Hayward Aqua Rite Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Hayward Aqua Rite Salt Chlorine Generator, you are not alone. Many Hayward Aqua Rite owners experience issues with their salt chlorine generator from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Hayward Aqua Rite Salt Chlorine Generator Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Hayward Aqua Rite:

Hayward Aqua Rite No Display


  • Check that the power point in turned on.
  • Check the connection cable between the display and the control box.
  • Check that the external 4 A fuse is not defective.
  • Check the power supply: 220-240V a.c. 50 Hz. (Unplug the power cable from GPO first)
  • If the problem persists, contact your pool professional.

Hayward Aqua Rite Excessive Chlorine


  • Check the setting of the chlorine generation level in the Electrolysis menu. Reduce the level by 2 gr/h daily until the desired chlorine level is maintained.

Hayward Aqua Rite Chlorine Production Rate Does Not Reach The  Set  Point Level


  • Check the concentration of salt in the water.
  • Check the condition of the cell (it may be dirty or covered in scale)
  • Clean the cell according to instructions.
  • Check the flow switch and clean if necessary.
  • Check that the cell is not worn (contact your pool tech or place of purchase)

Hayward Aqua Rite Cell Scaled up in Under a Month


  • Very hard water  with high pH and total alkalinity (balance and adjust the pH and total alkalinity of the water )
  • Check that  the system automatically changes polarity (see display).

Hayward Aqua Rite White Flakes in the Pool


  • This occurs when  the water is unbalanced and very hard.
  • Balance the water, check the cell and clean it if necessary

Hayward Aqua Rite Imposible  to Attain a Free Chlorine Level of 1.0 ppm


  • Increase the filtration time
  • Increase the chlorination production rate
  • Check the concentration of salt in the water.
  • Check the stabilizer in the pool
  • Check that the reactive agents in your test kit are  not out of date
  • If the pH is above 7.8, it must be adjusted to be within the range specified in this manual

Hayward Aqua Rite Chlorinator Display Indicates LOW


  • Water lacks conductivity or water temperature is <15°C
  • Check the water balance  and salinity
  • Check for scale on the cell
  • see “Chlorine production rates does not reach set point level”

Hayward Aqua Rite Chlorinator Display Indicates FLOW


  • Check the Flow Switch cable
  • Check Flow. If low clean Filter
  • Check Flow Switch. Test conductivity between cable ends when the switch is closed.

Hayward Aqua Rite Pump Will Not Power Up


  • Ensure Run/On command is given
  • If still not starting, plug the pump into a power outlet.
  • If the pump starts when connected to a GPO, the internal circuit breaker will need to be reset. Call your pool professional.

Hayward Aqua Rite Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a Hayward Aqua Rite

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Hayward Aqua Rite Salt Chlorine Generator.

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