AquaPlus System w/ 40K Cell - PL-PLUS




By Hayward Pool Products

  4.67 Average  




Rebate $80 Visa Gift Card

Manufacturer Code PL-PLUS

Dimensions 20-3/8" x 14-3/8"

Alternate Part #'s GLD-30-827, GOLPL-PLUS, PLPLUS

Product Description

Rebate (Valid on purchases made from April 2, 2019 to June 16, 2019. Rebate submissions must be made prior to June 29, 2019.)


Aqua Plus Electronic Chlorination Plus Automation

Aqua Plus makes owning a pool fun and healthy--with easy, convenient pool automation and safe electronic chlorine generation. It automatically generates its own chlorine using ordinary table salt for pools up to 40,000 gallons. Aqua Plus offers user-friendly and cost-effective automation.

Applications & Features:

  • Any pool or spa system
  • Chlorinator sanitizes pools up to 40,000 gallons
  • Controls up to 4 relays, 3 valve actuators, 1 solar and 1 conventional heater
  • Automatically sanitizes pools and spas
  • Super chlorinate function
  • Displays time, day, pool and spa temperature and ambient air
  • Built-in 100A subpanel
  • Built-in keypad for complete operation and programming at the pool equipment pad
  • Fully programmable, automatic control of every output
  • Easy to use buttons for manual control
  • 3 year limited warranty (see manual for details)

Aqua Plus Electronics Unit

  • (3) Temperature sensors with 15 ft. (5m) cable, hose clamp
  • (1) Turbo Cell with 15ft cable
  • (1) Flow Switch with 15ft cable
  • (2) PVC unions

Optional Remotes

  • Aqua Pod waterporoof, fully programmable, handheld remote
  • Wired keypad/display suitable for indoor or protected outdoor locations
  • Wired spa side 6 or 8-function remotes
  • Wireless keypad/display suitable for indoor or protected outdoor locations
  • Wireless spa side remote turns off/on all major pool functions via waterproof/floating remote

Product Specifications

Treatment Capacity:
40,000 gal.

?     Asked on 9/7/2019 by Rose

My Salt readings are appearing very low (2600) on the meter readings although a test done at a Pool Supply facility indicates higher readings (3000). How can I calibrate the Aqua Plus System so the readings are the same OR, is the T-Cell going bad. It is now about 4 years old and our Chlorine levels remain in the desired ranges with the chlorinator running at 50%.

A  Answered on 9/16/2019 by Industry Professional

Have you cleaned the cell this year? Is the amp reading in the range for your cell? The amp level tells you if the cell is working to full power. At 4 years old that would be coming to its end on the life cycle.

?     Asked on 7/18/2019 by

Can I use this system on an above ground pool? If not, why?

A  Answered on 7/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. You can use this system to control your above ground pool equipment as long as the equipment is able to be controlled by this system.

?     Asked on 4/23/2019 by Kathleen

How do you remove the T-cell from the system to inspect? It says to check every 3 months.

A  Answered on 4/23/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Kathleen. Instructions are provided in our How To Clean a Hayward AquaRite Turbo Cell guide.   

?     Asked on 3/8/2019 by

controller lights up but won't turn pump on but the pump will run manually any ideas, will a bad rectifier cause this

A  Answered on 3/8/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. You should check the relay that controls the pump. 

?     Asked on 9/2/2018 by Allen T

I have a Hayward Aqua Plus about 5 years old. I have ordered new T-cell, but the panel is showing "Check system CSM Com Error" and last night the lights failed to come on. I can turn off pump and manually turn lights on, but when pump is running I get the error" External Input prevents turn on" or " Interlock prevents turn on" I do not have an owners manual. I also do not find a way on this unit to recalibrate the salt indicator. Any ideas?

A  Answered on 9/2/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Allen. It appears that you have multiple issues, use the ProLogic/AquaLogic Consumer Troubleshooting Guide to properly diagnose and resolve those issues. 

?     Asked on 8/23/2018 by david

My remote for my Aqua plus system only works if i'm within five feet of the antenna on the main unit-can I replace the antenna-I've looked every where and can't find it

A  Answered on 8/25/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. The Wireless Antenna - AQL2-BASE-RF is the replacement. It requires a software of 2.60 or higher. You may also have to replace your wireless remote. 

?     Asked on 7/12/2018 by Sonny

I have an Aqua plus, reading on the display board says 2700 but brought the water to get tested the reading is 3200. I've had to turn up the chlorinator to 80% and running it 24/7 and it still is not making enough chlorine. But when I super chlorinate, it makes plenty of chlorine. After super chlorinating, I run the chlorinator as usually and after a couple of days no chlorine in the pool. The cell had a mild acid wash, one guy says it the cell the other guy thinks it the board. How do I know?

A  Answered on 7/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Sonny. Compare the cell amp and voltage in Super Chlorination mode and in Auto mode. As the cell ages the cell will have to operate at a higher output level to keep up with chlorination demands. 

?     Asked on 3/4/2018 by Joe

I have an aqua plus system and would like to replace it. Does this system come with the temperature and flow sendsors that go in the piping ?

A  Answered on 3/5/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Joe. This unit includes (3) Temperature sensors with 15 ft. (5m) cable, hose clamp, (1) Turbo Cell with 15ft cable, (1) Flow Switch with 15ft cable, and (2) PVC unions.

?     Asked on 8/28/2017 by Jonas

I use a Raypak PS165VSP, will this unit control the variable speed pump? Also, I run the pump at low speed during the day, what is the minimum required flow for the Hayward salt cells to produce chlorine?

A  Answered on 9/1/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jonas. This Aqua Plus System is unable to control a variable speed pump. It also needs a flow rate of 15 GPM to activate the flow switch so that chlorine can be generated.

?     Asked on 7/17/2017 by Ryan

Does this come with the relays and breakers for the subpanel? And does it include the actuators?

A  Answered on 7/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ryan. This controller comes with 4 relays but no breaker or actuators. 

?     Asked on 5/27/2016 by Kevin

I have an Aqua-Plus, panel saying "no salt cell power" is there a fix for this?

A  Answered on 5/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

You want to ensure the salt cell was clean. If and after it is cleaned the unit still reads no cell power. You would want to take it to a store to have the cell tested.

?     Asked on 1/18/2016 by Matias Aleman

What parts are included if I buy this model? Thanks.

A  Answered on 1/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Matias, This system includes the 4 relay Controller and T-Cell-15 Turbo Cell.

?     Asked on 11/30/2015 by

does it also adjust the PH automatically?

A  Answered on 11/30/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello, if you want to control the PH for your system you will need the PLPS8PACK with AQLCHEM and AQLCHEM3120

?     Asked on 11/9/2015 by chris

I need to replace an aquarite scg and intermatic panel but the t-cell works. Can I get this without the t-cell?

A  Answered on 11/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Chris, Unfortunately the AquaPLus  Controller is not available without the cell.

?     Asked on 8/8/2015 by Fonz

Can I control the system remotely from a computer, phone or tablet?

A  Answered on 8/10/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Fonz - Yes you can control the AquaPlus from a computer, phone or tablet. The AquaPlus would require the addition of the Aqua Connect Home Network and the Aqua Logic Base Receiver.

?     Asked on 5/30/2015 by Sandi Williamson

Can I just buy the display panel? We do not need the whole board?

A  Answered on 5/30/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hi Sandi, Attached is the link to the parts break down for this unit with the displays sold

?     Asked on 1/11/2015 by

What is the gray sencor in the return to pool

A  Answered on 1/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

The sensor on the return line would be the flow sensor. The flow sensor will shut the salt system down if the flow is too low.

?     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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