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Home Pool Salt Chlorine Generators Hayward Goldline Chlorine Generators Hayward AquaTrol Above Ground Salt Chlorine Generator | Return Jet | 18K Gallons | W3AQ-TROL-RJ
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Hayward AquaTrol Above Ground Salt Chlorine Generator | Return Jet | 18K Gallons | W3AQ-TROL-RJ

Hayward AquaTrol Above Ground Salt Chlorine Generator | Return Jet | 18K Gallons | W3AQ-TROL-RJ

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  • This is the affordable all-in-one salt-chlorine-generation solution for above-ground pools. Aqua Trol includes the Salt Chlorination Control unit, an 18,000-gallon Turbo Cell and plumbing kit. It does not use a flow switch.
  • Suitable for new above-ground pools or retrofit
  • Quick and Easy 30 minute installation
  • Online part number W3AQ-TROL-RJ is the direct replacement for part number AQ-TROL-RJ.
The Aqua Trol Electronic Chlorine Generator (also known as a salt chlorinator) is designed specifically for above ground pools up to 18,000 gallons. The Aqua Trol has all the same functions and features of the Aqua Rite but with a lower chlorine output.

The Aqua Trol also has an integral time clock for control of the pool filtration pump. Since many above ground pools already have a single electrical outlet for the filter pump, the Aqua Trol is designed with an outlet (timer controlled) for the filter pump to plug into, the Aqua Trol then plugs into the original outlet the filter pump was using. The savings on chlorine and electrical power alone (if the pump was previously running 24 hours), will have the Aqua Trol paying for itself in just a few short years. The Aqua Trol system typically installs in less than 30 minutes and is very easy to operate.

No more mixing, measuring and messing around with liquid or tablet chlorine again. Now you can automatically turn ordinary salt into a self-regenerating supply of pure chlorine for both pool and spa water that's clean, clear and luxuriously soft. Electronic chlorination has become the simple, safe and affordable alternative to using harsh, chemically-produced chlorine to sanitize pools and spas.

Unlike traditional chlorine treatments that require a regular routine of monitoring and replacing chlorine, electronic chlorination produces chlorine from common table salt. The key is our patented Turbo Cell®, a specially designed converter connected to the control unit. As water passes through the Turbo Cell, an extremely safe electrical charge turns the salt previously added to the water into fresh sanitizing chlorine which is then dispensed evenly throughout the pool. Just a teaspoon of salt per gallon is all it takes. Installation is quick, easy and suitable for any new or existing pool.

No chlorine odor, low operating costs, pays for itself, and is virtually maintenance free"electronic chlorination is the ideal alternative to traditional factory produced chlorine for soft, silky-smooth water.

For all residential above ground pools up to 18,000 gallons
Suitable for new above-ground pools or retrofit

Quick and Easy 30 minute installation
The best water quality attainable
Digital salt display and 7 diagnostic indicators
Selectable super chlorinate function
24 Hour timer for filter pump control
Allows multiple pump periods per day
Program in 15 minute increments
Manual switch (ON-Auto-OFF)
Microprocessor automates all functions
Automatically cleans the cell by periodically reversing polarity
Patented Turbo Cell for maximum efficiency and flow rate
UL and CUL Listed
"RJ" models mount the cell directly to the return jet(on the outside of the pool)
"HP" models include fittings for hose connections or 2" PVC pipe (use standard adapters, not supplied of 1 1/2" pipe)
2 Line Cord & Outlet Options
NEMA "straight blade" is standard
"TL" models have twist lock line cord and outlet

