Just purchased and installed part way a pentair Pentair 342001 SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pool Pump, 1 1/2 Horsepower, with a Pentair 521377 Intelli pH Canister with Controller, Pentair 188594 Quad D.E. Cartridge Style D.E. Pool Filter, 100 Square Foot, , Pentair 520556 IntelliChlor® Power Center For Salt Chlorine Generator Systems , and a Pentair 520555 IntelliChlor IC40 Salt Chlorine Generator Cell in our new (old) house we just bought. Its a fiberglass 20K gallon pool. Haven't moved in yet and had a lot of problems with it. Hope we will now have clear water.
Anyway the question I have pertains to the electrical hook up. I understand that the IC40 should only run when the pump is running. But since the pump has its own timer, how is this accomplished ? There is no out on the pump with the exception of the low voltage connector on the side of the pump. The intelichlor needs 220v. And I won't be using the timer any more due to the pump having its own timer...
Also if anyone knows, the Intelli ph canister controller should be hooked up before the IC40 cell, but the only way I can do it is vertically instead of horizontally. don't think that would be good, so if I put it post cell is that bad ? |My guess is that the acid helps keep the cell clean but I didn't have enough room to make it as the Pentair 261050 2-Inch HiFlow Valve made for a difficult install. I could put in before the cell but only on the downrise between the filter and the cell.
I will call Pentair tomorrow and hopefully get a answer but hoped to hear from people that have done this too. Also have to call for a replacement part on the filter, that is cracked....
oh and the pleated filters have little holes on one end but not the other.... do they go up or down or doesn't it matter ? The pentair instructions leave a lot to be desired.