AQ-TROL-HP, AQ-TROL-HP-TL, AQ-TROL-RJ, and AQ-TROL-RJ-TL

ELECTROLYTIC CHLORINE GENERATOR
BASIC POOL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
Free Chlorine
1.0 - 3.0 ppm
pH
7.2 - 7.8
Alkalinity
QUARTERLY
WEEKLY
IDEAL RANGE
MONTHLY
TEST
ADJUSTMENT REQUIRED
®
Aqua Trol
Raise desired output % to
increase, lower desired output %
to decrease -OR- increase or
decrease pump filtration time.
Too high - add muriatic acid
Too low - add soda ash.
Salt
80 - 120 ppm
Add baking soda to increase.
Add acid as required to decrease.
2700 - 3400 ppm Add salt as required to increase.
Stabilizer
60 - 80 ppm
Add cyanuric acid to increase.
Calcium
200 - 400 ppm
Add calcium to increase.
Drain and add water to decrease.
Electrolytic Cell inspect & clean
Refer to section in manual.
Questions?
Refer to www.goldlinecontrols.com for latest manual
revisions, additional information and helpful service.
Above Ground
Pool Chlorine Generator
Operation and Installation
Manual
AQ-TROL-RJ
AQ-TROL-RJ-TL
AQ-TROL-HP
AQ-TROL-HP-TL
620 Division St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
092016K RevL
Copyright © 2010 Hayward Inc.
www.haywardnet.com
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
•
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
•
Disconnect all AC power during installation.
•
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 "Earth Ground" 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
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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.
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.
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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Table of Contents
OPERATION
The Aqua Trol ...........................................................................1
®
Water Chemistry........................................................................1
Controls........................................................................................6
Maintenance.................................................................................8
.
INSTALLATION
Mounting........................................................................................9
Plumbing.......................................................................................10
Wiring..........................................................................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting........................................................................13
WARRANTY
Warranty.....................................................................................15
Operation
The Aqua Trol® is an automatic chlorine generation system with a built-in filter
pump timer designed specifically for above ground pools. The operation requires
a low concentration of salt (sodium chloride) in the pool water at levels low enough
that it normally will not be tasted. The Aqua Trol automatically sanitizes your pool
by converting the salt into free chlorine which kills bacteria and algae in the pool
through a process called electrolysis. Because chlorine will revert back to sodium
chloride after killing the bacteria, these reactions will continuously recycle virtually
eliminating the need to add sanitizing chemicals to your pool. The only time you
may need to add more salt to the pool is when water is replenished due to
backwashing, draining, or splashing (not evaporation).
The Aqua Trol incorporates a built in timer to control the pool filter. This timer
insures that the proper daily filtration and sanitization occurs. The Aqua Trol is
designed to handle the purification needs of the average residential above ground
swimming pool of up to 18,000 gallons (67,500 liters). The actual amount of chlorination required to properly sanitize a pool varies depending upon bather load,
rainfall, temperature, and the pool's cleanliness.
The Aqua Trol is available with several different options to allow for easy installation on a wide variety of above ground pools. The cell may be connected with 1½"
- 1¼" flexible hose or to 2" rigid PVC pipe when the -HP option is ordered, or the cell
may be mounted directly to the pool return jet when the -RJ version is ordered.
Similarly, the electrical connections may be made via 120V/15A "straight blade"
linecord and receptacle (standard Aqua Trol version, no option designation) or
may be made via a 120V/20A "twist lock" linecord and receptacle when the -TL
version is ordered.
AQ-Trol-HP
"Straight blade" 120V/15A linecord/receptacle; 2" (51mm) rigid
PVC piping or 1½ - 1¼" (38-32mm) flexible hose
AQ-Trol-HP-TL
"Twist lock" 120/20A linecord/receptacle; 2" (51mm) rigid PVC
piping or 1½ - 1¼" (38-32mm)flexible hose
AQ-Trol-RJ
"Straight blade" 120V/15A linecord/receptacle; adapters for
return jet mounting
AQ-Trol-RJ-TL
"Twist lock" 120V/20A linecord/receptacle; adapters for return
jet mounting
NOTE: Before installing this product as part of a saline water purification system in
an above-ground pool with an immediately adjacent natural stone patio/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.
control unit and that the wire is not cut or damaged. Make sure you have at least
12" of straight pipe before the flow switch. If there is adequate flow and the LED is
still on, check that the arrows on the flow switch (on top of hex) are pointing in the
direction of flow.
6.
"Test Salt Level" LED illuminated or flashing
Take a sample of your pool water to your local Authorized Aqua Rite Dealer and
have the salt level tested. No salt test is completely accurate and the test results
may vary from the salt level on the Aqua Trol display. If salt level is low, add salt
according to chart on page 4.
7.
"High Salt" LED illuminated
Check salt level in pool/spa. If salt level is too high, lower salt level by draining
some of the pool water out of the pool and replace with fresh water. Continue until
the salt concentration is at recommended levels.
8.
"Inspect Cell" LED flashing
Inspect and clean cell according to directions on page 8. When done, press the
"diagnostic" button for 3 seconds to stop the "Inspect Cell" LED flashing.
9.
"Inspect Cell" LED illuminated
Remove and inspect the cell for scale. If the cell is scaled, follow the directions on
page 8 for cell cleaning. If the pool has the proper amount of salt and the "Inspect
Cell" LED is still illuminated, the cell may be worn and need replacement.
10.
Possible causes of little or no free chlorine residual
- Aqua Trol switch in OFF position.
- Desired Level % adjustment setting is too low.
- Low stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid).
- Filter pump switched off or filter pump time too short (8 hours for average size
pools, more for large pools)
- Salt level too low (below 2500 ppm, Low Salt LED on).
- Salt level too high (High Salt LED on).
- Very warm pools increase chlorine demand--increase Desired Level % or filter
run time.
- Cold water (below 50F) causes Aqua Trol to stop generating (Generating LED
flashing).
- Excessive scaling on cell.
- High level of Nitrogen in pool water.
- "Yellow Out" or similar treatment recently used. Some yellow algae treatments
will use chlorine at a very high rate and deplete the residual free chlorine. Manually shock the pool if indicated in the directions on the algae treatment. It still
may be a matter of days before the pool returns to "normal" and chlorine tests
will show the desired 1-3ppm free chlorine reading.
11.
"-Pcb-" displayed and all 4 red/yellow LEDs are illuminated.
A possible Printed Circuit Board fault has been detected.
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 byproducts that can damage your chlorinator cell.