Pool Size
18,000 Gallons
Pool Type
Q & A
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AQ-TROL-RJ,AQ-TROL-RJ-TL and AQ-TROL-HP-TL. What's the different between these three?
Wasan on Jun 15, 2017
system has stopped showing salt level reading, check salt and check cell are lit solid no flash, temp is not reading right either. Everything is a mess what could problem be?
tim k on May 18, 2017
system is running but the low flow red light is on ?
A shopper on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What do you do when this happens
i have a Hayward aqua troll RJ it did not show the salt level no more plus my water don't clear have a lot algue the $470 is that the aqua troll RJ the cell mount on the side of the pool?
Renate S on Jun 20, 2017
I have a 14,500 gal AGP and I run the pump/filter approximately 6 hours per day on high. Will I have to run the pump/filter longer to produce enough chlorine for the pool?
Chuck S on Sep 25, 2017
There are many variables when answering this question....temperature, number of people in the pool, amount of sun. I would recommend balancing your water first, ph and conditioner are very important. Test your water, does it show chlorine? If yes you are fine. If no, you will have to increase the amount of time running the pump until your cl2 level increases. If your test strips Or kit says no chlorine, hit boost on your system and run your system for 24 hours . I hoe this helps.
Does this kit come with a flow switch or do I need to buy one separate?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure of the question. The kit comes complete withe the control box and rj inline cell... plus allPlastic connections to hookup....no flow switch thought....not sure you need one?????
I have a 18 round pool with a variable speed pump that runs off of 240 volts how will that work with this system if I cant use the control panel to turn the pump off and on? will salt system run with the pump off?
mike e on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the salt system has a timer that you can set your cicculation times to. The only time it will generate is when the pump is running. The more you use it rthe more you will learn how often and how long to run your pump. But with warning, the salt will take a toll on metal pool braces.
I have an above ground pool and was told that the chlorine generator for my size should be 15k Gal. I assume your 18,000 gallons is the maximum needed and we will be able to keep it down to 15k, correct?
Vincent I on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Correct, this will work for a any body of water below 18K gallons
how does this compare to the pristine system?
Rich L on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Switching to salt was the best move we ever made . The pool was virtually maintenance free all summer. The water felt great also .
Does it connect to inch and a half hoses ?
G L on Jul 29, 2021
it says in the description that this is for above ground pools, and in the specifications it says it is for in ground pools. which one is it? Thank you.
A shopper on Jun 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I’m using it for my above ground pool. It works great!
Can I use the above ground unit on a 10,000 gal In-Ground pool?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: you can use it just go by the instructions to install it
Do we need a flow sensor for the RJ T-Cell 5?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No need it has a flow sensor built in with low-flow indicator on the control box. Doesn’t show a flow reading though.
Is the saltwater (AQ-TROL-RJ) all right to use on an above ground pool with metal sides, but it will have a vinyl liner, and the top combing is plastic?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as long as the top rail, post brackets, stabilizers, and coping are all plastic. The metal wall is typically hot dipped galvanized, with multiple coating layers.
Will this work for inground pools?
scwidy on Jan 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes as long as the gallons of the pool are less that what the generator can handle. Keep in mind that this unit does not have a flow switch and could potentially continue to generate chlorine when their is now flow. Also the warrant is only 1 year, typically the unground units carry a longer warranty.
Will the TCell 9 replace Aqua Trol TCell 5? For 20,000 gal pool?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the T-cell-9 is for the Aquarite system and the T-cell-5 is for the Aquatrol system.
I want to convert my 33'x54" above ground pool to a salt system. How do I do that?
Beverly D on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nothing to it! Calculate the volume of water in the pool and add amt of salt that the salt bags call for. I would hold a couple back then add later after system balances out. Let the pump run a few hours to dilute the salt. Then turn the salt system on and let it run and check the readouts on the system. Start up directions are in the instruction papers and work great. Love mine!!
my current unit is hard wired with a twist lock plug for the pump is this the right replacement ?
michael m on May 25, 2021
which system would I need for a round above ground pool 20' x 52"?
denpel5 on May 7, 2021
Will this salt generator also work in an in ground pool, 6000 gallons in size?
Adrian H on Mar 17, 2021
How long does it take to ship? I live in New Jersey
A shopper on Jul 8, 2020
We have had the cover on for several months, due to the heavy leaves we have in the yard. Our screen says 'Cold.'
What does that mean?
Jana R on Jan 20, 2018
I have a 19,000 above ground pool what size cell do you recommend? Some sites state up to a 40,000 and dial down.....im confused could i go with a 25,000 or higher? Thank u
jeff y on May 2, 2017
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Rated 5 out of 5
Hayward Aqua Trol Salt Chlorine Generator
Love, love, love it! Being in the country with an old well, we constantly fought trying to get clear water and keep the chlorine level up. This is wonderful!
July 29, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Not cheap, but worth it
I've gone through two cheap salt systems in a year and a half so I finally gave in a bought this pricier unit. In one month I've see the difference. Great option for above ground pools.
September 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Ordering a new system
Switching over from Chlorine to salt for our above ground pool this Summer. I ordered this system Tuesday afternoon and by the time I got home on Wednesday after work, the system had already been delivered to my house. Exceptional service from this company. Will highly recommend this company and I will definitely be using this website again!!!
May 8, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best above ground pool salt system!
Great service! Got here ahead of schdule. The salt generator works as advertised..These systems are excellent. Very dependable...the old system.has kept the water in my 15x30 Crystal Clear for 6 yrs, in tge hotest of summers!! this is a relacement for an 6YR old aquatrol system....
November 15, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Above-Ground Pool Sanitation
Good option for Above-Ground pool sanitation.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
So Far So Good
I'm still figuring the generator out. It works well. It's nice to have salt chlorine and feels better on our skin.
July 12, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Aqua Trol
I wish I can say I am happy with your product but I still cannot get anyone to resolve the issue I am having. Customer care at Hayward is non existing as no one wants to speak with customers. Just refered to someone else with the same results. No help with your team either as I was refered back to Hayward. So here I sit with a $700 purchase and not knowing why or how its working properly.
August 28, 2021
9 months ago
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See Warranty Information PDF for warranty details.
For Hayward warranty registration information, and to submit online, please visit www.hayward-pool.com
This information was updated on 4/22/2022. For the most current information and full warranty policy please visit www.hayward-pool.com

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