Aqua Plus Programming Flow Chart
Aqua Plus Programming Flow Chart
default menu
day and time
water temperature
air temperature
chlorinator setting
salt level
denotes conditional items
reason pump is running (not scheduled)
inspect cell
reason hi-speed is running (not scheduled)
countdown time remaining
heater control status
system manual off
check system error
filter speed
pH/ORP levels
settings menu
spa heater1 temperature
Automation and Chlorination
pool heater1 temperature
spa solar temperature
pool solar temperature
superchlorinate
spa chlorinator setting
pool chlorinator setting
spa high/low speed
pool high/low speed
day and time
backlit display light
beeper
teach wireless remote
wireless channel
maintenance menu
pH calibration wizard
clean probe wizard
timers menu
pool filter pump1 or hi-speed
pool filter pump2 or lo-speed
spa
lights
aux1
aux2
valve3
superchlorinate
diagnostic menu
chlorinator diagnostics
instant salt
pH/ORP levels
flow switch
cell temperature sensor
water sensor
air sensor
solar sensor
main software revision
display software revision
chemistry sense software revision
6 button spa side software revision
Installation Manual
chlorinator
for models
filter bridge/vsc software revision
RF base software revision
configuration menu
chemistry config. Wizard
PL-PLUS
PL-PLUS-20
pool/spa
filter
heater1
solar
external input
lights
aux1
aux2
valve3
6 button spa side remote
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12 hour or 24 hour time format
ºF or ºC
North Kingstown, RI 02852 USA
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remote menus
7-day or weekend/weekday timeclock
reset to default
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Copyright © 2009 Goldline Controls
LDLINE
C ON TROLS
www.goldlinecontrols.com
888-921-7665
LIMITED WARRANTY (effective 04/01/09) Hayward/Goldline warrants its Pro Logic and E-Command
pool automation products as well as its Aqua Rite, Aqua Rite Pro, Aqua Plus and SwimPure chlorination products
to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service, for a period of three (3) years.
Hayward/Goldline also warrants its Aqua Trol chlorination products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year. These warranties are applicable from the initial
date of installation on private residential swimming pools in the US and Canada.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
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READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING: Disconnect all AC power during installation.
Hayward/Goldline warrants all the above-identified pool automation and chlorination products installed on commercial swimming pools and on swimming pools outside of the US and Canada for a period of one (1) year.
Likewise, Hayward/Goldline warrants all accessories and replacement parts for the above-identified pool automation and chlorination products for a period of one (1) year. Each of these warranties is not transferable and
applies only to the original owner.
Proof of purchase is required for warranty service. If written proof of purchase is not provided, the manufacturing
date code will be the sole determinant of the date of installation of the product. To obtain warranty service or
repair, please contact the place of purchase or the nearest Hayward/Goldline authorized warranty service center.
For more information on authorized service centers please contact the Hayward/Goldline Technical Service Support Center (61 Whitecap Road, North Kingstown RI, 02852) or visit the Goldline web site at
www.goldlinecontrols.com or the Hayward website at www.haywardnet.com.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS:
1. Material supplied or workmanship performed by others in process of installation.
2. Damage resulting from improper installation including installation on pools larger than the product rating.
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WARNING: Water in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit may be
hazardous to your health.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to
use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.
A green colored terminal marked “Grounding” is located inside the wiring
compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this terminal must be
connected to the grounding means provided in the electric supply service
panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors
supplying the equipment.
One bonding lug for US models (two for Canadian models) is provided on the
external surface. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect the local
common bonding grid in the area of the swimming pool, spa, or hot tub to
these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than 8
AWG US / 6 AWG Canada.
All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains, or other
similar hardware within 3 meters of the pool, spa or hot tub shall be bonded to
the equipment grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than 8 AWG
US / 6 AWG Canada.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
3. Problems resulting from failure to install, operate or maintain the product(s) in accordance with the recommendations contained in the owners manual(s).
4. Problems resulting from failure to maintain pool water chemistry in accordance with the recommendations in the
owners manual(s).
5. Problems resulting from tampering, accident, abuse, negligence, unauthorized repairs or alternations, fire, flood,
lightning, freezing, external water, degradation of natural stone used in or immediately adjacent to a pool or spa,
war or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER. THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTIES ABOVE CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE
WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ABOVE-IDENTIFIED HAYWARD/GOLDLINE POOL
AUTOMATION AND CHLORINATION PRODUCTS AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THESE WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS OF EQUIPMENT, LOST PROFITS OR
REVENUE, COSTS OF RENTING REPLACEMENTS, AND OTHER ADDITIONAL EXPENSES,
EVEN IF THE SELLER HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
NO WHOLESALER, AGENT, DEALER, CONTRACTOR OR OTHER PERSON IS AUTHORIZED
TO PROVIDE, SUPPLEMENT OR MODIFY ANY WARRANTY ON BEHALF OF HAYWARD/GOLDLINE.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE VOID IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN ALTERED IN ANY WAY AFTER
LEAVING THE FACTORY. FOR THE ABOVE-IDENTIFIED CHLORINATION PRODUCTS, THESE
WARRANTIES ALSO ARE VOID IF, DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, YOU USE A REPLACEMENT CHLORINATOR CELL OTHER THAN AN UNMODIFIED, NEW HAYWARD/GOLDLINE
CHLORINATOR CELL PURCHASED FROM HAYWARD/GOLDLINE. IF A WARRANTY BECOMES VOID, YOU STILL MAY PURCHASE SERVICE AND/OR TELEPHONE TECHNICAL
SUPPORT AT THE THEN CURRENT TIME AND MATERIAL RATES.
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The display will periodically indicate that the filter pump is on for heater cooldown and show the minutes
remaining.
The pump will automatically turn off at the end of the 5 minute heater cooldown period.
Table of Contents
For more detailed instructions on control and operation of the Aqua Plus system, refer to the Operation Manual.
Service Mode
Service mode disables all automatic control operation and is intended to be used when servicing the pool system. To
enter service mode, push the SERVICE button once on the main unit keypad. This will initially turn all outputs off and
then allow you to turn outputs on/off manually at the main display (only). In service mode, the buttons on the optional
remote display/keypad and the optional spa side remote will turn outputs off, but will not turn any output on. Heater
control outputs and solar control outputs are prevented from turning on if the water temperature exceeds 104ºF
(40ºC).
Introduction
Before You Begin..................................................................... 1
Installation Steps...................................................................... 2
1. Preparing
Pool/Spa Water
General Water Chemistry........................................................ 2
Salt............................................................................................ 3
2. Mounting
Equipment
Aqua Plus Control Center.......................................................
Temperature Sensors.............................................................
Optional Chlorination ..............................................................
Optional AQL-CHEM Sensing Kit.........................................
Optional AQL-CHEM2 CO2 Dispense Kit............................
Optional Remote Controls......................................................
Optional Base Station.............................................................
Optional Valve Actuators.........................................................
3. Plumbing
Pool/Spa Configuration.......................................................... 8
Turbo Cell.................................................................................. 9
Flow Switch............................................................................. 9
4. Electrical
Wiring
Main Service............................................................................. 10
Grounding and Bonding......................................................... 10
Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring.................................. 10
General Purpose Outlet........................................................... 11
Aqua Plus Control Power....................................................... 11
High Voltage Pool Equipment............................................... 11
Low Voltage Wiring................................................................ 13
5. Configuration
Configuration Menu............................................................... 20
6. System Startup
and Checkout
Before Startup........................................................................ 30
Heater Checkout.................................................................... 30
Service Mode......................................................................... 31
7. Warranty
Aqua Plus Limited Warranty.................................................. 32
Pushing the SERVICE button again will enter a timed service mode. Service operation as described above will
continue for 3 hours, then automatically return to normal operation.
Push the SERVICE button once more to exit out of Service mode.
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Introduction
6. System Startup and Checkout
Before You Begin
What’s Included
Before attempting to install the Aqua Plus system, check that the following components have been included in the
package:
Before Startup
Aqua Plus Electronics Unit
(3) Temperature sensors with 15 ft. (5m) cable, hose clamp
Turbo Cell and Flow Switch with 15 ft. cables
PVC unions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
What’s NOT Included
Some of the additional items that you may need to complete an installation include:
Circuit breakers
None are included with control—see page 10 and inside of door for suitable breakers
Wire
4-conductor cable (electronics unit to remote display/keypad)
Wire/conduit for 100A service from main panel to Aqua Plus
Wire/conduit for filter pump and other high voltage loads
Wire for bonding
Installation Steps
Details on each installation step are presented on the following pages:
3. Plumbing (page 8)
General Pool Equipment
Turbo Cell
Flow Switch
Refer to the programming flow chart on the back cover of this manual for a listing of the available menus and the items
included in each menu.
Timers Menu
Timeclock and/or Countdown timer settings
Heater Checkout
Follow these instructions to verify that the Aqua Plus is properly controlling the heater.
ORP & pH sense kit
pH dispense kit
Wired Wall Mount Remote Display
Wired Spa Side 6 Function Remote Control, 150ft cable, specify color (white or black)
Handheld Wireless Waterproof Remote with Charging Station (AQL2-BASE-RF required)
Wireless Table Top remote (AQL2-BASE-RF required)
Wireless Spa Side Remote Control (AQ2L-BASE-RF required)
Base Receiver
Light Dimmer Relay
Valve Actuator
Valve & Actuator (xx=1P (1.5” pos. seal), -2P (2” pos. seal)
2. Mounting the equipment (page 5)
Aqua Plus main unit
Temperature sensors
Remote display/keypad (optional)
Valve actuators (if applicable)
Program Automatic Operation
Heater and/or solar thermostat settings
Chlorinator settings
Day and Time
Accessory Products - Order Separately
1. Prepare the pool water (page 2)
General Water Chemistry
Salt
Pool/spa chemicals are within the recommended levels according to the chart on page 2.
Pool/spa salt level is between 2700 – 3400 PPM.
Properly rated circuit breakers are installed in the Aqua Plus subpanel.
All wiring is performed according to NEC and local codes.
The Aqua Plus is properly grounded and bonded.
The Aqua Plus is properly configured to control all desired functions.
Settings Menu
Miscellaneous
Utility electrical outlet and weatherproof cover (for mounting on side of Aqua Plus)
Mounting hardware (screws, etc.) for mounting Aqua Plus and remote display/keypad
Valves (use standard Hayward, Pentair/Compool, or Jandy valves)
Additional valve actuators
AQL-CHEM
AQL-CHEM2(-240)
AQL-WW-P-4
AQL-SS-6B-x (x=W/B)
AQL2-POD
AQL2-Tx-RF-P-4
AQL2-SS-RF
AQL2-BASE-RF
AQL-DIM
GVA-24
V&A-xx
Before starting the Aqua Plus for the first time, be sure that the following items have been completed:
4. Electrical Wiring (page 10)
Main service
Grounding and bonding
Circuit breakers
Aqua Plus control power
High Voltage pool equipment
Low voltage wiring (temperature sensors, flow switch, etc.)
5. Aqua Plus control configuration (page 20)
1. Check that the Aqua Plus is calling for the heater to turn on as indicated by the “Heater” LED being illuminated. If
the “Heater” LED is illuminated, go directly to step 2; if not, then check the following:
• The heater is enabled (Configuration Menu/Heater Config.).
• The heater temperature setting is at least 2ºF greater than the water temperature (Settings Menu / Pool Heater
& Spa Heater).
• The filter pump is running.
• If the pool has solar heat and the solar priority feature is enabled (Configuration Menu/Solar Config) then solar
must be off in order for the heater to fire. The easiest way to force solar off is to go to the Settings Menu / Pool
Solar & Spa Solar and temporarily lower the temperature settings below the current water temperature.
2. Check that the heater is running. If not, then check:
• Power is supplied to the heater.
• The Aqua Plus control output is properly connected to the heater control (see ”Heater Control” wiring, page
14).
• Some heaters also have internal switches or jumpers that have to be set correctly for remote control operation—refer to the heater manual and also “Heater Control” (page 13).
• Heater is turned on (“Kill Switch” is in the “ON” position).
• If a heater bypass valve is installed, check that water is flowing through the heater.
• The heater temperature setting is set as high as possible (usually 104ºF/40ºC). Also note that some heat
pumps actually have be set to the lowest possible temperature.
6. System Startup and checkout (page30)
NOTE: Before installing this product as part of a saline water purification system in a pool or spa using natural stone for
coping or for immediately adjacent patios/decking, a qualified stone installation specialist should be consulted regarding the appropriate type, installation, sealant (if any) and maintenance of stone used around a saline pool with electronic
chlorine generator in your particular location and circumstances.
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3. Once the heater is running, you can verify the “heater cooldown” feature (optional - see Configuration Menu/Heater
Config.) is operating properly:
• Press the “Filter” button once (for 2 speed pumps, this may require 2 pushes of the “Filter” button).
• The heater should turn off (“Heater” LED off) and the “Filter” LED will flash to indicated heater cooldown is
active.
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Time Format
12 hour AM/PM
Units
ºF and PPM
Toggle between 12 hour AM/PM (default) and 24 hour time format options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
1. Preparing Pool/Spa Water
Toggle between ºF and PPM (default) and ºC and g/L (Metric) options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
General Water Chemistry
Salt is required when using the chlorinator feature on the Aqua Plus Control. Refer to the description of the Aqua Plus
configuration menu for information on enabling/disabling the chlorinator (see page 20).
Reset Config. to
Default Press +
Initiate reset of all configuration parameters
Move to previous/next configuration menu (config. not reset)
Are you sure?
+ to proceed
Reset all configuration parameters
Move to previous/next menu (config. not reset)
Config. reset
Confirmed
Move to previous/next configuration menu
NOTE: The use of dry acid (sodium bisulfate) to adjust pool pH is discouraged especially in arid regions where pool
water is subject to excessive evaporation and is not commonly diluted with fresh water. Dry acid can cause a buildup
of by-products that can damage your chlorinator cell.
Water Chemistry
The table below summarizes the levels that are recommended by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
(APSP). The only special requirements for the Aqua Plus are the salt level and stabilizer.
Use this function to erase all previous system configuration and reset all configuration parameters back to
the factory default values. This function is NOT reversible--be careful.
Maintenance Menu (only displays if Sensing System is enabled)
The Maintenance Menu will be displayed only if the optional AQL-CHEM is used and the Sensing System is enabled
in the Chemistry Config. Wizard. This menu is used to perform functions relating to the AQL-CHEM ORP and pH
sensing kit.
pH Calibration
Wizard, + to enter
Push to access pH Calibration Wizard
Move to previous/next menu item
Use this Wizard to calibrate the AQL-CHEM’s pH probe. This requires a manual pH test of the pool water
using a dependable red phenol test kit.
Clean Probe Wizard
+ to enter
Push to access Clean Probe Wizard
Move to previous/next menu item
Use this Wizard to clean the AQL-CHEM’s ORP and pH probes. The probes must be clean and free from oil,
chemical deposits and contamination to function properly. Slow response, increased need to calibrate,
and inconsistent readings are indications that the probes need to be cleaned.
Saturation index
The saturation index (Si) relates to the calcium and alkalinity in the water and is an indicator of the pool water “balance”. Your water is properly balanced if the Si is 0 ±0.2. If the Si is below -0.2, the water is corrosive and plaster
pool walls will be dissolved into the water. If the Si is above +0.2, scaling and staining will occur. Use the chart below
to determine the saturation index.
Si = pH + Ti + Ci + Ai - 12.1
ºC
ºF
Ti
12
53
.3
16
60
.4
19
66
.5
24
76
.6
29
84
.7
34
94
.8
39
103
.9
Calcuim
Hardness
Ci
75
100
125
150
200
250
300
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
400
600
800
2.2
2.4
Total
Alkalinity
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.5
Ai
75
100
125
150
200
250
300
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
400
600
800
2.6
2.8
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.9
How to use: Measure pool pH, temperature, calcium hardness,
and total alkalinity. Use the chart above to determine Ti, Ci,and
Ai from your measurements. Insert values of pH, Ti, Ci and Ai
into the above equation. If Si equals .2 or more, scaling and
staining may occur. If Si equals -.2 or less corrosion or irritation
may occur.
-.2
0
CORROSIVE
SCALING
OK
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2
The pool’s chemistry must be balanced BEFORE activating the Aqua Plus’s chlorinator function. NOTE: If the pool
does not have new water, add metal remover and non-copper based algaecide to the pool, per manufacturer’s instructions. This ensures a quick, troublefree transfer to the Aqua Plus system.
Valve3 Interlock
If “Enabled”, this feature will override the function (timeclock or in-floor cleaner) selected above and turn
the valve off when: the filter pump is off, first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the pump to prime
and get water flowing), or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be
purged). Interlock is not available for solar or super chlorinate.
Salt
Salt Level
Valve3 External Input Interlock
When Valve3 External Input Interlock is enabled, the Valve3 output will be forced off when the external
input is active. This will have precedence over freeze protection. Valve3 External Input Interlock is not
available for solar and super chlorinate.
The operating salt level is between 2700-3400 PPM (parts per million) with 3200 PPM being optimal. Before adding
any salt, test the salt level. This is especially important for retrofit installation to older pools where all of the chlorine
added to the pool over time is ending up as salt. If the level is low, determine the number of gallons in the pool and add
salt according to the chart below. A low salt level will reduce the efficiency of the sanitization and result in low chlorine
production. A high salt level can cause the Aqua Plus to stop chlorinating. The salt in your pool/spa is constantly
recycled and the loss of salt throughout the swimming season should be minimal. This loss is due primarily to the
addition of water because of splashing, backwashing, or draining (because of rain). Salt is not lost due to evaporation.
