Can’t read your salt level on your Hayward Aqua Rite panel??

I've had a few service calls recently where clients thought their salt cell panel was messed up or broken because they couldn't figure out what their salt level was. As long as you're LCD is working, don't worry, your salt level is there. It just may be in another mode that you aren't familiar with.

The Aqua Rite and it's clones have what the call a metric mode. So as you're scrolling through the settings you won't see a 3100, 2900 or anything of the sorts. What you'll see is 3.10, 2.90 and so on. That is the metric version of the 3100 and 2900 ppm of salt.

So now that you know that, how do you change it to standard (US)? It's a real simple procedure, which is explained below.

  1. Open your panel door
  2. Press and release "Diagnostics" 1 time
  3. Flip the switch from "auto" to "super chlorinate" and back to "auto" quickly
  4. You'll notice the number switch from metric to standard at this point

You can now see the normal 3100 ppm of salt instead of 3.10. Now you have the ability to play jokes on your friends who also have these salt panels haha!

Below you'll find a short video showing you how to do this. I apologize for the noise but the pump had to run to keep the readings going.

If you have any questions or want help please don't hesitate to reach out. Let us help you!

4 Responses

  1. Thank you! I was looking for the salt reading on my Hayward swimpure plus and couldn't find it. Used your tip to switch from metric. It worked perfectly and the system seems to be operating correctly with readings I understand.
  2. I'm Hayward is on 4300 and wont change been on that number for a week I got it on o i put a new cell on it and panel
    • Have you tried recalibrating the salt system? Have you tested the salt content to see what it actually is? The salt number shouldn't really change that much.

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