Blog Home Salt Cell Showdown: T-CELL-15 vs. CaliMar

Salt Cell Showdown: T-CELL-15 vs. CaliMar

by
Categories: Maintenance & Upkeep, Salt Systems

 

One way to tell that has swim season has arrived here at Pool Supply Unlimited is the increased number of orders we take for salt systems and replacement salt cells. As you probably know we carry models from the top brands in the salt chlorination industry, from AutoPilot to Hayward to Zodiac, offering you quantity and quality in every step of creating and maintaining saltwater pools.

What you may not know is that we have a new option for both complete salt systems and replacement cells – the CaliMar brand. CaliMar offers its own line of full systems as well as generic replacement cells for an expanding number of systems from established manufacturers. We’re proud to carry these new products, as they have stood up to rigorous testing and represent a more economical option than other available models.

A prime example is CaliMar’s line of generic replacements for Hayward's venerable T-CELL series. The new CaliMar models are direct replacements for the T-CELL-3, T-CELL-9 and T-CELL-15 in Hayward’s AquaRite, Aqua Plus and Aqua Logic salt systems. T-CELLs are among the most popular items that we carry, which means that Hayward systems have a firmly established presence in the saltwater industry - and our customers expect us to help keep them performing at their best.

So with expectation that in mind, we thought we’d compare the Hayward T-CELL-15 to its CaliMar equivalent, the CMARCHA15-3Y:




  Hayward T-CELL-15 CaliMar CMACSHA40-3Y
Pool volume capacity 40,000 gallons 40,000 gallons
System compatibility
AquaRite
Aqua Plus
Aqua Logic
AquaRite
Aqua Plus
Aqua Logic
Cell replacements
T-CELL-3
T-CELL-9
T-CELL-15
T-CELL-3
T-CELL-9
T-CELL-15
1% to 100% Chlorine output range
Weatherproof construction
Self-cleaning
Super Chlorinate function
Compatible with any power center voltage
Cord length 15 feet 15 feet
Warranty 3 years 3 years
Warranty provider Hayward Pool Supply Unlimited
 
We chose the T-CELL-15 and its CaliMar equivalent for comparison because, as many Hayward systems owners know, the T-CELL-15 is a universal replacement for the smaller T-CELL-3 and T-CELL-9, which have firmware compatibility issues with systems made before 2009. Rather than purchase new systems entirely or new circuit boards for their older systems, many customers who need to replace a smaller T-CELL in an older system choose the T-CELL-15, which has no compatibility problems and works in all Hayward systems regardless of age. This, in turn, helps make the T-CELL-15 the most popular model of the line.

As you can see, the CaliMar replacement has the same advantages that the T-CELL-15 enjoys, including complete compatibility with all Hayward systems and the ability to replace the T-CELL-3 and the T-CELL-9. It also generates every bit as much chlorine, so it can handle virtually any residential pool easily. Plus, it has the exact same measurements and same cord connection of the T-CELL-15, meaning it’s a perfect in-line replacement in all Hayward systems.

Best of all, of course, is the price. The CMARCHA40-3Y costs significantly less than the T-CELL-15, and through an special offer has the same expedited free two-day shipping we're currently offering on the T-CELL-15. It also has the same warranty length – three years – as the T-CELL-15, offering peace of mind regarding a key component of any modern pool setup.

Another major advantage, which applies to all CaliMar products, is that warranty claims are handled through Pool Supply Unlimited. Hayward handles T-CELL-15 claims directly, which can greatly slow down the process. Their priority, as many of our customers have discovered, is making products, not fixing or replacing them. If you have a problem with any CaliMar model, just give us a call and we’ll take care of everything for you.

We know that the same solution doesn’t always work for everyone. That’s why our priority is to always provide the best alternatives on the market to our customers and let them decide what makes the most sense for them.

We’re happy to add CaliMar as a more economical option for customers while they still receive the best possible quality and reliability, and we’re confident that as you get more familiar with these salt chlorination products, you’ll understand why. Let us know any questions you may have about CaliMar or saltwater pools and spas in general. 

comments powered by Disqus
ABOUT THE STORE
Pool Supply Unlimited is an e-commerce company that loves water. We love to pump it, filter it, heat it, chlorinate it, light it up and stare at it while we're barbequing a fat, juicy steak. There are real pool professionals working here. Our guys have seen thousands of pools in their careers, no exaggeration. We are based in Southern California and can land most products to your door (within the 48 contiguous states) in less than a week.
YouTube Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest
COMPANY
ABOUT US
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
CONTACT US
CONTACTO
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
FAQ
HOURS OF OPERATION
PRIVACY
SITE MAP
TESTIMONIALS
MY ACCOUNT
LOGIN
FORGOT PASSWORD
LOYALTY POINTS
RETURN MERCHANDISE
PROMOTIONS
COUPONS
REBATES
NEWSLETTER
FINANCING
TERMS
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
LOYALTY POINTS TERMS
RETURNS POLICY
SHIPPING POLICY
RESOURCES
BLOG
PRODUCT MANUALS
Visa Mastercard Discover American Express PayPal
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams