Calcium residues can clog these small orifices. And is the filter pressure the same? Once you remove the screw, which is, plastic you can remove part 5, which is the bottom, halve of the cover. Go with original Hayward parts. I am not sure and have not really gotten a great answer from my local pool store. The Hayward Chlorinator comes in an offline and an inline model. Now that the new o-ring is back on the disk you can start to put the chlorinator back together in the reverse order that was described you above. Off-line units need regular check valve and injector replacements found in the hose kits.
You can now take a flat head screwdriver and pop the o-ring of the bottom part of the cover disk. Off line feeders of course, have much less resistance than inline models, and Pentair may have less resistance than Hayward feeders. This type hooks up using flexible chlorine feeder hoses with saddle connection fittings. When the pump is off, the chlorine should stay in the chamber, with some oozing out, but the equal pressure on the suction and return lines should keep the chlorine from moving through the pipes. We have the solution to all your pool and spa needs. I'm personally researching to find the best, though suspect they are all poor.
The Hayward re-build kit for the Chlorinator should have new nuts and lines in the pack. Most people keep the dial set on mid way, which is 5, until the pool is running for about 2 weeks and then fine tune it later on for the proper chlorine levels. You can use this dial on the side of the chlorinator to control the amount of chlorine that goes back into your swimming pool. You can also flush with a garden hose gently. I've used Jack's Lube, I've tried vasoline on the rubber ring, on the screw threads, on the area where the o ring.
I have had this chlorinator for 10yrs ,the problem I have is I have to keep purchasing o-rings for the lid. Find the setting that produces the chlorine level in the pool that you want for everyday chlorine levels. Always be sure to stand back when removing a chlorinator lid that has chlorine tablets inside of it. Is it in the middle at 5 or lower to 3? With regular maintenance and a few replacement every few years, your can give a lifetime of service! For your convenience, shop in stores, online or download the Leslie's Pool Care App. You will first need to remove the cover that protects the hold down screw. I have looked for troubleshooting but am having no luck in figuring what to do. If it does then unit is ok.
This can clog more easily than the standpipe. Pool pump is variable speed set at 1800 rpm. My question is: with the lid off, if I adjust the dial, should I notice a difference in water flow through the vertical tube? I use the recommended lubricant and it does not help maintain the rubber O ring. I just bought it last year, thoughts? These o rings are expensive. We use the lubricant that we bought at the pool store when we replace. Bought new 1 year ago. Have used chlorinated in the past and loved them.
Inline units need occasional cleaning of the standpipe just ream it out with a wire , and make sure the small water intake hole is also clear ream with a wire or paperclip. Aboveground or inground, all pools that use chlorine tablets, should also use a tablet feeder, like the. Same thing with high pH or low stabilizer levels, also call for a higher setting, to maintain a constant and consistent chlorine level, as verified, by your testing. We recently bought one of these. Remove the logo cap to get at the screw to separate the inner top and o-ring from the outer top. And, when weather turns very hot, and the water warms, a higher setting will be needed, because your pool needs more chlorine. I did notice that the water does drain rather quickly from the Hayward when I take the lid off, is that normal? There certainly is nothing in the instructions that came with the unit.
Chlorine tablets are desolving in three days-8 of them but reading on my test strips show little chlorine. Once the nuts are loose you can remove both the feed and return lines. Might be poor quality tablets with oily binders? Every three to four years the O-ring gets stretched out from use and the only thing that I have found to fix it is to buy a new one. The amount of resistance is not published, but is likely low, about as much as adding a 90 fitting perhaps. Lid O-ring Replacement: The Viton Lid O-ring mentioned above? Fills to the brim no problem with cover off.
There is an aftermarket lid wrench available, or removal tool. Replacing the o-ring is pretty easy. It is helpful to use a butter knife or a rag, to clean off the gunk from the lid and upper chamber areas, to reduce the possibility of it being sucked into the tube. Is the chlorinator going bad? Efficient and maintenance-free, these feeders provide a durable and corrosion-proof means of automatically maintaining proper sanitizer levels. From time to time these lines will become brittle and need to be replaced. I have have been looking for new chlorinator to install but all I've found. You can also buy the optional Unions, connectors to match 1.
If you find that, use a screwdriver or razor knife to scrape it back down to smooth. A pool floater can get stuck or flip over, and putting any type of pool chemical into the skimmer is a big no-no. Hi, for a Hayward chlorinator, the chamber should be filled with water. If you disconnected it for the winter, make sure it is installed in the right direction, look for a small arrow on the bottom to indicate proper direction of water flow. You can buy replacement Hayward Chlorine feeder lines online or from a local swimming pool supply store.
Hi Justin, yes floaters are not recommended for vinyl pools, because of your concern of sitting in one spot, or getting stuck on a step or against a ladder, but also because some floaters have low openings that can drop slivers of dissolved tablets, or if it were to tip over… bad stains and damage to the liner. This is a common problem with the Hayward Chlorinators. I see a latch on one side but it doesnt move and I can squeeze anything? Turn the drain plug counter clockwise and then the drain plug will be able to be removed. Having a spare would not be a bad idea. When working on the chlorinator you will want to make sure that your swimming pool filter system is shut off. This is a big deal for in-line chlorinators because you will not be able to use the filter until it is fixed.