Q: Is it OK for this cell to be installed vertically, or does it need to be installed horizontally?
A: This system's cell can be install either horizontally or vertically.
Q: Does this have all the equipment necessary to replace a chlorine system?
A: Yes, this is the complete system.
Q: How long is the cord on the cell that ships with this unit?
A: The Universal40 has a standard cell cord which is approximately 15'
Q: Can this system be used in above ground pools?
A: Yes, this system is able to be used on both above-ground and in-ground swimming pools. It comes with 1.5" and 2" unions as well.
Q: The unions have a round rubber O-ring that is placed between them to seal the connection. Where can replacements be fou
Q: Can you use an existing Hayward flow switch?
A: Yes, or you can easily unscrew the existing flow switch sensor from it's PVC housing in your plumbing and screw the new flow switch back in its place.
Q: Does this include all the parts needed?
A: Yes, this is the complete system.
Q: will this replace a Pentair ic40 with out cutting plumbing except for flow switch ?
A: If you are switching from a Pentair IntelliChlor model, most people actually prefer the CircuPool SJ models. They have an adapter kit to connect to your current fittings, so it takes virtually no work to make the switch. Operation will be very familiar, but it has some other benefits as well. The SJ cell is clear so you can see it working and check it without having to disassemble everything. The SJ does not require acid cleaning like the Pentair. Even better, when it comes time to replace the cell, the SJ cells are much less expensive.
Q: Are there replacement cells for this unit? If so, what model?
Q: I have a Resilience salt system and I believe it's beginning to fail. Parts are hard to find and expensive. How much of a job would it be to replace it with this?
A: It should be a fairly straightforward job. The electronics should be equivalent in terms of the way it is connected to power, and the cell is similar and also straight in-line, so the plumbing would just need to get cut so that you can glue in the unions for the new cell. I would expect about an hours worth of work.
Q: I HAVE AN ORIGINAL GOLDLINE AQUARITE T15. WILL THIS BE A NO CUT INSTALLATION AS FAR AS THE CELL IS CONCERNED?.... WOULD I BE ABLE TO USE THE OLD T15 SALT GENERATOR WITH THE NEW SYSTEM?
A: Yes, this is a direct replacement for a Hayward / Goldline Aqua Rite. The cell is the same length and has the same threading so it can be easily replaced. You should be able to unscrew the sensor of the existing flow switch from its PVC housing, and screw the new flow switch back into place. The controls should be able to be hooked up the same way as well. The old T15 cell is not going to be compatible with the new controls; the new cell is more powerful and is different internally, so the new controls are designed to work with the new cell.
Q: Were can I find the dimension for the cell length?
A: The cell for this is the same length as the Hayward Aqua Rite and the Pentair Intellichlor, which is about 12 1/4" tip to tip. the threads are the same too.
Q: How difficult is it to install ?
A: If you can cut a gap in your PVC pipe, glue a couple unions, and connect a power cord, that's pretty much what you're doing. I can say that I did it myself fairly easily. The instructions are pretty good too.
Q: what controls the pump? Is the pump cycled by the same customer supplied timer that energizes the sanitizer? Or does the sanitizer control the pump during the sanitizer cycle, reducing run time on the pump?
A: The salt system does not control the pump, you simply want to put it on the same circuit as your pump so they get turned on and off together. Most people do use a timer or digital controller for the pump. A salt system is meant to run within your current pump run time, and it is adjustable so that you can create the right amount of sanitizer in that time.
Q: does it matter which direction the cell is mounted for the flow?
A: No, unlike the flow switch, the cell itself doesn't work any differently whichever way the water flows through it.
Q: Is okay to wire this unit so it powers on and off when the pump is turned on and off?
A: Yes! In fact, that is the way most people hook them up.
Q: I take it this unit (Umiversal 40) will replace a Jandy and be more than efficient on a 30,000 gallon pool or would I be better off choosing the upgraded
R30 to R45? I might be wrong on the model initial. I cant change pages without loosing my Question page but I'm sure you get the idea, right?
