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    CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    Looking at the CircuPool Si series I notice several similarities to the AquaRite series. They aren't exact matches, for example the status lights are in a different position, but many many things are remarkably similar, including the diagnostic display sequence. I'm starting to wonder if the CircuPool Si series is a rebranded AquaRite?
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    Hmmm. That is interesting. Cells look basically the same and use the same fittings and claim to be a direct replacement. Although I do not see anything that says you can use the Si cells with the Hayward Aquarite or vice versa.

    One thing of note is the the replacement cells for the Si units say they are not for use with the Si Plus version and I do not see any replacement cells for the Si+ (which have a 7 year warranty vs the 4 year on the Si units)
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    May be a Chinese knockoff. The 1st link looks like an identical controller, down to the logo.

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...396483610.html

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...226368524.html
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    acamato looks to be exactly right. I found this: http://portexaminer.com/trade-data/c...cjl4212348355/.

    It now looks as if someone in China is copying some of the design elements from AquaRite and then selling to distributors here.
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    And here's a Hayward Salt Chlorinator, if you can believe it.
    http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...689624840.html
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    That is not a Hayward SWG ... I have never seen one that looks like that.
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    Looking at the CircuPool Si series I notice several similarities to the AquaRite series. They aren't exact matches, for example the status lights are in a different position, but many many things are remarkably similar, including the diagnostic display sequence. I'm starting to wonder if the CircuPool Si series is a rebranded AquaRite?
    From what I've read and having talked to compuPool, The RJ series of CircuPool swgs were made by CompuPool. And the Si may still be made by them, tho they say no though the manufacturers are both in Australia from what I understand. JB is correct about the control box having the same logo.

    I honestly believe The control Modules are exactly the same for all Circupool Models See this email I received before I actually received the system:
    "The manufacturer has contacted us to let us know that the cell type on your system may need to be changed to fit with the 2014 software. Please make sure you check the cell ID after the unit has been installed. You can do this by pressing the system status button on the front panel 8 times. Below are the instructions:
    1. Turn power on to the control unit.
    2. Put the Super Chlor switch in the ON position, which is the middle position.
    3. Press the system status button until you get to the cell type setting.
    The cell type should read one of the following:

    Si15 = F-9/Si20 = F-9 /Si30 = F-9/Si40 = F-15

    Si45 = F-15/Si15 Plus = C-9/Si20 Plus = C-9/Si25 Plus = C-9

    Si30 Plus = C-9/Si40 Plus = C-15/Si45 Plus = C-15.

    4. Once the cell type is displayed, use the super chlor switch to change the cell type if necessary by moving the switch from the ON position, to the AUTO position. (Instructional Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ9HUNDqDKo)
    5. The cell type will change as you move the switch from ON to AUTO.
    6. Please make sure your system is on the correct cell type.
    Si15=F-9
    Si20=F-9
    Si30=F-9
    Si45=F-15
    7. Once the correct cell type is selected, turn power off completely to the control unit and back on the reset the system." Mine was different than specified, but easily changed.
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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Hmmm. That is interesting. Cells look basically the same and use the same fittings and claim to be a direct replacement. Although I do not see anything that says you can use the Si cells with the Hayward Aquarite or vice versa.

    One thing of note is the the replacement cells for the Si units say they are not for use with the Si Plus version and I do not see any replacement cells for the Si+ (which have a 7 year warranty vs the 4 year on the Si units)
    Replacement cell for the Si-45+ : http://discountsaltpool.3dcartstores...lus_p_111.html
    I've been told they will fit in the Si-45, but the Control Module needs to be reconfigured for the + cell.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    From what I understand the cells are nearly identical but it's the programming that makes them more efficient. I've also been told that the coating on the titanium plates are thicker in the plus version. But after the 7 yrs. you have to use the 4 yr version

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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    Quote Originally Posted by rarenomad View Post
    From what I understand the cells are nearly identical but it's the programming that makes them more efficient. I've also been told that the coating on the titanium plates are thicker in the plus version. But after the 7 yrs. you have to use the 4 yr version

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    Did you have to change your cell type? Or haven't you installed it yet?
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
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    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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    Re: CircuPool Si series similar to AquaRite?

    I have installed it yet I'm actually waiting to see if your second unit resolve the issue as my temperature outside has been in the mid to high 50's and 60's. I know it may sound like I'm waiting for you to be successful but I'm the type of guy that likes to have an idea what to expect in to reduce or mitigate any surprises

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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