CircuPool® CIR-GEN9 Aftermarket Replacement Cell fits Hayward® AquaRite® 25,000 Gal. Models
CircuPool® CIR-GEN9 Aftermarket Replacement Cell fits Hayward® AquaRite® 25,000 Gal. Models

CircuPool® CIR-GEN9 Aftermarket Replacement Cell fits Hayward® AquaRite® 25,000 Gal. Models

Part Number: CIR-GEN9-RC
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Aftermarket Replacement Salt Cell guaranteed to work with the Hayward® Aquarite® 25k gallon salt chlorine generator. Please note: this item is not manufactured, endorsed, or sold by Hayward. See below for more information.
Power 0.9 lbs/day
Warranty 3 Year Limited
Rated Lifespan 10000 Hours
Max Capacity 25000 Gallons

The CircuPool CIR-GEN9 replacement cell is a good alternative choice for a wide range of salt pool systems from Hayward®, such as the Goldline® AquaRite®, AquaRite Pro®, AquaLogic®, Pro Logic®, SwimPure Plus®, Mineral Springs®, NatureSoft®, SplashCLEAR®, AquaPlus®, LeverEdge Guardian®, Blue Essence®, and more. The CircuPool CIR-GEN9 salt cell is an aftermarket replacement cell model designed to easily drop in place and allow you to replace your old Aquarite cell in minutes. Matches existing plumbing and electrical connections.

Replacing the Aquarite 25k cell will allow your salt chlorine generator to begin chlorinating again if your old Aquarite salt cell has been depleted. The CircuPool GEN9 cell sanitizes your swimming pool in an eco-friendly and cost-efficient way, and also helps provide a luxurious swimming experience without the eye irritation and dry skin.

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When replacing your Aquarite salt cell, take this opportunity to make sure it is sized correctly. Sizing your salt cell properly is key to making sure you will not need to supplement with additional chlorine or shock your pool, and also extends the lifespan of your cell. The industry recommends using a salt cell with a max capacity of 1.5-2 times the actual size of your pool (more is better). The CircuPool CIR-GEN9 is manufacturer rated for a maximum capacity of 25,000 gallons.


This aftermarket replacement salt cell for the Aquarite is guaranteed to work with original systems of the same size with no software/firmware issues, such as these OEM cells: T-CELL-9, W3T-CELL-9, T-CELL-925, GLX-CELL-9, GLX-CELL-9-W. The CircuPool CIR-GEN9 cell has the same length, threading, and cable connection for easy replacement and perfect fit.

The CircuPool GEN9 Cell is not manufactured, endorsed, or sold by Hayward. Neither CircuPool nor the GEN9 cell is affiliated with Hayward; the use of manufacturer names, product names, part numbers, or such trademarks herein are included for compatibility designations and informational purposes only.

To get the most life out of your salt cell and to keep your pool running without unexpected interruptions, make sure it is sized correctly, maintain correct water balance, and be sure and inspect your cell at least every 3 months for leaks, debris, and calcium scale. Be sure to follow instructions in the product manual and clean the cell as often as the system indicates.


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Better than the original
I installed the cell with no problem. I can tell it is making more chlorine than the original, I am having to turn it down.
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Tucson, AZ on 2/24/2017
Went right in
Was worried about the fit but plugged right into the Hayward contol.
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Mobile, AL on 3/2/2017
Great Value
The cell arived in 2 days, packaged well for protection. It was easy to install and was much less expensive than our local store!
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Semmes, AL on 6/2/2016
has been working great
Received it in two days, and installed it in about five minutes. It had all the same hook ups as the hold one so I didn't need any tools. No more error lights on the control board, it is making plenty of chlorine and the pool has cleared up.
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Jacksonville on 4/9/2017
Good Replacement
This is a good replacement. Even though this is my 3rd cell in 6 years, I didn t want to install a new system. Hopefull this cell last longer than the others
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Reviewed by:  (Verified Buyer)  from Shelbyville, KY on 8/12/2016
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Questions From Customers

Q: Can I change this t-9 for the t-5 I have? Blue essence is the Hayward I have

Asked by: Ron - 4/3/2017
A: Hayward has produced a number of different versions of their controls, so you'll simply want to confirm whether your control box can support the cell type you want.

Click here for Hayward's instructions to change your system's cell type, look under the "Connecting to an AQR" section, and substitute "t-9" for "T-15". Cycle through the available options on your controller to see what will be compatible.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (4/3/2017)

Q: I have a blue essence t-9 20,000 gallon salt cell, can I replace it with your aqua-rite t-9 25,000 gallon salt cell?

