Model # AQTROLHP
Dimensions 14" x 3-5/8"
Alternate Part #'s .90124, GLD-45-101, GOLAQ-TROL-HP
The Aqua Trol Electronic Chlorine Generator (also known as a salt chlorinator) is designed specifically for above ground pools up to 18,000 gallons. The Aqua Trol has all the same functions and features of the Aqua Rite but with a lower chlorine output.
The Aqua Trol also has an integral time clock for control of the pool filtration pump. Since many above ground pools already have a single electrical outlet for the filter pump, the Aqua Trol is designed with an outlet (timer controlled) for the filter pump to plug into, the Aqua Trol then plugs into the original outlet the filter pump was using. The savings on chlorine and electrical power alone (if the pump was previously running 24 hours), will have the Aqua Trol paying for itself in just a few short years. The Aqua Trol system typically installs in less than 30 minutes and is very easy to operate.
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I am looking at the electrical 1st diagram on pg 11 of the manual (gfci outlet), is this the proper way to install according to the NEC book? Also is that a built in timer in the unit? If yes will that be just for the saltwater generator or will it control the for the pump as well?
Hi, Mike. Yes, that is code. The outlet built-in and timer is to power a pump.
I have a 25,000 gallon above ground pool which system would be best suited to convert my pool over to salt water?
Hi, Jamie. For a 25,000 above ground pool, you will have to use an inground pool chlorine generator, like the AquaRite 40K - AQR15 or similar. You must follow the installation instructions.
If using this system with a filter having a 1 1/2 hp pump, how many amp service would I need to run to the controller?
Hi, Mark. This unit uses 4 amp at 100% output. So depending on the amps of the pump a 30 amp breaker is sufficient.
I have a 17,000 gallon above the ground pool... will the aquajet rj be good or would you recommend doing the aqua Rite7-9 cell.
Karen, While the Aquatrol will handle up to 18,000 gallons, I would recommend the Aquarite system AQR9.
Does the chlorinator and cell come together? Also I have an above ground 18,000 gallon salt pool. Do you have one for that size?
Yes, the board and cell come together and the AQTROLHP is for up to 20,000 gallons.
The female of the plug is lost salt"monitor?" said , smart poolWhere can I buy such a thing?
Unfortunately this is not a replaceable part.
We have a AQ-TROL-RJ, the cell is T-CELL-5. We believe after everything we have read that we need to replace our cell (we purchased the whole system in 2013). We noticed on the other day that the salt reading was at 0, yesterday we noticed the pool was turning green. We cleaned the cell, added salt, and the "Check Salt" along with "Inspect Cell" lights stay on. If the cell has gone bad, can we replace it with a T-CELL-9?
Hi Tracy, Unfortunately, the T-CELL-9 is not compatible with the AquaTrol system.
Thank you for your reply vut can i see or have a picture of the new model please , for me to see . Thanking you Tony
Hi Tony our last comment was incorrect we spoke with Hayward and the current model is the model we have shown in the photo with the round timer.
Regarding previous question about new cell and high salt I checked the chlorine level in pool and it reads very low. When cell is turned on, it generates for a minute then red light high salt turns on. We have drained some(small amount) and added water. I have an Aqua Trol Above ground salt generator w/ turbo cell t 5. The replacement cell I purchased is a generic Salt cell manufactured by Compupools /20000gallons GRC20GH Please help!!!!! Frustrated!!! this is my 3rd cell and 2nd board!!
Jenny, I would recommend calling Hayward to trouble-shoot. The system may not be reading the cell correctly. You can reach Hayward at 908-351-5400.
Is this an older version of the aqua trol for it has a round display
Hi Tony, This would be the newest version of the AquaTrol Salt System, we may just have an older photo.
Just bought a new cell and it reads high salt. Tried to recalibrate- no success. help
Hi Jenny, I would recommend that you take a sample of your pool water to your local pool store. If the salt level is actually high you will need to drain water out of the pool to lower the salt level.
What is the difference between the HP and the RJ beside the mounting position. I believe the RJ does not include a flow switch???
Hi Monique, The RJ model does not require a Flow Switch and is mounted differently from the HP model.
I bought the AQ-TROL-HP 4 years ago. All of a sudden it does not register a reading for the salt level. It went from 2900 to 800 one day then to 0 the next. I added salt but it stays at 0. What problem does this indicate to you? Do I need a whole new unit? A new cell? A new circuit board? Thank you
Hi Ron, You may need to replace the cell or the PCB Board. You will have to contact Hayward Tech Support at 908.355.7995 to troubleshoot the unit.
I have an Aqua Trol RJ. It is an older model, (before Haywood bought them) that I bought used. I have everything installed and 160 lbs of salt in a 6000 gl pool. The display is reading 700. None of the lights are on. The timer is running. I do not have the pump connected to the controller. I power it separately. The pump has been running over 24 hrs. It does not seem to be generating chlorine. Any ideas?
Hi Alan, The salt cell may be the issue, would recommend calling Hayward Tech Support at 908.355.7995.
i have an aqua tool RJ twist lock model... and my research has told me that cell is the same as the HP version... except for plumbing location and flow switch.... my question is can i order a flow switch and fittings and mount my cell in a HP style and use same Controller box? there is a place to plug in flow switch... thanks
Hi Dave, Yes you could do this and you are correct you will require the purchase of the Aqua Trol Flo Switch & Tee.
Is the flow switch direction important?
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.
Are the units safe to use with pool covers?
