Posts By: Hayward Poolside

UV & Ozone for Secondary Disinfection

Recreational water illnesses are on the rise and the recommended Model Aquatic Health Code is facilitating education to align public officials and the swimming pool trade on the necessary steps to eliminate outbreaks. By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to an article published in Water Quality Products magazine, titled “UV & Ozone for Secondary Disinfection” which discusses the recommendation made in the CDC’s recently issued Model Aquatic Health Code to employ UV or Ozone as secondary disinfectants in aquatic facilities for the purpose of combating recreational water illnesses caused primarily by chlorine resistant microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium.  A review of the science of how chlorine, UV and Ozone act to disinfect microorganisms is presented along with a discussion of why and how the combination of chlorine with UV or Ozone makes for a logical and prudent water disinfection strategy. The reader will discover that UV and Ozone are excellent disinfectants in their own right, but like chlorine, they are not the be-all, end-all solution. In fact, the strengths of UV and Ozone complement chlorine nicely and a disinfection strategy that pairs chlorine with UV or Ozone is a sound approach. Click Here to Read the Full Article

Hayward’s Pool Products, Tools, and Resources

At Hayward, we’re more than just equipment. Our objective is to make your pool experience worry and hassle-free. That’s why our equipment is engineered to last and work smart at keeping your pool sparkling clean and trouble free. We strive to ensure that your Totally Hayward™ System operates at maximum efficiency all season long. Our goal is that at the end of the day, your only concern is to turn your equipment on and off. Whether you are trying to create the perfect backyard environment, reduce operating and maintenance costs through the ease of wireless controls, Hayward is your single source solution. Our products include a complete line of technologically advanced pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, automatic pool cleaners, lighting, controls and salt chlorine generators—high-quality components engineered to work together to keep your pool at its best. Hayward aims to take the worry out of pool ownership by developing products that are efficient, require little maintenance and add value to your investment. Hayward even has the tools you’ll need from calculators to mobile apps, product videos to digital e-books and much, much more! See below for specific resources offered. Digital E-Books Buyer’s Guide FlipBook The Hayward Buyer’s Guide comes complete with new pool product information, technical specifications, applications, and product features. New Products FlipBook Our new pool products are now available in the Hayward Flipbook. Applications Buyer’s Guide App You can now download Hayward Pool Product’s Buyer’s Guide and part’s list. This guide includes new pool product information, technical specifications, applications, and specific product features. Best of all, you can download it now and have it available for offline reading later. The Buyer’s Guide and Part’s List is available for download on iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices. Included are the products SKU’s and part numbers of the residential and commercial finished goods line. Remote Pool Management System: AquaConnect App Hayward AquaConnect® gives you four ways to manage every essential pool, spa, and backyard function. AquaConnect Web allows you to manage your pool via the internet from nearly anywhere. And now, the NEW AquaConnect App, available for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™, makes it easier to access your pool from your smart device. It also streamlines platform use in order to allow easy setting changes, thus makes diagnostics easier to read as well. Calculators Energy Solutions Calculator Using our energy solutions calculator you will not only save money by paying less in energy bills, you will be able to select an optimized and efficient Hayward pool system that works best for you. Water Chemistry Calculator The Hayward water chemistry calculator will figure out exactly how much salt, pH, total alkalinity, cyanuric acid, hardness, and phosphates, your pool needs. Cross Reference Charts Here at Hayward we have already done the work for you. We have put together a series of cross reference charts that you will be able to use in order to find the closest suggested Hayward replacement for other manufacturers’ equipment. Allow Hayward to guide you through your decision by browsing

The Advantages of Hayward Variable-speed Pumps

Pool pumps are critical to circulating water and operating most other pool equipment. Hayward variable-speed pumps can help pool owners save energy and money, enjoy a quieter poolside environment, and protect their family with Hayward’s advanced technology. These pumps are engineered for efficiency, safety, noise-reduction, dependability and performance. They also stand up to the most demanding installation requirements and set the standard for pool, spa and waterfall pumps. Hayward’s EcoStar variable-speed pumps are the most energy efficient pumps at any speed. The EcoStar SVRS even provides an added layer of protection with the greatest opportunity to save energy and money. NSF and UL rated, Hayward pumps are equipped with heavy-duty motors for cool, quiet, and efficient operation. Features of Hayward Variable-Speed Pumps Permanent magnet motor for improved energy efficiency Totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motor for improved reliability Programmable digital interface which can be repositioned to be accessible from any direction Hayward pumps are ENERGY STAR® certified, demonstrating a commitment to help protect the environment by encouraging superior energy efficiency. In fact, Hayward’s lineup of variable-speed pumps can save up to 90% in energy costs over ordinary single speed pumps. Cost and Energy Savings Hayward variable-speed pumps were featured on “Burrous Bargains”, a popular Los Angeles KTLA 5 news program. News Anchor Chris Burrous reported on the many benefits of replacing your pool’s single-speed pump with Hayward’s variable-speed pump. In this segment, Burrous reported on the cost savings generated by replacing inefficient single speed pool pumps with Hayward’s variable-speed pumps. According to Burrous, single speed pumps use lots of energy and cost an average of $1740 per year to run. In contrast, variable-speed pool pumps use much less energy, costing only $145 a year and generate substantial savings for homeowners. Although the new pumps cost about $1250, you will recoup that money quickly with the cost savings from reduced energy usage. Some local municipalities may even offer money-back rebates, such as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) $1,000 rebate program. See Burrous Bargains’ complete report. Safety The pool pumps with the SVRS feature also increase the safety of your pool. In his report, Chris Burrous cited the frightening experience of singer Usher, in which his son narrowly escaped drowning when he became stuck to the drain at the bottom of the pool. Variable-speed pumps with Safety Vacuum Release Systems (SVRS) turn off when it senses that someone becomes stuck to the drain. This feature then releases the suction of that drain, which would free the person stuck. Automation A number of Hayward variable-speed pool pumps can be integrated into advanced pool automation systems such as Hayward’s OmniLogic. This allows you to set timers that allow the pump to run at different speeds throughout the day without you having to lift a finger. See the differences between a variable-speed pump and a single-speed pump. Time to Replace Your Pump You can save energy and money; enjoy a quieter poolside environment, and if using an EcoStar SVRS, protect your family too. Contact

What is a SwimClear Single Element Cartridge Filter?

