By Hayward Pool Products



Part # W3AQR15

Warranty 3 Year Limited

Alternate Part #'s AQR15, W3AQR15

Product Description

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.

Click here for more Aquarite Chlorine Generator

Product Specifications

Pool Size:
Up To 40,000 gal.

?     Asked on 9/14/2006by 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.

?     Asked on 10/23/2008by 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 2/1/2012by 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 2/29/2012by 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 9/25/2012by 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.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Hack saw

1     0

10 year old salt system failed

Written on 8/17/2021 by Guest

Fully replaced old salt system with Hayward AquaRite 40k generator. Replacement was seamless. Had to re-plumb the existing unit but kit included all necessary parts. So far so good! Shipping was fast.

Were these instructions helpful? 


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Pliers, Socket Set

8     1

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.

Were these instructions helpful? 


Review Summary

 (Average 4.58  out of 5 stars)
7 Rating
5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:

The Most Helpful Review

The Most Recent Reviews