Asked by: George - 9/26/2017
A: Yes, absolutely. The Blue Essence label was an online version that is the same as the AquaRite, Swim Pure Plus, Goldline, Mineral Springs, as well as many other sub-brands - they are all made by Hayward, and are different names for the same thing. If it says T-9 on it, then it will be fully compatible.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (9/26/2017)

Q: Can I use this replacement cell to replace a Hayward Turbo cell T-Cell-15? My pool is about 20,000 gallons. Thanks

Asked by: Doug - 4/18/2018
A: If your controller is less than 8 or 9 years old then yes. If you want to check, see the below instructions to see if your controller has the matching T-9 "Cell Type" setting. Keep in mind though that bigger is better, the T-15 just means your system will work less hard to do the same job and will last you longer. Instructions:
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Answer provided by: Nathan (4/18/2018)

Q: If I calculated my pool at 14K gal, why do you think they installed a Haywood T-15 and not a T-9?

Asked by: Tom - 4/6/2017
A: For saltwater chlorinators, bigger is always better. Your T-15 was able to make as much chlorine as your pool needed, without wearing itself out as quickly. So in the end, a larger system lasts longer and can be turned up to a higher level to more quickly sanitize the water if pool problems ever arise. If possible, I'd recommend choosing the larger option.
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Answer provided by: Kevin (4/6/2017)

Q: Have a pool using a Hayward Aqua-rite T-3 is this T-9 a direct replacement? Would like to increase output. I know I will have to reprogram the control unit. Are control units same for all sizes of cells? When I say direct replacement I mean no plumbing, just unscrew old and screw on the new plus reprogram of course.

Asked by: PoolMan - 6/3/2017
A: Yes, that is absolutely correct. With this you will unscrew the old cell, screw this new cell in place, and change the cell type to T-9.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (6/3/2017)

Q: Can this be used as replacement T-9 cell for Swim Pure Plus?

Asked by: Billie - 4/13/2018
A: Yes, absolutely. The Swimpure Plus is a fully equivalent model.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (4/13/2018)

Q: Will the replacement T-9 cell be work with the controller panel?

Asked by: Rod - 4/11/2020
A: Yes, if you have a T-Cell-9 model now, this is 100% compatible with your controller. It's plug-and-play.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (4/12/2020)

Q: Is this cell refurbish ? Or brand new ?

Asked by: Carla - 4/30/2017
A: We only carry 100% new equipment directly from the manufacturer.
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Answer provided by: Nathan (5/1/2017)

Q: Will this fit an aqua rite up to 25,000...AQR9?

Asked by: Phil - 7/14/2017
A: Yes, this is a good aftermarket alternative for the 25,000 gallon model for any of the Hayward/Goldline salt chlorinators. You'll often see it with labels such as AQR9, T-9, or T-Cell-9.
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Answer provided by: Dana (7/17/2017)

Q: Does the connecting PVC fit the replacement unit , , in other words does it just insert and screw it on , same size and threads ???? Thanks

Asked by: Ken Davlin - 9/11/2019
A: Yes, this is completely plug-and-play. Just unscrew your old T-CELL-9 from the plumbing, unplug it from your control box, then put the new one back on in the same way. It should just take a couple minutes.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (9/11/2019)


  • High quality, durable titanium electrodes, for long cell lifespan.
  • Matches existing plumbing and electrical controls.
  • Easy DIY Installation, good aftermarket alternative for people that are replacing your original cell with no cutting or gluing required.
  • Factory-sealed, UV-stabilized, impact-resistant body construction.
  • Works with existing 1.5" and 2" plumbing unions.


Chlorine Output:

0.9 lbs/day

Manufacturer Warranty:

3 Years Limited*

Manufacturer Max Capacity:

25,000 gallons

System Type:

Replacement Cell



Cord Length:


Warranty Penalty for Self-Install:


Weather / UV-Resistance:

Designed for Outdoor Installation and Operation

The CircuPool CIR-GEN9 electrolytic cell is an inline opaque-plastic housing which contains built-in titanium electrode plates and built-in power supply cord. The salt cell has equivalent threaded connections as the Hayward AquaRite and more (see description), which allow quick access for service or winter removal (if applicable). The threaded connections attach to the existing unions which are glued to the existing return-line PVC plumbing.
Manufacturer 3 Year Limited Warranty for residential use. Most manufacturer chlorine generator warranties are pro-rated. All warranties offered are provided by the relative manufacturer and are limited to the terms and proration they provide. See manufacturer's documentation for a full description of warranty terms and conditions.