A: For a 30000 gallon pool, this Universal40 model would be much better sized and would be more capable keeping the pool clear. Or as you mentioned, the RJ45 would also be a better size system but would have even longer lifespan and warranty.
Q: Can the replace jandy aquapure 1400?
A: This system would be a good sure to upgrade to, with much more power. You'll just need to cut out your old Jandy cell and plumb this system in.
Q: I am growing weary of throwing money at Hayward Products. We are needing to replace a Aquatrol-RJ for a hard sided 24' Dia. above ground pool. Will the Universal40 work for us and our pool? Will we need to re-configure as current salt cell is mounted at return jet (RJ) on side of pool? We are pretty good DIYers and moderately proficient at plumbing and electrical. Can I download installation instructions? Thanks. Ready to resume pool season....
Q: is this product usable as a start up for going from chlorine to salt???
A: Yes, this is a very popular model for converting your pool from chlorine to salt, with a maximum capacity of 40,000 gallons (which covers most typical residential size pools).
Q: Is the system both 220v/110v?
A: Yes - it comes set up by default to accept 220V (which is most typical for pools), but can easily get reconfigured to accept 110V in just a minute. The manual shows you how to do it.
Q: Do I need a timer for this unit to work properly ?
A: A timer is suggested for most pools, so that you can easily and automatically turn your salt chlorinator and existing pump on and off together. It's not required though - for example, people with variable speed pumps use the built-in pump controls, and then this Universal40 control module activates and deactivates its self via its flow switch when it see the water start and stop moving.
Q: I have no existing salt chlorinator, can this be installed if one is not curreny installed?
A: Scott, absolutely - this model can also be put in even if you aren't replacing an older model. Give us a call if you have a minute and we can help make sure its the exact right one you need: 866-766-5243
Q: I am adding a salt water system to a 40000 gal pool, when I do a liner change. Is this all I need?
Q: what size is needed for 32K size pool?
Q: Can I use this unit in conjunction with a pentair cartridge filter system?
A: Yes, in fact all of the salt systems we carry are compatible with your existing filter system. Give us a call if we can help make recommendation, 866-766-5243
Q: Replacing a Pentair IC40. Should i use a CircuPool Universal40 Salt Chlorine Generator or a SJ40? Is the Universal a direct physical replacement(no plumbing changes?)
A: Use the SJ40 with it's adapter kit ($9.99) to replace your pentair ic40. That will let it be a drop in replacement, and operation will be very familiar. The universal40 is design to replace Hayward aquarite systems and would require replumbing.
Q: Hi, how long would it take to ship the item to NYC?
A: Standard UPS Ground to NYC is typically 3 business days.
Q: Does the Universal 40 system require a calibration? My system was reading 2700 and I took water to my locL pool place and they were reading 3700. Is there a reason for such disparity? Do I need to do something to the unit?
A: Typically on a salt system that indicates you're about to need to clean the cell. As mineral scaling builds up in the cell, it impedes electrical flow, which makes it look to the unit like there's a lower salt level in the water. Go ahead and clean the cell with 1 part acid 4 parts water for 10-15 minutes.
Q: Can Jandy Aquapure 700 be replaced by a circupool model?
A: Yes, this unit should be able to handle any size pool (and more) that the Aquapure 700 could handle. If you are asking if there is a system that can use the unions from your old Aquapure cell, unfortunately not - the Aquapure was a unique length and and unique cell threads.
Q: Can this system be used with Hayward automation systems?
A: Any salt system can be used with an automation system if it has a flow switch (this one does) or if you hook it up to the same circuit as the pump so they get turned on and off together. If on the other hand you want a data connection (not very relevant when it comes to a salt system since it needs such infrequent adjustment), you're typically locked in to that brand.
Q: Do you deliver to canada?
A: Yes, when you put in your shipping information at checkout you should get UPS and/or USPS international shipping options. If you need any help, please call us at 866-766-5243
Q: does this replace circupool SI series?