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Troubleshooting
Diagnostic Displays
Sequential pushes of the small "diagnostic" button next to the LCD display will
cause the Aqua Trol to display the following information:
Water Chemistry
As with any pool, it is important that you maintain chemical makeup of the pool
water. The table on page 2 summarizes the levels that are recommended by the
National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI). The only special requirement for the Aqua
Trol is the salt level and stabilizer. It is important to maintain these levels in order
to prevent corrosion or scaling and to ensure maximum enjoyment of the pool.
Test your water periodically. Your local pool store can provide you with the
chemicals and procedures to adjust the water chemistry. Be sure to tell the pool
store that you are using an Aqua Trol chlorine generator.
1. Pool temperature (xx degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius)
2. Cell voltage (typically 22.0 to 26.0 volts when chlorine is being generated, otherwise 30-35V)
3. Cell current (typically 2.50 to 4.00 amps when chlorine is being generated, otherwise 0 amps)
4. Desired Output % ("0P" -- "100P" depending on knob position )
5. Instant salinity ( -xxxx ppm or -x.xx grams/Liter)
6. Product name sent to the display ("AL-6" signifies "Aqua Trol" (STD), ("AL-7"
signifies "Aqua Trol Return-Jet")
7. Software revision level (r1.xx)
On the 8th push of the button the display will revert back to the default salt display.
Also, if the button is not pushed for 30 seconds, the display will revert back to the
standard salt display.
Common Problems and Solutions
1.
"Power" LED not on
Check to make sure 120VAC input power is connected to the Aqua Trol control.
Verify input voltage with a voltmeter. If there is input power, the fuse may have
blown. The Aqua Trol is protected by a 20 amp mini ATO fuse located on the circuit
board above the cell connector.
2.
Filter pump not running
Check that the time clock manual switch is in the "auto" (center) position or in the
"on" (top) position. If in "auto", then check that the time is correct (check am/pm
by using the 24 hour indicator located near the 2 o'clock position) and that the
trippers are in the "out" position.
3.
"Generating" LED not on
The Aqua Trol only generates chlorine when the filter pump is running, the main
switch is in the "AUTO" or "SUPER CHLORINATE" position, and none of the red
fault LEDs are illuminated.
4.
"Generating" LED flashing
The temperature of the pool water is too high or low to operate. You can override
this by switching the main switch to SUPER CHLORINATE. The Aqua Trol will run
at maximum output for the remainder of the current pump cycle or 24 hours, whichever comes first.
5.
"No Flow" LED illuminated
The Aqua Trol® has sensed a no flow condition and has stopped generating chlorine. Check that the flow switch is plugged into the connector on the bottom of the
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 ±.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 equation and chart below to determine the saturation index.
Si = pH + Ti + Ci + Ai - 12.1
Calcuim
Hardness
Ci
Total
Alkalinity
75
100
125
150
200
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
75
100
125
150
200
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
250
300
2.0
2.1
250
300
2.4
2.5
.8
400
600
2.2
2.4
400
600
2.6
2.8
.9
800
2.5
800
2.9
ºC
ºF
Ti
12
53
.3
16
60
.4
19
66
.5
24
76
.6
29
84
.7
34
94
39
103
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
.2
SCALING
OK
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Ai
2
Salt Level
Use the chart on page 4 to determine how much salt in pounds (or Kgs) needs to
be added to reach the recommended levels. Use the equations below (measurements are in feet/gallons and meters/liters) if pool size is unknown.
Liters
Gallons
(pool size in meters)
(pool size in feet)
Length
x Width x
Rectangular
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
Bonding
A lug used for bonding is attached to the bottom of the Aqua Trol enclosure.
Connect to the pool bonding system using minimum 8AWG copper wire if required
by code.
Pump Output
The Aqua Trol's filter pump output is rated at 120 VAC, 15 A max. Check the
electrical rating marked on the pump motor. Connecting a pump with a higher
amperage rating may result in permanent damage to the Aqua Trol. The 120 VAC
standard or twist lock pump receptacle is located outside, on the bottom of the
enclosure.
Electrolytic Cell and Flow Switch
The cell and flow switch plug into connectors on the Aqua Trol electronics unit.
Note that return jet units (-RJ option) will NOT have a flow switch. See diagram
below.
Phone jack
to flow switch
Cutout for
cell cable
The ideal salt level is between 2700-3400 ppm (parts per million) with 3200 ppm
being optimal. If the level is low, determine the number of gallons in the pool and
add salt according to the chart on page 4. A low salt level will reduce the efficiency
of the Aqua Trol® and result in low chlorine production. A high salt level can cause
the Aqua Trol to shutdown and may begin to give a salty taste to your pool
(generally, the salt will begin to be tasted at a level of about 3500-4000 ppm). The
salt in your pool is constantly recycled and the loss of salt throughout the swimming season should be small. 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.
Type of Salt to Use
It is important to use only sodium chloride (NaCl) that is 99% pure. This is common
food quality or water softener salt available in 40-80 lb. bags at your local Hayward/
Goldline dealer. It is also acceptable to use water conditioning salt pellets, however, it will take longer for them to dissolve. Do not use rock salt, salt with more
than 1% yellow prussiate of soda, salt with more than 1% of anti-caking additives,
or iodized salt.
OUTPUT POWER
INPUT POWER
120 VAC receptacle
Bonding lug to
120 VAC linecord
to pool pump
pool bonding system
to GFCI receptacle/breaker
How to Add or Remove Salt
Turn the filter pump on and add the salt directly into the pool. Brush the salt to
speed up the dissolving process--to not allow the salt to sit in a pile on the bottom
of the pool. Run the filter pump for 24 hours with the suction coming from the main
drain (use the pool vacuum if there is not 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.
The only way to lower the salt concentration is to partially drain the pool and refill
with fresh water.
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Wiring
Power must be shut off at the circuit breaker before performing any wiring. Be sure
to follow Local and NEC/CEC electrical codes. The Aqua Trol has been designed to
easily wire into typical above ground pool systems. To provide safe operation, the
Aqua Trol must be properly grounded and bonded.
Input Power
Models with the standard 120 VAC line cord should be plugged into a GFCI receptacle. Twist lock models should be plugged into a twist lock receptacle wired to a
GFCI circuit breaker. For Canadian installations: Connect to a circuit protected by
a Class-A ground fault interruptor. See diagram below.
