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Hayward  - Chlorinator - Salt & Swim® 3C AU

Product Description

 

The Hayward Salt & Swim sets a new standard in salt chlorine generation with it’s low profile, low flow and low salt requirements, it is perfect for new or existing pools up to 90 000 litres. The Salt & Swim will also communicate with your pump during boost function to ensure run times correspond with required chlorine levels.

 

  • Low profile, plug and play control box and compact cell for easy retrofit installations.

  • Low flow requirements allows the chlorinator to operate even at energy saving pump speeds.

  • Low salt requirements - 3500 ppm which is the equivalent of a pinch of salt per litre.

  • Perfectly suited for sodium chloride, magnesium chloride and SoftSwimTM treated pools.

  • It’s amazing what a “little” salt can do to enhance your swimming pool experience.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  • What is Salt & Swim 3C?

 

Salt & Swim 3C is a Salt Chlorinator - it turns ordinary salt into chlorine automatically.

 

  • Why is salt chlorination a good thing?

 

Salt chlorination delivers 3Cs - the Comfort of silky-soft water, that doesn’t turn eyes red, bleach clothing or toys and it eliminates the chlorine odour associated with traditional factory-produced chlorine.

It also delivers Convenience. The convenience of not having to buy and lug heavy buckets and jugs of chlorine each season and it takes the guess work out of chlorinating your pool. No more unhealthy chemical highs and lows and it all happens automatically - that’s convenient.

Quite possibly the best thing about Salt & Swim salt chlorination is the cost! You can save 50% or more on the chlorine you buy today.

 

  • How can you save 50% on chlorine costs?

 

The Salt & Swim 3C salt cell produces a tonne of 100% pure available chlorine - literally. Not all chlorine is the same. The deal you get at a discount store might not be a deal at all. It’s important you know about the chlorine you use to sanitise your pool. You might just be shocked at what you’re dumping in your water, and the money you’re wasting.

Chlorine Purity Comparison 

 

Chlorine Type

Salt Chlorination - 100% Pure Available Chlorine

Trichlor - 90% Available Chlorine

Calcium Hypochlorite - 65% Available Chlorine

Dichlor - 60% Available Chlorine 

Lithium Hypochlorite - 35% Available Chlorine 

Liquid Chlorine - 10% Available Chlorine 

 

Now take into account the price you pay per kg or per litre depending on the form/s of chlorine you use.

Chlorine Equivalency 

A single Salt & Swim 3C Cell produces 100 kgs of 100% pure available chlorine which is equivalent to:

 

Chlorine Type 

Amount of Chlorine needed to equal Chlorine produced by a single Salt & Swim 3C Cell

Trichlor - 110 kgs

Calcium Hypochlorite - 140 kgs

Dichlor - 151 kgs

Lithium Hypochlorite - 259 kgs

Liquid Chlorine - 850 litres

 

Chlorine Comparison Costs:

 

Chlorine Type

Salt & Swim 3C - $5.49 per kg

Trichlor - $8:50 per kg

Calcium Hypochlorite  - $8.00 per kg

Dichlor - $9.00 per kg

Lithium Hypochlorite - $20.00 per kg

Liquid Chlorine - $1.00 per litre

 

  • So Salt & Swim 3C salt chlorination really is affordable?

 

Yes you can afford salt chlorination - in fact, it will save you money! Your annual chlorine production cost is less than the chlorination solution you’re using today. No magic, no pixie dust, no additives, just 100% pure available chlorine automatically. With a one-time up front controller installation, you can let technology do all the work for you. 

 

  • How many litres will Salt & Swim 3C chlorinate?

 

Salt & Swim 3C can chlorinate a residential in-ground pool up to 60 000 - 90 000 litres. Maximum size of pool is dependent on several factors including bather load and climate. Please consult your local pool professional for details.

 

  • How is Salt & Swim 3C powered?

 

Salt & Swim 3C plugs into a standard 220-240V RCD power point. 

 

  • What is the Salt & Swim 3C warranty?

 

The Salt & Swim 3C control unit has a 1-year limited warranty and the cell has a 1-year limited warranty. Authorised partners are permitted to extend warranties to 3 and 2 years respectively. 3 years for Factory Pools.

 

  • Is Salt & Swim 3C just for new pools?

 

No. Salt & Swim 3C can be installed on new or existing pools.

 

  • How much Salt does Salt & Swim 3C require?

 

Salt & Swim 3C works best with approximately 3,200 ppm salt which is roughly the equivalent of a pinch of salt per litre. However, Salt & Swim 3C will operate with salt levels anywhere from 2,700 to 3,500 ppm. 

 

  • Is Salt & Swim 3C safe for any in-ground pool finish?

 

Yes. Hayward recommends pool owners consult with their pool builder and/or a qualified stone professional to evaluate the materials used around their pools. Some more porous, natural stones may need to be treated or sealed. Please consult your builder and/or qualified stone dealer.

 

  • How does chemistry management differ with Salt & Swim 3C?

 

It doesn’t. The chemistry ranges are the same with any pool, or equipment. 

 

Swimming Pool 

Total Alkalinity - 100 ppm

pH - 7.5

Sanitiser - 1.5 ppm Chlorine

Cyanuric Acid (stabiliser) - 50 ppm 

Calcium Hardness (f/glass/concrete) - 225/300 ppm  

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) - < 2000 ppm 

Metals (Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium) - 0 ppm 

Phosphates and/or Nitrates - 0 ppm 

Salinity - 3200 ppm

 

  • How far away from Salt & Swim 3C can the salt cell be?

