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    pentair intelechlor ic20

    My low salt cell light is on on my salt cell I tested the salt level and it's reading 3000. What should I do next to try and fix this.
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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    How did you test the salt level? If you used a strip, can you post a picture of the strip?
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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    VC,

    My pool was built about the same time and my IC40 was never close to the actual salt readings. This year it seemed to be even worse, always way low. I called my pool builder, he sent out a warranty repair tech who replaced the flow switch assembly, which also has a temperature sensor for the SWG itself. Now the SWG reads pretty close to the actual salt readings.

    Since your system is so new, I suggest you call your PB first. Worse case you can buy a new flow switch for about $100.

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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Ya sounds like a sensor or two has gone bad.
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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    What if I clean the salt cell I have never cleaned it

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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Take it out and take a look inside. If there is white calcium build up give it a clean. If it isn't dirty don't clean it, it will shorten the life.
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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Take it out and take a look inside. If there is white calcium build up give it a clean. If it isn't dirty don't clean it, it will shorten the life.
    Ugh. Wish I would have read this before cleaning my generator :/
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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Update I came home and red light low cell is gone it reads green...thx

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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Raise the salt to 3500 unless you're going to heat the pool. If you're going to heat the pool, the warmer water will have the same effect as adding salt.

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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Quick question not sure if it belongs in this thread am I suppose to clean my salt cell every 3 months or do I clean it only when clean cell light turns on

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    Re: pentair intelechlor ic20

    Check it when the clean cell/check cell light comes on. Only clean it if it has scale build up. Cleaning the cell unnecessarily can shorten the life. Keeping your CSI slightly negative (-0.1 to -0.3), using Poolmath, will prevent calcium build up. My cell has not needed cleaning in 4 years.
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