POUNDS and (Kg) OF SALT NEEDED FOR 3200 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
Current salt
level
ppm
0
200
Aqua Trol
AQUA TROL
(AQ-TROL-XX)
400
600
NEUTRAL
GROUND
SUBPANEL
800
BONDING
LOOP
GFCI
OUTLET
1000
1200
PUMP
1400
1600
TWIST-LOCK
PLUGS (L520)
AQUA TROL
(AQ-TROL-XX-TL)
BONDING
LOOP
SUBPANEL
PUMP
11
320
373
427
480
(121)
(145)
(170)
(194)
(218)
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
(69)
(91)
(114)
(136)
(159)
(182)
(205)
140
187
233
280
327
373
420
(64)
(85)
(106)
(127)
(148)
(170)
(191)
130
173
(59)
(79)
120
160
200
240
280
320
360
(55)
(73)
(91)
(109)
(127)
(145)
(164)
110
147
183
220
257
293
330
(51)
(67)
(83)
(100)
(117)
(133)
(150)
100
133
167
200
233
267
300
(46
(61)
(76)
(91)
(106)
(121)
(136)
217
(98)
260
303
347
390
(118)
(138)
(158)
(177)
90
120
150
180
210
240
(41)
(55)
(68)
(82)
(95)
(109)
80
107
133
160
187
213
240
(36)
(48)
(61)
(73)
(85)
(97)
(109)
210
(123)
93
117
140
163
187
(53)
(64)
(74)
(85)
(95)
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
(27)
(36)
(45)
(55)
(64)
(73)
(82)
50
67
83
100
117
133
150
(23)
(30)
(38)
(45)
(53)
(61)
(68)
40
53
67
80
(18)
93
107
120
(24)
(30)
(36)
(42)
(48)
(55)
2600
30
40
50
60
(14)
(18)
(23)
(27)
2800
20
27
33
40
47
53
60
(9)
(12)
(15)
(18)
(21)
(24)
(27)
3000
10
13
17
20
23
27
30
(4)
(6)
(8)
(9)
(11)
(12)
(14)
2200
2400
TWIST-LOCK
OUTLET (L520)
267
(97)
(42)
NEUTRAL
GROUND
213
(73)
70
2000
Aqua Trol
160
(32)
1800
GFCI CIRCUIT
BREAKER
6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000
(22,500) (30,000) (37,500) (45000) (52,500) (60,000) (67,500)
(32)
80
90
(36)
(41)
3200
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
3400
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
3600+
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
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Plumbing
Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid)
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.
The cell and flow switch (not used on -RJ systems) are plumbed in the return line to
the pool. Install after (downstream) all the pool equipment (filter, heater, solar, etc.).
The kit included in the Aqua Trol provides the necessary plumbing components for
either 2" (51mm) rigid PVC piping installation or 1½ - 1¼" (38-32mm) flexible hose
installation. An overview of the Aqua Trol system with the hose/pipe installation (HP) is shown on the previous page, see below for detail on the return jet mounting.
Hose/Pipe installations (-HP option): Install the cell and flow switch as shown in
the diagrams below. Always make sure that the flow switch is downstream from the
cell. When using the hose adaptors, remove the o-ring from the pipe union tailpiece and install them in the hose tailpieces. Tighten all union nuts BY HAND for
a watertight seal.
POUNDS and (Kg) OF STABILIZER (CYANURIC ACID)
NEEDED FOR 80 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
Current
6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000
Stabilizer
Level (ppm) (22500) (30000) (37500) (45000) (52500) (60000) (67500)
0 ppm
10 ppm
20 ppm
30 ppm
4.0
5.3
6.7
8.0
9.4
10.7
(1.8)
(2.4)
(3.0)
(3.6)
(4.3)
(4.9)
12.0
(5.4)
3.5
4.7
5.8
8.2
9.4
10.5
(1.6)
(2.1)
(2.6)
(3.7)
(4.3)
(4.8)
3.0
4.0
7.0
(3.2)
6.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
(1.4)
(1.8)
(2.7)
(3.2)
(3.6)
(2.2)
2.5
3.3
4.2
5.0
5.9
6.7
7.5
(1.1)
(1.5)
(1.9)
(2.3)
(2.7)
(3.0)
(3.4)
40 ppm
2.0
2.7
3.3
4.0
4.7
5.4
6.0
(.9)
(1.2)
(1.5)
(1.8)
(2.1)
(2.4)
(2.7)
50 ppm
1.5
2.0
2.5
3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
(.7)
(.9)
(1.1)
(1.4)
(1.6)
(1.8)
(2.0)
60 ppm
1.0
1.3
1.7
2.0
2.4
2.7
3.0
(.5)
(.6)
(.8)
(.91)
(1.1)
(1.2)
(1.4)
70 ppm
0.5
0.7
0.8
1.0
1.2
1.4
1.5
(.2)
(.3)
(.4)
(.45)
(.54)
(.64)
(.68)
80 ppm
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
FROM PUMP
TO POOL
Hose Assembly
FROM PUMP
TO POOL
Pipe Assembly
Return Jet installation (-RJ option): Unscrew the the hose adaptor from the pool
return jet fitting and, in its place, screw in the right-angle cell mounting adaptor.
Note that this installation does NOT require a flow switch--however it is very
important that the cell be mounted vertically directly below the return jet in order to
allow the gases produced in the cell to naturally dissipate in the pool. Attach the
cell to the union and then use the fittings supplied to attach the lower end of the
cell to either the hose or rigid PVC pipe coming from the pools filtration system.
Tighten all union nuts BY HAND for a watertight seal.
RETURN
JET
FROM
FILTER
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10
Installation
Installation must be performed in accordance with Local and NEC codes.
Preparing Pool Water
Refer to page 2 for recommended chemical levels. The pool's chemistry must be
balanced BEFORE activating the Aqua Trol. NOTE: If the pool does not have new
water, add 1 quart (1 liter) of metal remover and 1 quart (1 liter) of non-copper based
algaecide to the pool, per manufacturers instructions. This ensures a quick,
troublefree transfer to the Aqua Trol system.
Mounting the Aqua Trol Control
The Aqua Trol 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 (or more if local codes require) from the pool.
The control is designed to mount vertically on a flat surface. 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 Trol in a panel or tight
enclosed area.
Controls
Timer
The pool filter pump should run long enough to circulate the entire volume of pool
water each day. This will vary depending on pump size, pool plumbing and pool
size. Consult a local pool store to help determine the appropriate run time for your
pool.
Set the Aqua Trol's timer by rotating the clock hands in a clockwise direction. The
arrow (positioned approximately 2 o'clock on dial) points to the current time. The
internal "hands" show time at a glance. On the outside of the timer, there are a
series of small slide trippers. Each tripper controls a 15 minute interval. Set the
trippers for the desired run time.
OFF - Push trippers IN (toward center)
ON - Pull trippers OUT (away from center)
Manual Control
There is a switch on the timer (located at approximately the 4 o'clock position) that
allows the pump to be manually turned on or off.
"1" (up) - pump ON
" " (center) - timer controls pump
"0" (down) - pump OFF
Main Switch
AUTO: For normal operation, the Main Switch should be left in the AUTO
position. In this position the Aqua Trol® will produce chlorine according to the
"Desired Level %" adjustment setting for the entire filtering/pumping cycle.
