No More Ecomatic Salt Cells

Ecomatic Salt Systems have a long history of ups and downs. Although they are great systems, the time has finally come when we will no longer sell them. Instead of just removing them from our catalog and not saying a peep about it, we’ve decided to shed some light onto the why behind our decision.

Since the Ecomatic Salt Systems are made in China, distribution has been the bottleneck in bringing them to the masses.

Compupool had a difficult time stocking them, and will no longer be trying. Compupool sells their own salt cell at a very competitive price, but the downside to a cheaper product is sometimes a shorter lifespan.

The new, exclusive distributors for Ecomatic is SCP and Superior Pool Products. While we believe that the Ecomatic Salt Systems are good quality, the new distributors are charging an arm and a leg for the units. We feel this will ultimately hurt consumers, so we have chosen not to stock the units. Rather than punishing our customers with higher prices, we recommend several replacement salt systems that are made here in the US.

If you are looking for a replacement or alternative salt system, we’ve aggregated some recommendations for you.

Note: The cells below cannot be swapped directly into an ecomatic system. If you have an ecomatic salt system, we recommend you swap out the whole system for a Aquarite or Pentair salt system (in which case, you could use either of the cells below as replacements).

 

Hayward T-Cell 15*

Pros: Made in USA; Easy to find replacement parts; Very reliable unit.
Cons: Slightly more expensive than the Compupool version.
*for smaller pools (under 25K gallons), you can use a Hayward T-Cell 9

hayward t cell 15

 

Intellichlor IC40 Replacement Cell

Pros: Made in USA; Easy to find replacement parts; Very reliable unit.
Cons: Slightly more expensive than the Compupool version.

pentair replacement salt cell ic40

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When Kevin’s not enjoying the water himself he’s engaging himself in the wide world of pool and spa knowledge which he passes on to our customers through producing content for our blogs and website. Outside of the pool world you can find him enjoying life with friends, family and his off the wall dog Brixton.