Hayward® SwimClear reaches new horizons in cartridge filter technology due to its industry leading hydraulic performance and filtration efficiency, reducing energy costs and improving water clarity. These filter tanks are made from a reinforced co-polymer material for the ultimate in strength, durability and long life – even for the toughest applications and environmental conditions. SwimClear single element filters are simply the most efficient single element cartridge filters ever produced. They capture more dirt for superior water clarity without the need of supplemental media or backwashing while the industry’s lowest head loss reduces energy costs by allowing the pump to run at a lower speed or for less time. Cartridge filters conserve up to 92% on water by rinsing the cartridge filter elements versus backwashing like you would typically do with other pool filters. SwimClear is also the easiest cartridge filter to service due to the Easy-LokTM ring design, ergonomic grip handles and lowest lift height which provides fast cleaning and element replacement. For energy savings, reliable performance and cleaner, purer water, the choice is crystal clear: SwimClear. Have you tried the new SwimClear Single Element Cartridge Filter yet? Connect with us on Facebook, Google+ and Houzz to see how we can help transform your ordinary backyard pool into your dream pool.

Hayward Introduces Omni Interactive

Hayward is excited to announce the release of Omni Interactive, a companion sales app to the OmniLogic® Automation System. The first of its kind in the industry, Omni Interactive is an app that helps swimming pool builders show homeowners the different options available for their backyard such as water features, landscape lighting, and energy-efficient equipment. It also allows the homeowner to experience the simplicity of controlling these features using OmniLogic automation. The innovative iPad® app communicates with the real OmniLogic controllerapp (accessible on iPhone®, iPad® or Android™) to simulate using pool automation to control an actual backyard. The iPad becomes a virtual pool, which allows a builder to create a simulated backyard experience for the homeowner during the sales process. Through the Omni Interactive app, a potential pool buyer can see and experience virtual control of water features like spillovers, waterfalls and bubblers, to pool and spa equipment such as variable speed pumps and color pool lighting, to controllable items in the backyard such as landscape lighting. A pool builder can also more easily demonstrate OmniLogic’s theme functionality, and the ease of orchestrating full backyard control with the touch of a button. The traditional swimming pool sales process is typically restricted to photography or computer-generated renderings, and has never before been able to simulate actual backyard control, or demonstrate features the way Omni Interactive can. The Omni Interactive Sales App is available for free to Totally Hayward™ builders selling Hayward’s OmniLogic Automation System. For more information regarding Omni Interactive or OmniLogic Automation, connect with us on Facebook and subscribe to the Hayward POOLSIDE Blog.  

OmniLogic®: The First Pool Controller Certified By Control4® Home Automation Systems

OmniLogic is the first pool controller to be certified by Control4® for seamless integration with its home automation systems. This new integration option utilizes the newly released pool and spa user interface from Control4. With the purchase of the Hayward OmniLogic pool controller, homeowner with Control4 home automation now have the ability to control swimming pool and spa heaters, filter pumps, lighting, water features and more. OmniLogic can be controlled from any Control4 interface including apps for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™. “As a leader in the home technology space, we are proud to partner with Control4,” said Hayward’s Senior Product Manager for Automation and Backyard Synergies Greg Fournier. “Control4 users can now control the most important aspects of their backyard from the same interface as the rest of their home and property.” “With the new OmniLogic backyard control system, Control4 smart home owners can now enjoy touch-of-a-button access to independent temperature controls for the pool and spa as well as control over spa jets, pool lights and event system filter pumps,” said Control4 Product Manager, Jamie Hawkins. “The ability to tie your pool, outdoor audio, deck lighting and even the entertainment system together is a really compelling and cool outdoor experience that Control4 customers crave.” Click HERE for more information on OmniLogic. Click HERE for more information on Control4.  

Hayward Launches a New Product Support Center

For the first time, homeowners will now have quick and convenient access to the majority of Hayward product manuals, troubleshooting guides, videos, FAQs, and quick reference guides – all in one centralized location. This new section of is designed to facilitate the maintenance of all our products. The Support Center offers users yet another path to acquire substantial information. As people continue to utilize the Internet more and more, it only makes sense that we provide better support in their preferred delivery method. With this new tool, users can now visit the Support Center from their mobile device to search “How to adjust EcoStar timers,” for example, and are likely to find the answer quickly and efficiently. This will, in turn, lead to lower wait times for those who call or email our technical support group regarding a more complex inquiry. As you peruse the product support site, you may notice that we purposely left out certain reference materials that our professional servicers might use, such as gas or electrical troubleshooting guides. This material can still be found by logging into our Totally Hayward site and visiting Hayward University. We invite each of you to take a look at this new tool at and let us know what you think. Should you have any questions regarding the product Support Center, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment on Facebook or Tweet us. We’re here to help!