Yes but, pool covers should be removed every few days to keep the corrosive gases from building under the cover causing corrosion or other forms of damage to the pool equipment.
Is cell direction important?
The cell can be mounted in any manner necessary (EXCEPT FOR TROL RJ UNITS – THAT CELL MUST BE MOUNTED TO THE SIDE OF THE POOL AT THE RETURN JET) be it horizontal or vertical, and the cord can be mounted upstream or down stream, the cell is non directional.
Can I use rock salt?
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.
Do I have to use the pump timer? Can I run my pump 24 hours a day?
The Aqua Trol will not generate chlorine if when the pump timer is off. If you want to run the pump continuously, either pull out all the trippers on the timer or else put the manual switch on the timer (small button near the center of the timer) into the "1" position.
How much salt does the system require?
The Aqua Trol works best with approximately 3200 ppm salt, which is roughly the equivalent to a teaspoon per gallon. However, the Aqua Trol® will operate with salt levels anywhere from 2700 ppm to 3400 ppm.
What cell comes with the Aquatrol salt system?
The Aquatrol unit comes with the GLXCELL5.
Does the Hayward AQTROLHP come with a flow switch?
Yes, the Hayward AQTROLHP includes a flow switch.
Will the Hayward AQTROLHP work with flexible or rigid pvc pipe?
The AQTROLHP will work with both flexible and rigid pvc pipe. The salt cell will accept 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" pipe.
I am confused. The photos all show the generator and the turbo cell as a package. Does the turbo cell come WITH the generator or is this the price of JUST the generator and then you purchase the turbo cell separately? Thanks
This price is for the complete AquaTrol with Power Supply and Turbo Cell.
Can I use the AquaTrol for an in-ground pool?
According to the manufacturer, the AQTROLHP, which has a hose or pipe connection, can be used for small in-ground pools below 18,000 gallons. However, it would be more efficient to use the AquaRite in-ground model for either 20,000 or 40,000 gallons.
I see you have a couple salt chlorine generators for above ground pools. Can you tell me what you would recommend and why?
I would suggest the AquaTrol Salt Chlorine Generator as it is much higher quality product than the ChlorEase. The AquaTrol has much more titanium coating on the blades of the salt cell which makes the salt cell last much longer, so you should get about 4-6 years out of the salt cell on the AquaTrol. The AquaTrol comes in several models first you can get in an HP model which would be installed in the plumbing next to your pool pump or you can get it in an RJ model which would hook up directly to the return jet on your pool (Both models perform identically, you would just need to choose the one that would work best for your application - the RJ is quite a bit less and operates the same) Lastly the AquaTrol is available with a standard 3 prong plug or a Twist Lock depending on the electrical receptacle you have available to you. You may view or purchase any of the AquaTrols here http://www.inyopools.com/sanitizers_aquatrol.aspx
What is the difference between the Aqua Trol HP and RJ?
The HP (Hose Pipe) version is installed in the hoses/pipes next to your pool filter, where the RJ (Return Jet) version the cell is mounted directly to the return jet on the side of your pool. Both units work exactly the same but you would need to determine which one would be easier to install from a plumbing stand point. You may view or purchase any of the Aqua Trol units through this link http://www.inyopools.com/sanitizers_aquatrol.aspx
How would I go about changing an above ground pool from chlorine to salt water? Can it be done?
Yes this can be done. You would add the appropriate amount of salt to your pool according to the owner's manual. Once the salt chlorinator is installed the salt water which passes through the salt cell will create chlorine which is sent back to the pool, so you will actually be manufacturing your own chlorine. On most pools you want to maintain a Chlorine level of 3.0 PPM (Parts Per Million) so the first week or so you will be testing the water to try to get the unit dialed into the correct setting to maintain the 3.0 PPM of chlorine. Once you get the salt chlorinator dialed into the proper setting that is it. The nice thing about the salt chlorinators is that the amount of salt needed to maintain the pool is below the taste threshold so will not taste salt in the water of the pool.
How often does the turbo cell have to be replaced?
We have found the lifetime expectancy of the turbo cell is 3-5 years.
(5 out of 5 stars) chlorine generator it actualy works
Reviewed By: dutchman from Newnan , GA ()
Pros: automatic, pump timer built in, works well
Cons: display codes not explained in manual
the kit arrived sooner than expected, relatively simple to install, If you can place generator close to the jet it turns out you don't need the flow switch, but I installed it anyway. The unit will not generate if the water is too cold, it was also too cold to swim. I think this thing saved me about $200 in chlorine tabs and shock last season alone. No more red eye
(5 out of 5 stars) A Pool Cleaner That Reduces Maintenance
Reviewed By: Gary M. from Cunningham, TN ()
Pros: ease of installation
Cons: None at this time
Best price. Easy to install using the instructions and works great. The reason I purchased this product was to reduce maintenance during the summer.
(5 out of 5 stars) Great Product
Reviewed By: Rick from Siler City, NC ()
Pros: Easy set up
Cons: None so far.
I bought the AquaTrol Chlorine Generator because my family and I hate to siwm in a pool that bleaches out bathing suits, and burns eyes. After much research and speaking with others who own chlorine generators I felt this was the best option for my family. We have a 24' above ground pool and the water has been great so far. We have been swimming for a couple of months now and everyting seems to be operating as normal. Be prepared when you buy the AquaTrol to take your time to adjust your water before you hook it up. Also be cautious as you add salt. If it says to add 10 40lb bags, then add 6 and adjust as needed. I don't think anyone would be disappointed if you went with this product.