SUPER CHLORINATE: When you have an abnormally high bather load, a
large amount of rain, a cloudy water condition, or any other condition which
needs a large amount of purification to be introduced, put the Main Switch in
the SUPER CHLORINATE position. This electronically “super chlorinates”
(shocks) the water for 24 hours (filter pump must be on during this time) or until
the power has been turned off, whichever comes first. At the end of the super
chlorinate time, be sure to put the switch back into the AUTO position.
Aqua Trol
OFF: The OFF position prevents the Aqua Trol from energizing the electrolytic
cell. In this position there is no chlorine generation. NOTE: To service any of
the pool equipment or the Aqua Trol, turn the power off at the circuit breaker.
"Desired Level %" adjustment knob
This setting is used to control the amount of chlorine the Aqua Trol generates.
Raise this setting to increase chlorine level and lower it to decrease chlorine level.
Indicator LED's
POWER When illuminated, the Aqua Trol has input power.
GENERATING This LED is on steady during normal operation. When flashing, the pool water is too hot or cold to operate.
SUPER CHLORINATE Illuminates during Super Chlorination. See description
above.
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NO FLOW When illuminated, the flow switch has detected no flow and the Aqua
Trol® has stopped generating chlorine. A flashing LED indicates a 15/60 second
time delay period.
TEST SALT LEVEL When flashing, the salt level is low (below 2700ppm) and
Aqua Trol is generating at low efficiency. When illuminated steady, the salt level
is too low and Aqua Trol has shut down. Before adding large quantities of salt, it
is advisable to have your salt level professionally checked.
HIGH SALT When illuminated, the salt level is too high and Aqua Trol has shut
down.
INSPECT CELL A flashing indicator signifies that either the cell efficiency is
reduced or that it is time for regularly scheduled cell inspection. In either case,
inspect the cell and clean if necessary. Pressing the "diagnostic" button next to
the display for 3 seconds will stop the flashing LED. When illuminated steady,
cell efficiency is greatly reduced and the Aqua Trol has stopped producing chlorine. Inspect, clean or replace if necessary.
Salt Display
The Salt Display shows the current salt concentration of the pool water. Readings are
in ppm (parts per million). Refer to the Water Chemistry section for recommended salt
levels as well as how to add/remove salt.
The factory default display is in English (ppm). If Metric units (grams per liter) are
preferred, push the "diagnostic" button next to the display once. The display will
now show the pool water temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. With the temperature
displayed, move the main switch from AUTO to SUPER CHLORINATE to AUTO. The
temperature display will instantly change to degrees Celsius and the salt display will
switch to grams/liter. Repeat this process to switch back to English units (ppm and
Fahrenheit).
Operation
By understanding how the Aqua Trol operates, you'll be sure to use it more effectively for maximum convenience and performance. Assuming that the water chemical
levels are in the recommended range, there are three factors that you can control
which directly contribute to the amount of chlorine the Aqua Trol will generate:
1. filter time each day (hours)
2. the amount of salt in the pool
3. the "Desired Level %" setting
To find the optimum "Desired Level %" setting, start at a fairly high setting and work
downward. It will take a few days of adjustments to find the ideal setting for your
pool/spa. Once determined, it should only take minor adjustments, if at all, to compensate for differing salt levels due to splashing, backwashing, rain, etc. Because the
production of chlorine is affected by water temperature, it is important to check chlorine levels during periods of unusually high or low pool water temperatures. The
Aqua Trol control will not produce chlorine at temperatures below 50º F. If your pool
will be below this temperature for any length of time, you must chlorinate manually.
NOTE: After the ideal "Desired Output %" setting has been found, you may need to
raise the setting when the pool water temperature increases significantly, when there
is higher than normal bather load or when your chlorinator cell ages. You may need to
lower the setting when the pool water temperature decreases significantly or there are
long periods of inactivity.
7
Maintaining the Aqua Trol® System
To maintain maximum performance, it is recommended that you open and visually
inspect the cell every 3 months or after cleaning your filter. The Aqua Trol will
remind you to do this by flashing the "Inspect Cell" LED after approximately 500
hours of operation. After you inspect the cell (and clean, if necessary) press the
small "diagnostic" button next to the display for 3 seconds to stop the flashing
"Inspect Cell" LED and start the timer for the next 500 hour inspection period.
The Aqua Trol electrolytic cell has a self cleaning feature incorporated into the
electronic control’s logic. In most cases this self cleaning action will keep the
cell working at optimum efficiency. In areas where water is hard (high mineral
content) and in pools where the water chemistry has been allowed to get "out of
balance", the cell may require periodic cleaning. The "Inspect Cell" LED will
indicate if cell efficiency is decreased and servicing is necessary. If the "Inspect
Cell" LED remains on after a thorough cleaning, the cell may be worn and require replacement.
Servicing and Cleaning the Aqua Trol cell
Turn off power to the Aqua Trol before removing the electrolytic cell. Once
removed, look inside the cell and inspect for scale formation (light colored crusty
or flaky deposits) on the plates and for any debris which has passed through the
filter and caught on the plates. If no deposits are visible, reinstall. If deposits are
seen, use a high pressure garden hose and try to flush the scale off. If this is not
successful, use a plastic or wood tool (do not use metal as this will scratch the
coating off the plates) and scrape deposits off of the plates. Note that a buildup
on the cell indicates that there is an unusually high calcium level in the pool (old
pool water is usually the cause). If this is not corrected, you can expect to have to
periodically clean the cell. The simplest way to avoid this is to bring the pool
chemistry to the recommended levels as specified.
Mild Acid Washing: Use only in severe cases where flushing and scraping will
not remove the majority of deposits. To acid wash, turn off power to Aqua Trol.
Remove cell from piping. In a clean plastic container, mix a 4:1 solution of water
to muriatic acid (one gallon of water to one quart of muriatic acid). ALWAYS
POUR ACID INTO WATER - NEVER POUR WATER INTO ACID. Be sure to
wear rubber gloves and appropriate eye protection. The level of the solution in
the container should just reach the top of the cell so that the wire harness compartment is NOT submerged. It may be helpful to coil the wiring before immersing the cell. The cell should soak for a few minutes and then rinse with a high
pressure garden hose. If any deposits are still visible, repeat soaking and rinsing.
Replace cell and inspect again periodically.
Winterizing
The Aqua Trol electrolytic cell and flow detection switch will be damaged by
freezing water just as your pool plumbing would. In areas of the country which
experience severe or extended periods of freezing temperatures, be sure to drain
all water from the pump, filter, and supply and return lines before any freezing
conditions occur. The electronic control is capable of withstanding any winter
weather and should not be removed.