A: Yes, the Universal40 will directly replace and is cross compatible with an older Si-Series model
Q: How’s does this unit compare with hayward ?
A: The Hayward AQR-15 (40,000 gallon) unit has 1.4 lbs/day chlorine output, a fairly expensive replacement cell, and a 1 year limited warranty. The Universal40 has 2.0 lbs/day chlorine output, a less expensive replacement cell, and a 4 year limited warranty.
Q: Is it included the Programing control panel ?
A: Yes, this item includes everything, both the salt cell and the control module. It is the complete system.
Q: does the cell clean itself? Does it have reverse polarity?
A: Yes, this is a reverse-polarity, self-cleaning system.
Q: I have my Hayward hard wired..
Will yours work? Due to I dont have a outlet there
A: Yes, this should wire to the same circuit as the old one.
Q: how to clean a si 40 cell
Q: Does this system include the cell with the controller. Thank you
A: Yes, it includes both; this is the complete system.
Q: how do you determine the flow direction? is it right to left with the cord being on the left?
A: The cell itself will work whichever direction it faces. The item that has to point one way is the flow switch, and it has an arrow on its side that shows you which way to orient it. If we can give you more in depth help, give us a call at 866-766-5243
Q: Is this user friendly enough to be installed without professional help?
Q: What are the convenience kit,and the installation kit. Are they necessary?
Q: Can this be used as a new unit on a pool that has never had a salt water chlorinator? Much of what I'm reading mentions it as a replacement unit. Thanks.
A: Absolutely, that's a great question. It's designed to make it very easy to replace many older systems, but it will work just fine for new installations.
Q: Is the cell the same as a Hayward cell ? Will it fit or have to be replumbed ?
A: The cell is an exact fit, is designed to be an easy replacement system with as little work required as possible when replacing an Aquarite
Q: What would be the advantage with the edge 40 over the universal 40 salt system
A: An EDGE40 has a much longer cell lifespan, longer warranty, more modern and streamlined electronic controls which are easy to work with. For how long lasting they are, EDGE models also have relatively inexpensive replacement cells.
Q: I bought the circupool universal 40 saltwater chlorinator abs wad wondering what timer is compatible with it?
A: One of the most common brands of timer is Intermatic. You just want to match the voltage that your pump uses. There isn't necessarily one model of timer that you have to use. If you have a variable speed pump, you may not use an external timer at all.
Q: At 110v was size breaker is needed.
A: These only use a few amps, they are made to be on the same circuit as the pump.
Q: Does this work for above ground pools as well?
A: Yes, this is commonly used in above ground pools
Q: Can this be installed vertically? My current Hayward has gone bad, again (fourth time and I am done with their products). Looks like direct fit. Thank you.
A: Sorry to hear that. Yes, it can be vertical, and it is a direct fit.
Q: Just bought a new house with non-saltwater 20x40 ft pool. We want to change over to saltwater. All Q&A on this page refer to replacing an existing system. Can I use this system as an original installation?
A: Yes absolutely. This model is often used to replace many old popular models, but it is a great system to use and can go on a new pool.
Q: Can I use this with my sand filter ?
Does this include the cell and what is the cell replacement cost?
A: Yes, it works with all filter types. It does include the cell, for which replacement are listed for $349
Q: does this system have pumps timer controls?
A: No, like most salt chlorinators you will use an external timer that you can get at the hardware store to turn your pump and salt chlorinator on and off together. If you had an above-ground pool system like the AquaTrol with an analog clock timer on it, it is worth getting a higher spec unit like this one and just adding an independent timer.
Q: What is the return policy
A: You can see that here: https://www.discountsaltpool.com/Terms-and-Conditions_ep_2-1.html
Please let us know what other questions you might have.
Q: Does this unit come with a flow sensor? Is this a complete system?
A: Yes it does, and yes this is the complete system.
