Hayward Aqua Rite VS. Jandy AquaPure Salt Chlorinators

Whether you’re installing a brand new salt water chlorine generator or replacing an old system, it’s always a good idea to do some research to find out which system is best for you. This is why we’ve sorted through the pros and cons of two of our top selling Salt Water Systems to help you decide.

Each system gives you the traditional benefits you’d expect when thinking about a SWCG. They provide silky-soft water, helping you avoid dry, itchy skin or eye irritation when swimming. The addition of salt water systems allow for easy control of chemical levels and consistent chlorine dispersion, while greatly reducing the maintenance and storage of pool chemicals. Salt cells also remove the harsh odor associated with traditional chlorine pools.

It does this by using, and re-using, salt to produce pure chlorine. Water passes through the cell and titanium electrodes, which converts the dissolved salt in your pool into chlorine. From there the chlorinated water enters your pool through the return jets in your pool. The water then circulates back through the cell and the salt is re-used, turning back into pure chlorine. This cycle repeats itself, sanitizing your pool through the circulation process generated by your pool pump.

Jandy AquaPure

  • Can be installed vertically, horizontally or as a 90 degree elbow
  • Greater upfront expense and cell replacement cost
  • Ruthenium coated titanium electrodes for durability
  • Tri-sensor technology for better detection of low flow rates as you would encounter with variable speed pumps
  • Digital salinity reading
  • Integrates with Aqualink and Iaqualink automation systems
  • Self cleaning extends the life of the salt cell
  • Three year limited warranty with the exeption of the AquaPure EI which is only warranted for one year

Hayward Aqua Rite

  • Can be installed veridically or horizontally
  • Cheaper upfront cost and cell replacement cost
  • Ruthenium coated titanium electrodes for durability
  • Digital Salinity Reading
  • Integrates with Sense and Dispense to sense chlorine and pH levels, dispensing chlorine as needed
  • Self cleaning extends the life of the cell
  • Three year limited warranty


When compared side-by-side, the Hayward Aqua Rite and Jandy AquaPure both are very similar. There are only a few small differences. The Jandy AquaPure can be installed as a 90 degree elbow and comes with their Tri-Sensor Technology which gives more reliable readouts when your pump is working at lower speeds, as with a variable speed pump. Hayward Aqua Rite does not advertise the same technology for their pumps, but we could not find any evidence that this would be a problem with a variable speed pump. In fact, we found owners that were getting good read-outs at 11 GPM (gallons per minute) which is pretty low. So with the added price difference between the two salt systems it comes down to personal preference and price.

Both brands have established strong presence and reliability in the pool industry. If you’d like to save some cash upfront and on replacement salt cell costs in the future, we’d recommend the Hayward Aqua Rite, but if your a strong fan of Jandy or concerned with low pump speeds the AquaPure system is a strong competitor.

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