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    Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    I want to convert to a saltwater generator, and pretty much settled on the Hayward AQR15. My pool is probably around 16k gallons. Here is my question, currently my pool filtration pump is run from mechanical timers that are located on the side of my house probably 100 feet from my pump and filter. Does this this SWG run on 110? My pump is on 220. If I understand correctly, this unit needs to run at the same time the pump is running, is there a way to wire it into my pump when it turns on and also shuts down with my pump as well? I definitely will hire an electrician, but was wondering if anybody could explain in simple terms to me how this might work. I understand the plumbing, it's the power that is confusing me.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    I just wanted to say that while reading another thread there is a very similar situation as mine. from reading there it sounds like it can be wired into 220, and I am guessing it would turn on and off with my pump that is controlled by the timers. That said I would still like to have my own thread with my own situation. Thank you.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Yes, the SWG runs on 220v and should be wired to the same timer as the pump.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Thanks pooldv. How long after new plaster should I wait before adding salt and SWG?


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    The safe answer is 30 days. If you are OK with using bleach for 30 days then you might as well play it safe and wait. My PB added salt and turned on the SWG the day after it was full. 4 years later everything is fine.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    If I were to get the SWG and plumb it in, it's OK sitting there with no power, correct? Or would water flowing through it while it's not generating be detrimental? I am just thinking about getting it, getting it plumbed in, and then waiting a month or so to wire it up.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    No problem with having it sitting in place without wiring it up - that's exactly what happens all winter or when the cell is resting even during normal use.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    It's alright to wire it in, just turn the switch to the off position on the AquaRite panel.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Thx


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    How long of a run, in inches, do I need to set the cell? Also does the sensor have to go in the same length or can it be in a different spot other than the straight area the cell is in? I am trying to predetermine the location before I order this. Thx again.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    There is no requirement for a straight run before or after the cell, but the flow sensor requires 12 inches of straight pipe before it. If the cell is before the flow sensor it can count as part of that. Also the cell and flow switch should be the last thing in the plumbing before the water returns to the pool.
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    Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Thanks Chiefwej, just so I'm clear here's a picture of what I got going .... is exactly 14 inches inside to inside of the elbow connections. You can see on the second picture the entire discharge pipe from my filter. Is that 14 inches enough room to fit everything with fittings? The connection below it is my booster pump getting fluid from the pump discharge.



    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    My T15 cell with unions is 16.5" long. That's not including space for the flow sensor.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    I actually think it is 16" for the cell and couplings, but in any event you are going to have to do some plumbing. There are several ways to do it. You just need a space for the cell (it can be mounted vertically as well as horizontal and can be right before or after a 90) and a spot for the flow switch that is preceded by 12" of either straight pipe or the cell.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Thank you for that information.
    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    If possible, could somebody snap a picture of one installed?


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by Lykly View Post
    If possible, could somebody snap a picture of one installed?
    Mine is installed vertically and I'll take a pic of mine tonight and post.
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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Here is mine. It is hard to get a clear shot as there is a well pump in front of it. Sorry for the leaves as we haven't cleaned up from the winter yet.IMG_1401.jpg
    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: Hayward AQR15 Aqua Rite

    Thanks Otter. Chief, your picture link will not work, at least not for me?
    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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