Q: Have a 28’ above ground pool,22000-24000 gallons W/ 2 speed 1 1/2 HP pump and sand filter, 110 volts, will this work on this pool and how much salt needed, new at this type of system
A: The Universal40 should work fine with that size pool. From the gallons you give, I would estimate starting with about 18 bags of salt.
Q: I have a Hayward system that controls my pumps also. Does this system have timers and starters to control pumps or do I need a separate controller for them.
A: It sounds like you might have a AquaTrol system. That kind has a built-in timer, but most others don't, so you would want to pick up a timer at the hardware store for this
Q: Is this unit 220 volts
A: Yes, it come pre-configured for 220V, but the manual includes instructions to set it up on 110V if needed. It works just as well either way.
Q: Does this system control the pump, have breakers and control the lights?
A: This is just a salt chlorinator. You'll get those features from an automation system or through timer controls. This item is what sanitizes the pool everyday so that you don't have to buy chlorine, shock, or algaecide.
Q: I have an IC 20 will the Universal40 work without having to do additional plumbing?
A: No, with that model its not designed to be a drop in replacement. However take a look at these two items, you would not need to replumb and it has higher specs:
EDGE40 Salt Chlorinator
EDGE Adapter Kit
Q: What size inground pool will this unit handle
Q: Is your cell compatible with the Crystal Pure PL7700?
A: This model has a plumbing configuration that makes it very easy to replace many other older systems, but its components will not interface between other brands and are only compatible for use with CircuPool Universal or Si Series controllers and cells.
Q: What fuse type (model number etc) does this use? Need a replacement.
A: Its a 20A ATO fuse, common in the auto parts section at the store.
Q: How do you clean the cell?
Q: Can a smaller inline like the CircuPool Universal 25 be used for a Hot Tub? Do these units shut off when they detect suffcient chlorine in the water?
A: Using pool size salt chlorinators on hot tubs is done in commercial environments when there is heavy usage that requires greater capacity (hotel, gym, spa, etc...). Salt chlorinators just work at the rate that you set them, so depending on your hot tub size and usage you can adjust its output setting and run time. If its a backyard hot tub, you may want to look at an item like this: https://www.discountsaltpool.com/controlomatic-chlormaker-spa-chlorine-generator
Q: I am replacing a Hayward Aquarite system. My pool is about 10,000 gallons. Should I go with the Circu Pool universal 40 generator, or the universal 25 generator? Thank you
A: Likely either size would be have the power to handle your size pool, but if you have room in the budget the bigger system would be able to do the job while getting less wear-and-tear, lasting longer, and letting you turn it up higher and clear the pool up faster if pool problems arise. That's typically a better value in the long run.
Q: Can I plug into a 110 outlet or do I have to hardwire it into the timer that cuts my pump on and off?
A: The standard way to hook up a salt system is to put it on the same circuit as the pump so they get turned on and off together. If you have 110V, you can reconfigure the system so it can accept that instead of 220V.
Q: Will this communicate with Jandy Aqualink?
A: This system will not connect with a RS485 data cable. However, like other non-Jandy equipment, it is easy to set it up so that it runs automatically everyday with your pump on its own, and you typically only need to make seasonal adjustments on the salt system's controller. Unlike a heater, pool lights, etc... a salt system pretty much needs to do the same thing every day and doesn't have as big of a benefit of creating a remote data cable connection to it.
Q: Can the CircuPool 40 universal be installed vertically or horizontally?
A: Yes, the Universal40 can work either vertically or horizontally.
Q: I had the notion that a pool salt water chlorine generator would actually deplete dissolved salt when creating free chlorine and it counterpart ion HClO3) Hypochlorus acid . Is the salt (NaCl) actually consumed without returning to it prior state as salt? Since temperature might play a part in chlorine adn/or salt consumption, what is the range of expected salt consumption per 1000 gallons or pool capacity in a hot climate like Palm Springs (summer vs winter). 3200 ppm of salt is supposed to be the ideal concentration, to maintain the salt pool, right? Online, no one seems to address the salt consumption rate issue in Q and A's
A: Salt does not evaporate from the water; it also is lost due to the operation of the chlorine generator (at least in significant amounts). Salt is typically replenished due to dilution by rain, or when the pool is physically drained and refilled (again, dilution). Just as an example, it would be typical for an average pool to need maybe 1-3 bags of salt over the course of the season - again depending on sizing and weather.