Spring Start-up
DO NOT turn the Aqua Trol on, until the pool water chemistry has been brought
to the proper levels. This information can be found on page 2.
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NO FLOW When illuminated, the flow switch has detected no flow and the Aqua
Trol® has stopped generating chlorine. A flashing LED indicates a 15/60 second
time delay period.
TEST SALT LEVEL When flashing, the salt level is low (below 2700ppm) and
Aqua Trol is generating at low efficiency. When illuminated steady, the salt level
is too low and Aqua Trol has shut down. Before adding large quantities of salt, it
is advisable to have your salt level professionally checked.
HIGH SALT When illuminated, the salt level is too high and Aqua Trol has shut
down.
INSPECT CELL A flashing indicator signifies that either the cell efficiency is
reduced or that it is time for regularly scheduled cell inspection. In either case,
inspect the cell and clean if necessary. Pressing the "diagnostic" button next to
the display for 3 seconds will stop the flashing LED. When illuminated steady,
cell efficiency is greatly reduced and the Aqua Trol has stopped producing chlorine. Inspect, clean or replace if necessary.
Salt Display
The Salt Display shows the current salt concentration of the pool water. Readings are
in ppm (parts per million). Refer to the Water Chemistry section for recommended salt
levels as well as how to add/remove salt.
The factory default display is in English (ppm). If Metric units (grams per liter) are
preferred, push the "diagnostic" button next to the display once. The display will
now show the pool water temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. With the temperature
displayed, move the main switch from AUTO to SUPER CHLORINATE to AUTO. The
temperature display will instantly change to degrees Celsius and the salt display will
switch to grams/liter. Repeat this process to switch back to English units (ppm and
Fahrenheit).
Operation
By understanding how the Aqua Trol operates, you'll be sure to use it more effectively for maximum convenience and performance. Assuming that the water chemical
levels are in the recommended range, there are three factors that you can control
which directly contribute to the amount of chlorine the Aqua Trol will generate:
1. filter time each day (hours)
2. the amount of salt in the pool
3. the "Desired Level %" setting
To find the optimum "Desired Level %" setting, start at a fairly high setting and work
downward. It will take a few days of adjustments to find the ideal setting for your
pool/spa. Once determined, it should only take minor adjustments, if at all, to compensate for differing salt levels due to splashing, backwashing, rain, etc. Because the
production of chlorine is affected by water temperature, it is important to check chlorine levels during periods of unusually high or low pool water temperatures. The
Aqua Trol control will not produce chlorine at temperatures below 50º F. If your pool
will be below this temperature for any length of time, you must chlorinate manually.
NOTE: After the ideal "Desired Output %" setting has been found, you may need to
raise the setting when the pool water temperature increases significantly, when there
is higher than normal bather load or when your chlorinator cell ages. You may need to
lower the setting when the pool water temperature decreases significantly or there are
long periods of inactivity.
7
Maintaining the Aqua Trol® System
To maintain maximum performance, it is recommended that you open and visually
inspect the cell every 3 months or after cleaning your filter. The Aqua Trol will
remind you to do this by flashing the "Inspect Cell" LED after approximately 500
hours of operation. After you inspect the cell (and clean, if necessary) press the
small "diagnostic" button next to the display for 3 seconds to stop the flashing
"Inspect Cell" LED and start the timer for the next 500 hour inspection period.
The Aqua Trol electrolytic cell has a self cleaning feature incorporated into the
electronic control’s logic. In most cases this self cleaning action will keep the
cell working at optimum efficiency. In areas where water is hard (high mineral
content) and in pools where the water chemistry has been allowed to get "out of
balance", the cell may require periodic cleaning. The "Inspect Cell" LED will
indicate if cell efficiency is decreased and servicing is necessary. If the "Inspect
Cell" LED remains on after a thorough cleaning, the cell may be worn and require replacement.
Servicing and Cleaning the Aqua Trol cell
Turn off power to the Aqua Trol before removing the electrolytic cell. Once
removed, look inside the cell and inspect for scale formation (light colored crusty
or flaky deposits) on the plates and for any debris which has passed through the
filter and caught on the plates. If no deposits are visible, reinstall. If deposits are
seen, use a high pressure garden hose and try to flush the scale off. If this is not
successful, use a plastic or wood tool (do not use metal as this will scratch the
coating off the plates) and scrape deposits off of the plates. Note that a buildup
on the cell indicates that there is an unusually high calcium level in the pool (old
pool water is usually the cause). If this is not corrected, you can expect to have to
periodically clean the cell. The simplest way to avoid this is to bring the pool
chemistry to the recommended levels as specified.
Mild Acid Washing: Use only in severe cases where flushing and scraping will
not remove the majority of deposits. To acid wash, turn off power to Aqua Trol.
Remove cell from piping. In a clean plastic container, mix a 4:1 solution of water
to muriatic acid (one gallon of water to one quart of muriatic acid). ALWAYS
POUR ACID INTO WATER - NEVER POUR WATER INTO ACID. Be sure to
wear rubber gloves and appropriate eye protection. The level of the solution in
the container should just reach the top of the cell so that the wire harness compartment is NOT submerged. It may be helpful to coil the wiring before immersing the cell. The cell should soak for a few minutes and then rinse with a high
pressure garden hose. If any deposits are still visible, repeat soaking and rinsing.
Replace cell and inspect again periodically.
Winterizing
The Aqua Trol electrolytic cell and flow detection switch will be damaged by
freezing water just as your pool plumbing would. In areas of the country which
experience severe or extended periods of freezing temperatures, be sure to drain
all water from the pump, filter, and supply and return lines before any freezing
conditions occur. The electronic control is capable of withstanding any winter
weather and should not be removed.
Spring Start-up
DO NOT turn the Aqua Trol on, until the pool water chemistry has been brought
to the proper levels. This information can be found on page 2.
8
Installation
Installation must be performed in accordance with Local and NEC codes.
Preparing Pool Water
Refer to page 2 for recommended chemical levels. The pool's chemistry must be
balanced BEFORE activating the Aqua Trol. NOTE: If the pool does not have new
water, add 1 quart (1 liter) of metal remover and 1 quart (1 liter) of non-copper based
algaecide to the pool, per manufacturers instructions. This ensures a quick,
troublefree transfer to the Aqua Trol system.
Mounting the Aqua Trol Control
The Aqua Trol 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 (or more if local codes require) from the pool.
The control is designed to mount vertically on a flat surface. 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 Trol in a panel or tight
enclosed area.
Controls
Timer
The pool filter pump should run long enough to circulate the entire volume of pool
water each day. This will vary depending on pump size, pool plumbing and pool
size. Consult a local pool store to help determine the appropriate run time for your
pool.
