New CAT 5500® is equipped with state-of-the-art sensing and control capabilities to read pH, ORP, conductivity/TDS, and can connect with PoolComm®.


For more information, contact:
Gary Young
Phone: 908.351.5400 x4252
Email: pr@hayward.com

ELIZABETH, NJ (May 10, 2015) - Hayward® Commercial Pool Products announced the rollout of CAT 5500®, a new wireless CAT Controller for the commercial market with advanced sensing technology to communicate salt readings. While all other controllers primarily record pH and ORP, the CAT 5500 is capable of reading pH, ORP, and conductivity/ total dissolved solids (TDS). The new commercial controller can, in turn, communicate these readings directly to PoolComm®, Hayward’s evolution platform in water quality management and monitoring.

“CAT Controllers are credited with being the most advanced, easy-to-use controllers in the commercial pool and spa industry,” said General Manager of Hayward Commercial Pool Products Patrick Sweeney. “The powerful and intuitive CAT 5500 was designed for commercial pool servicers, operators and managers looking for a simple, yet powerful wireless controller with pH, ORP, conductivity, backup sanitization and internet-based monitoring capabilities - all at an affordable price.”

The new CAT 5500 offers a number of enhancements over existing CAT Controllers in order to accommodate the expanding demand for salt chlorination in commercial applications. Hayward’s CAT 5500 also features satellite, cellular, or Wi-Fi® communication protocols to connect with Hayward’s wireless web-based PoolComm®, enabling remote monitoring and management of multiple bodies of water from anywhere in the world. It also has a temperature sensor and two additional relays that can be used to control chosen features of the pool such as temperature control, water level control and even backwash cycles.

The CAT 5500 perfectly complements the Hayward Saline C™ 6.0 commercial salt chlorine generator, maintaining precise control of pH and sanitizer levels while also enabling backup disinfection and salt/TDS monitoring. In addition to its innovative new sensor to monitor salinity levels and TDS, the new model offers dual ORP set points specifically to satisfy back-up sanitization requirements and secondary ORP control.

Key Features and Benefits of CAT 5500®

  • pH and ORP controller with conductivity/TDS monitoring
  • Temperature sensor for heater control
  • Dual sanitizer set points for back-up ORP control
  • 2 auxiliary relays for control versatility
  • Controller comes pre-mounted with installation equipment
  • 5-year warranty

For more information, images or to schedule an interview with a Hayward spokesperson, please contact Gary Young at 908.351.5400 x4252 or pr@hayward.com.

About Hayward Pool Products
Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a growing presence in the commercial pool market, and a leading manufacturer of industrial flow control valves. Headquartered in Elizabeth, NJ, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as, EcoStar®, TriStar®, Super Pump®, ProLogic®, AquaConnect®, HeatPro®, ColorLogic®, CrystaLogic™, CAT Controllers®, AquaRite®, Navigator® Pro, PoolVac XL™, TigerShark®, and Aquavac® among others.

Hayward products are sold throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400.