Q: Is the install a direct replacement for the aquarite Aqr9? Does the hayward Tcells work with this system?
A: The unit is a direct replacement in that its plumbing components are the same length/threads/etc so it does not require re-plumbing. The components between the two systems are not interchangeable. This model has is a high capacity system so it would work less hard to do the same job cleaning the pool water and provide more sanitation power when needed after a storm/pool party/etc... if the water gets cloudy.
Q: Is the Circupool 40 compatible with a Jandy control system. How do I wire it?
A: Only a Jandy system will have a data connection, but any other salt system will still work normally without a remote connection. Put it on the same circuit as the pump, so they turn on and off together, or just plug it in and let the Universal40's flow switch do the work. Salt systems typically just need seasonal attention, and don't greatly benefit from have a remote conneciton.
Q: does this system have an automatic shutoff
A: In general, salt systems are meant to be on the same circuit as the pump so they run together. For people that have a variable speed pump, for example, this unit also has a flow switch so it will activate/deactivate according to the pump's water flow.
Q: 24000 gallon pool. how much salt is needed
A: The formula in the manual is 30 lbs for every 1000 gallons, and salt comes in 40 lb bags, so that would work out to about 18 bags if there is currently not any salt in the pool.
Q: Does the unit use 110V or 220V US power?
A: Like most salt systems, it comes pre-configured to accept 220V power, which is what is available at most pool equipment pads. The manual has instructions to set it up so as to accept 110V power. It works equally well on both voltages.
Q: With a variable speed pump will it generate desired out put on low speed setting?
A: It's very common to use these with variable speed pumps. Their output doesn't go down with low pump RPMs
Q: Would this unit work well on a 10,000 gal pool located in Phoenix?
A: Based on typical sizing recommendations, this model's capacity would likely be a good fit. If you have more questions, feel free to give us a call: 866-766-5243
Q: My Jandy AquaPure IE died recently, is this a suitable replacement, based on the Jandy install and the required install for this one?
A: This model would be a bit of an upgrade since it has much higher capacity (meaning it will work less hard to do the job, and you can turn it up higher when needed). There isn't anything that installs the same way as a Jandy Ei, so you would simply cut that out and plumb in the new system. If you have more questions, feel free to call us at 866-766-5243
Q: Will it produce chlorine while pump is on very slow speed?
A: This model is very commonly used with variable speed pumps. The ideas is that with any model salt system, you just have to ensure that the lowest pump speed that you program your pump for is enough to keep your pool plumbing filled with water so that air/gas doesn't build up in the cell. This is not typically a problem for most people's equipment setup.
Q: Can I leave my pentair chlorine feeder In place and install the cell ahead of it without removing the feeder. That way I can use both if needed.
A: Yes absolutely. If you have the room, then you can just stop adding chlorine.
Q: I don't want to assume, but is it weatherproof?
A: Correct, salt systems are designed to be mounted outdoors in the sun and weather.
Q: what should i use to take the cell off for cleaning?
A: The salt cell's threaded collars should be hand-tight on the plumbing. When removed for cleaning, you can use a cleaning stand or a 5 gallon bucket to allow the acid solution to soak inside the cell.
Q: what levels are recommended for cya ,alkalinity and calcium for a ul40 circupool generator?
A: Salt chlorinators don't have a different requirement than any other pool for these levels. Typical pool standards for these chemicals are: CYA 30-50PPM, Alkalinity 80-120PPM, Calcium 200-400PPM. These can vary slightly depending on pool materials and environment (indoor/outdoor pools, etc...)
Q: Can this be put in line with the pump on a timer?
A: Yes, that would be a standard installation for a salt chlorine generator. You can see more about that in the manual posted on the product page.