 

The cable length is 4.5 metres. The salt cell must be within 4.5 metres of the Salt & Swim 3C.

 

  • Can a traditionally chlorinated pool be switched to salt chlorination?

 

Yes. Salt chlorination can be added to any existing pool without changing the equipment on the pool pad.

 

  • When switching to salt chlorination on an existing pool which was treated with traditional chemical chlorine, does the pool need to be emptied?

 

No. The pool owner should simply bring a sample of the pool water to a local pool store to be tested. The chlorinator’s optimal salt level is 3,200 ppm, which is roughly the equivalent to a pinch of salt per litre. The water should be properly balance before switching to salt chlorination. Water balance addresses pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness levels in the pool. 

 

  • HIs Salt & Swim 3C compatible with Magnesium salted pools?

 

Salt & Swim is perfectly suited for Magnesium and Sodium Chloride salted pools. It is also highly recommended for SoftSwim™ treated swimming pools.

 

  • Does Salt & Swim 3C operate at low flow rates?

 

Yes, Salt & Swim works well with our variable speed pump range.

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

Common Problems and Solutions


The Salt & Swim 3C's various LEDs show the operation status as well as alert the user to any problems that may have occurred. Some indications may require a combination of LEDs to illuminate. To aid in interpreting these indications, Hayward has created an interactive tool located at this link. Use this tool and the information below to identify and correct problems that may arise.

 

1. Possible causes of little or no free chlorine residual

  • -  DAILY CHLORINE OUTPUT adjustment setting is too low

  • -  Low stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid)

  • -  Filter pump time too short (8 hours for average size pools, more for large pools)

  • -  Salt level too low (below 2400 ppm)

  • -  Salt level too high

  • -  Very warm pools increase chlorine demand--increase Output %, or filter run time

  • -  Cold water below 50oF causes Salt & Swim 3C to stop generating

  • -  Cold water between 50oF - 60oF causes Salt & Swim 3C to reduce output regardless of

  • DAILY CHLORINE OUTPUT setting

  • -  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.

 

2. LEDs not on

Depending on current conditions, there should always be at least one LED illuminated when the Salt & Swim 3C is powered. If no LEDs are on, check to make sure that the linecord is plugged in and that the GFCI outlet is powered. If no power is detected, the GFCI may have to be reset.

 

3. STANDING BY LED blinking

The Salt & Swim 3C has shut down because the temperature of the pool/spa water is too high (120oF) or too low (50oF). The system will not resume operation until the water temperature returns to normal. Note: This condition can sometimes happen if the pool/spa temperature is already high and the heater is running. The temperature coming out of the heater and into the Cell could possibly be high enough to shut down the Salt & Swim 3C.

 

4. INADEQUATE WATER FLOW LED illuminated

Salt & Swim 3C has sensed a low flow or no flow condition and has stopped generating chlorine.

  • -  Verify that the filter pump is running and there are no obstructions or restrictions in the pool

  • plumbing.

  • -  Backwash the pool filter.

  • -  Increase the speed of your variable speed pump

 

If the condition persists, remove the Cell from the Vessel and check that the flow switch is free to move in both directions. 

 

5. CELL LIFE LOW LED illuminated

The Cell has reached the end of its life. Replace as soon as possible.

 

6. PROBLEM DETECTED LED illuminated AND MAX LED blinking

There is a communication error with the Cell. Check that the Cell cap is properly plugged in and that the wire to the Control Box is not cut or damaged.

 

 

7. PROBLEM DETECTED LED illuminated AND MIN LED blinking

The salt level may be too low. Adjust salt to recommended levels.
Remove and inspect the Cell for scale. If the Cell is scaled, follow the directions on page 14 for Cell cleaning.

 

8. PROBLEM DETECTED LED illuminated AND a DAILY CHLORINE OUTPUT LED is blinking

 

Salt & Swim 3C may display an error by illuminating the PROBLEM DETECTED LED and blinking one of the DAILY CHLORINE OUTPUT LEDs. There are ten DAILY CHLORINE OUT- PUT LEDs that each indicate a different error. These LEDs are labeled with a number on the diagram below. Refer to the table for their corresponding errors.

 

 

LED BLINKING and POSSIBLE ACTIONS

 

 

MIN LED or LED 2

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Inspect the Cell. If dirty, follow the Cell cleaning procedure.
3. Check the salt level in the pool and verify the salt level is greater than 2600ppm but also less than 3400ppm.

4. Inspect the Cell Vessel and verify the Cell plates are fully covered by moving water.
5. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

LED 3

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Verify that the Salt & Swim is receiving 120VAC input.
3. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

LED 4

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

LED 5 or LED 6

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Check that the salt level in the pool is no greater than 3400ppm and/or the temperature does not exceed 104F.

3. Inspect the Cell Vessel and verify the cell plates are fully covered by moving water.
4. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

LED 7

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

LED 8

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Inspect the Cell. If dirty, follow the Cell cleaning procedure.
3. Inspect the Cell Vessel and verify the cell plates are fully covered by moving water.

4. Inspect the cable that connects the cell to the system. Make sure the cable is secure and undamaged.
5. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

LED 9

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

MAX LED

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Inspect the cable that connects the cell to the system. Make sure the cable is secure and undamaged.

3. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

Inadequate Water Flow

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Perform “Flow Switch Calibration” procedure.
2. Contact Hayward Technical Service.

 

 

Standing By

 

1. Recycle power to the Salt & Swim by unplugging the linecord for two minutes and then plugging it back in.
2. Check that the pool temperature does is more than 50oF and less than 104oF. 2. Contact Hayward Technical Service.