Valve3 Freeze Protection
This function protects the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. If Freeze Protection is
enabled and the AIR temperature falls sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold, the
Aqua Plus will turn on the valve to allow circulation of the water. IMPORTANT: this only enables
operation of the valve3 output during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection
for the main circulation system.
Use the chart on the top of page 4 to determine how much salt in pounds or (Kgs) should be added to reach the
recommended levels. Use the Pool Sizing Formula on page 4 (measurements are in feet/gallons and meters/liters) if
pool size is unknown.
if AQL-SS-6B is connected
6B Spa Config.
+ to view/change
Current salt
level
ppm
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POUNDS and (Kg) OF SALT NEEDED FOR 3200 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
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(30)
Ideal
(6)
(8)
(9)
(11)
(12)
(14)
(15)
(17)
6B A, Button 1
This menu allows the user to map each button of the AQL-SS-6B to one of the standard Aqua Plus
functions. The default selections are: Button 1 - Pool/Spa, Button 2 - Filter, Button 3 - Lights, Button 4 Heater1, Button 5 - Aux1 and Button 6 - Aux2.
Remote Menus
Enabled
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Remote Menus
Move to previous/next configuration menu
This feature will prevent unauthorized access to the Settings, Timers, and Configuration menus from any
of the Aqua Plus’s remote display/keypads. When disabled, the remote display/keypads will only show
the default menu and allow on/off control via the pushbuttons. Note that the function of the Aqua Plus’s
built-in display/keypad is unchanged by this selection. Once disabled, the only way to enable “Remote
Menus” is to use the local display/keypad.
(90)
13
Rotates between all available remotes
Move to next menu item
Rotates between System Off, Pool/Spa, Filter, Lights, Heater1,
Aux1 and Aux2
Move to previous/next menu item or next configuration menu
Select 6B Spa
This menu only appears if more than one AQL-SS-6B is detected at power up. Select which of the available
remote controls (A, B or C) is to be configured.
(123)
(12)
63
6B A, Button 1
Pool/Spa
333
3000
(57)
Select 6B Spa
A
Push to access the 6 Button Spa Side Remote options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
(60)
67
3200
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
3400
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
3600+
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
All Timeclocks
7-day
Toggle between 7-day (default) and Weekend/Weekday time options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
This selection affects ALL of the timeclock logic in the Aqua Plus. If “7-day” is selected, each timeclock
will have one set of turn-on/turn-off settings that operate every day of the week. If “Weekend/Weekdays”
option is selected then the user can enter one set of turn-on/turn-off times for the weekend (fixed as
Saturday/Sunday) and another set of turn-on/turn-off times for weekdays (Monday through Friday).
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Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled, this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle
when the Aux button is pressed, rather than using the Settings Menu. Note that only one button can be
assigned to this function.
Pool Sizing Formula
Aux1 Interlock
If “Enabled”, this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off, Countdown Timer, Timeclock), selected
above and turn the aux1 off when: filter pump is off, first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the
pump to prime and get water flowing), when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position other
than “pool only”, or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged).
Interlock is not available for solar, low speed filter pump, super chlorinate or dimmer.
Aux1 External Input Interlock
When enabled, Aux1 will be forced off when the external input is active. Note that freeze protection does
NOT have precedence over this feature.
Aux1 Freeze Protection
This function protects the pool, plumbing, and equipment against freeze damage. If Freeze Protection is
enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold, the Aqua
Plus will turn on the aux relay to circulate the water. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the AUX
output during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation
system.
Liters
Gallons
Aux1 Relay
This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for the Aux1
output. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. When “Dimmer” is
selected, and the Aux1 output is manually turned on, the “+” and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20% to
100% (default). The level is saved for the next time the aux1 output is turned from off to on.
(pool size in meters)
(pool size in feet)
Rectangular Length x Width x
Average Depth x 7.5
Length x Width x
Average Depth x 1000
Round
Diameter x Diameter x
Average Depth x 5.9
Diameter x Diameter x
Average Depth x 785
Oval
Length x Width x
Average Depth x 6.7
Length x Width x
Average Depth x 893
Type of Salt to Use
It is important to use only sodium chloride (NaCl) salt that is greater than 99.0% pure. This can be found at most pool
stores in 40-80 lb. bags labeled “for use in swimming pools”. Alternatively, use common food quality or water softener
salt that is at least 99.0% pure. It is also acceptable to use water conditioning salt pellets, however, it will take longer
for them to dissolve. Do not use rock salt, or salt with more than 1% of yellow prussiate of soda, salt with anti-caking
additives, or iodized salt.
How to Add Salt
Valve3 Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access Valve3 options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
For new plaster pools, wait 10-14 days before adding salt to allow the plaster to cure. Turn the circulating pump on
and add salt directly into the pool. Brush the salt around to speed up the dissolving process—do not allow salt to pile
up on the bottom of the pool. Run the filter pump for 24 hours with the suction coming from the main drain (use pool
vacuum if there is no main drain) to allow the salt to evenly disperse throughout the pool. The salt display may take 24
hours to respond to the change in salt concentration.
Valve3 Function
Solar
Rotates between Timeclock (default), Solar, In-floor Cleaner,
and Super Chlorinate
Move to next menu item
Always check stabilizer (cyanuric acid), when checking salt. These levels will most likely decline together. Use the
chart below to determine how much stabilizer must be added to raise the level to 80 ppm.
for all functions except solar and super chlorinate
Valve3 Interlock
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Interlock
Move to next menu item
for all functions except solar or super chlorinate
Valve3 Ext Input
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except super chlorinate
Valve3 Freeze
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Freeze
Move to previous/next configuration menu
POUNDS and (Kg) OF STABILIZER (CYANURIC ACID) NEEDED FOR 80 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
Current
8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 22,000 24,000 26,000 28,000 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000 38,000 40,000
Stabilizer
Level (ppm) (30000) (37500) (45000) (52500) (60000) (67500) (75000) (82500) (90000) (97500) (105000) (112500)(120000) (127500)(135000) (142500) (150000)
0 ppm
10 ppm
20 ppm
30 ppm
40 ppm
50 ppm
Valve3 Function
Timeclock (default) – the valve turns on/off at the times set for the valve3 timeclock in the Timers Menu
(see Operations Manual). The VALVE3 button can also be used to turn the valve output on or off.
60 ppm
70 ppm
80 ppm
(4.3)
(3.6)
9.4
(4.3)
10.7
12.0
13.4
14.7
16.0
18.7
20.0
(3.6)
(8.5)
(9.1)
21.3
(9.7)
(10.3)
4.7
5.8
8.2
9.4
10.5
11.7
12.9
14.0
15.2
16.4
17.2
18.7
19.8
21.0
22.2
23.3
(3.2)
(3.7)
7.0
(3.2)
6.0
(4.8)
(5.3)
(5.9)
(6.4)
(6.9)
(7.4)
(8.0)
(8.5)
(9.0)
(9.5)
(10.0)
(10.5)
18.0
19.0
20.0
15.0
15.8
16.7
(6.7)
(7.1)
(7.5)
5.3
6.7
4.0
(2.7)
3.3
4.2
8.0
(3.7)
7.0
(4.9)
(4.3)
8.0
(5.4)
(6.1)
(6.7)
(3.6)
(2.2)
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
5.9
6.7
7.5
8.4
9.2
10.0
10.8
11.7
12.5
13.3
(4.9)
(5.2)
(5.6)
(6.0)
8.7
9.3
10.0
10.7
12.0
12.7
13.3
(3.9)
(4.2)
(4.5)
(4.8)
(5.4)
(5.7)
(6.0)
9.0
9.5
10.0
(4.1)
(4.3)
(4.5)
(5.0)
(2.7)
(3.0)
(3.4)
(3.8)
(4.2)
2.7
3.3
4.0
4.7
5.4
6.0
6.7
7.4
1.3
(2.1)
2.5
(1.6)
1.7
(1.8)
3.0
(1.4)
2.0
(2.1)
3.5
(1.6)
2.3
(2.4)
4.0
(1.8)
2.7
(2.7)
4.5
(2.0)
3.0
(3.0)
5.0
(2.3)
3.3
(5.4)
(4.5)
8.0
(3.6)
(3.3)
5.5
6.0
(2.5)
(2.7)
3.7
4.0
(5.9)
(6.4)
(6.8)
(7.2)
(8.1)
14.2
(6.3)
6.5
7.0
7.5
8.0
(2.9)
(3.2)
(3.4)
(3.6)
(3.9)
5.3
5.7
4.3
4.7
5.0
8.5
(.91)
(1.1)
(.91)
(1.1)
(1.2)
(1.4)
(1.5)
(1.7)
(1.8)
(2.0)
(2.1)
(2.3)
(2.4)
(2.6)
0.7
0.8
1.0
1.2
1.4
1.5
1.7
1.8
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.7
2.8
(8.6)
6.3
3.0
(9.0)
(4.5)
6.7
(2.8)
(3.0)
3.2
3.3
(.45)
(.54)
(.45)
(.54)
(.64)
(.68)
(.77)
(.82)
(.91)
(1.0)
(1.1)
(1.2)
(1.2)
(1.3)
(1.3)
(1.4)
(1.5)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Solar – the valve operates when the filter pump is running and solar heat is available and the water is less
than the desired temperature setting. Solar heating must be enabled in the “Solar Config. menu for proper
operation to occur.
In-Floor Cleaner – the valve switches the water returning to the pool between the in-floor cleaner and the
normal return jets which facilitate efficient surface skimming. The valve will operate the in-floor cleaner for
the first half of each clock hour and then switch to the jets/skimming for the last half of the hour.
Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled, this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle
when the Valve3 button is pressed, rather than using the Settings Menu. Note that only one button can be
assigned to this function.
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26.7
(12.0)
(3.2)
(2.3)
2.0
25.3
(11.5)
5.0
(2.7)
(1.4)
22.7
(2.7)
(2.3)
(1.8)
(7.3)
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the pump to prime and get water flowing), when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position
other than “pool only”, or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be
purged). Interlock is not available for solar, low speed filter pump, super chlorinate or dimmer.
2. Mounting the Equipment
Lights External Input Interlock
When Lights External Input Interlock is enabled, the lights output will be forced off when the external input
is active. This will have precedence over freeze protection. Lights External Input Interlock is not available
for solar, low speed filter pump, dimmer, super chlorinate, or pH dispense functions.
Aqua Plus Control Center
The Aqua Plus is contained in a raintight enclosure that is suitable for outdoor mounting. The control must be mounted
a minimum of 5 ft. (2 meters) horizontal distance from the pool/spa (or more, if local codes require). The Control
Center is designed to mount vertically on a flat surface with the knockouts facing downward. Because the enclosure
also acts as a heat sink (disperses heat from inside the box), it is important not to block the four sides of the control. Do
not mount the Aqua Plus inside a panel or tightly enclosed area.
Lights Freeze Protection
This function helps protect equipment that is wired to the lights relay against freeze damage. If Freeze
Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold,
the Aqua Plus will energize the lights relay. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the lights relay
during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation
system.
When selecting a location, note that the standard cables supplied with the Turbo Cell, flow switch, temperature sensors, and valve actuators (if applicable) are all 15 ft. (5m) long.
Temperature Sensors
Three sensors are included with the Aqua Plus. A water sensor and an air sensor must be installed at all times for
proper operation. A solar sensor is required if the solar function is enabled.
Water Sensor
This sensor is used to measure the pool/spa temperature and is installed in the filtration plumbing after the filter but
before either the solar or conventionally fueled heaters—refer to the plumbing overview diagram.
1. Drill a 3/8” (10mm) diameter hole in the PVC piping and remove all chips and burrs.
NOTE: The configuration parameters for the Aux2 output are the same as shown below for Aux1.
Aux1 Config.
+ to view/change
Aux1 Function
Manual On/Off
Push to access Aux options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Rotates between Manual On/Off (default), Countdown Timer,
Low Speed- Filter, Timeclock, Solar, and Super Chlorinate
Move to next menu item
for manual on/off, countdown
timer and timeclock functions
2. Insert sensor until O-ring collar sits flush on the hole.
3. Position hose clamp over the sensor and gently tighten until O-ring makes an adequate seal. Do not overtighten.
4. For maximum temperature accuracy, cover the sensor and 3” (6cm) of pipe on either side with insulation and
white paint.
Air Sensor
Mount the air sensor outdoors. ! IMPORTANT: Mount the air sensor out of direct sunlight.
Solar Sensor
For solar applications, mount the sensor near the solar collector array so that it is exposed to the same sunlight as the
collectors. Use additional cable (20 AWG) if necessary.
Chlorination Function
The Aqua Plus includes a Turbo Cell, cell unions and flow switch for use with the chlorinator function. Refer to pages
8 and 17 for plumbing and wiring instructions.
Optional AQL-CHEM ORP and pH Sensing Kit
The AQL-CHEM is an ORP and pH sensing kit for the Aqua Plus. When chlorination is enabled (requires chlorinator
cell and P-KIT), the Aqua Plus senses the pool's ORP and pH levels and generates the correct amount of chlorine to
keep your pool properly sanitized. Wiring and plumbing requirements for the AQL-CHEM should be considered
before installing the Aqua Plus. Refer to the AQL-CHEM manual for specific installation information.
Optional AQL-CHEM2 CO2 Dispensing Kit
The AQL-CHEM2 is a CO2 dispensing device that connects directly to the Aqua Plus. When used with an AQLCHEM, the Aqua Plus will sense the pool’s pH level and automatically dispense the correct amount of CO2 to control
the pool’s pH to the desired level. Wiring and plumbing requirements for the AQL-CHEM2 should be considered
before installing the Aqua Plus. Refer to the AQL-CHEM2 manual for specific installation information.
Aux1 Relay
Standard
Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except dimmer relay, solar
super chlorinate, and low speed
Aux1 Interlock
Disable
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Aux1 Interlock
Move to next menu item
Aux1 Ext Input
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except dimmer relay,
super chlorinate, and low speed
Aux1 Freeze
Disable
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Aux1 Freeze
Move to previous/next configuration menu
! WARNING: Do not use the Aqua Plus to control an automatic pool cover. Swimmers may
become entrapped underneath the cover.
Aux1 Function
Manual On/Off (default)—the aux relay will alternate between turning on and off when the aux button is
pressed. There is no automatic control logic.
Countdown Timer – the aux relay will turn on when the AUX button is pressed and then will turn off
automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu, Operation Manual). The AUX button can also
be used to turn the output off.
Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the Aqua Plus will operate the aux relay whenever the low speed
operation of the filter pump is required. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be
selected under the “Filter Config.” Menu for proper operation.
Timeclock – the aux relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the aux1 timeclock in the Timers
Menu. The AUX button can also be used to turn the output on and off.
Solar – the aux relay operates a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter pump is running and
solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature setting. It is important to note that
“Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config.” menu for proper operation to occur.
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Lights Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access Lights options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Lights Function
Manual On/Off
Rotates between Manual On/Off (default), Countdown Timer,
Low Speed- Filter, Timeclock, Solar, and Super Chlorinate
Move to next menu item
Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except dimmer relay, solar
super chlorinate, and low speed
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Interlock
Move to next menu item
Lights Interlock
Disable
for all functions except solar, dimmer relay, super chlorinate
pH dispense and low speed
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Lights Ext Input
Disabled
for all functions except dimmer relay,
super chlorinate, and low speed
Lights Freeze
Disable
Goldline offers a variety of wired and wireless remote control options for the Aqua Plus. Each model gives you the
ability to control your pool’s functions from a remote location, away from the Control Center.
Wired Remote Controls
Up to 3 wired remote controls can be installed. See page 17 for wiring information.
for manual on/off, countdown
timer and timeclock functions
Lights Relay
Standard
Optional Remote Controls
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Freeze
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Lights Function
Although designated as the “Lights” output, the function of the lights relay is similar to the aux1 and aux2
relays. If pool lights are wired to the lights relay, some options including Solar function, Low Speed of a 2Speed Filter Pump, Lights Interlock and Lights Freeze Protection will not be necessary and should be
disabled. If no pool lights are used, the lights relay can be used to control other pool devices that may
require these options. The function of each option is shown below.
Manual On/Off (default)—the lights relay will alternate between turning on and off when the LIGHTS
button is pressed. There is no automatic control logic.
Countdown Timer—the lights relay will turn on when the LIGHTS button is pressed. The lights relay will
turn off automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu in Operation Manual). The LIGHTS
button can also be used to turn the output off.
AQL-WW-P-4
The AQL-WW-P-4 display/keypad must be mounted indoors or in a weather protected area (rain should never touch
the unit). The display/keypad is designed to mount onto a standard electrical utility box (same box as a single light
switch, ideal for new construction) or can be mounted directly onto any wall surface. When selecting a location, note
that the wire to the Aqua Plus main unit must be less than 500’ long. Refer to the remote’s installation instructions as well
as the steps below:
1. Remove display/keypad baseplate from the cover by lifting up on the cover at the lower end of the keypad. See
diagram below.
Remote Keypad
push up here
to remove cover
2. Screw the baseplate in the desired position (screws supplied by installer).
3. See “Electrical Wiring” (page 17) for instructions on running the cable from the Aqua Plus main unit to the
remote display/keypad.
AQL-SS-6B-x (x=W or B for White or Black)
The AQL-SS-6B is a double insulated, waterproof device which is intended for installation at the water's edge. The
remote control comes with an attached 150’ cable and is typically installed at the tile-line of the spa wall, or in the deck,
within arm's reach of a pool/spa occupant. Refer to the AQL-SS-6B installation manual for specific mounting and
wiring information.
Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the Aqua Plus will turn on the lights relay whenever the low speed
operation of the filter pump is required. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be
selected under the “Filter Config.” Menu for proper operation.
Timeclock – the lights relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the lights timeclock in the Timers
Menu (see Timers Menu in Operation Manual). The LIGHTS button can also be used to turn the output
on and off.
Solar – the lights relay can operate a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter pump is running
and solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature setting. It is important to note
that “Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config.” menu for proper operation to occur.
Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled, this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle
when the Lights button is pressed, rather than using the Settings Menu. Note that only one button can be
assigned to this function.
Lights Relay
This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for the Lights
output. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. When “Dimmer” is
selected, and the Lights output is manually turned on, the “+” and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20%
to 100% (default). The level is saved for the next time the lights are turned from off to on.
Lights Interlock
If enabled, this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off, Countdown Timer, Timeclock) selected
above and turn the lights relay off when: filter pump is off, first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows
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Wireless Remote Controls
Note that the Aqua Plus is compatible with AQL2 wireless remote controls only. A single AQL2-BASE-RF Base
Station must be installed on the Aqua Plus in order to use any of the Goldline wireless remote controls. With the
Base Station installed, there is no limit on the number of wireless remotes that can used. The maximum distance
between the wireless remotes and the base station on the Aqua Plus main control unit is 400 feet (120m) line of
sight or 200 feet (60m) through walls, etc. If in doubt about the distance, test operation before installing the
remote. All wireless models require the user to run the “Teach Wireless” routine in the Settings Menu. This
information can be found in the Aqua Plus Operation Manual and the owner’s manual of each remote.
AQL2-Tx-RF-P-4
The AQL2-Tx-RF-P-4 is a portable battery operated remote control designed to be used in a weather protected
area (rain should never hit the unit). This remote comes with a wall mounted power supply for recharging the builtin batteries.
AQL2-SS-RF, AQL2-POD
The AQL2-SS-RF and AQL2-POD are waterproof portable remote controls that are designed to be used in and
around the pool/spa area. These units float and can be left in the water for easy access.
Solar Config.
+ to view/change
if “Solar” is enabled
if “Solar” is enabled
if “Solar” is enabled and
“1-speed Filter” is not selected
Allow Low Speed
Disabled
If solar is “Enabled”, the valve or solar pump relay will turn on when the water temperature is
less than the desired temperature setting AND the solar sensor is hotter than the water. The
desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. If applicable, the homeowner will be prompted
to enter separate pool and spa desired temperature settings. Depending on the position of
the pool/spa suction valve, the proper temperature setting will be used.
SUCTION
IN
(Common)
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Solar
If the solar control logic is “Enabled”, several additional steps must be taken to ensure
proper operation of the solar system. If the solar is operated by a valve, then the Valve3
output must be setup for solar logic (page 27). If the solar is operated by a pump, then one
of the AUX relays must be set up for solar logic (page 26). Also, the “solar” temperature
sensor must be installed. This sensor is typically mounted near the collector array and is
used to sense whether sufficient solar heat is available.
For optional actuators used with the Aqua Plus—note that the internal cams in the actuator may also have to be
adjusted depending on the way the actuator is mounted on the valve and the desired valve action.
Solar Extend
If “Enabled”, the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off
time if solar heat is still available. When solar heat is no longer available, both the solar
valve/pump and filter pump will turn off simultaneously. Solar extend will NOT cause the
filter pump to turn on, it will only delay the turn off time when solar is operating.
IN
IN
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Priority
Move to next menu item
Solar Priority
Disabled
Optional Valve Actuators
OUT
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Extend
Move to next menu item
Solar-Extend
Disabled
The AQL2-BASE-RF optional base station must be installed if any wireless remote control is used. To install the
base station, remove the knockout on the upper left side of the Aqua Plus main control unit, insert the base station,
and then tighten the nut from the inside. Also refer to the Base Station manual and the diagram on page 18.
OUT
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Solar
Disabled
Optional Base Station
RETURN
Push to access solar options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
OUT
(Common)
Solar Priority
If both “Solar Control” and “Heater Control” are enabled, the Solar Priority feature will keep
the conventional heater off whenever solar heat is available. This provides the most cost
effective way of heating the pool. When solar heat is not available, the conventional heater
will operate normally.
Allow Low Speed
This menu only appears if the pool filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation.
During default operation, high speed mode is used whenever the solar heater is on. If Allow
Low Speed is enabled, low speed pump operation will be allowed during solar heating except
for the first 3 minutes after solar heat turns on.
External Input
Active Closed
Toggle between Open and Closed (default)
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
External Input
The external input device can either be normally open or normally closed. In this menu,
select the state of the external input device when active.
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Freeze Protection Speed
This menu only appears if freeze protection is enabled and the pump is configured for 2-speed or variable
speed pump operation. This is the speed that the pump will run at during freeze protection operation.
Select high (default) or low speed operation.
Freeze Protection Temperature
Select the temperature to be used for freeze protection. Temperature is adjustable from 33ºF - 42ºF (1ºC 6ºC). 38ºF (3ºC) is default. This threshold will be used for all outputs that have freeze protection enabled.
3. Plumbing
Pool/Spa system configuration
These systems use a single filter pump and filter. Pool or spa operation is controlled by two 3-way valves (suction and
return). Refer to the diagram below.
HIGH VOLTAGE
LIGHTS
High Voltage Relays
Valve Outputs
Filter Pump
Lights
Aux 1
Aux 2
External Input Interlock
When enabled, the filter pump will be forced off when the external input is active. Note that freeze
protection will have precedence over this feature.
Pool/Spa Suction
Pool/Spa Return
Valve 3
Push to access heater options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Heater1
Disable
if “Heater1” is enabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Cooldown
Move to next menu item
Heater1 Cooldown
Disabled
if “Heater1” is enabled
if “Heater1” is enabled and
1-speed filter pump is not selected
Allow Low Speed
Disabled
POOL/SPA SUCTION
VALVE
CHECK VALVE
Heater1 Cooldown
This feature ensures that the heater cools down before water circulation is stopped. When enabled, the
Aqua Plus will continue to run the filter pump for 5 minutes after the heater turns off. During this period the
filter pump LED will flash and also a “Heater Cooldown, X:XX remaining” message will scroll on the
display.
When the filter pump is running and the heater is on: Pressing the “Filter” button once will cause the
heater to turn off, but the filter pump will continue to run for heater cooldown (filter LED flashing and
message on display). Pushing the filter button a second time will override the heater cooldown operation
and turn the filter pump off.
Heater Extend1
If “Enabled”, the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off time until the
pool (or spa) is heated up to the desired temperature setting (see Settings Menu). Heater extend will NOT
cause the filter pump to turn on, it will only delay the turn off time when the heater is operating.
Allow Low Speed
This menu only appears if the filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation. During default
operation, high speed mode is used whenever the heater is on. If Allow Low Speed is enabled, low speed
will be allowed even if the heater is on.
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FIBER OPTIC
LIGHT SOURCE
COLOR WHEEL
CHECK
VALVE
CHECK
VALVE
FILTER
MANUAL
VALVE
HEATER
SOLAR
VALVE
CELL
POOL VACUUM
VALVE
ENERGY
FILTER
POOL/SPA
RETURN
VALVE
MANUAL
VALVE
TWO-WAY
VALVE
SPA
BLOWER
FLOW
SWITCH
POOL SWEEP
BOOST PUMP
HEATER
BYPASS
VALVE
(manual)
POOL/SPA
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
CHECK
VALVE
WATER
FEATURE
VALVE
WATER
FEATURE
PUMP
(prevents draining
of raised spas)
ISOLATED
WATER
FEATURE
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Heater1
If the heater is “Enabled”, the heater relay will turn on when the water temperature is less than the desired
temperature setting and the filter pump is running. The desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. If
applicable, the homeowner will be prompted to enter separate “pool” and “spa” settings. Depending on
the position of the pool/spa suction valve, the proper temperature setting will be used.
MANUAL
VALVE
FILTER
PUMP
(prevents draining
of raised spas)
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Extend
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Heater1 Extend
Disabled
LOW VOLTAGE
LIGHTS
SOLAR
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
SOLAR BOOST
PUMP
Heater1 Config.
+ to view/change
TRANSFORMER
IN-FLOOR
CLEANER
SPA JET
PUMP
SPA
PUMP
SKIM
SUCTION
CLEANER
SPILLOVER
MAIN
DRAIN
POOL
ENERGY
SAVER
PRESSURE
CLEANER
POP-UP
OVERFLOW
POP-UP
RETURN
JET
POP-UP
VALVE
WATER
FEATURE
NON-BOOST
PRESSURE
CLEANER
POP-UP
PUMP
WATER
FEATURE
PRESSURE
CLEANER
Some important notes regarding the Aqua Plus control of Standard Pool/Spa systems:
In Pool/Spa Config., select:
Pool/Spa Setup
Pool and Spa
1. The Aqua Plus can be programmed to accommodate spa spillover, if desired.
2. A conventional heater (gas or heat pump) and solar can be used to heat both the pool and the spa.
3. If the chlorinator cell is plumbed prior to the pool/spa return valve, then both the pool and the spa can be
chlorinated.
4. The water sensor should be installed prior to any heater or solar and will display either the pool or the spa
temperature, depending on the current operation of the pool. The temperature will only be displayed when the
filter pump is running.
5. If any water feature or pressure side cleaner boost pumps are used, be sure to enable the “interlock” feature
(see “Configuration Menu” for details) to ensure that the pumps operate only when the filter pump is on and the
system is in the “pool only” operating mode.
6. The plumbing diagram above is intended to be used as a general guideline and is not a complete plumbing
schematic for the pool.
7. The air sensor must be installed if the freeze protection feature is enabled for the filter, valves or aux outputs or
if the chlorinator is enabled.
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Turbo Cell
V1=Aux1, V2=Aux2
This menu appears only if the Pool/Spa Setup is “Pool Only” or “Spa Only”. When enabled, Valve 1
(return) will follow the Aux1 output and Valve 2 (suction) will follow the Aux2 output. When disabled
(default), the return and suction pool/spa valves function normally.
The Turbo Cell (used for chlorine generation) should be plumbed AFTER the filter and heater. If installed on a pool/
spa combination system, the cell should be plumbed BEFORE the pool/spa return valve in order to allow proper
chlorination of both the pool and the spa. Refer to plumbing diagram below:
Filter Off Valve Change
This menu appears only if Pool/Spa setup is set to “Pool and Spa - Std”. When enabled (default), the filter
pump will shut off for 35 seconds whenever the Pool/Spa valves are turning. The pump will NOT shut off
when a heater is in Heater Cooldown mode.
12”
min
Flow switch before cell
Flow switch after cell
Filter Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access pump options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Filter Pump
1 Speed
Rotates between 1-speed (default), 2-speed and variable speed options
Move to next menu item
if “Variable Speed” is selected
The cell may be mounted vertically or horizontally, and water can move in either direction through the cell. Install using
the 2" unions provided. Tighten unions BY HAND for a watertight seal. For systems with 1½“ plumbing use adaptors
(provided by installer).
Flow Switch
The flow switch must be plumbed in the same section of plumbing as the Turbo Cell. The flow switch is a safety device
that ensures that water is flowing through the cell before the Aqua Plus starts to generate chlorine. Failure to properly
install the flow switch can result in explosive gases accumulating in the pool plumbing system.
! IMPORTANT: There must be at least a 12" (30cm) straight pipe run before (upstream) the flow
switch. If the switch is plumbed after the cell, the cell can by counted as the 12" (30cm) of straight pipe.
! IMPORTANT: To ensure proper operation, verify that the arrow on the flow switch points in the
direction of water flow.
Lowest Speed
10%
if “Variable Speed” is selected
Adjust the lowest speed desired for variable speed operation
Move to next menu item
Highest Speed
100%
Adjust the highest speed desired for variable speed operation
Move to next menu item
Freeze Protect
Enabled
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Freeze Protection
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
if “Freeze Protect” is enabled
and “1-speed Filter” is not selected
Freeze Protect
High Speed
if “Freeze Protect” is enabled
Freeze Temp
38ºF
External Input
Disabled
Toggle between high speed (default) and low speed
Move to next menu item
Adjust the desired freeze protection temperature (33ºF - 42ºF)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Filter Pump
For 2-speed pumps: When a 2-speed pump is configured, one of the AUX relays must also be configured
to control the low speed motor winding on the pump. Refer to the appropriate sections in the Installation
manual for specific information regarding the control logic for 2-speed and variable speed pump operation.
For the Hayward Tristar variable speed pump: The Filter relay is used to supply input power to the VSC
pump control. The relay will be on when the filter pump output is on. When the filter pump output is off,
the relay will be off. On , off and speed is controlled by commands sent to the pump.
Lowest Speed
This is the lowest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. It is used as the lower limit in the
Low Speed Settings Menu. Set lowest speed from 10% (default) to 50%.
Highest Speed
This is the highest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. It is used as the upper limit in
the High Speed Settings Menu. Also, this is the speed that the pump will run at during the first 3 minutes
of operation anytime the pump has been off for more than 30 seconds. Set highest speed from 20% to 100%
(default).
Freeze Protection
Freeze protection is used to protect the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. If freeze
protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the freeze protection temperature, the
Aqua Plus will turn on the filter pump to circulate the water. If “Pool and Spa” is selected in the Pool/Spa
sub-menu, the valves will also alternate between the pool and spa every 30 minutes and the filter pump will
turn off while the valves are turning. The chlorinator will not operate if freeze protection is the only reason
the pump is running.
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Chemistry Config.
Wizard + to enter
4. Electrical Wiring
Press to access Chemistry Config. Wizard
Move to previous/next menu item
Chemistry Configuration Wizard
Requires use of the optional AQL-CHEM Sensing Kit. Following the steps of the Chemistry Config.
Wizard will set up the AQL-CHEM to sense ORP and pH levels and, if chlorination is used, can configure
the Aqua Plus to generate the correct amount of chlorine to properly sanitize the pool. Refer to the AQLCHEM manual for more detailed information.
Wireless Base
Receiver Connector
AQL-CHEM Connector
Remote Keypad
“Local” Display
Temp Sensor Inputs
External Input
Heater Output
Pool/Spa Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access Pool/Spa options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Rotates between Pool Only (default), Spa Only and
Pool and Spa
Move to next menu item
Pool/Spa Setup
Pool and Spa
Flow Switch
High Voltage
Relays
Cell Connector
if “Pool and Spa” is selected
Spa - CountDn
00:30
x
x
Valve Connectors
Adjust time setting (Manual On/Off, 0:05, 0:10, 0:15..., (default is 4:00))
Move to next menu item
Subpanel
Control Power
Input
if “Pool and Spa” is selected
Spa Spillover
Enabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Spa Spillover
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
if “Pool and Spa” is selected and
if “Spa Spillover” is enabled
Filter Operation
Spa Spillover
pH Dispense
Output
Toggle between Pool Only (default) and Spa Spillover options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
if “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” is selected
V1=Aux1, V2=Aux2
Disabled
if “Pool and Spa” is selected
Filter Off Valve
Change: Enabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Pool/Spa Setup
If “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” are selected, then the pool/spa valves are not needed and pushing the POOL/
SPA button on the display/keypad will have no effect. If “Pool and Spa” is selected, then the pool/spa
suction and return valve actuators should be connected to the Aqua Plus. Pressing the POOL/SPA button
on the display/keypad will allow the homeowner to alternate between pool and spa operation. For more
information on “Pool and Spa”, refer to the Plumbing section on pages 8.
Spa CountDn
This menu will appear only if Pool/Spa Setup is set to “Pool and Spa”. This setting is the time, after you
manually switch the Pool/Spa valves to “Spa Only”, until the Aqua Plus automatically returns the valves
to their previous positions. It is programmed in increments of 5 minutes, from “Manual On/Off” (0 minutes)
to “21:00” (21 hours). The filter is forced on during this time period.
Spa Spillover
When spa spillover is “Enabled” and “Pool and Spa”, the homeowner will be able to rotate through “Pool
Only” (both suction and return valves switched to pool), “Spa Only” (both suction and return valves
switched to spa) and “Spillover” (suction valve switched to pool and return valve switched to spa) by
successive presses of the “Pool/Spa button.
Filter Operation
If “Spa Spillover” is selected, the Aqua Plus will automatically switch the pool/spa suction and return
valves to “spillover” at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the super-chlorinate
function is turned on. The valves will remain in this position for the remainder of the super-chlorinate
period. This option is usually preferable because both the pool and spa water will be filtered and sanitized.
If “Pool Only” is selected, then the Aqua Plus will switch the pool/spa valves to the “pool only” position
at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the super-chlorinate function is turned on.
This may be desirable on some systems with in-floor cleaners because it allows the cleaner to operate all
the time the pool is being filtered and/or the super chlorinate is running.
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Ground Bus Bar
Bonding Lug(s)
The Aqua Plus Control Center requires both high and low voltage connections. Low voltage connections will be made
to actuators, sensors, remote keypad, etc. High voltage connections will be made to pumps, lights, etc., as well as
providing direct input power to the Control Center. Always:
-Ensure that Power is disconnected prior to doing any wiring
-Follow all local and NEC (CEC if applicable) codes
-Use copper conductors only
Main Service (Power to the Circuit Breaker Subpanel)
The Aqua Plus circuit breaker subpanel is rated for 100A service. Run properly rated conductors (L1, L2, N, and
ground) from the primary house electrical panel to the main power connections on the Aqua Plus circuit breaker base.
The connection at the main house panel should be to a 240VAC circuit breaker rated at 100A maximum.
