Hayward AquaTrol RJ Salt System

The Hayward Aquatrol Saltwater System has been specially designed for above ground pools with no more than 18,000 gallons of pool water. Produced by one of the best known and reliable manufacturers in the United States, this unit is set to perform.

If you’re currently dosing your above ground pool with chlorine, and looking for an alternative option, then look no further. The manufacturer boasts that you will have this unit installed in less than 30 minutes, and you will be super impressed with the difference it makes to your pool if you are used to using chlorine.

The Hayward Aqua Trol Saltwater System has a timer that is designed to be used with your pool pump, connecting it all together to form one system. You can plug your pool pump power cord into the Aquatrol’s control unit and the timer will operate both the pump and the chlorinator in sync.

This system carries the same features as it’s brother, the AquaRite, but just doesn’t produce the same levels of chlorine. The ability to plug your pool pump into the control unit is a great advantage, having the two units (i.e. pump and chlorinator) work in sync creates the most effective solution to pool filtration and sanitization.

The Aqua Trol Salt Chlorine Generate is easy to use and can be set up in as little as 30 minutes. This is one of the higher quality units delivers impressive results.


The Hayward Aquatrol has a self cleaning function that will normally keep the cell plates free of mineral build up. However the manufacturer does recommend that you inspect the cell plates approximately every 3 months. The system will remind you of this and flash a warning message on the display panel after approximately 500 hours of operation.

Different to other manufacturers, Hayward recommends that you use a garden hose first to try and remove any build up of scale from the plates. If that doesn’t work, then they suggest using a plastic or wooden (not metal as it will scratch the plates) tool to try and scrape the build up of mineral deposits off. If both these procedures have failed, and in severe circumstances, then the manufacturer recommends using a muriatic acid solution (4:1) to clean the cell plates.


Aqua Trol Control Panel

The control unit makes knowing your pools water condition a breeze with a digital salt display and 7 LED diagnostic indicators.

As mentioned earlier, this unit comes with a timer for operation of both the chlorinator and pool pump. The control unit also features a switch that allows you to operate the pump manually (e.g. on/off).

The Hayward Aquatrol Saltwater System control unit features typical functionality including Super Chlorinate, chlorine production percentage, and various status LED lights. It also includes a Salt Display which shows the current concentration of salt in the pool.


This unit is covered by a 3 year warranty which is pretty decent.

This is an easy to install system – installation should take no longer than 30 minutes. Choose the appropriate model for your implementation;

  • HP – Hose/pipe, straight blade
  • HP Twist Lock – Hose/pipe, twist lock
  • Return Jet, straight blade
  • Return Jet, Twist Lock

Product Features

(Model: Hayward Aqua Trol RJ)

  • One of the best known manufactures of pool sanitisation equipment
  • Easy installation (under 30 minutes) featuring multiple implementation options
  • Simple operation with easy to use control unit and LED indicators and digital salt display
  • Control unit has timer clock for control pump & chlorinator operation together
  • Super chlorinate functionality
  • Suits above ground pools with up to 18,000 gallons water capacity
  • 3 year manufacturer’s warranty

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