Set the Aqua Trol's timer by rotating the clock hands in a clockwise direction. The
arrow (positioned approximately 2 o'clock on dial) points to the current time. The
internal "hands" show time at a glance. On the outside of the timer, there are a
series of small slide trippers. Each tripper controls a 15 minute interval. Set the
trippers for the desired run time.
OFF - Push trippers IN (toward center)
ON - Pull trippers OUT (away from center)
Manual Control
There is a switch on the timer (located at approximately the 4 o'clock position) that
allows the pump to be manually turned on or off.
"1" (up) - pump ON
" " (center) - timer controls pump
"0" (down) - pump OFF
Main Switch
AUTO: For normal operation, the Main Switch should be left in the AUTO
position. In this position the Aqua Trol® will produce chlorine according to the
"Desired Level %" adjustment setting for the entire filtering/pumping cycle.
SUPER CHLORINATE: When you have an abnormally high bather load, a
large amount of rain, a cloudy water condition, or any other condition which
needs a large amount of purification to be introduced, put the Main Switch in
the SUPER CHLORINATE position. This electronically “super chlorinates”
(shocks) the water for 24 hours (filter pump must be on during this time) or until
the power has been turned off, whichever comes first. At the end of the super
chlorinate time, be sure to put the switch back into the AUTO position.
Aqua Trol
OFF: The OFF position prevents the Aqua Trol from energizing the electrolytic
cell. In this position there is no chlorine generation. NOTE: To service any of
the pool equipment or the Aqua Trol, turn the power off at the circuit breaker.
"Desired Level %" adjustment knob
This setting is used to control the amount of chlorine the Aqua Trol generates.
Raise this setting to increase chlorine level and lower it to decrease chlorine level.
Indicator LED's
POWER When illuminated, the Aqua Trol has input power.
GENERATING This LED is on steady during normal operation. When flashing, the pool water is too hot or cold to operate.
SUPER CHLORINATE Illuminates during Super Chlorination. See description
above.
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Plumbing
Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid)
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.
The cell and flow switch (not used on -RJ systems) are plumbed in the return line to
the pool. Install after (downstream) all the pool equipment (filter, heater, solar, etc.).
The kit included in the Aqua Trol provides the necessary plumbing components for
either 2" (51mm) rigid PVC piping installation or 1½ - 1¼" (38-32mm) flexible hose
installation. An overview of the Aqua Trol system with the hose/pipe installation (HP) is shown on the previous page, see below for detail on the return jet mounting.
Hose/Pipe installations (-HP option): Install the cell and flow switch as shown in
the diagrams below. Always make sure that the flow switch is downstream from the
cell. When using the hose adaptors, remove the o-ring from the pipe union tailpiece and install them in the hose tailpieces. Tighten all union nuts BY HAND for
a watertight seal.
POUNDS and (Kg) OF STABILIZER (CYANURIC ACID)
NEEDED FOR 80 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
Current
6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000
Stabilizer
Level (ppm) (22500) (30000) (37500) (45000) (52500) (60000) (67500)
0 ppm
10 ppm
20 ppm
30 ppm
4.0
5.3
6.7
8.0
9.4
10.7
(1.8)
(2.4)
(3.0)
(3.6)
(4.3)
(4.9)
12.0
(5.4)
3.5
4.7
5.8
8.2
9.4
10.5
(1.6)
(2.1)
(2.6)
(3.7)
(4.3)
(4.8)
3.0
4.0
7.0
(3.2)
6.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
(1.4)
(1.8)
(2.7)
(3.2)
(3.6)
(2.2)
2.5
3.3
4.2
5.0
5.9
6.7
7.5
(1.1)
(1.5)
(1.9)
(2.3)
(2.7)
(3.0)
(3.4)
40 ppm
2.0
2.7
3.3
4.0
4.7
5.4
6.0
(.9)
(1.2)
(1.5)
(1.8)
(2.1)
(2.4)
(2.7)
50 ppm
1.5
2.0
2.5
3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
(.7)
(.9)
(1.1)
(1.4)
(1.6)
(1.8)
(2.0)
60 ppm
1.0
1.3
1.7
2.0
2.4
2.7
3.0
(.5)
(.6)
(.8)
(.91)
(1.1)
(1.2)
(1.4)
70 ppm
0.5
0.7
0.8
1.0
1.2
1.4
1.5
(.2)
(.3)
(.4)
(.45)
(.54)
(.64)
(.68)
80 ppm
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
FROM PUMP
TO POOL
Hose Assembly
FROM PUMP
TO POOL
Pipe Assembly
Return Jet installation (-RJ option): Unscrew the the hose adaptor from the pool
return jet fitting and, in its place, screw in the right-angle cell mounting adaptor.
Note that this installation does NOT require a flow switch--however it is very
important that the cell be mounted vertically directly below the return jet in order to
allow the gases produced in the cell to naturally dissipate in the pool. Attach the
cell to the union and then use the fittings supplied to attach the lower end of the
cell to either the hose or rigid PVC pipe coming from the pools filtration system.
Tighten all union nuts BY HAND for a watertight seal.
RETURN
JET
FROM
FILTER
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Wiring
Power must be shut off at the circuit breaker before performing any wiring. Be sure
to follow Local and NEC/CEC electrical codes. The Aqua Trol has been designed to
easily wire into typical above ground pool systems. To provide safe operation, the
Aqua Trol must be properly grounded and bonded.
Input Power
Models with the standard 120 VAC line cord should be plugged into a GFCI receptacle. Twist lock models should be plugged into a twist lock receptacle wired to a
GFCI circuit breaker. For Canadian installations: Connect to a circuit protected by
a Class-A ground fault interruptor. See diagram below.