Grounding and Bonding
Connect a ground wire from the primary electrical panel to the Aqua Plus ground bus bar. Also ground each piece of
high voltage (120 or 240VAC) equipment that is connected to the Aqua Plus control relays or circuit breakers. The
Aqua Plus should also be connected to the pool bonding system by an 8AWG (6AWG for Canada) wire. A lug for
bonding (2 for Canada) is provided on the outside/bottom of the Aqua Plus enclosure.
Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring
Circuit breakers are to be supplied by the installer. Refer to the circuit breaker chart on the following page for a list of
suitable circuit breakers that can be used. Follow the code and the circuit breaker manufacturer’s rating requirements
regarding the size and temperature rating for wiring. Note that some pool equipment may be required to be connected
to ground fault circuit breakers—check local and NEC (CEC) codes.
SUITABLE LISTED BREAKERS
Manufacturer
Siemens
Murray
Single Double
Twin
Quad
GFCB Filler Plates
Tightening
Torque
QP
QP
QT
QT
QPF
QF3
25lb-in
MP-T
MP-T
MH-T
MH-T
MP-GT
LX100FP
25lb-in
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General Purpose Outlet
If desired, a duplex receptacle with weatherproof cover (supplied by installer) may be installed in the knockouts on
the lower right side of the Aqua Plus enclosure. Per code, the receptacle should be a GFCI type. Alternatively,
connect a standard receptacle to a GFCB.
5. Configuration Menu
Aqua Plus Control Power
After plumbing and wiring are complete, the Aqua Plus MUST BE CONFIGURED before attempting to operate.
Configuration information is entered at the keypad and “tells” the Aqua Plus what equipment is connected and how
each should be controlled.
The Aqua Plus requires 120VAC, 2A power to operate the control logic circuits and the chlorinator. This power
should be connected to one of the circuit breakers.
Accessing the Configuration Menus
! WARNING: 120VAC only (permanent damage if connected to 240V)
Configuring the Aqua Plus requires that you navigate through the Configuration Menu and input various information. For more detailed information about using the Aqua Plus menu system, refer to the Operation Manual.
To access the Configuration Menu
Configuration
Menu-Locked
Configuration
Menu-Unlocked
Press repeatedly until “Configuration Menu” is displayed
Press BOTH buttons SIMULTANEOUSLY for 5 seconds to unlock
Move to configuration menu items
NOTE: The configuration menu automatically “locks” after 2 minutes of no buttons being pressed to
prevent unauthorized people from changing the control logic inadvertently and possibly damaging
the pool equipment or causing a “call back” to fix the configuration.
Factory
Prewired
120, 2VA
Neutral
Each item needs to be programmed and may contain additional sub-menu items. Refer to the following pages for
information on programming.
Chlor. Config.
+ to view/change
L1
Field
Wired
All Aqua Plus relays are double pole (they make/break both “legs” of 240V circuits) and are rated at 3HP/30A at
240V (1½HP/30A at 120V). Refer to the diagram below for typical relay wiring.
120 VAC
Load
120 VAC
Load
Push to access Chlorinator option
Move to next configuration menu
Chlorinator
Enabled
Toggle between Chlorinator Enabled and Disabled
Move to next menu item
Display
Salt
Toggle between Display Salt (default) and Minerals
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Cell Type
T-CELL-15
High Voltage (120/240V) Pool Equipment
240 VAC
Load
Configuration Menu Items
Rotates between available Cell types
Move to next menu item
Chlorinator
The Aqua Plus is shipped with the chlorinator enabled. The cell and flow switch must be installed and
the Aqua Plus will automatically chlorinate both the pool and spa according to the desired output
setting (see Settings Menu in the Operation manual). If disabled, all displays relating to the chlorinator
will be suppressed.
When the chlorinator is enabled, the Aqua Plus will automatically detect and control any Aqua Rite(s)
that is installed in the system.
Display
Allows for the display of salt (default) or mineral values.
Cell Type Selection
The Cell Type Menu appears after “Display Salt/Minerals” in the Chlorinator Configuration Menu.
The options are T-CELL-15 (default), T-CELL-9, T-CELL5 or T-CELL-3. Make the proper selection
based on the chlorinator cell that is used in your system (the Aqua Plus includes the T-CELL-15). Refer
to the information below.
Wiring relays for 240 VAC
Pool Equipment
Wiring relays for 120 VAC
Pool Equipment
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Wiring GFCB for 120 VAC
Pool Equipment
"T-CELL-3" = T-CELL-3, GLX-CELL-3-W
"T-CELL-5" = GLX-CELL-5, GLX-CELL-5-W
"T-CELL-9" = T-CELL-9, GLX-CELL-9-W
"T-CELL-15" = T-CELL-15, GLX-CELL-15-W
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External Input Interlock
The External Input Interlock provides a means to force the filter pump or an Aux output off when certain conditions
exists. A normally open or normally closed on/off external device must be connected to the Aqua Plus as shown below.
After properly configuring the Aqua Plus (see Configuration), the filter pump and/or desired Aux will be forced off
when the device is active.
! WARNING: Do not use the Aqua Plus to control an automatic pool cover. Swimmers may
become entrapped underneath the cover.
Two speed filter pump: Requires 2 relays (FILTER plus one of the AUX relays) for proper operation of both
speeds. ! IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the wiring diagram below AND to configure the control logic
according to the instructions on page 22.
Lo Speed
Hi Speed
Common
Ground
2-Speed
Filter
Pump
N
L2
L1
G
SPST External Switch
(either Normally Open or Normally Closed)
Lights: A ground fault circuit breaker must be used to supply power for high voltage pool/spa lighting. Low voltage
lights will require an external transformer. For lighting systems that have both a light source and color wheel, connect
the light source to the “Lights” relay and then connect the color wheel to one of the AUX outputs.
Goldline Aqua Rite Chlorinator
The Aqua Plus can control one or more Goldline Aqua Rite chlorinators when additional sanitizing capacity is required.
A 4 wire connection is used to communicate to the Aqua Rite and can be wired up to 500' apart. Any outdoor rated
4 conductor cable can be used. Refer to the wiring diagrams below for proper wiring connection to the Aqua Rite.
NOTE: There must be only 1 "primary" unit. All other Aqua Rite units must be configured as "secondary".
4
3
2
Jumper Installed
For Primary
(Factory Default)
1
GREEN
YELLOW
BLACK
RED
Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Proper installation of the Hayward TriStar Variable Speed Control (VSC)
includes high voltage input wiring, communication wiring, and menu configuration/settings. Refer to the following
diagram for proper input wiring to the VSC. Wiring from the 220V breaker must connect through the Aqua Plus’s Filter
relay. The Filter relay is used to supply input power to the VSC pump control. The relay will be on when the filter
pump output is on. When the filter pump output is off, the relay will be off. Note that when the filter pump relay is off
(power off to the VSC), the Aqua Plus will not display errors or diagnostics for the pump. The filter pump relay must
be on for diagnostic function.
Jumper Removed
For Secondary(s)
Additional
Aqua Rite(s)
(if required)
Aqua Rite
(Primary)
Aqua Plus
220 VAC input
power to VSC
Aqua Rite
(Secondary)
NOTE: Primary/Secondary jumper is located underneath small circuit board.
Aqua Plus
GRN
YEL
BLK
RED
green
4
yellow
3
2
black
1
red
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4
3
2
1
GRN
YEL
BLK
RED
Aqua Rite
Goldline pH Dispense Output: NOTE: The Aqua Plus can only be used with a 120VAC pH dispensing device.
There are two Aqua Plus versions that require different installation techniques. Aqua Plus operating with a software
version less than 4.00 require the pigtail or pH dispensing device to be connected to an internal relay. Units using
version 4.00 or later have a dedicated pH output through the screw terminals mounted on the inside of the enclosure
(shown on page 10). Refer to the AQL-CHEM’s ph dispense wiring instructions that relates to your particular version.
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Low Voltage Wiring
Base Station
Valve Actuators
The Aqua Plus can control up to three automatic valve actuators. Two of the valve outputs are dedicated to the pool/
spa suction (Valve2) and return (Valve1) valves. Valve3 is for general purpose use (solar, water feature, in-floor
cleaner, etc.).
Plug in the pigtail connector from the wireless base station into the “wireless” connector on the main PCB
in the Aqua Plus control unit.
For installations with solar heating, Goldline offers the AQ-SOL-KIT-xx solar kit that contains a valve, actuator, and
extra temperature sensor. The “xx” indicates the valve type from the 3 choices below:
-1P
-2P
Connector for
Base Station
Base Station
(AQL2-BASE-RF)
1.5” Positive Seal
2” Positive Seal
The Aqua Plus is compatible with standard valve actuators manufactured by Hayward, Pentair/Compool, and Jandy.
See diagram on page 10 for the location of valve connectors.
Main PCB
Heater Control
The Aqua Plus provides a set of low voltage dry contacts that can be connected to most gas heaters or heat pumps with
24V control circuits. Refer to the diagram below for a generic connection. The manuals supplied with most heaters
also include specific wiring instructions for connecting the heater to an external control (usually identified as “2-wire”
remote control). For millivolt or line voltage heaters, contact Goldline Tech support, 908-355-7995. Refer to the
diagrams and the information on the following pages for more details on the connection to several popular heaters.
Tighten nut
Generic Heaters
1. Wire heater to 120/240V power source per the instructions in the heater manual. The Aqua Plus does NOT
control the power going to the heater.
2. Wire the Aqua Plus dry contact heater output per the diagram below. Many internal parts of the heater can get very
hot--see the heater manufacturer’s recommendations on the minimum temperature rating for wires. If no guidance
is given, use 105°C rated wire.
3. Set any ON/OFF switch on the heater to ON.
4. Set the thermostat(s) on the heater to the maximum (hottest) setting.
Kill Switch
Heater
Thermostat
AQL-CHEM ORP and pH Sensing Kit
Plug in the connector from the AQL-CHEM into one of the “COMM” connectors on the main PCB in the
Aqua Plus control unit as shown below.
Connector for
AQL-CHEM
Flow Switch
Only applicable if the chlorinator function is enabled. The flow switch cable plugs into the Aqua Plus
Control Center at the position shown in the diagram on page 10. Ensure that the connector catch “snaps”
in order to provide a reliable connection.
Ignition/Valve
Turbo Cell
Only applicable if the chlorinator function is enabled. The Turbo Cell should be plugged in after the
Aqua Plus cover panel is put back in place. Refer to page 10 for the location of the connector.
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VSC Pump Address Setting
For proper communications, a pump address must be set for each VSC used in the system. For single pump systems,
the VSC address should be set to 001. When using Dual Equipment, the Pool Filter pump should be set to 001 and
the Spa Filter pump should be set to 002. Refer to the TriStar Pump Owner’s Manual (IS3220VSC) and Hayward
document IS3220VSCAQLL for specific instructions on setting the pump address.
Temperature Sensors
The Aqua Plus utilizes 10K ohm thermistor type sensors. Three sensors (water temperature, air temperature and solar
temperature) are included. If the Aqua Plus is being used to control a solar heating system, the solar sensor is required.
The sensors are provided with a 15 ft. cable. See page 5 and the diagram below for installation information.
Laars Heaters
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn power off to heater.
Remove factory jumper from terminal block.
Wire Aqua Plus to the heater as shown.
Ensure toggle switch is in the ON position.
Set heater thermostats to maximum position.
to limit switches
POOL/SPA
SENSOR
remove jumper
white
AIR
SENSOR
white
SOLAR/SPA
SENSOR
Fusible Link
Hayward Heaters
Refer to the instructions in the heater manual for “2-wire Remote Thermostat” operation under “Remote Control
Connections” and the diagram below:
Remote Display/Keypad
The Aqua Plus main unit can connect to a maximum of 3 remote wired display/keypads (ordered separately).
Use four conductor cable (typically phone cable) to connect the wired remote display/keypad with the Aqua Plus
Control Center as shown below. The maximum wiring distance is 500ft. (160m). Note that the terminals on both the
Aqua Plus main unit and the wired remote display/keypad are numbered: Connect 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc. Refer to diagram
below.
3.75 ”
Remote Display unit
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn off power to heater.
Wire Aqua Plus to terminals 1 & 2 (see diagram).
Leave jumper attached to terminals 4 & 5.
Move “BYPASS” dipswitch on heater circuit board to “ON” position (up).
Turn heater power back on.
Switch heater to either “Pool” or “Spa” (it doesn’t make any difference which is selected, the Aqua Plus will take
control).
7. Heater display should be “bO” (for “bypass On).
8. Heater will fire whenever Aqua Plus requests (when Aqua Plus “Heater” LED is illuminated).
4.50 ”
ºC ON
ºF OFF
4 321
Alternative
Concealed Wiring
500 ft max
Dipswitch located on heater
circuit board
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If multiple remote display/keypads are installed: Never connect more than 2 wires to any terminal block. Two
remotes can be wired back to the Aqua Plus main unit or the second display/keypad (and third, if applicable) can be
“daisy chained” with one display/keypad wired to the next. The maximum wire run from the Aqua Plus main unit to the
furthest remote display/keypad is 500 ft (160m).
BK
R
Do not remove jumper
Terminal block located at
electrical junction box
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Pentair/Purex/MiniMax
STA-RITE Heater
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn power off to heater.
Remove factory installed jumper from the “Ext Switch” connector.
Wire the Aqua Plus to the “Ext Switch” connector as shown below.
The wires to the Aqua Plus must be separated from any line voltage wires. Failure to follow these instructions
may cause erratic operation of the heater.
5. Set the Power (Thermostat Select) switch to either “Pool” or “Spa”.
6. Set the “Pool” and “Spa” thermostats to their maximum settings.
Turn power off to heater.
Remove upper jacket and open the control box.
Remove the jumper for the “fireman’s switch.
Wire to the Aqua Plus using wire rated for 105°C minimum.
Fireman’s
Switch
Operating
‘Control
Remove
Factory Jumper
Ext.
Switch
MINIMAX
Terminal
Board
STA-RITE
Raypak RP2100 Pool/Spa Heater
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn power off to heater.
Push the mode button to “spa” mode.
Set the temperature to the maximum.
Push the mode button to “OFF”.
Lastly, plug the prewired connector in the P7 position on the board.
Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Refer to the diagram below for proper low voltage communication wiring
between the Aqua Plus and the Hayward Tristar Variable Speed Control (VSC).
Connect screw terminals
“1” to “1”, “2” to “2”, etc.
! IMPORTANT: The heater will display “OFF” when it is being remotely controlled by the Aqua Plus.
Some homeowners see the “OFF” display and, thinking this is a mistake, change the mode to “POOL” or
“SPA” which then disables the remote control by the Aqua Plus. To prevent this: Remove the heater touch
pad connector (P5) which will disable the touchpad.
RED
BLK
YEL
GRN
VSC
Orange
Black Stripe
Black
Orange Stripe
Drawing is for digital
heater. If heater is a
millivolt (analog),
run red wires from
Fireman’s Switch
to heater relay.
Light Blue
P7
4
3
2
1
GRN
YEL
BLK
RED
Use four conductor cable (typically phone cable) for communications connection between the VSC and the Aqua Plus.
The maximum wiring distance is 500 feet (160 meters). Note that the terminals on both the VSC interface board and
the Aqua Plus main board are numbered. The terminal connections should be matched between both terminal blocks
(connect 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc.). The communications cable should be routed through the knockout hole on the left side
of the VSC enclosure, and a watertight fitting should be used to keep water and debris out of the opening. The
communications cable should also be routed away from the Aqua Plus and VSC power connections if possible.
RAYPAK RP2100
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Pentair/Purex/MiniMax
STA-RITE Heater
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn power off to heater.
Remove factory installed jumper from the “Ext Switch” connector.
Wire the Aqua Plus to the “Ext Switch” connector as shown below.
The wires to the Aqua Plus must be separated from any line voltage wires. Failure to follow these instructions
may cause erratic operation of the heater.
5. Set the Power (Thermostat Select) switch to either “Pool” or “Spa”.
6. Set the “Pool” and “Spa” thermostats to their maximum settings.
Turn power off to heater.
Remove upper jacket and open the control box.
Remove the jumper for the “fireman’s switch.
Wire to the Aqua Plus using wire rated for 105°C minimum.
Fireman’s
Switch
Operating
‘Control
Remove
Factory Jumper
Ext.
Switch
MINIMAX
Terminal
Board
STA-RITE
Raypak RP2100 Pool/Spa Heater
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn power off to heater.
Push the mode button to “spa” mode.
Set the temperature to the maximum.
Push the mode button to “OFF”.
Lastly, plug the prewired connector in the P7 position on the board.
Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Refer to the diagram below for proper low voltage communication wiring
between the Aqua Plus and the Hayward Tristar Variable Speed Control (VSC).
Connect screw terminals
“1” to “1”, “2” to “2”, etc.
! IMPORTANT: The heater will display “OFF” when it is being remotely controlled by the Aqua Plus.
Some homeowners see the “OFF” display and, thinking this is a mistake, change the mode to “POOL” or
“SPA” which then disables the remote control by the Aqua Plus. To prevent this: Remove the heater touch
pad connector (P5) which will disable the touchpad.
RED
BLK
YEL
GRN
VSC
Orange
Black Stripe
Black
Orange Stripe
Drawing is for digital
heater. If heater is a
millivolt (analog),
run red wires from
Fireman’s Switch
to heater relay.
Light Blue
P7
4
3
2
1
GRN
YEL
BLK
RED
Use four conductor cable (typically phone cable) for communications connection between the VSC and the Aqua Plus.
