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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

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

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 Hayward.com 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 Hayward.com/Support 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!

Rhode Island ALS Chapter Awarded Hayward The Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award

  The Rhode Island ALS Chapter (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awarded Hayward the Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award which recognizes an individual or group who has demonstrated great compassion and an exceptional commitment to raising ALS awareness.  Hayward also purchased a platinum sponsorship for the awards dinner and donated their TigerShark robotic automatic pool cleaner to be auctioned off during the silent auction. Hayward’s journey with ALS began when one of our key engineers, Doug Sawyer, was diagnosed with ALS many years ago.  During Doug’s progression with ALS, Hayward’s upper and local management made the commitment to help him in any way we could.  This has included providing adaptive equipment and computer software, to leasing him an adaptive mobility vehicle once he needed to rely on a wheel chair.  Due to Hayward’s unwavering commitment, this vital team member continues to be a key contributor to Hayward while his battle with ALS continues. Doug Sawyer said, “I couldn’t be happier to be part of the Hayward team.  Their generous support has allowed me to continue functioning as a productive member of the engineering team, and has given me the ability to live as normal of a life as possible.  My family and I can’t thank them enough.” Hayward’s commitment to protecting all of our employees is company-wide, not just in our RI facility.  We’re honored to be awarded the Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award.  It’s a wonderful cause and we’re happy to be a part of building awareness.