Posts By: Hayward Poolside

All About Salt Chlorination

Before pool chlorinators, it was necessary to handle and store harsh chlorination chemicals in order to keep your swimming pool clean and safe for everyone to use. Today, advancements in the pool industry bring us a simpler and safer alternative; Salt Chlorination. What is Salt Chlorination? Salt Chlorination is the natural and more convenient alternative sanitization method to traditionally harsh liquid or solid chemical chlorine. Hayward’s patented salt systems convert dissolved salt into just the right amount of chlorine, resulting in clean, clear, luxuriously soft water that is less work and worry for you—and your wallet. How Popular is Salt Chlorination? Nearly 1 million households worldwide have chosen to sanitize their pools with Hayward Salt Chlorination Systems. Salt satisfies 100% of your pool and spa’s sanitization needs, always leaving you with clean, clear, and luxuriously soft water without you lifting a finger. 4 Reasons to Choose a Salt Chlorinated Pool Saves up to 50% over traditional chlorine Water feels luxuriously soft and silky Easy to maintain Hayward’s reliable systems Reduces skin and eye irritation and won’t smell like chlorine Converting to a Salt Chlorinated Pool is Easy With salt chlorination, you can get all the benefits of a conventional chlorinated pool – clean, clear water – without the negative side-effects, like chemical odors and irritated skin and eyes. Instead of using chemical chlorine to sanitize your pool, salt chlorine generators work by converting conventional salt into chlorine – it’s as simple as that! Here’s how it works: Salt is added to the pool, and then pumped through an electrolytic cell where it’s converted to chlorine and then pumped back into the pool. The result is a clean, clear, luxuriously soft water that is less work and worry for you – and your wallet. How Do I Maintain A Salt Chlorinated Pool? As with any pool, you need to check pH, alkalinity, hardness and chlorine levels on a regular basis. Most pool retail stores will perform this test for you at no charge. Salt chlorination, which does not vary much, should be also be checked regularly, but this may be done every other month or so. Again, many stores will perform this test at no charge. If you are the Do-It-Yourself type, many different test kits are available for at home use. Depending on the use of your pool, you may need to adjust your salt chlorinator’s chlorine production to a higher or lower output level to keep the chlorine level where it needs to be. If there have been a large number of swimmers in the pool, if you have had heavy rain or if the pool water is cloudy, you can put the chlorinator into “Super Chlorinate” mode where it will automatically generate the maximum amount of chlorine for the next 24 hour period. Salt Cells should be inspected for calcium build up about every 500 hours of use (our systems have a “Check Cell” LED light will illuminate every 500 hours to be used as a reminder) and

Using Hayward Genuine Parts to Achieve Superior Pool Performance

The equipment that runs your pool is important to keeping it enjoyable, clean, and safe for your family. You can achieve superior pool performance by using Hayward products, including Hayward genuine parts. Hayward designs and produces the most technologically advanced pool equipment in the world. We have engineered innovative products such as AquaRite, the world’s #1 salt chlorinator and EcoStar variable speed pump, the most efficient pump at any speed. Original Hayward equipment is engineered to work with original Hayward parts. Take advantage of the full potential and value of our products by using Hayward genuine parts. 3 Reasons to Choose Hayward Genuine Parts 1. Hayward genuine parts are the best choice because they were designed and manufactured as part of the original Hayward equipment. Specific materials and production processes used for manufacturing our parts play a critical role in proper function and durability. Our quality teams regularly inspect all parts to ensure they fit, function and last as originally designed which means years of unmatched performance and value. Too good to be true? True Story: When a customer purchased a generic part for their Hayward CL200 chlorinator, they received an unpleasant surprise. The generic o-ring they purchased was made of ordinary rubber, instead of the advanced material used in the Hayward genuine part. The inferior part failed and the family missed out on prime pool time while the problem was being diagnosed and solved. 2. Hayward offers the best consumer service network of any pool product company, hands down. We support you with informative product literature, apps, energy calculators, online tutorials and videos, and a 24-hour product support center. “The Hayward Tech” is also available to personally answer your questions on Facebook. In addition, Hayward dealers are trained and knowledgeable in every aspect of our products. They will ensure that you get the best products, service and support in the industry. 3. Hayward engineers and produces the finest pool products anywhere. We work hard to ensure your pool equipment and parts will maintain your pool’s efficient and economical operation, as well as extend the life of your investment. Our knowledge, quality and dedicated people are the foundation of our business and the reason for our success. The products that heat, clean, light, chlorinate and control your pool should be able to meet the heavy demands of clean water flow. Why reduce your pool equipment’s effectiveness by replacing the original parts with substandard generic parts? Hayward rugged equipment is engineered to work hard so you don’t have to. Be sure to choose Hayward genuine parts to guarantee superior pool performance.