The maximum wiring distance is 500 feet (160 meters). Note that the terminals on both the VSC interface board and
the Aqua Plus main board are numbered. The terminal connections should be matched between both terminal blocks
(connect 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc.). The communications cable should be routed through the knockout hole on the left side
of the VSC enclosure, and a watertight fitting should be used to keep water and debris out of the opening. The
communications cable should also be routed away from the Aqua Plus and VSC power connections if possible.
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VSC Pump Address Setting
For proper communications, a pump address must be set for each VSC used in the system. For single pump systems,
the VSC address should be set to 001. When using Dual Equipment, the Pool Filter pump should be set to 001 and
the Spa Filter pump should be set to 002. Refer to the TriStar Pump Owner’s Manual (IS3220VSC) and Hayward
document IS3220VSCAQLL for specific instructions on setting the pump address.
Temperature Sensors
The Aqua Plus utilizes 10K ohm thermistor type sensors. Three sensors (water temperature, air temperature and solar
temperature) are included. If the Aqua Plus is being used to control a solar heating system, the solar sensor is required.
The sensors are provided with a 15 ft. cable. See page 5 and the diagram below for installation information.
Laars Heaters
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn power off to heater.
Remove factory jumper from terminal block.
Wire Aqua Plus to the heater as shown.
Ensure toggle switch is in the ON position.
Set heater thermostats to maximum position.
to limit switches
POOL/SPA
SENSOR
remove jumper
white
AIR
SENSOR
white
SOLAR/SPA
SENSOR
Fusible Link
Hayward Heaters
Refer to the instructions in the heater manual for “2-wire Remote Thermostat” operation under “Remote Control
Connections” and the diagram below:
Remote Display/Keypad
The Aqua Plus main unit can connect to a maximum of 3 remote wired display/keypads (ordered separately).
Use four conductor cable (typically phone cable) to connect the wired remote display/keypad with the Aqua Plus
Control Center as shown below. The maximum wiring distance is 500ft. (160m). Note that the terminals on both the
Aqua Plus main unit and the wired remote display/keypad are numbered: Connect 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc. Refer to diagram
below.
3.75 ”
Remote Display unit
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn off power to heater.
Wire Aqua Plus to terminals 1 & 2 (see diagram).
Leave jumper attached to terminals 4 & 5.
Move “BYPASS” dipswitch on heater circuit board to “ON” position (up).
Turn heater power back on.
Switch heater to either “Pool” or “Spa” (it doesn’t make any difference which is selected, the Aqua Plus will take
control).
7. Heater display should be “bO” (for “bypass On).
8. Heater will fire whenever Aqua Plus requests (when Aqua Plus “Heater” LED is illuminated).
4.50 ”
ºC ON
ºF OFF
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Alternative
Concealed Wiring
500 ft max
Dipswitch located on heater
circuit board
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If multiple remote display/keypads are installed: Never connect more than 2 wires to any terminal block. Two
remotes can be wired back to the Aqua Plus main unit or the second display/keypad (and third, if applicable) can be
“daisy chained” with one display/keypad wired to the next. The maximum wire run from the Aqua Plus main unit to the
furthest remote display/keypad is 500 ft (160m).
BK
R
Do not remove jumper
Terminal block located at
electrical junction box
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Low Voltage Wiring
Base Station
Valve Actuators
The Aqua Plus can control up to three automatic valve actuators. Two of the valve outputs are dedicated to the pool/
spa suction (Valve2) and return (Valve1) valves. Valve3 is for general purpose use (solar, water feature, in-floor
cleaner, etc.).
Plug in the pigtail connector from the wireless base station into the “wireless” connector on the main PCB
in the Aqua Plus control unit.
For installations with solar heating, Goldline offers the AQ-SOL-KIT-xx solar kit that contains a valve, actuator, and
extra temperature sensor. The “xx” indicates the valve type from the 3 choices below:
-1P
-2P
Connector for
Base Station
Base Station
(AQL2-BASE-RF)
1.5” Positive Seal
2” Positive Seal
The Aqua Plus is compatible with standard valve actuators manufactured by Hayward, Pentair/Compool, and Jandy.
See diagram on page 10 for the location of valve connectors.
Main PCB
Heater Control
The Aqua Plus provides a set of low voltage dry contacts that can be connected to most gas heaters or heat pumps with
24V control circuits. Refer to the diagram below for a generic connection. The manuals supplied with most heaters
also include specific wiring instructions for connecting the heater to an external control (usually identified as “2-wire”
remote control). For millivolt or line voltage heaters, contact Goldline Tech support, 908-355-7995. Refer to the
diagrams and the information on the following pages for more details on the connection to several popular heaters.
Tighten nut
Generic Heaters
1. Wire heater to 120/240V power source per the instructions in the heater manual. The Aqua Plus does NOT
control the power going to the heater.
2. Wire the Aqua Plus dry contact heater output per the diagram below. Many internal parts of the heater can get very
hot--see the heater manufacturer’s recommendations on the minimum temperature rating for wires. If no guidance
is given, use 105°C rated wire.
3. Set any ON/OFF switch on the heater to ON.
4. Set the thermostat(s) on the heater to the maximum (hottest) setting.
Kill Switch
Heater
Thermostat
AQL-CHEM ORP and pH Sensing Kit
Plug in the connector from the AQL-CHEM into one of the “COMM” connectors on the main PCB in the
Aqua Plus control unit as shown below.
Connector for
AQL-CHEM
Flow Switch
Only applicable if the chlorinator function is enabled. The flow switch cable plugs into the Aqua Plus
Control Center at the position shown in the diagram on page 10. Ensure that the connector catch “snaps”
in order to provide a reliable connection.
Ignition/Valve
Turbo Cell
Only applicable if the chlorinator function is enabled. The Turbo Cell should be plugged in after the
Aqua Plus cover panel is put back in place. Refer to page 10 for the location of the connector.
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External Input Interlock
The External Input Interlock provides a means to force the filter pump or an Aux output off when certain conditions
exists. A normally open or normally closed on/off external device must be connected to the Aqua Plus as shown below.
After properly configuring the Aqua Plus (see Configuration), the filter pump and/or desired Aux will be forced off
when the device is active.
! WARNING: Do not use the Aqua Plus to control an automatic pool cover. Swimmers may
become entrapped underneath the cover.
Two speed filter pump: Requires 2 relays (FILTER plus one of the AUX relays) for proper operation of both
speeds. ! IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the wiring diagram below AND to configure the control logic
according to the instructions on page 22.
Lo Speed
Hi Speed
Common
Ground
2-Speed
Filter
Pump
N
L2
L1
G
SPST External Switch
(either Normally Open or Normally Closed)
Lights: A ground fault circuit breaker must be used to supply power for high voltage pool/spa lighting. Low voltage
lights will require an external transformer. For lighting systems that have both a light source and color wheel, connect
the light source to the “Lights” relay and then connect the color wheel to one of the AUX outputs.
Goldline Aqua Rite Chlorinator
The Aqua Plus can control one or more Goldline Aqua Rite chlorinators when additional sanitizing capacity is required.
A 4 wire connection is used to communicate to the Aqua Rite and can be wired up to 500' apart. Any outdoor rated
4 conductor cable can be used. Refer to the wiring diagrams below for proper wiring connection to the Aqua Rite.
NOTE: There must be only 1 "primary" unit. All other Aqua Rite units must be configured as "secondary".
4
3
2
Jumper Installed
For Primary
(Factory Default)
1
GREEN
YELLOW
BLACK
RED
Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Proper installation of the Hayward TriStar Variable Speed Control (VSC)
includes high voltage input wiring, communication wiring, and menu configuration/settings. Refer to the following
diagram for proper input wiring to the VSC. Wiring from the 220V breaker must connect through the Aqua Plus’s Filter
relay. The Filter relay is used to supply input power to the VSC pump control. The relay will be on when the filter
pump output is on. When the filter pump output is off, the relay will be off. Note that when the filter pump relay is off
(power off to the VSC), the Aqua Plus will not display errors or diagnostics for the pump. The filter pump relay must
be on for diagnostic function.
Jumper Removed
For Secondary(s)
Additional
Aqua Rite(s)
(if required)
Aqua Rite
(Primary)
Aqua Plus
220 VAC input
power to VSC
Aqua Rite
(Secondary)
NOTE: Primary/Secondary jumper is located underneath small circuit board.
Aqua Plus
GRN
YEL
BLK
RED
green
4
yellow
3
2
black
1
red
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4
3
2
1
GRN
YEL
BLK
RED
Aqua Rite
Goldline pH Dispense Output: NOTE: The Aqua Plus can only be used with a 120VAC pH dispensing device.
There are two Aqua Plus versions that require different installation techniques. Aqua Plus operating with a software
version less than 4.00 require the pigtail or pH dispensing device to be connected to an internal relay. Units using
version 4.00 or later have a dedicated pH output through the screw terminals mounted on the inside of the enclosure
(shown on page 10). Refer to the AQL-CHEM’s ph dispense wiring instructions that relates to your particular version.
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General Purpose Outlet
If desired, a duplex receptacle with weatherproof cover (supplied by installer) may be installed in the knockouts on
the lower right side of the Aqua Plus enclosure. Per code, the receptacle should be a GFCI type. Alternatively,
connect a standard receptacle to a GFCB.
5. Configuration Menu
Aqua Plus Control Power
After plumbing and wiring are complete, the Aqua Plus MUST BE CONFIGURED before attempting to operate.
Configuration information is entered at the keypad and “tells” the Aqua Plus what equipment is connected and how
each should be controlled.
The Aqua Plus requires 120VAC, 2A power to operate the control logic circuits and the chlorinator. This power
should be connected to one of the circuit breakers.
Accessing the Configuration Menus
! WARNING: 120VAC only (permanent damage if connected to 240V)
Configuring the Aqua Plus requires that you navigate through the Configuration Menu and input various information. For more detailed information about using the Aqua Plus menu system, refer to the Operation Manual.
To access the Configuration Menu
Configuration
Menu-Locked
Configuration
Menu-Unlocked
Press repeatedly until “Configuration Menu” is displayed
Press BOTH buttons SIMULTANEOUSLY for 5 seconds to unlock
Move to configuration menu items
NOTE: The configuration menu automatically “locks” after 2 minutes of no buttons being pressed to
prevent unauthorized people from changing the control logic inadvertently and possibly damaging
the pool equipment or causing a “call back” to fix the configuration.
Factory
Prewired
120, 2VA
Neutral
Each item needs to be programmed and may contain additional sub-menu items. Refer to the following pages for
information on programming.
Chlor. Config.
+ to view/change
L1
Field
Wired
All Aqua Plus relays are double pole (they make/break both “legs” of 240V circuits) and are rated at 3HP/30A at
240V (1½HP/30A at 120V). Refer to the diagram below for typical relay wiring.
120 VAC
Load
120 VAC
Load
Push to access Chlorinator option
Move to next configuration menu
Chlorinator
Enabled
Toggle between Chlorinator Enabled and Disabled
Move to next menu item
Display
Salt
Toggle between Display Salt (default) and Minerals
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Cell Type
T-CELL-15
High Voltage (120/240V) Pool Equipment
240 VAC
Load
Configuration Menu Items
Rotates between available Cell types
Move to next menu item
Chlorinator
The Aqua Plus is shipped with the chlorinator enabled. The cell and flow switch must be installed and
the Aqua Plus will automatically chlorinate both the pool and spa according to the desired output
setting (see Settings Menu in the Operation manual). If disabled, all displays relating to the chlorinator
will be suppressed.
When the chlorinator is enabled, the Aqua Plus will automatically detect and control any Aqua Rite(s)
that is installed in the system.
Display
Allows for the display of salt (default) or mineral values.
Cell Type Selection
The Cell Type Menu appears after “Display Salt/Minerals” in the Chlorinator Configuration Menu.
The options are T-CELL-15 (default), T-CELL-9, T-CELL5 or T-CELL-3. Make the proper selection
based on the chlorinator cell that is used in your system (the Aqua Plus includes the T-CELL-15). Refer
to the information below.
Wiring relays for 240 VAC
Pool Equipment
Wiring relays for 120 VAC
Pool Equipment
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Wiring GFCB for 120 VAC
Pool Equipment
"T-CELL-3" = T-CELL-3, GLX-CELL-3-W
"T-CELL-5" = GLX-CELL-5, GLX-CELL-5-W
"T-CELL-9" = T-CELL-9, GLX-CELL-9-W
"T-CELL-15" = T-CELL-15, GLX-CELL-15-W
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Chemistry Config.
Wizard + to enter
4. Electrical Wiring
Press to access Chemistry Config. Wizard
Move to previous/next menu item
Chemistry Configuration Wizard
Requires use of the optional AQL-CHEM Sensing Kit. Following the steps of the Chemistry Config.
Wizard will set up the AQL-CHEM to sense ORP and pH levels and, if chlorination is used, can configure
the Aqua Plus to generate the correct amount of chlorine to properly sanitize the pool. Refer to the AQLCHEM manual for more detailed information.
Wireless Base
Receiver Connector
AQL-CHEM Connector
Remote Keypad
“Local” Display
Temp Sensor Inputs
External Input
Heater Output
Pool/Spa Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access Pool/Spa options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Rotates between Pool Only (default), Spa Only and
Pool and Spa
Move to next menu item
Pool/Spa Setup
Pool and Spa
Flow Switch
High Voltage
Relays
Cell Connector
if “Pool and Spa” is selected
Spa - CountDn
00:30
x
x
Valve Connectors
Adjust time setting (Manual On/Off, 0:05, 0:10, 0:15..., (default is 4:00))
Move to next menu item
Subpanel
Control Power
Input
if “Pool and Spa” is selected
Spa Spillover
Enabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Spa Spillover
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
if “Pool and Spa” is selected and
if “Spa Spillover” is enabled
Filter Operation
Spa Spillover
pH Dispense
Output
Toggle between Pool Only (default) and Spa Spillover options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
if “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” is selected
V1=Aux1, V2=Aux2
Disabled
if “Pool and Spa” is selected
Filter Off Valve
Change: Enabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Pool/Spa Setup
If “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” are selected, then the pool/spa valves are not needed and pushing the POOL/
SPA button on the display/keypad will have no effect. If “Pool and Spa” is selected, then the pool/spa
suction and return valve actuators should be connected to the Aqua Plus. Pressing the POOL/SPA button
on the display/keypad will allow the homeowner to alternate between pool and spa operation. For more
information on “Pool and Spa”, refer to the Plumbing section on pages 8.
Spa CountDn
This menu will appear only if Pool/Spa Setup is set to “Pool and Spa”. This setting is the time, after you
manually switch the Pool/Spa valves to “Spa Only”, until the Aqua Plus automatically returns the valves
to their previous positions. It is programmed in increments of 5 minutes, from “Manual On/Off” (0 minutes)
to “21:00” (21 hours). The filter is forced on during this time period.
Spa Spillover
When spa spillover is “Enabled” and “Pool and Spa”, the homeowner will be able to rotate through “Pool
Only” (both suction and return valves switched to pool), “Spa Only” (both suction and return valves
switched to spa) and “Spillover” (suction valve switched to pool and return valve switched to spa) by
successive presses of the “Pool/Spa button.
Filter Operation
If “Spa Spillover” is selected, the Aqua Plus will automatically switch the pool/spa suction and return
valves to “spillover” at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the super-chlorinate
function is turned on. The valves will remain in this position for the remainder of the super-chlorinate
period. This option is usually preferable because both the pool and spa water will be filtered and sanitized.
If “Pool Only” is selected, then the Aqua Plus will switch the pool/spa valves to the “pool only” position
at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the super-chlorinate function is turned on.
This may be desirable on some systems with in-floor cleaners because it allows the cleaner to operate all
the time the pool is being filtered and/or the super chlorinate is running.
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Ground Bus Bar
Bonding Lug(s)
The Aqua Plus Control Center requires both high and low voltage connections. Low voltage connections will be made
to actuators, sensors, remote keypad, etc. High voltage connections will be made to pumps, lights, etc., as well as
providing direct input power to the Control Center. Always:
-Ensure that Power is disconnected prior to doing any wiring
-Follow all local and NEC (CEC if applicable) codes
-Use copper conductors only
Main Service (Power to the Circuit Breaker Subpanel)
The Aqua Plus circuit breaker subpanel is rated for 100A service. Run properly rated conductors (L1, L2, N, and
ground) from the primary house electrical panel to the main power connections on the Aqua Plus circuit breaker base.
The connection at the main house panel should be to a 240VAC circuit breaker rated at 100A maximum.
Grounding and Bonding
Connect a ground wire from the primary electrical panel to the Aqua Plus ground bus bar. Also ground each piece of
high voltage (120 or 240VAC) equipment that is connected to the Aqua Plus control relays or circuit breakers. The
Aqua Plus should also be connected to the pool bonding system by an 8AWG (6AWG for Canada) wire. A lug for
bonding (2 for Canada) is provided on the outside/bottom of the Aqua Plus enclosure.
Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring
Circuit breakers are to be supplied by the installer. Refer to the circuit breaker chart on the following page for a list of
suitable circuit breakers that can be used. Follow the code and the circuit breaker manufacturer’s rating requirements
regarding the size and temperature rating for wiring. Note that some pool equipment may be required to be connected
to ground fault circuit breakers—check local and NEC (CEC) codes.
SUITABLE LISTED BREAKERS
Manufacturer
Siemens
Murray
Single Double
Twin
Quad
GFCB Filler Plates
Tightening
Torque
QP
QP
QT
QT
QPF
QF3
25lb-in
MP-T
MP-T
MH-T
MH-T
MP-GT
LX100FP
25lb-in
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Turbo Cell
V1=Aux1, V2=Aux2
This menu appears only if the Pool/Spa Setup is “Pool Only” or “Spa Only”. When enabled, Valve 1
(return) will follow the Aux1 output and Valve 2 (suction) will follow the Aux2 output. When disabled
(default), the return and suction pool/spa valves function normally.
