How can you save 50% on chlorine costs?

The Salt & Swim 3C salt cell produces a ton of 100% pure available chlorine – literally.  Not all chlorine is the same.  The deal you get at a discount store might not be a deal at all.  It’s important you know about the chlorine you use to sanitize your pool.  You might just be shocked at what you’re dumping in your water, and the money you’re wasting. 

Chlorine Purity Comparison  

Chlorine Type

Percentage of pure, Available Chlorine

Salt Chlorination

100% Pure Available Chlorine


90% Available Chlorine

Calcium Hypochlorite

65% Available Chlorine


60% Available Chlorine

Lithium Hypochlorite

35% Available Chlorine

Liquid Chlorine

10% Available Chlorine

Now take into account the price you pay per pound or per gallon depending on the form/s of chlorine you use. 

Chlorine Equivalency
A single Salt & Swim 3C Cell produces 200 lbs of 100% pure available chlorine which is equivalent to:

Chlorine Type

Amount of Chlorine needed to equal Chlorine produced by a single Salt & Swim 3C Cell


225 pounds

Calcium Hypochlorite

308 pounds


333 pounds

Lithium Hypochlorite

571 pounds

Liquid Chlorine

208 gallons

Chlorine Comparison Costs:

Chlorine Type

National Average cost per pound or gallon

Salt & Swim 3C

$1.15 per pound


$2.29 - $2.49 per pound

Calcium Hypochlorite

$2.00 per pound


$3.20 per pound

Lithium Hypochlorite

$3.99 per pound

Liquid Chlorine

$1.70 - $2.99 per gallon

So Salt & Swim 3C salt chlorination really is affordable?

Yes you can afford salt chlorination - in fact, it will save you money! Your annual chlorine production cost is less than the chlorination solution you're using today. No magic, no pixie dust, no additives, just 100% pure available chlorine automatically. With a one-time up front controller installation, you can let technology do all the work for you.

Is Salt & Swim 3C just for in-ground pools?

Yes. Salt & Swim 3C should only be used on in-ground pools.

How many gallons will Salt & Swim 3C chlorinate?

Salt & Swim 3C can chlorinate an in-ground pool up to 30,000 gallons.

How is Salt & Swim 3C powered?

Salt & Swim 3C plugs into a standard 120V GFCI outlet.

Can Salt & Swim 3C be installed by pool owners?

Yes. It installs in about 20 minutes or pool owners can elect to have their local pool pro install it for them.

What is the Salt & Swim 3C warranty?

The Salt & Swim 3C control unit has a 3-year limited warranty and the cell has a 1-year limited warranty.

Can Salt & Swim 3C salt cells be used on other Hayward salt chlorinators?

No. Salt & Swim 3C salt cells will not be recognized by other chlorinators.

Do the Salt & Swim 3C cell and unit come packaged together?

No. The salt cell is sold separately.

Is Salt & Swim 3C just for new pools?

No. Salt & Swim 3C can be installed on a new or existing pool.