Which Aqua Trol is Right For Me

Which Hayward AquaTrol Is for Me?

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  1. does this unit have a plug for the pump so it can act as a timer? another site lists it as a feature for the tl model. is this info correct? do both have this feature?

  2. I have a AquaTrol system and recently installed a inground pool, can I use the AquaTrol control unit and just upgrade The T-cell 3 to a T-cell 9 or 15 it a 22,000 inground pool?

  3. The only light on my aqua troll above ground pools Chlorinator is the on and off light. None of the other LEDs are lighted. What do I need to do? Thank you!

  4. I bought a 19×33 above ground pool and the RJ option was sold to me without discussing other options. I’m planning my pool equipment pad and electrical requirements to be about 16 ft from the pool, closer to the house. So I’m noticing the RJ option has to hang off the side of the pool which will pose a problem as the cord for it won’t reach the control box closer to the house. Can the cell be setup vertically but 16 ft away where all the equipment and electrical plans to be instead of hanging off side of the pool? or should I plan to relocate some electrical closer to the pool for the control box so the cord to the RJ cell can reach the control box? Or I’m going to have to upgrade to HP option I imagine. Any advice would be appreciated.

  5. Hi,
    I have a Hayward Aqua Trol RJ with T cell 5, my cell is damaged and I need to replace it. The Hardware Revision is r1.47. Could you please tell me with which cell I can replace it and the price of this product.

  6. Hi,
    After extensive research as a new pool buyer, I bought the AquaTrol component. We decided to put the pool semi in ground and that’s where my problem comes in. I explained to the pool company I ordered everything from what my application was going to be. They didn’t offer me any other option expect for the RJ model. I am not able to mount it vertically on the side of the pool because of the pool being semi in ground. Basically the AquaTrol would be covered it dirt. What should I do?
    Thank you

  7. I have the RJ currently with the T cell 3. The is not function for me to select the different cells. Do I have to stick with the 3 or can I change it to one of the other options (5,9,15)?

    1. No. The Aquatrol can’t be set to accept to the TCELL15, the volts and amperage it requires will give the AquaTrol unusual readings. At best, the control will come on, then proceed to flash a bunch of lights and errors.

  8. I have an Aqua Trol with a T-5 cell for my 15k gallon cement built in pool. I know the Trol is for above ground pools, but it has worked fine for 5 years now. It is time to change the cell. I’m thinking about changing the system to a Aqua Rite with a T-9 cell or a Blue Works BLH-20. What do you recommend? The Blue Works is considerably cheaper.

    1. I would avoid the AquaRite because they seem to be money pits. If you went over to our Troubleshooting your Hayward AquaRite article, you could see the seemingly neverending issues commenters have. The controls are not built to last, the boards fry often, and components like the current limiter cheap. I’ve not heard of BlueWorks, but their design looks similar to the Hayward. First, I would make sure it is not a private-labeled version of the AquaRite. Then try to find as many reviews as you can.

      My pick for salt systems is the Intellichlor. The design of the Intellichlor units allow to be much more durable. My mother in law had an AquaRite for years, and it was constantly in need of servicing. I convinced her to switch to the Intellichlor, and it has been smooth sailing for the last couple of years.

    1. I wasn’t sure about this so I tried to dive into Google and manuals for a clear answer, and wouldn’t you know it there isn’t one. Well, at least not one I could find. I am leaning towards saying that it will not work. I base my reasoning on this, the RJ would need to be programmed to bypass the flow sensor alerts. Unless you have a way in the settings to undo that bypass, the new sensor may not be recognized.

      Have you tried reaching out to the manufacturer Hayward?

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