The Turbo Cell (used for chlorine generation) should be plumbed AFTER the filter and heater. If installed on a pool/
spa combination system, the cell should be plumbed BEFORE the pool/spa return valve in order to allow proper
chlorination of both the pool and the spa. Refer to plumbing diagram below:
Filter Off Valve Change
This menu appears only if Pool/Spa setup is set to “Pool and Spa - Std”. When enabled (default), the filter
pump will shut off for 35 seconds whenever the Pool/Spa valves are turning. The pump will NOT shut off
when a heater is in Heater Cooldown mode.
12”
min
Flow switch before cell
Flow switch after cell
Filter Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access pump options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Filter Pump
1 Speed
Rotates between 1-speed (default), 2-speed and variable speed options
Move to next menu item
if “Variable Speed” is selected
The cell may be mounted vertically or horizontally, and water can move in either direction through the cell. Install using
the 2" unions provided. Tighten unions BY HAND for a watertight seal. For systems with 1½“ plumbing use adaptors
(provided by installer).
Flow Switch
The flow switch must be plumbed in the same section of plumbing as the Turbo Cell. The flow switch is a safety device
that ensures that water is flowing through the cell before the Aqua Plus starts to generate chlorine. Failure to properly
install the flow switch can result in explosive gases accumulating in the pool plumbing system.
! IMPORTANT: There must be at least a 12" (30cm) straight pipe run before (upstream) the flow
switch. If the switch is plumbed after the cell, the cell can by counted as the 12" (30cm) of straight pipe.
! IMPORTANT: To ensure proper operation, verify that the arrow on the flow switch points in the
direction of water flow.
Lowest Speed
10%
if “Variable Speed” is selected
Adjust the lowest speed desired for variable speed operation
Move to next menu item
Highest Speed
100%
Adjust the highest speed desired for variable speed operation
Move to next menu item
Freeze Protect
Enabled
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Freeze Protection
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
if “Freeze Protect” is enabled
and “1-speed Filter” is not selected
Freeze Protect
High Speed
if “Freeze Protect” is enabled
Freeze Temp
38ºF
External Input
Disabled
Toggle between high speed (default) and low speed
Move to next menu item
Adjust the desired freeze protection temperature (33ºF - 42ºF)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Filter Pump
For 2-speed pumps: When a 2-speed pump is configured, one of the AUX relays must also be configured
to control the low speed motor winding on the pump. Refer to the appropriate sections in the Installation
manual for specific information regarding the control logic for 2-speed and variable speed pump operation.
For the Hayward Tristar variable speed pump: The Filter relay is used to supply input power to the VSC
pump control. The relay will be on when the filter pump output is on. When the filter pump output is off,
the relay will be off. On , off and speed is controlled by commands sent to the pump.
Lowest Speed
This is the lowest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. It is used as the lower limit in the
Low Speed Settings Menu. Set lowest speed from 10% (default) to 50%.
Highest Speed
This is the highest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. It is used as the upper limit in
the High Speed Settings Menu. Also, this is the speed that the pump will run at during the first 3 minutes
of operation anytime the pump has been off for more than 30 seconds. Set highest speed from 20% to 100%
(default).
Freeze Protection
Freeze protection is used to protect the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. If freeze
protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the freeze protection temperature, the
Aqua Plus will turn on the filter pump to circulate the water. If “Pool and Spa” is selected in the Pool/Spa
sub-menu, the valves will also alternate between the pool and spa every 30 minutes and the filter pump will
turn off while the valves are turning. The chlorinator will not operate if freeze protection is the only reason
the pump is running.
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Freeze Protection Speed
This menu only appears if freeze protection is enabled and the pump is configured for 2-speed or variable
speed pump operation. This is the speed that the pump will run at during freeze protection operation.
Select high (default) or low speed operation.
Freeze Protection Temperature
Select the temperature to be used for freeze protection. Temperature is adjustable from 33ºF - 42ºF (1ºC 6ºC). 38ºF (3ºC) is default. This threshold will be used for all outputs that have freeze protection enabled.
3. Plumbing
Pool/Spa system configuration
These systems use a single filter pump and filter. Pool or spa operation is controlled by two 3-way valves (suction and
return). Refer to the diagram below.
HIGH VOLTAGE
LIGHTS
High Voltage Relays
Valve Outputs
Filter Pump
Lights
Aux 1
Aux 2
External Input Interlock
When enabled, the filter pump will be forced off when the external input is active. Note that freeze
protection will have precedence over this feature.
Pool/Spa Suction
Pool/Spa Return
Valve 3
Push to access heater options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Heater1
Disable
if “Heater1” is enabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Cooldown
Move to next menu item
Heater1 Cooldown
Disabled
if “Heater1” is enabled
if “Heater1” is enabled and
1-speed filter pump is not selected
Allow Low Speed
Disabled
POOL/SPA SUCTION
VALVE
CHECK VALVE
Heater1 Cooldown
This feature ensures that the heater cools down before water circulation is stopped. When enabled, the
Aqua Plus will continue to run the filter pump for 5 minutes after the heater turns off. During this period the
filter pump LED will flash and also a “Heater Cooldown, X:XX remaining” message will scroll on the
display.
When the filter pump is running and the heater is on: Pressing the “Filter” button once will cause the
heater to turn off, but the filter pump will continue to run for heater cooldown (filter LED flashing and
message on display). Pushing the filter button a second time will override the heater cooldown operation
and turn the filter pump off.
Heater Extend1
If “Enabled”, the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off time until the
pool (or spa) is heated up to the desired temperature setting (see Settings Menu). Heater extend will NOT
cause the filter pump to turn on, it will only delay the turn off time when the heater is operating.
Allow Low Speed
This menu only appears if the filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation. During default
operation, high speed mode is used whenever the heater is on. If Allow Low Speed is enabled, low speed
will be allowed even if the heater is on.
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FIBER OPTIC
LIGHT SOURCE
COLOR WHEEL
CHECK
VALVE
CHECK
VALVE
FILTER
MANUAL
VALVE
HEATER
SOLAR
VALVE
CELL
POOL VACUUM
VALVE
ENERGY
FILTER
POOL/SPA
RETURN
VALVE
MANUAL
VALVE
TWO-WAY
VALVE
SPA
BLOWER
FLOW
SWITCH
POOL SWEEP
BOOST PUMP
HEATER
BYPASS
VALVE
(manual)
POOL/SPA
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
CHECK
VALVE
WATER
FEATURE
VALVE
WATER
FEATURE
PUMP
(prevents draining
of raised spas)
ISOLATED
WATER
FEATURE
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Heater1
If the heater is “Enabled”, the heater relay will turn on when the water temperature is less than the desired
temperature setting and the filter pump is running. The desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. If
applicable, the homeowner will be prompted to enter separate “pool” and “spa” settings. Depending on
the position of the pool/spa suction valve, the proper temperature setting will be used.
MANUAL
VALVE
FILTER
PUMP
(prevents draining
of raised spas)
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Extend
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Heater1 Extend
Disabled
LOW VOLTAGE
LIGHTS
SOLAR
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
SOLAR BOOST
PUMP
Heater1 Config.
+ to view/change
TRANSFORMER
IN-FLOOR
CLEANER
SPA JET
PUMP
SPA
PUMP
SKIM
SUCTION
CLEANER
SPILLOVER
MAIN
DRAIN
POOL
ENERGY
SAVER
PRESSURE
CLEANER
POP-UP
OVERFLOW
POP-UP
RETURN
JET
POP-UP
VALVE
WATER
FEATURE
NON-BOOST
PRESSURE
CLEANER
POP-UP
PUMP
WATER
FEATURE
PRESSURE
CLEANER
Some important notes regarding the Aqua Plus control of Standard Pool/Spa systems:
In Pool/Spa Config., select:
Pool/Spa Setup
Pool and Spa
1. The Aqua Plus can be programmed to accommodate spa spillover, if desired.
2. A conventional heater (gas or heat pump) and solar can be used to heat both the pool and the spa.
3. If the chlorinator cell is plumbed prior to the pool/spa return valve, then both the pool and the spa can be
chlorinated.
4. The water sensor should be installed prior to any heater or solar and will display either the pool or the spa
temperature, depending on the current operation of the pool. The temperature will only be displayed when the
filter pump is running.
5. If any water feature or pressure side cleaner boost pumps are used, be sure to enable the “interlock” feature
(see “Configuration Menu” for details) to ensure that the pumps operate only when the filter pump is on and the
system is in the “pool only” operating mode.
6. The plumbing diagram above is intended to be used as a general guideline and is not a complete plumbing
schematic for the pool.
7. The air sensor must be installed if the freeze protection feature is enabled for the filter, valves or aux outputs or
if the chlorinator is enabled.
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Wireless Remote Controls
Note that the Aqua Plus is compatible with AQL2 wireless remote controls only. A single AQL2-BASE-RF Base
Station must be installed on the Aqua Plus in order to use any of the Goldline wireless remote controls. With the
Base Station installed, there is no limit on the number of wireless remotes that can used. The maximum distance
between the wireless remotes and the base station on the Aqua Plus main control unit is 400 feet (120m) line of
sight or 200 feet (60m) through walls, etc. If in doubt about the distance, test operation before installing the
remote. All wireless models require the user to run the “Teach Wireless” routine in the Settings Menu. This
information can be found in the Aqua Plus Operation Manual and the owner’s manual of each remote.
AQL2-Tx-RF-P-4
The AQL2-Tx-RF-P-4 is a portable battery operated remote control designed to be used in a weather protected
area (rain should never hit the unit). This remote comes with a wall mounted power supply for recharging the builtin batteries.
AQL2-SS-RF, AQL2-POD
The AQL2-SS-RF and AQL2-POD are waterproof portable remote controls that are designed to be used in and
around the pool/spa area. These units float and can be left in the water for easy access.
Solar Config.
+ to view/change
if “Solar” is enabled
if “Solar” is enabled
if “Solar” is enabled and
“1-speed Filter” is not selected
Allow Low Speed
Disabled
If solar is “Enabled”, the valve or solar pump relay will turn on when the water temperature is
less than the desired temperature setting AND the solar sensor is hotter than the water. The
desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. If applicable, the homeowner will be prompted
to enter separate pool and spa desired temperature settings. Depending on the position of
the pool/spa suction valve, the proper temperature setting will be used.
SUCTION
IN
(Common)
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Solar
If the solar control logic is “Enabled”, several additional steps must be taken to ensure
proper operation of the solar system. If the solar is operated by a valve, then the Valve3
output must be setup for solar logic (page 27). If the solar is operated by a pump, then one
of the AUX relays must be set up for solar logic (page 26). Also, the “solar” temperature
sensor must be installed. This sensor is typically mounted near the collector array and is
used to sense whether sufficient solar heat is available.
For optional actuators used with the Aqua Plus—note that the internal cams in the actuator may also have to be
adjusted depending on the way the actuator is mounted on the valve and the desired valve action.
Solar Extend
If “Enabled”, the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off
time if solar heat is still available. When solar heat is no longer available, both the solar
valve/pump and filter pump will turn off simultaneously. Solar extend will NOT cause the
filter pump to turn on, it will only delay the turn off time when solar is operating.
IN
IN
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Priority
Move to next menu item
Solar Priority
Disabled
Optional Valve Actuators
OUT
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Extend
Move to next menu item
Solar-Extend
Disabled
The AQL2-BASE-RF optional base station must be installed if any wireless remote control is used. To install the
base station, remove the knockout on the upper left side of the Aqua Plus main control unit, insert the base station,
and then tighten the nut from the inside. Also refer to the Base Station manual and the diagram on page 18.
OUT
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
Solar
Disabled
Optional Base Station
RETURN
Push to access solar options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
OUT
(Common)
Solar Priority
If both “Solar Control” and “Heater Control” are enabled, the Solar Priority feature will keep
the conventional heater off whenever solar heat is available. This provides the most cost
effective way of heating the pool. When solar heat is not available, the conventional heater
will operate normally.
Allow Low Speed
This menu only appears if the pool filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation.
During default operation, high speed mode is used whenever the solar heater is on. If Allow
Low Speed is enabled, low speed pump operation will be allowed during solar heating except
for the first 3 minutes after solar heat turns on.
External Input
Active Closed
Toggle between Open and Closed (default)
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
External Input
The external input device can either be normally open or normally closed. In this menu,
select the state of the external input device when active.
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Lights Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access Lights options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Lights Function
Manual On/Off
Rotates between Manual On/Off (default), Countdown Timer,
Low Speed- Filter, Timeclock, Solar, and Super Chlorinate
Move to next menu item
Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except dimmer relay, solar
super chlorinate, and low speed
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Interlock
Move to next menu item
Lights Interlock
Disable
for all functions except solar, dimmer relay, super chlorinate
pH dispense and low speed
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Lights Ext Input
Disabled
for all functions except dimmer relay,
super chlorinate, and low speed
Lights Freeze
Disable
Goldline offers a variety of wired and wireless remote control options for the Aqua Plus. Each model gives you the
ability to control your pool’s functions from a remote location, away from the Control Center.
Wired Remote Controls
Up to 3 wired remote controls can be installed. See page 17 for wiring information.
for manual on/off, countdown
timer and timeclock functions
Lights Relay
Standard
Optional Remote Controls
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Freeze
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Lights Function
Although designated as the “Lights” output, the function of the lights relay is similar to the aux1 and aux2
relays. If pool lights are wired to the lights relay, some options including Solar function, Low Speed of a 2Speed Filter Pump, Lights Interlock and Lights Freeze Protection will not be necessary and should be
disabled. If no pool lights are used, the lights relay can be used to control other pool devices that may
require these options. The function of each option is shown below.
Manual On/Off (default)—the lights relay will alternate between turning on and off when the LIGHTS
button is pressed. There is no automatic control logic.
Countdown Timer—the lights relay will turn on when the LIGHTS button is pressed. The lights relay will
turn off automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu in Operation Manual). The LIGHTS
button can also be used to turn the output off.
AQL-WW-P-4
The AQL-WW-P-4 display/keypad must be mounted indoors or in a weather protected area (rain should never touch
the unit). The display/keypad is designed to mount onto a standard electrical utility box (same box as a single light
switch, ideal for new construction) or can be mounted directly onto any wall surface. When selecting a location, note
that the wire to the Aqua Plus main unit must be less than 500’ long. Refer to the remote’s installation instructions as well
as the steps below:
1. Remove display/keypad baseplate from the cover by lifting up on the cover at the lower end of the keypad. See
diagram below.
Remote Keypad
push up here
to remove cover
2. Screw the baseplate in the desired position (screws supplied by installer).
3. See “Electrical Wiring” (page 17) for instructions on running the cable from the Aqua Plus main unit to the
remote display/keypad.
AQL-SS-6B-x (x=W or B for White or Black)
The AQL-SS-6B is a double insulated, waterproof device which is intended for installation at the water's edge. The
remote control comes with an attached 150’ cable and is typically installed at the tile-line of the spa wall, or in the deck,
within arm's reach of a pool/spa occupant. Refer to the AQL-SS-6B installation manual for specific mounting and
wiring information.
Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the Aqua Plus will turn on the lights relay whenever the low speed
operation of the filter pump is required. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be
selected under the “Filter Config.” Menu for proper operation.
Timeclock – the lights relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the lights timeclock in the Timers
Menu (see Timers Menu in Operation Manual). The LIGHTS button can also be used to turn the output
on and off.
Solar – the lights relay can operate a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter pump is running
and solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature setting. It is important to note
that “Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config.” menu for proper operation to occur.
Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled, this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle
when the Lights button is pressed, rather than using the Settings Menu. Note that only one button can be
assigned to this function.
Lights Relay
This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for the Lights
output. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. When “Dimmer” is
selected, and the Lights output is manually turned on, the “+” and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20%
to 100% (default). The level is saved for the next time the lights are turned from off to on.
Lights Interlock
If enabled, this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off, Countdown Timer, Timeclock) selected
above and turn the lights relay off when: filter pump is off, first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows
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the pump to prime and get water flowing), when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position
other than “pool only”, or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be
purged). Interlock is not available for solar, low speed filter pump, super chlorinate or dimmer.
2. Mounting the Equipment
Lights External Input Interlock
When Lights External Input Interlock is enabled, the lights output will be forced off when the external input
is active. This will have precedence over freeze protection. Lights External Input Interlock is not available
for solar, low speed filter pump, dimmer, super chlorinate, or pH dispense functions.
Aqua Plus Control Center
The Aqua Plus is contained in a raintight enclosure that is suitable for outdoor mounting. The control must be mounted
a minimum of 5 ft. (2 meters) horizontal distance from the pool/spa (or more, if local codes require). The Control
Center is designed to mount vertically on a flat surface with the knockouts facing downward. Because the enclosure
also acts as a heat sink (disperses heat from inside the box), it is important not to block the four sides of the control. Do
not mount the Aqua Plus inside a panel or tightly enclosed area.
Lights Freeze Protection
This function helps protect equipment that is wired to the lights relay against freeze damage. If Freeze
Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold,
the Aqua Plus will energize the lights relay. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the lights relay
during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation
system.
When selecting a location, note that the standard cables supplied with the Turbo Cell, flow switch, temperature sensors, and valve actuators (if applicable) are all 15 ft. (5m) long.
Temperature Sensors
Three sensors are included with the Aqua Plus. A water sensor and an air sensor must be installed at all times for
proper operation. A solar sensor is required if the solar function is enabled.
