Cleaning your Hayward cartridge filter elements (click here)

Hayward cartridge filters are one of the most effective means of filtering swimming pool water.  And since it does not require backwashing, homeowners can save between 500 and 2,500 gallons per year in water.  And with that saved water is saved chemicals that you’re not flushing out of your pool.  Here’s 2 pages out of the owners manual on how to remove your cartridge filter elements, clean them, and then replace them.  If you have any questions concerning this process please contact Planet Pools at (337) 477-1431.

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How to change colors and operate your Hayward ColorLogic pool light (click here)

Hayward ColorLogic lights come standard as part of Planet Pools new pool package.  With the benefit of having such a versatile and amazing color lighting system on your pool comes the complexities of operating it.  Here’s the pages straight out of the Hayward operation manual to help you achieve best results.

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VIDEO: Phosphates are essentially algae food! (click here)

seaklear phosPhosphates can cause all sorts of problems in your pool water. SeaKlear Phosphate Remover CR eliminates phosphates sourced from pool chemicals, fertilizers, cleaners, and other pollutants. This “controlled-release” formula protects against over dosing and makes it easier than ever to keep your pool crystal clear!

Ask our Planet Pools lab analyst to check your pool water for phosphates to prevent an out of control pool.


VIDEO: TigerShark and SharkVac Robotic Cleaner Troubleshooting (click here)

In this video, we cover basic troubleshooting tricks and tips for the Hayward TigerShark and SharkVac XL robotic, automatic pool cleaners. This video is designed to serve as a quick overview, and DOES NOT replace or supersede the detailed installation or operation requirements set forth in the product Owners & Installation Manual.

If this video doesn’t solve the problem you’re having with your robotic vacuum feel free to contact Planet Pools at (337) 477-1431.

Topics Covered:
Cleaner is not moving
Cleaner is moving slowly
Cleaner is not cleaning the entire pool
Cleaner is getting stuck on main drains
Cleaner is not removing all the debris in the pool
Cleaner is not climbing the walls
Cleaner is floating
Cleaner is running longer than the advertised time


VIDEO: AquaRite Settings and Frequently Asked Questions (click here)

Aqua-Rite-2-300x300The following AquaRite video will help you to configure and adjust setting on your AquaRite. This video covers how to adjust or reset the following: the average salt level, the percentage (%) of desired chlorine output, clear inspect cell LED, configure US measurement Vs. metric and how to change the product name when AquaRite is remotely controlled.

If this video doesn’t answer your questions concerning your AquaRite feel free to contact us at Planet Pools.  (337) 477-1431.


VIDEO: How to clean your Hayward Salt Chlorinator Turbo Cell (click here)

1. Turn off the power to the system and deactivate the pool pump before removing the Turbo Cell.

2. Remove the Turbo Cell. Once removed, look through the cell and inspect for scale formation (light colored crusty or flaky deposits) on the plates and for debris that is caught on the plates. If no deposits are visible, reinstall the cell.

3. If deposits are seen, use a high pressure garden hose to flush the scale off. If this is not successful, use a plastic or wood tool to scrape the deposits off the plates. Note: do not Use a mild acid wash when flushing and scraping will not remove the majority of deposits. Be sure to wear rubber gloves and appropriate eye protection. In a clean plastic container, mix a 4:1 solution of water to muriatic acid (one gallon of water to one quart of acid). Caution: ALWAYS ADD ACID TO WATER – NEVER ADD WATER TO ACID.

4. Fasten the Turbo Cell to Cell Cleaning Stand with the cord side down. Before filling Turbo Cell with muriatic acid solution, place a container underneath to avoid any spills. Fill the Turbo Cell to the top with the solution and let soak for 15 minutes. Empty the Turbo Cell and inspect. If clean, rinse with hose and reinstall. If there are still deposits after soaking, repeat the soaking procedure until clean. The water/muriatic acid mixture can be stored for later use or it can be disposed of. Follow the chemical manufacturer’s recommendations when storing or disposing the water/acid solution.

5. Reinstall Turbo Cell. Press the small diagnostic button next to the display for 3 seconds to stop the flashing Inspect Cell LED and reset the countdown timer for another 500 operational hours.