Hayward knock-off SWGs

dlwxman

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Jun 28, 2013
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My Hayward T-Cell-15 just went out after 10 years. I'm looking online for a replacement but it is confusing because I see such a huge range in prices. Obviously, I don't want to spend any more $$ than I have to but I do want a reliable replacement. Are the Hayward-compatible knock-offs any good? My system is Aqua Plus (the manual says for model AQL-PLUS and AQL-PLUS-20). Any suggestions or advice?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Depends what genetic cell you get. Many don’t last long and have sketchy warranties. Read...

 

setsailsoon

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Oct 25, 2015
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Wow, 10 years. Can't beat that with a stick! A lot of folks recommended Circupool. I installed mine last Feb and am very happy with it. If you're going to try something other than Hayward I'd give Circupool a look.
 

PoolBrews

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Oct 16, 2019
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The Villages, Florida
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dlwxman

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PoolBrews

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Oct 16, 2019
227
The Villages, Florida
For replacements, they will ship out the product first, allow you to switch it out, then send back the old one. That is their "core charge". They then rebuild the old one you sent back for the next customer.