Water Sensor
This sensor is used to measure the pool/spa temperature and is installed in the filtration plumbing after the filter but
before either the solar or conventionally fueled heaters—refer to the plumbing overview diagram.
1. Drill a 3/8” (10mm) diameter hole in the PVC piping and remove all chips and burrs.
NOTE: The configuration parameters for the Aux2 output are the same as shown below for Aux1.
Aux1 Config.
+ to view/change
Aux1 Function
Manual On/Off
Push to access Aux options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
Rotates between Manual On/Off (default), Countdown Timer,
Low Speed- Filter, Timeclock, Solar, and Super Chlorinate
Move to next menu item
for manual on/off, countdown
timer and timeclock functions
2. Insert sensor until O-ring collar sits flush on the hole.
3. Position hose clamp over the sensor and gently tighten until O-ring makes an adequate seal. Do not overtighten.
4. For maximum temperature accuracy, cover the sensor and 3” (6cm) of pipe on either side with insulation and
white paint.
Air Sensor
Mount the air sensor outdoors. ! IMPORTANT: Mount the air sensor out of direct sunlight.
Solar Sensor
For solar applications, mount the sensor near the solar collector array so that it is exposed to the same sunlight as the
collectors. Use additional cable (20 AWG) if necessary.
Chlorination Function
The Aqua Plus includes a Turbo Cell, cell unions and flow switch for use with the chlorinator function. Refer to pages
8 and 17 for plumbing and wiring instructions.
Optional AQL-CHEM ORP and pH Sensing Kit
The AQL-CHEM is an ORP and pH sensing kit for the Aqua Plus. When chlorination is enabled (requires chlorinator
cell and P-KIT), the Aqua Plus senses the pool's ORP and pH levels and generates the correct amount of chlorine to
keep your pool properly sanitized. Wiring and plumbing requirements for the AQL-CHEM should be considered
before installing the Aqua Plus. Refer to the AQL-CHEM manual for specific installation information.
Optional AQL-CHEM2 CO2 Dispensing Kit
The AQL-CHEM2 is a CO2 dispensing device that connects directly to the Aqua Plus. When used with an AQLCHEM, the Aqua Plus will sense the pool’s pH level and automatically dispense the correct amount of CO2 to control
the pool’s pH to the desired level. Wiring and plumbing requirements for the AQL-CHEM2 should be considered
before installing the Aqua Plus. Refer to the AQL-CHEM2 manual for specific installation information.
Aux1 Relay
Standard
Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer
Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except dimmer relay, solar
super chlorinate, and low speed
Aux1 Interlock
Disable
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Aux1 Interlock
Move to next menu item
Aux1 Ext Input
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except dimmer relay,
super chlorinate, and low speed
Aux1 Freeze
Disable
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Aux1 Freeze
Move to previous/next configuration menu
! WARNING: Do not use the Aqua Plus to control an automatic pool cover. Swimmers may
become entrapped underneath the cover.
Aux1 Function
Manual On/Off (default)—the aux relay will alternate between turning on and off when the aux button is
pressed. There is no automatic control logic.
Countdown Timer – the aux relay will turn on when the AUX button is pressed and then will turn off
automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu, Operation Manual). The AUX button can also
be used to turn the output off.
Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the Aqua Plus will operate the aux relay whenever the low speed
operation of the filter pump is required. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be
selected under the “Filter Config.” Menu for proper operation.
Timeclock – the aux relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the aux1 timeclock in the Timers
Menu. The AUX button can also be used to turn the output on and off.
Solar – the aux relay operates a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter pump is running and
solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature setting. It is important to note that
“Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config.” menu for proper operation to occur.
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Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled, this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle
when the Aux button is pressed, rather than using the Settings Menu. Note that only one button can be
assigned to this function.
Pool Sizing Formula
Aux1 Interlock
If “Enabled”, this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off, Countdown Timer, Timeclock), selected
above and turn the aux1 off when: filter pump is off, first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the
pump to prime and get water flowing), when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position other
than “pool only”, or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged).
Interlock is not available for solar, low speed filter pump, super chlorinate or dimmer.
Aux1 External Input Interlock
When enabled, Aux1 will be forced off when the external input is active. Note that freeze protection does
NOT have precedence over this feature.
Aux1 Freeze Protection
This function protects the pool, plumbing, and equipment against freeze damage. If Freeze Protection is
enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold, the Aqua
Plus will turn on the aux relay to circulate the water. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the AUX
output during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation
system.
Liters
Gallons
Aux1 Relay
This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for the Aux1
output. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. When “Dimmer” is
selected, and the Aux1 output is manually turned on, the “+” and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20% to
100% (default). The level is saved for the next time the aux1 output is turned from off to on.
(pool size in meters)
(pool size in feet)
Rectangular Length x Width x
Average Depth x 7.5
Length x Width x
Average Depth x 1000
Round
Diameter x Diameter x
Average Depth x 5.9
Diameter x Diameter x
Average Depth x 785
Oval
Length x Width x
Average Depth x 6.7
Length x Width x
Average Depth x 893
Type of Salt to Use
It is important to use only sodium chloride (NaCl) salt that is greater than 99.0% pure. This can be found at most pool
stores in 40-80 lb. bags labeled “for use in swimming pools”. Alternatively, use common food quality or water softener
salt that is at least 99.0% pure. It is also acceptable to use water conditioning salt pellets, however, it will take longer
for them to dissolve. Do not use rock salt, or salt with more than 1% of yellow prussiate of soda, salt with anti-caking
additives, or iodized salt.
How to Add Salt
Valve3 Config.
+ to view/change
Push to access Valve3 options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
For new plaster pools, wait 10-14 days before adding salt to allow the plaster to cure. Turn the circulating pump on
and add salt directly into the pool. Brush the salt around to speed up the dissolving process—do not allow salt to pile
up on the bottom of the pool. Run the filter pump for 24 hours with the suction coming from the main drain (use pool
vacuum if there is no main drain) to allow the salt to evenly disperse throughout the pool. The salt display may take 24
hours to respond to the change in salt concentration.
Valve3 Function
Solar
Rotates between Timeclock (default), Solar, In-floor Cleaner,
and Super Chlorinate
Move to next menu item
Always check stabilizer (cyanuric acid), when checking salt. These levels will most likely decline together. Use the
chart below to determine how much stabilizer must be added to raise the level to 80 ppm.
for all functions except solar and super chlorinate
Valve3 Interlock
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Interlock
Move to next menu item
for all functions except solar or super chlorinate
Valve3 Ext Input
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default)
Move to previous/next configuration menu
for all functions except super chlorinate
Valve3 Freeze
Disabled
Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Freeze
Move to previous/next configuration menu
POUNDS and (Kg) OF STABILIZER (CYANURIC ACID) NEEDED FOR 80 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
Current
8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 22,000 24,000 26,000 28,000 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000 38,000 40,000
Stabilizer
Level (ppm) (30000) (37500) (45000) (52500) (60000) (67500) (75000) (82500) (90000) (97500) (105000) (112500)(120000) (127500)(135000) (142500) (150000)
0 ppm
10 ppm
20 ppm
30 ppm
40 ppm
50 ppm
Valve3 Function
Timeclock (default) – the valve turns on/off at the times set for the valve3 timeclock in the Timers Menu
(see Operations Manual). The VALVE3 button can also be used to turn the valve output on or off.
60 ppm
70 ppm
80 ppm
(4.3)
(3.6)
9.4
(4.3)
10.7
12.0
13.4
14.7
16.0
18.7
20.0
(3.6)
(8.5)
(9.1)
21.3
(9.7)
(10.3)
4.7
5.8
8.2
9.4
10.5
11.7
12.9
14.0
15.2
16.4
17.2
18.7
19.8
21.0
22.2
23.3
(3.2)
(3.7)
7.0
(3.2)
6.0
(4.8)
(5.3)
(5.9)
(6.4)
(6.9)
(7.4)
(8.0)
(8.5)
(9.0)
(9.5)
(10.0)
(10.5)
18.0
19.0
20.0
15.0
15.8
16.7
(6.7)
(7.1)
(7.5)
5.3
6.7
4.0
(2.7)
3.3
4.2
8.0
(3.7)
7.0
(4.9)
(4.3)
8.0
(5.4)
(6.1)
(6.7)
(3.6)
(2.2)
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
5.9
6.7
7.5
8.4
9.2
10.0
10.8
11.7
12.5
13.3
(4.9)
(5.2)
(5.6)
(6.0)
8.7
9.3
10.0
10.7
12.0
12.7
13.3
(3.9)
(4.2)
(4.5)
(4.8)
(5.4)
(5.7)
(6.0)
9.0
9.5
10.0
(4.1)
(4.3)
(4.5)
(5.0)
(2.7)
(3.0)
(3.4)
(3.8)
(4.2)
2.7
3.3
4.0
4.7
5.4
6.0
6.7
7.4
1.3
(2.1)
2.5
(1.6)
1.7
(1.8)
3.0
(1.4)
2.0
(2.1)
3.5
(1.6)
2.3
(2.4)
4.0
(1.8)
2.7
(2.7)
4.5
(2.0)
3.0
(3.0)
5.0
(2.3)
3.3
(5.4)
(4.5)
8.0
(3.6)
(3.3)
5.5
6.0
(2.5)
(2.7)
3.7
4.0
(5.9)
(6.4)
(6.8)
(7.2)
(8.1)
14.2
(6.3)
6.5
7.0
7.5
8.0
(2.9)
(3.2)
(3.4)
(3.6)
(3.9)
5.3
5.7
4.3
4.7
5.0
8.5
(.91)
(1.1)
(.91)
(1.1)
(1.2)
(1.4)
(1.5)
(1.7)
(1.8)
(2.0)
(2.1)
(2.3)
(2.4)
(2.6)
0.7
0.8
1.0
1.2
1.4
1.5
1.7
1.8
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.7
2.8
(8.6)
6.3
3.0
(9.0)
(4.5)
6.7
(2.8)
(3.0)
3.2
3.3
(.45)
(.54)
(.45)
(.54)
(.64)
(.68)
(.77)
(.82)
(.91)
(1.0)
(1.1)
(1.2)
(1.2)
(1.3)
(1.3)
(1.4)
(1.5)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Solar – the valve operates when the filter pump is running and solar heat is available and the water is less
than the desired temperature setting. Solar heating must be enabled in the “Solar Config. menu for proper
operation to occur.
In-Floor Cleaner – the valve switches the water returning to the pool between the in-floor cleaner and the
normal return jets which facilitate efficient surface skimming. The valve will operate the in-floor cleaner for
the first half of each clock hour and then switch to the jets/skimming for the last half of the hour.
Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled, this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle
when the Valve3 button is pressed, rather than using the Settings Menu. Note that only one button can be
assigned to this function.
27
26.7
(12.0)
(3.2)
(2.3)
2.0
25.3
(11.5)
5.0
(2.7)
(1.4)
22.7
(2.7)
(2.3)
(1.8)
(7.3)
4
The pool’s chemistry must be balanced BEFORE activating the Aqua Plus’s chlorinator function. NOTE: If the pool
does not have new water, add metal remover and non-copper based algaecide to the pool, per manufacturer’s instructions. This ensures a quick, troublefree transfer to the Aqua Plus system.
Valve3 Interlock
If “Enabled”, this feature will override the function (timeclock or in-floor cleaner) selected above and turn
the valve off when: the filter pump is off, first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the pump to prime
and get water flowing), or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be
purged). Interlock is not available for solar or super chlorinate.
Salt
Salt Level
Valve3 External Input Interlock
When Valve3 External Input Interlock is enabled, the Valve3 output will be forced off when the external
input is active. This will have precedence over freeze protection. Valve3 External Input Interlock is not
available for solar and super chlorinate.
The operating salt level is between 2700-3400 PPM (parts per million) with 3200 PPM being optimal. Before adding
any salt, test the salt level. This is especially important for retrofit installation to older pools where all of the chlorine
added to the pool over time is ending up as salt. If the level is low, determine the number of gallons in the pool and add
salt according to the chart below. A low salt level will reduce the efficiency of the sanitization and result in low chlorine
production. A high salt level can cause the Aqua Plus to stop chlorinating. The salt in your pool/spa is constantly
recycled and the loss of salt throughout the swimming season should be minimal. This loss is due primarily to the
addition of water because of splashing, backwashing, or draining (because of rain). Salt is not lost due to evaporation.
Valve3 Freeze Protection
This function protects the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. If Freeze Protection is
enabled and the AIR temperature falls sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold, the
Aqua Plus will turn on the valve to allow circulation of the water. IMPORTANT: this only enables
operation of the valve3 output during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection
for the main circulation system.
Use the chart on the top of page 4 to determine how much salt in pounds or (Kgs) should be added to reach the
recommended levels. Use the Pool Sizing Formula on page 4 (measurements are in feet/gallons and meters/liters) if
pool size is unknown.
if AQL-SS-6B is connected
6B Spa Config.
+ to view/change
Current salt
level
ppm
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
1600
1800
2000
2200
2400
POUNDS and (Kg) OF SALT NEEDED FOR 3200 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 20,000 22,000 24,000 26,000 28,000 30,000 32,000 34,000 36,000 38,000 40,000
(30,000) (37,500) (45000) (52,500) (60,000) (67,500) (75,000) (82,500) (90,000) (97,500) (105,000) (112,500) (120,000)(127,500)(135,000)(142,500) (150,000)
213
267
320
373
427
480
(97)
(121)
(145)
(170)
(194)
(218)
(242)
587
640
693
747
800
854
907
960
(267)
(291)
(315)
(339)
(364)
(388)
(412)
(436)
1067
(460)
(484)
200
250
(91)
(114)
300
350
400
450
600
650
700
750
900
950
1000
(182)
(205)
(250)
(273)
(295)
(318)
(341)
(363)
850
(159)
(227)
550
(136)
(385)
(408)
(430)
(453)
187
233
327
373
420
467
513
560
607
653
700
747
793
840
887
933
(85)
280
(106)
(127)
(148)
(170)
(191)
(212)
(233)
(255)
(276)
(297)
(318)
(339)
(360)
(382)
(403)
(424)
173
(79)
217
(98)
160
200
(73)
(91)
147
(67)
500
800
260
303
347
390
433
477
520
563
607
650
693
737
780
823
867
(118)
(138)
(158)
(177)
(197)
(217)
(236)
(256)
(276)
(297)
(317)
(337)
(358)
(378)
(398)
240
280
320
360
400
440
480
520
560
600
640
680
720
760
800
(109)
(127)
(145)
(164)
(182)
(200)
(218)
(236)
(255)
(273)
(291)
(310)
(328)
(346)
(364)
183
220
257
293
330
367
403
440
477
513
550
587
623
660
697
733
(83)
(100)
(117)
(133)
(150)
(167)
(183)
(200)
(217)
(233)
(250)
(267)
(283)
(300)
(317)
(333)
133
167
200
233
267
300
333
367
400
433
467
500
533
567
600
633
667
(61)
(76)
(91)
(106)
(121)
(136)
(152)
(167)
(182)
(197)
(212)
(227)
(243)
(258)
(274)
(289)
(304)
120
150
180
210
240
300
360
390
420
450
480
510
540
570
600
(68)
270
330
(55)
(82)
(95)
(109)
(123)
(136)
(150)
(164)
(177)
(191)
(205)
(218)
(232)
(246)
(259)
(263)
107
133
160
187
213
240
267
293
320
347
373
400
427
453
480
507
533
(48)
(61)
(73)
(85)
(97)
(109)
(121)
(133)
(145)
(158)
(170)
(182)
(195)
(207)
(219)
(231)
(243)
93
117
140
163
187
257
280
303
327
350
373
397
420
443
467
(53)
210
233
(42)
(64)
(74)
(85)
(95)
(106)
(117)
(127)
(138)
(148)
(159)
(169)
(180)
(190)
(201)
(211)
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
340
360
380
400
(36)
(45)
(55)
(64)
(73)
(82)
(91)
(100)
(109)
(118)
(127)
(136)
(145)
(154)
(163)
(172)
(181)
83
100
117
133
150
167
183
200
217
(98)
(106)
(114)
250
267
283
300
(137)
(144)
(152)
80
93
107
120
133
147
160
173
(79)
187
(85)
200
213
227
240
253
267
80
90
100
110
120
130
140
150
160
170
180
190
200
67
73
80
87
93
100
107
113
120
127
133
67
(30)
(38)
53
67
(45)
(24)
(30)
(36)
40
50
60
(53)
(42)
(61)
(48)
(68)
(55)
2600
(18)
(23)
(27)
(32)
(36)
(41)
2800
27
33
40
47
53
60
(76)
(61)
(45)
(91)
(83)
(73)
(67)
(55)
(50)
(59)
233
(64)
(91)
(68)
(121)
(98)
(73)
(129)
(104)
(77)
(110)
(81)
317
(117)
(86)
(15)
(18)
(21)
(24)
(27)
(30)
(33)
(36)
(39)
(42)
(45)
(48)
(51)
(54)
17
20
23
27
30
33
37
40
(21)
50
(23)
(24)
57
(26)
60
(20)
47
53
(18)
43
(27)
(29)
(30)
Ideal
(6)
(8)
(9)
(11)
(12)
(14)
(15)
(17)
6B A, Button 1
This menu allows the user to map each button of the AQL-SS-6B to one of the standard Aqua Plus
functions. The default selections are: Button 1 - Pool/Spa, Button 2 - Filter, Button 3 - Lights, Button 4 Heater1, Button 5 - Aux1 and Button 6 - Aux2.