POUNDS and (Kg) OF SALT NEEDED FOR 3200 PPM
Gallons and (Liters) of Pool/Spa water
Current salt
level
ppm
0
200
Aqua Trol
AQUA TROL
(AQ-TROL-XX)
400
600
NEUTRAL
GROUND
SUBPANEL
800
BONDING
LOOP
GFCI
OUTLET
1000
1200
PUMP
1400
1600
TWIST-LOCK
PLUGS (L520)
AQUA TROL
(AQ-TROL-XX-TL)
BONDING
LOOP
SUBPANEL
PUMP
11
320
373
427
480
(121)
(145)
(170)
(194)
(218)
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
(69)
(91)
(114)
(136)
(159)
(182)
(205)
140
187
233
280
327
373
420
(64)
(85)
(106)
(127)
(148)
(170)
(191)
130
173
(59)
(79)
120
160
200
240
280
320
360
(55)
(73)
(91)
(109)
(127)
(145)
(164)
110
147
183
220
257
293
330
(51)
(67)
(83)
(100)
(117)
(133)
(150)
100
133
167
200
233
267
300
(46
(61)
(76)
(91)
(106)
(121)
(136)
217
(98)
260
303
347
390
(118)
(138)
(158)
(177)
90
120
150
180
210
240
(41)
(55)
(68)
(82)
(95)
(109)
80
107
133
160
187
213
240
(36)
(48)
(61)
(73)
(85)
(97)
(109)
210
(123)
93
117
140
163
187
(53)
(64)
(74)
(85)
(95)
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
(27)
(36)
(45)
(55)
(64)
(73)
(82)
50
67
83
100
117
133
150
(23)
(30)
(38)
(45)
(53)
(61)
(68)
40
53
67
80
(18)
93
107
120
(24)
(30)
(36)
(42)
(48)
(55)
2600
30
40
50
60
(14)
(18)
(23)
(27)
2800
20
27
33
40
47
53
60
(9)
(12)
(15)
(18)
(21)
(24)
(27)
3000
10
13
17
20
23
27
30
(4)
(6)
(8)
(9)
(11)
(12)
(14)
2200
2400
TWIST-LOCK
OUTLET (L520)
267
(97)
(42)
NEUTRAL
GROUND
213
(73)
70
2000
Aqua Trol
160
(32)
1800
GFCI CIRCUIT
BREAKER
6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000
(22,500) (30,000) (37,500) (45000) (52,500) (60,000) (67,500)
(32)
80
90
(36)
(41)
3200
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
Ideal
3400
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
OK
3600+
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
Dilute
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Salt Level
Use the chart on page 4 to determine how much salt in pounds (or Kgs) needs to
be added to reach the recommended levels. Use the equations below (measurements are in feet/gallons and meters/liters) if pool size is unknown.
Liters
Gallons
(pool size in meters)
(pool size in feet)
Length
x Width x
Rectangular
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
Bonding
A lug used for bonding is attached to the bottom of the Aqua Trol enclosure.
Connect to the pool bonding system using minimum 8AWG copper wire if required
by code.
Pump Output
The Aqua Trol's filter pump output is rated at 120 VAC, 15 A max. Check the
electrical rating marked on the pump motor. Connecting a pump with a higher
amperage rating may result in permanent damage to the Aqua Trol. The 120 VAC
standard or twist lock pump receptacle is located outside, on the bottom of the
enclosure.
Electrolytic Cell and Flow Switch
The cell and flow switch plug into connectors on the Aqua Trol electronics unit.
Note that return jet units (-RJ option) will NOT have a flow switch. See diagram
below.
Phone jack
to flow switch
Cutout for
cell cable
The ideal salt level is between 2700-3400 ppm (parts per million) with 3200 ppm
being optimal. If the level is low, determine the number of gallons in the pool and
add salt according to the chart on page 4. A low salt level will reduce the efficiency
of the Aqua Trol® and result in low chlorine production. A high salt level can cause
the Aqua Trol to shutdown and may begin to give a salty taste to your pool
(generally, the salt will begin to be tasted at a level of about 3500-4000 ppm). The
salt in your pool is constantly recycled and the loss of salt throughout the swimming season should be small. 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.
Type of Salt to Use
It is important to use only sodium chloride (NaCl) that is 99% pure. This is common
food quality or water softener salt available in 40-80 lb. bags at your local Hayward/
Goldline dealer. It is also acceptable to use water conditioning salt pellets, however, it will take longer for them to dissolve. Do not use rock salt, salt with more
than 1% yellow prussiate of soda, salt with more than 1% of anti-caking additives,
or iodized salt.
OUTPUT POWER
INPUT POWER
120 VAC receptacle
Bonding lug to
120 VAC linecord
to pool pump
pool bonding system
to GFCI receptacle/breaker
How to Add or Remove Salt
Turn the filter pump on and add the salt directly into the pool. Brush the salt to
speed up the dissolving process--to not allow the salt to sit in a pile on the bottom
of the pool. Run the filter pump for 24 hours with the suction coming from the main
drain (use the pool vacuum if there is not 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.
The only way to lower the salt concentration is to partially drain the pool and refill
with fresh water.
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Troubleshooting
Diagnostic Displays
Sequential pushes of the small "diagnostic" button next to the LCD display will
cause the Aqua Trol to display the following information:
Water Chemistry
As with any pool, it is important that you maintain chemical makeup of the pool
water. The table on page 2 summarizes the levels that are recommended by the
National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI). The only special requirement for the Aqua
Trol is the salt level and stabilizer. It is important to maintain these levels in order
to prevent corrosion or scaling and to ensure maximum enjoyment of the pool.
Test your water periodically. Your local pool store can provide you with the
chemicals and procedures to adjust the water chemistry. Be sure to tell the pool
store that you are using an Aqua Trol chlorine generator.
1. Pool temperature (xx degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius)
2. Cell voltage (typically 22.0 to 26.0 volts when chlorine is being generated, otherwise 30-35V)
3. Cell current (typically 2.50 to 4.00 amps when chlorine is being generated, otherwise 0 amps)
4. Desired Output % ("0P" -- "100P" depending on knob position )
5. Instant salinity ( -xxxx ppm or -x.xx grams/Liter)
6. Product name sent to the display ("AL-6" signifies "Aqua Trol" (STD), ("AL-7"
signifies "Aqua Trol Return-Jet")
7. Software revision level (r1.xx)
On the 8th push of the button the display will revert back to the default salt display.
Also, if the button is not pushed for 30 seconds, the display will revert back to the
standard salt display.
Common Problems and Solutions
1.
"Power" LED not on
Check to make sure 120VAC input power is connected to the Aqua Trol control.
Verify input voltage with a voltmeter. If there is input power, the fuse may have
blown. The Aqua Trol is protected by a 20 amp mini ATO fuse located on the circuit
board above the cell connector.
2.
Filter pump not running
Check that the time clock manual switch is in the "auto" (center) position or in the
"on" (top) position. If in "auto", then check that the time is correct (check am/pm
by using the 24 hour indicator located near the 2 o'clock position) and that the
trippers are in the "out" position.
3.
"Generating" LED not on
The Aqua Trol only generates chlorine when the filter pump is running, the main
switch is in the "AUTO" or "SUPER CHLORINATE" position, and none of the red
fault LEDs are illuminated.
4.
"Generating" LED flashing
The temperature of the pool water is too high or low to operate. You can override
this by switching the main switch to SUPER CHLORINATE. The Aqua Trol will run
at maximum output for the remainder of the current pump cycle or 24 hours, whichever comes first.
5.
"No Flow" LED illuminated
The Aqua Trol® has sensed a no flow condition and has stopped generating chlorine. Check that the flow switch is plugged into the connector on the bottom of the
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 ±.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 equation and chart below to determine the saturation index.
