Hayward AquaRite W3AQR15 (40000 gallons) SWCG on sale at Amazon for $892

bzbee

Active member
Aug 30, 2019
26
North TX
I am fed-up with the chlorine routine - hunting for good chlorine jugs in the local stores, buying them, hauling back to home etc etc. Decided to convert to a salt water pool and was waiting for a good deal on a decent unit. This seems to be fit the bill, still debating whether to go for it or not.

Amazon.com : Hayward W3AQR15 AquaRite Electronic Salt Chlorination System for In-Ground Pools, 40, 000-Gallon Cell : Garden & Outdoor
The unit usually sells for $1300, so this is a good discount.

Once concern is Hayward's warranty. If you install it DIY, then only 1 year warranty. If you get a pro to install it, then 3-year warranty.
The Circupool RJ-30 Plus is a bit more at $970, but comes with a 7-year warranty that is DIY friendly.
Anyone have any opinion either way?
 

chiefwej

LifeTime Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 12, 2011
3,512
Tucson
I wouldn’t worry too much about the warranty. My AquaRite control panel lasted over 15 years, my first cell lasted 7 years.
 
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gworrel

Active member
Jul 24, 2007
36
My panel is at least 10 years old. Any value in buying this to update the panel? Any improvements in the last 10 years?
 

mguzzy

Gold Supporter
Jul 8, 2015
2,331
OV, CA
I installed my AquaRite with a tcel1l5 in 2005, that's 15 years ago. Aside from replacing the cell I have only had to replace the thermister in the controller once. Has the technology changed, not much. But the integration into the automated systems has gotten better. So if you are looking for integration, then that should be guiding your choice. Mine was a self install that I bought through a local store, so I figured any warranty would have been through the store, but I never had to use it. There is another thread running about the warranty on the cells, It really shows how confusing and misleading the warranty stuff is.
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
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Jan 17, 2012
14,605
Evans, Georgia
Use the right charge card to order it and they will double your warranty period. At least that's what my AMEX gold does.

That really is a good price!

Maddie
 

onedah

Well-known member
Aug 23, 2013
97
Dallas, Texas
This seems like a great offer, also tiered of hunting for bleach, I currently have a pool pump and sweeper wired with there own manual intermit timers connected to a single power sauce - would the require additional power to run to ints own breaker or could I add to existing power sauce coming from break?
 
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Cwiggs

Well-known member
Aug 31, 2019
118
Phoenix, AZ
I saw this sale and ended up buying it. I was looking at the Circupool RJ60+, but this hayward was much cheaper so I figured I'd try it out; hopefully I'm not making a mistake.