I am installing a new Chlorine generating cell (Pentair IntelliChlor IC40) using the IntelliChlor Power Center to supply the proper current. However, the installation instructions mention connecting the chlorine cell to a pool timer or controller which are in turn connected to the pool pump. (please see attached diagram) My pool pump is a Pentair Intelliflow variable speed pump.
I understand that this is done in order to turn the pool pump and chlorine generator on at the same time. However, it seems like I should be able to wire these two together since my pump has a controller built in. (note: these are data lines, not electrical lines)
My question is: Is it necessary to install a timer? Or, can I simply connect the pool pump and and chlorine generator directly?
Thanks in advance.