Si = pH + Ti + Ci + Ai - 12.1
Calcuim
Hardness
Ci
Total
Alkalinity
75
100
125
150
200
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
75
100
125
150
200
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
250
300
2.0
2.1
250
300
2.4
2.5
.8
400
600
2.2
2.4
400
600
2.6
2.8
.9
800
2.5
800
2.9
ºC
ºF
Ti
12
53
.3
16
60
.4
19
66
.5
24
76
.6
29
84
.7
34
94
39
103
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
.2
SCALING
OK
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Ai
2
Operation
The Aqua Trol® is an automatic chlorine generation system with a built-in filter
pump timer designed specifically for above ground pools. The operation requires
a low concentration of salt (sodium chloride) in the pool water at levels low enough
that it normally will not be tasted. The Aqua Trol automatically sanitizes your pool
by converting the salt into free chlorine which kills bacteria and algae in the pool
through a process called electrolysis. Because chlorine will revert back to sodium
chloride after killing the bacteria, these reactions will continuously recycle virtually
eliminating the need to add sanitizing chemicals to your pool. The only time you
may need to add more salt to the pool is when water is replenished due to
backwashing, draining, or splashing (not evaporation).
The Aqua Trol incorporates a built in timer to control the pool filter. This timer
insures that the proper daily filtration and sanitization occurs. The Aqua Trol is
designed to handle the purification needs of the average residential above ground
swimming pool of up to 18,000 gallons (67,500 liters). The actual amount of chlorination required to properly sanitize a pool varies depending upon bather load,
rainfall, temperature, and the pool's cleanliness.
The Aqua Trol is available with several different options to allow for easy installation on a wide variety of above ground pools. The cell may be connected with 1½"
- 1¼" flexible hose or to 2" rigid PVC pipe when the -HP option is ordered, or the cell
may be mounted directly to the pool return jet when the -RJ version is ordered.
Similarly, the electrical connections may be made via 120V/15A "straight blade"
linecord and receptacle (standard Aqua Trol version, no option designation) or
may be made via a 120V/20A "twist lock" linecord and receptacle when the -TL
version is ordered.
AQ-Trol-HP
"Straight blade" 120V/15A linecord/receptacle; 2" (51mm) rigid
PVC piping or 1½ - 1¼" (38-32mm) flexible hose
AQ-Trol-HP-TL
"Twist lock" 120/20A linecord/receptacle; 2" (51mm) rigid PVC
piping or 1½ - 1¼" (38-32mm)flexible hose
AQ-Trol-RJ
"Straight blade" 120V/15A linecord/receptacle; adapters for
return jet mounting
AQ-Trol-RJ-TL
"Twist lock" 120V/20A linecord/receptacle; adapters for return
jet mounting
NOTE: Before installing this product as part of a saline water purification system in
an above-ground pool with an immediately adjacent natural stone patio/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.
control unit and that the wire is not cut or damaged. Make sure you have at least
12" of straight pipe before the flow switch. If there is adequate flow and the LED is
still on, check that the arrows on the flow switch (on top of hex) are pointing in the
direction of flow.
6.
"Test Salt Level" LED illuminated or flashing
Take a sample of your pool water to your local Authorized Aqua Rite Dealer and
have the salt level tested. No salt test is completely accurate and the test results
may vary from the salt level on the Aqua Trol display. If salt level is low, add salt
according to chart on page 4.
7.
"High Salt" LED illuminated
Check salt level in pool/spa. If salt level is too high, lower salt level by draining
some of the pool water out of the pool and replace with fresh water. Continue until
the salt concentration is at recommended levels.
8.
"Inspect Cell" LED flashing
Inspect and clean cell according to directions on page 8. When done, press the
"diagnostic" button for 3 seconds to stop the "Inspect Cell" LED flashing.
9.
"Inspect Cell" LED illuminated
Remove and inspect the cell for scale. If the cell is scaled, follow the directions on
page 8 for cell cleaning. If the pool has the proper amount of salt and the "Inspect
Cell" LED is still illuminated, the cell may be worn and need replacement.
10.
Possible causes of little or no free chlorine residual
- Aqua Trol switch in OFF position.
- Desired Level % adjustment setting is too low.
- Low stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid).
- Filter pump switched off or filter pump time too short (8 hours for average size
pools, more for large pools)
- Salt level too low (below 2500 ppm, Low Salt LED on).
- Salt level too high (High Salt LED on).
- Very warm pools increase chlorine demand--increase Desired Level % or filter
run time.
- Cold water (below 50F) causes Aqua Trol to stop generating (Generating LED
flashing).
- Excessive scaling on cell.
- High level of Nitrogen in pool water.
- "Yellow Out" or similar treatment recently used. Some yellow algae treatments
will use chlorine at a very high rate and deplete the residual free chlorine. Manually shock the pool if indicated in the directions on the algae treatment. It still
may be a matter of days before the pool returns to "normal" and chlorine tests
will show the desired 1-3ppm free chlorine reading.
11.
"-Pcb-" displayed and all 4 red/yellow LEDs are illuminated.
A possible Printed Circuit Board fault has been detected.
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 byproducts that can damage your chlorinator cell.
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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.
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.
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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Table of Contents
OPERATION
The Aqua Trol ...........................................................................1
®
Water Chemistry........................................................................1
Controls........................................................................................6
Maintenance.................................................................................8
.
INSTALLATION
Mounting........................................................................................9
Plumbing.......................................................................................10
Wiring..........................................................................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting........................................................................13
WARRANTY
Warranty.....................................................................................15
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
•
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
•
Disconnect all AC power during installation.
•
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 "Earth Ground" 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
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ELECTROLYTIC CHLORINE GENERATOR
BASIC POOL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
Free Chlorine
1.0 - 3.0 ppm
pH
7.2 - 7.8
Alkalinity
QUARTERLY
WEEKLY
IDEAL RANGE
MONTHLY
TEST
ADJUSTMENT REQUIRED
®
Aqua Trol
Raise desired output % to
increase, lower desired output %
to decrease -OR- increase or
decrease pump filtration time.
Too high - add muriatic acid
Too low - add soda ash.
Salt
80 - 120 ppm
Add baking soda to increase.
Add acid as required to decrease.
2700 - 3400 ppm Add salt as required to increase.
Stabilizer
60 - 80 ppm
Add cyanuric acid to increase.
Calcium
200 - 400 ppm
Add calcium to increase.
Drain and add water to decrease.
Electrolytic Cell inspect & clean
Refer to section in manual.
Questions?
Refer to www.goldlinecontrols.com for latest manual
revisions, additional information and helpful service.
Above Ground
Pool Chlorine Generator
Operation and Installation
Manual
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