Pool Circulation Systems

Sparkling clean pool water – dive right in! Healthy and beautiful pool water can be achieved with proper water chemistry and a functioning pool circulation system. What Is A Pool Circulation System? Pool circulation systems are responsible for the flow of water, the carrier of mostly everything in the pool. The main parts of the pool circulation system include the pump, filter, and network of skimmers, drains, and returns. These 3 parts work together to help keep pool water healthy. Pool circulation systems can be compared to the body’s circulatory system. The human circulatory system is responsible for the flow of blood, the carrier of mostly everything in the body. The 3 independent parts of the circulatory system include the heart, lungs and systemic circulation (network of veins, arteries and blood vessels). These 3 parts work together to provide the body with the nutrients, antibodies, oxygen, and hormones that it needs to stay healthy. How Does It Work? In a pool circulation system, water is drawn from the pool through skimmers and drains by a centrifugal pump. The water passes through a basket in the skimmer and in front of the pump to remove large debris before it gets to the pump’s impeller. The pressure created by the pump’s impeller forces the water through a filter which intercepts any debris not caught by the baskets. In some cases, the filtered water is treated and heated before it is returned to the pool. This system of collection, treatment, and return of pool water is repeated over and over to ensure the water is clean, pleasant, and safe for your family and guests. Let’s learn more about the individual parts of the pool circulation system and the role they play in keeping your pool water healthy and beautiful. Pool Circulation System Parts Name of Part Location Purpose Skimmer sides of pool at the water line creates surface tension, drawing water to the pool plumbing system to intercept & remove debris Main Drain bottom of pool (some pools have no drain) provides pool water to the pump & improves water circulation within the pool Pump above the water level (in ground pool) OR below the water level (above ground pool) circulates water Filter after the pump stops dirt from entering the pool Chlorinator, Chlorine, generator, sanitizer, ozonator, heater after the filter (equipment varies with each pool) (chlorinator is after the filter and heater) cleans and treats filtered water before it enters the pool Returns sides of pool just below the water’s surface sends filtered, treated, and heated water back to the pool   Maintain Your Pool Circulation System When the parts of the pool circulation system are not working, the whole system breaks down. This can be compared to your body’s circulatory system – when your heart, lungs, or systemic circulation is not working, the body’s circulatory system breaks down. Enjoy sparkling clean pool water by maintaining your pool circulation system with the help of your local pool professional. Go ahead – dive