Remote Menus
Enabled
Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Remote Menus
Move to previous/next configuration menu
This feature will prevent unauthorized access to the Settings, Timers, and Configuration menus from any
of the Aqua Plus’s remote display/keypads. When disabled, the remote display/keypads will only show
the default menu and allow on/off control via the pushbuttons. Note that the function of the Aqua Plus’s
built-in display/keypad is unchanged by this selection. Once disabled, the only way to enable “Remote
Menus” is to use the local display/keypad.
(90)
13
Rotates between all available remotes
Move to next menu item
Rotates between System Off, Pool/Spa, Filter, Lights, Heater1,
Aux1 and Aux2
Move to previous/next menu item or next configuration menu
Select 6B Spa
This menu only appears if more than one AQL-SS-6B is detected at power up. Select which of the available
remote controls (A, B or C) is to be configured.
(123)
(12)
63
6B A, Button 1
Pool/Spa
333
3000
(57)
Select 6B Spa
A
Push to access the 6 Button Spa Side Remote options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
(60)
67
3200
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
3400
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
3600+
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
All Timeclocks
7-day
Toggle between 7-day (default) and Weekend/Weekday time options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
This selection affects ALL of the timeclock logic in the Aqua Plus. If “7-day” is selected, each timeclock
will have one set of turn-on/turn-off settings that operate every day of the week. If “Weekend/Weekdays”
option is selected then the user can enter one set of turn-on/turn-off times for the weekend (fixed as
Saturday/Sunday) and another set of turn-on/turn-off times for weekdays (Monday through Friday).
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Time Format
12 hour AM/PM
Units
ºF and PPM
Toggle between 12 hour AM/PM (default) and 24 hour time format options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
1. Preparing Pool/Spa Water
Toggle between ºF and PPM (default) and ºC and g/L (Metric) options
Move to previous/next configuration menu
General Water Chemistry
Salt is required when using the chlorinator feature on the Aqua Plus Control. Refer to the description of the Aqua Plus
configuration menu for information on enabling/disabling the chlorinator (see page 20).
Reset Config. to
Default Press +
Initiate reset of all configuration parameters
Move to previous/next configuration menu (config. not reset)
Are you sure?
+ to proceed
Reset all configuration parameters
Move to previous/next menu (config. not reset)
Config. reset
Confirmed
Move to previous/next configuration menu
NOTE: The use of dry acid (sodium bisulfate) to adjust pool pH is discouraged especially in arid regions where pool
water is subject to excessive evaporation and is not commonly diluted with fresh water. Dry acid can cause a buildup
of by-products that can damage your chlorinator cell.
Water Chemistry
The table below summarizes the levels that are recommended by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
(APSP). The only special requirements for the Aqua Plus are the salt level and stabilizer.
Use this function to erase all previous system configuration and reset all configuration parameters back to
the factory default values. This function is NOT reversible--be careful.
Maintenance Menu (only displays if Sensing System is enabled)
The Maintenance Menu will be displayed only if the optional AQL-CHEM is used and the Sensing System is enabled
in the Chemistry Config. Wizard. This menu is used to perform functions relating to the AQL-CHEM ORP and pH
sensing kit.
pH Calibration
Wizard, + to enter
Push to access pH Calibration Wizard
Move to previous/next menu item
Use this Wizard to calibrate the AQL-CHEM’s pH probe. This requires a manual pH test of the pool water
using a dependable red phenol test kit.
Clean Probe Wizard
+ to enter
Push to access Clean Probe Wizard
Move to previous/next menu item
Use this Wizard to clean the AQL-CHEM’s ORP and pH probes. The probes must be clean and free from oil,
chemical deposits and contamination to function properly. Slow response, increased need to calibrate,
and inconsistent readings are indications that the probes need to be cleaned.
Saturation index
The saturation index (Si) relates to the calcium and alkalinity in the water and is an indicator of the pool water “balance”. Your water is properly balanced if the Si is 0 ±0.2. If the Si is below -0.2, the water is corrosive and plaster
pool walls will be dissolved into the water. If the Si is above +0.2, scaling and staining will occur. Use the chart below
to determine the saturation index.
Si = pH + Ti + Ci + Ai - 12.1
ºC
ºF
Ti
12
53
.3
16
60
.4
19
66
.5
24
76
.6
29
84
.7
34
94
.8
39
103
.9
Calcuim
Hardness
Ci
75
100
125
150
200
250
300
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
400
600
800
2.2
2.4
Total
Alkalinity
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.5
Ai
75
100
125
150
200
250
300
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
400
600
800
2.6
2.8
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.9
How to use: Measure pool pH, temperature, calcium hardness,
and total alkalinity. Use the chart above to determine Ti, Ci,and
Ai from your measurements. Insert values of pH, Ti, Ci and Ai
into the above equation. If Si equals .2 or more, scaling and
staining may occur. If Si equals -.2 or less corrosion or irritation
may occur.
-.2
0
CORROSIVE
SCALING
OK
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.2
2
Introduction
6. System Startup and Checkout
Before You Begin
What’s Included
Before attempting to install the Aqua Plus system, check that the following components have been included in the
package:
Before Startup
Aqua Plus Electronics Unit
(3) Temperature sensors with 15 ft. (5m) cable, hose clamp
Turbo Cell and Flow Switch with 15 ft. cables
PVC unions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
What’s NOT Included
Some of the additional items that you may need to complete an installation include:
Circuit breakers
None are included with control—see page 10 and inside of door for suitable breakers
Wire
4-conductor cable (electronics unit to remote display/keypad)
Wire/conduit for 100A service from main panel to Aqua Plus
Wire/conduit for filter pump and other high voltage loads
Wire for bonding
Installation Steps
Details on each installation step are presented on the following pages:
3. Plumbing (page 8)
General Pool Equipment
Turbo Cell
Flow Switch
Refer to the programming flow chart on the back cover of this manual for a listing of the available menus and the items
included in each menu.
Timers Menu
Timeclock and/or Countdown timer settings
Heater Checkout
Follow these instructions to verify that the Aqua Plus is properly controlling the heater.
ORP & pH sense kit
pH dispense kit
Wired Wall Mount Remote Display
Wired Spa Side 6 Function Remote Control, 150ft cable, specify color (white or black)
Handheld Wireless Waterproof Remote with Charging Station (AQL2-BASE-RF required)
Wireless Table Top remote (AQL2-BASE-RF required)
Wireless Spa Side Remote Control (AQ2L-BASE-RF required)
Base Receiver
Light Dimmer Relay
Valve Actuator
Valve & Actuator (xx=1P (1.5” pos. seal), -2P (2” pos. seal)
2. Mounting the equipment (page 5)
Aqua Plus main unit
Temperature sensors
Remote display/keypad (optional)
Valve actuators (if applicable)
Program Automatic Operation
Heater and/or solar thermostat settings
Chlorinator settings
Day and Time
Accessory Products - Order Separately
1. Prepare the pool water (page 2)
General Water Chemistry
Salt
Pool/spa chemicals are within the recommended levels according to the chart on page 2.
Pool/spa salt level is between 2700 – 3400 PPM.
Properly rated circuit breakers are installed in the Aqua Plus subpanel.
All wiring is performed according to NEC and local codes.
The Aqua Plus is properly grounded and bonded.
The Aqua Plus is properly configured to control all desired functions.
Settings Menu
Miscellaneous
Utility electrical outlet and weatherproof cover (for mounting on side of Aqua Plus)
Mounting hardware (screws, etc.) for mounting Aqua Plus and remote display/keypad
Valves (use standard Hayward, Pentair/Compool, or Jandy valves)
Additional valve actuators
AQL-CHEM
AQL-CHEM2(-240)
AQL-WW-P-4
AQL-SS-6B-x (x=W/B)
AQL2-POD
AQL2-Tx-RF-P-4
AQL2-SS-RF
AQL2-BASE-RF
AQL-DIM
GVA-24
V&A-xx
Before starting the Aqua Plus for the first time, be sure that the following items have been completed:
4. Electrical Wiring (page 10)
Main service
Grounding and bonding
Circuit breakers
Aqua Plus control power
High Voltage pool equipment
Low voltage wiring (temperature sensors, flow switch, etc.)
5. Aqua Plus control configuration (page 20)
1. Check that the Aqua Plus is calling for the heater to turn on as indicated by the “Heater” LED being illuminated. If
the “Heater” LED is illuminated, go directly to step 2; if not, then check the following:
• The heater is enabled (Configuration Menu/Heater Config.).
• The heater temperature setting is at least 2ºF greater than the water temperature (Settings Menu / Pool Heater
& Spa Heater).
• The filter pump is running.
• If the pool has solar heat and the solar priority feature is enabled (Configuration Menu/Solar Config) then solar
must be off in order for the heater to fire. The easiest way to force solar off is to go to the Settings Menu / Pool
Solar & Spa Solar and temporarily lower the temperature settings below the current water temperature.
2. Check that the heater is running. If not, then check:
• Power is supplied to the heater.
• The Aqua Plus control output is properly connected to the heater control (see ”Heater Control” wiring, page
14).
• Some heaters also have internal switches or jumpers that have to be set correctly for remote control operation—refer to the heater manual and also “Heater Control” (page 13).
• Heater is turned on (“Kill Switch” is in the “ON” position).
• If a heater bypass valve is installed, check that water is flowing through the heater.
• The heater temperature setting is set as high as possible (usually 104ºF/40ºC). Also note that some heat
pumps actually have be set to the lowest possible temperature.
6. System Startup and checkout (page30)
NOTE: Before installing this product as part of a saline water purification system in a pool or spa using natural stone for
coping or for immediately adjacent patios/decking, a qualified stone installation specialist should be consulted regarding the appropriate type, installation, sealant (if any) and maintenance of stone used around a saline pool with electronic
chlorine generator in your particular location and circumstances.
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3. Once the heater is running, you can verify the “heater cooldown” feature (optional - see Configuration Menu/Heater
Config.) is operating properly:
• Press the “Filter” button once (for 2 speed pumps, this may require 2 pushes of the “Filter” button).
• The heater should turn off (“Heater” LED off) and the “Filter” LED will flash to indicated heater cooldown is
active.
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•
•
The display will periodically indicate that the filter pump is on for heater cooldown and show the minutes
remaining.
The pump will automatically turn off at the end of the 5 minute heater cooldown period.
Table of Contents
For more detailed instructions on control and operation of the Aqua Plus system, refer to the Operation Manual.
Service Mode
Service mode disables all automatic control operation and is intended to be used when servicing the pool system. To
enter service mode, push the SERVICE button once on the main unit keypad. This will initially turn all outputs off and
then allow you to turn outputs on/off manually at the main display (only). In service mode, the buttons on the optional
remote display/keypad and the optional spa side remote will turn outputs off, but will not turn any output on. Heater
control outputs and solar control outputs are prevented from turning on if the water temperature exceeds 104ºF
(40ºC).
Introduction
Before You Begin..................................................................... 1
Installation Steps...................................................................... 2
1. Preparing
Pool/Spa Water
General Water Chemistry........................................................ 2
Salt............................................................................................ 3
2. Mounting
Equipment
Aqua Plus Control Center.......................................................
Temperature Sensors.............................................................
Optional Chlorination ..............................................................
Optional AQL-CHEM Sensing Kit.........................................
Optional AQL-CHEM2 CO2 Dispense Kit............................
Optional Remote Controls......................................................
Optional Base Station.............................................................
Optional Valve Actuators.........................................................
3. Plumbing
Pool/Spa Configuration.......................................................... 8
Turbo Cell.................................................................................. 9
Flow Switch............................................................................. 9
4. Electrical
Wiring
Main Service............................................................................. 10
Grounding and Bonding......................................................... 10
Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring.................................. 10
General Purpose Outlet........................................................... 11
Aqua Plus Control Power....................................................... 11
High Voltage Pool Equipment............................................... 11
Low Voltage Wiring................................................................ 13
5. Configuration
Configuration Menu............................................................... 20
6. System Startup
and Checkout
Before Startup........................................................................ 30
Heater Checkout.................................................................... 30
Service Mode......................................................................... 31
7. Warranty
Aqua Plus Limited Warranty.................................................. 32
Pushing the SERVICE button again will enter a timed service mode. Service operation as described above will
continue for 3 hours, then automatically return to normal operation.
Push the SERVICE button once more to exit out of Service mode.
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LIMITED WARRANTY (effective 04/01/09) Hayward/Goldline warrants its Pro Logic and E-Command
pool automation products as well as its Aqua Rite, Aqua Rite Pro, Aqua Plus and SwimPure chlorination products
to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service, for a period of three (3) years.
Hayward/Goldline also warrants its Aqua Trol chlorination products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year. These warranties are applicable from the initial
date of installation on private residential swimming pools in the US and Canada.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
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READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING: Disconnect all AC power during installation.
Hayward/Goldline warrants all the above-identified pool automation and chlorination products installed on commercial swimming pools and on swimming pools outside of the US and Canada for a period of one (1) year.
Likewise, Hayward/Goldline warrants all accessories and replacement parts for the above-identified pool automation and chlorination products for a period of one (1) year. Each of these warranties is not transferable and
applies only to the original owner.
Proof of purchase is required for warranty service. If written proof of purchase is not provided, the manufacturing
date code will be the sole determinant of the date of installation of the product. To obtain warranty service or
repair, please contact the place of purchase or the nearest Hayward/Goldline authorized warranty service center.
For more information on authorized service centers please contact the Hayward/Goldline Technical Service Support Center (61 Whitecap Road, North Kingstown RI, 02852) or visit the Goldline web site at
www.goldlinecontrols.com or the Hayward website at www.haywardnet.com.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS:
1. Material supplied or workmanship performed by others in process of installation.
2. Damage resulting from improper installation including installation on pools larger than the product rating.
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WARNING: Water in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit may be
hazardous to your health.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to
use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.
A green colored terminal marked “Grounding” is located inside the wiring
compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this terminal must be
connected to the grounding means provided in the electric supply service
panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors
supplying the equipment.
One bonding lug for US models (two for Canadian models) is provided on the
external surface. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect the local
common bonding grid in the area of the swimming pool, spa, or hot tub to
these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than 8
AWG US / 6 AWG Canada.
All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains, or other
similar hardware within 3 meters of the pool, spa or hot tub shall be bonded to
the equipment grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than 8 AWG
US / 6 AWG Canada.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
3. Problems resulting from failure to install, operate or maintain the product(s) in accordance with the recommendations contained in the owners manual(s).
4. Problems resulting from failure to maintain pool water chemistry in accordance with the recommendations in the
owners manual(s).
5. Problems resulting from tampering, accident, abuse, negligence, unauthorized repairs or alternations, fire, flood,
lightning, freezing, external water, degradation of natural stone used in or immediately adjacent to a pool or spa,
war or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER. THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTIES ABOVE CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE
WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ABOVE-IDENTIFIED HAYWARD/GOLDLINE POOL
AUTOMATION AND CHLORINATION PRODUCTS AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THESE WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS OF EQUIPMENT, LOST PROFITS OR
REVENUE, COSTS OF RENTING REPLACEMENTS, AND OTHER ADDITIONAL EXPENSES,
EVEN IF THE SELLER HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
NO WHOLESALER, AGENT, DEALER, CONTRACTOR OR OTHER PERSON IS AUTHORIZED
TO PROVIDE, SUPPLEMENT OR MODIFY ANY WARRANTY ON BEHALF OF HAYWARD/GOLDLINE.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE VOID IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN ALTERED IN ANY WAY AFTER
LEAVING THE FACTORY. FOR THE ABOVE-IDENTIFIED CHLORINATION PRODUCTS, THESE
WARRANTIES ALSO ARE VOID IF, DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, YOU USE A REPLACEMENT CHLORINATOR CELL OTHER THAN AN UNMODIFIED, NEW HAYWARD/GOLDLINE
CHLORINATOR CELL PURCHASED FROM HAYWARD/GOLDLINE. IF A WARRANTY BECOMES VOID, YOU STILL MAY PURCHASE SERVICE AND/OR TELEPHONE TECHNICAL
SUPPORT AT THE THEN CURRENT TIME AND MATERIAL RATES.
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Aqua Plus Programming Flow Chart
default menu
day and time
water temperature
air temperature
chlorinator setting
salt level
denotes conditional items
reason pump is running (not scheduled)
inspect cell
reason hi-speed is running (not scheduled)
countdown time remaining
heater control status
system manual off
check system error
filter speed
pH/ORP levels
settings menu
spa heater1 temperature
Automation and Chlorination
pool heater1 temperature
spa solar temperature
pool solar temperature
superchlorinate
spa chlorinator setting
pool chlorinator setting
spa high/low speed
pool high/low speed
day and time
backlit display light
beeper
teach wireless remote
wireless channel
maintenance menu
pH calibration wizard
clean probe wizard
timers menu
pool filter pump1 or hi-speed
pool filter pump2 or lo-speed
spa
lights
aux1
aux2
valve3
superchlorinate
diagnostic menu
chlorinator diagnostics
instant salt
pH/ORP levels
flow switch
cell temperature sensor
water sensor
air sensor
solar sensor
main software revision
display software revision
chemistry sense software revision
6 button spa side software revision
Installation Manual
chlorinator
for models
filter bridge/vsc software revision
RF base software revision
configuration menu
chemistry config. Wizard
PL-PLUS
PL-PLUS-20
pool/spa
filter
heater1
solar
external input
lights
aux1
aux2
valve3
6 button spa side remote
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12 hour or 24 hour time format
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North Kingstown, RI 02852 USA
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remote menus
7-day or weekend/weekday timeclock
reset to default
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888-921-7665
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