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.
Features & Benefits:
Replaced our Intex saltwater chlorinator with this AquaTrol this year. Only two months in, but no problems so far. I like that it reads the saltwater level in the pool, and the water temp.
So far so good. I had to get my pool company out to hook up the cell because the old fittings were too big. The control panel is pretty straight forward and I like the fact it has its own built in timer. My old system was hooked up to a time (this one is too) and I just removed the stops and set to ON and the new system started right up and on time. If you dont have a salt water chlorination system you need to get one.
This chlorinator works like a champ. I have an in ground pool (10,000) gallons and the Hayward works just fine. My wife loves it due to the fact of not having the chlorine smell and all that goes with it. No tablets easy on the bathing suit and sparkling water. Just because this chlorinator is advertised for above ground pools does not mean it will not do the job for an in ground pool at half the price. I did have to adapt the chlorinator cell to add to the PVC line coupling but that was easy.
We have had these in place for a few years now....they seem to only last about two to three years.....They do what they do fine but our second system just stopped working a couple of days ago so I have to replace again. I guess it is cheaper than putting a $1000 in chemicals into my pool each year but still a bit frustrating....at this price it seems it should last awhile.