The Role of Electrical Bonding and Grounding in Pool Safety

Electrical bonding and grounding are among the important safety features provided by pool installation professionals to ensure your family’s safety. Pool safety is achieved in a variety of ways. We usually think of physical elements such as non-skid pool decks, pool covers, and fences when we think about pool safety. Another pool feature that is not noticeable but is critical to your family’s safety is bonding and grounding of the pool’s electrical system. Like your home, pool environments rely on electricity to power important equipment. Pool pumps, lights, most heaters and other pool equipment are powered by electricity. The pump that moves pool water and keeps it clean could not operate without electricity. Pool lights would not illuminate the water in the evening. Electric powered pool heaters would not maintain the water at a comfortable temperature. The same goes for other pool equipment. When electricity is properly connected, your pool is up and running! But if it is not properly connected, small amounts of electricity may be felt by pool occupants and their safety may be compromised. A properly connected pool electrical system is an important but largely unknown element of pool safety. Unless you are an electrical engineer or electrician, you probably don’t think much about your pool’s electrical system. Fortunately the engineers at Hayward Pool are thinking about it all the time. We are focused on the safe use and enjoyment of your pool, so electrical safety is a priority. To ensure your family’s safety we design pool equipment that takes into consideration electrical safety. We also support your local pool professionals to help them to create a safe pool installation. Let’s dive into bonding and grounding the pool’s electrical system, a largely misunderstood concept of pool safety. We can look at the difference between bonding and grounding and explore how they work together to ensure your electrical safety poolside. What is bonding? Bonding is the process by which the electrical and metallic components of the pool are joined together with a wire to form a non-resistive path between the components. The goal of bonding is to connect, contain and prevent the transmission of any harmful electrical voltage to pool equipment, people and pets. Bonding connects the pool’ s electrical and non-electrical metal components into a network that contains the electricity. The low impedance path back to the power source allows the harmful current to flow and trip the breaker at the panel. Without a bonding system in place, you might conduct stray electrical current when touching the metal pool rail or pool water. What is grounding? Grounding is the process by which the bonded pool components are connected to the earth. The goal of grounding is to direct and dissipate any harmful electrical current to the ground and away from pool equipment, people and pets. Grounding connects the pool’s electrical network to the electrical panel and then to the earth to direct and dissipate excess electricity. Without a grounding system in place, people or pool equipment may

Universal H-Series ASME Gas Heater Now in 500,000 BTU

Hayward Commercial is proud to present the Universal H-Series ASME gas heater in 500,000 BTU. Alongside our 250,000 and 400,000 BTU heaters, the 500,000 BTU is optioned with natural gas or propane. This 500K BTU heater extends the already versatile line with greater speed to heat and unmatched performance for any application. With only 2 heaters delivering 1 million BTU’s, the 500K BTU heater has been designed for minimal space requirements. Designed to provide simple operations, all Hayward ASME heaters are equipped with a single front panel menu, for effortless programming and servicing. With straightforward gas valve adjustment and independent left or right side electric, water, and gas connections, the H-Series Heaters versatility allows them to facilitate any pump room design. Our heaters are made for reliability with non-corrosive feet, “forced draft” combustion, and electronic temperature lock-out. Covered by a three year warranty on parts and labor, this heater is ready for you to try. The Features You Need In Your Commercial Pool & Spa Heater:  

‘Try It, Spec It, Love It’ Program

The Hayward Commercial division is pleased to announce the launch of our new Try It, Spec It, Love It Program. Designed to introduce commercial pool builders, servicers and management companies to specific, category-leading products from Hayward Commercial Pool, the program affords the opportunity to purchase at discounted prices on a limited basis. The reason? We are confident that our technology-focused wedge products will open doors to broader opportunities. Now through December 31, 2016, you can experience the Hayward difference when you try out one or more select products from our growing lineup at a significant savings. The products included in the Try It, Spec It, Love It Program are: Part Number Description Max Qty HYR2CSC-UVO HydroRite™ UVO3 Commercial UV/Ozone 2″ System – Controller, Vessel, Ozone Manifold 75GPM 2 HCSC60 Saline C® 6.0 Commercial Salt Chlorine Generator 2 CAT-4000-WIFI/CELL CAT 4000® Controller with Wi-Fi® or Cellular Transceiver 1 CAT-5000-WIFI/CELL CAT 5000® Controller with Wi-Fi® or Cellular Transceiver 1 LPWUS11100 Universal CrystaLogic® 500W Equivalent White LED 12V, 100′ cord Pool Light 5 LPLUS11100 Universal CrystaLogic® 300W Equivalent White LED 12V, 100′ cord Pool Light 5 LSLUS11100 Universal CrystaLogic® 100W Equivalent White LED 12V, 100′ cord Pool Light 5 Simple as 1-2-3. To participate in the Try It, Spec It, Love It Program, click here. An Inside Sales Representative will follow up with all submitted requests. Staying on the cutting edge of advanced, innovative and efficient solutions for commercial pools and spas has never been easier—or more affordable. See full terms at

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