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    Pool Cell Replacement

    I am needing some guidance and advice. We need to replace our pool cell this spring. Currently we have the Pentair IC20:
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    When i emailed our pool company they said they could get the same cell for $500 with a one year warranty vs. Hayward who has a 3 year warranty.
    Should i switch to Hayward if all of the equipment is Pentair? Is he trying to up sell me on more expensive products? Is it worth it to switch to Hayward? What model from Hayward would i need if i switched?
    Also, I found the Pentair IC20 on Amazon for $450 so i guess i will order it from there if thats what we choose.
    Thanks in advance!!
    2001 pool built-Remodel date unknown-Size of Pool: 15,200 gallons-Salt Water In-Ground Pool-Vinyl liner-Pentair Triton II Sand Filter-Pentair Intellichlor C20 pool cell-Pentair single speed pool pump (i think)-Polaris PB4-60 pressure cleaner booster- 4 way tester


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    Re: Pool Cell Replacement

    If you've been happy with the performance of the Pentair I'd just stick with that and just get the new cell.
    20k IG vinyl liner/Aqua Rite SWCG, T-15 cell/Hayward Pro Grid 6020 DE filter/Polaris 280 with booster pump/Hayward Superpump 1 hp/city water/pool installed March 2004

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    Pool Cell Replacement

    It depends on if you have Pentair automation or not. Typically TFP recommends keeping all your equipment in the same family. However, if everything is just a standalone device (no automation tying it all together), then there's no reason you can't mix & match.

    We also recommend getting SWGs that are sized about 1.5 to 2X your pool volume. I think you'd be better off with an IC40 as opposed to an IC20 as you will be able to run the IC40 (and your single speed pump which is an energy waste) for less time for the same amount of chlorine production. I have an IC40 on my 16,000 gallon pool an I will definitely be upgrading to an IC60 when the time comes.


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    Re: Pool Cell Replacement

    Also, if you buy online and self install, Pentair will only give you a 60 day warranty. They only offer the longer warranties if you buy and install from a Pentair licensed dealer and professional installer.


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    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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    Re: Pool Cell Replacement

    The shortened warranty is across the board for Hayward, Pentair, and Jandy. The easiest is to replace with Pentair as you don't have to cut and glue any pipe. With a switch you will have to have a new power center for the new swcg
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