

Is it better to oversize or undersize the Hayward Aquarite?

A     Answered on 9/25/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

It is better to oversize the Aquarite for two reasons. First, the salt cell will last longer because it does not have to run as long to generate the proper amount of chlorine. This will also lengthen the life of the cell. Second, if you under size the salt system you may have to add chlorine in the warmer months when the chlorine demand is higher.

?     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.

?     Asked on 10/23/2008 by Guest

Can you install the cell vertically?

A     Answered on 10/23/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

You can install the cell vertically but the flow switch must be mounted horizontally.

?     Asked on 9/14/2006 by Guest

How often does the turbo cell have to be replaced?

A     Answered on 9/14/2006 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

We have found the lifetime expectancy of the turbo cell is 3-5 years.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Pliers, Socket Set

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Just purchased the home and discovered that the existing chlorine generator was not functioning properly; control panel was turning on and off

Written on 5/25/2017 by Guest

Had the pool water tested, checked all of the connections, including the power supply and circuit board of the existing chlorine generator (Aquarite 40k) for corrosion and cleaned the cell, recalibrated but the problem persisted and determined that the 11 year old system needed to be replaced. I photographed /documented the power connections and confirmed the pool gallons (15K) and ordered a new AQR15. I probably could have started part swapping until it was fixed but time is money.
Once my new system arrived it was a simple matter of turning of the house panel breaker that supplied the system and removing the old system and installing the new one. Added salt to the pool as determined by a pool water test, turned the power on and eureka, everything was working perfectly. I subsequently fired the pool guy.

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