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    Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone??

    I installed a brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell and when I ran the "life test" (by pressing the "more" button for five seconds) it displayed 60% life used up. I then replaced this salt cell with another brand new cell. Ran the life test again, and got 60% life used up again. Any ideas why I'm getting an obviously incorrect reading? Pentair doesn't seem to know. All my chemicals and salt levels are in check; water temp 68, salt cell is generating plenty of chlorine.
    Bill Moyer
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    10k gallon 12x24 in ground pool built 2008, vinyl, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, Pentair Intelliflo v/s pump, Hayward sand filter. Using the BBB method.

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    Re: Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone

    I would recommend getting a diagnostic report with Pentair Intelliwand, you can then conclusively prove hours of operation in all the levels (20,40,etc) plus overall hours in use and hours power connected.

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    Re: Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone

    I wouldn't worry about what the life test tells you, really. If its new, and making chlorine satisfactorally, then your good to go.
    An intelliwand is a waste of $150, IMO.
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    Re: Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone

    > An intelliwand is a waste of $150

    no need to pay more than 100 and one can get to use one for free from our local pool supply merchants, no need to buy one.

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    Re: Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone

    60% is the default after reset, (Holding the more or less button down ) the Life will only show for a second before going to 60% when doing that test. There is nothing wrong with the cell and is doing as it should

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    Re: Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone

    Intelliwand will show all kinds of info. I use mine all the time. I dont think its a wast. shows you a complete history of the cell

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    Re: Brand new Pentair IC-40 salt cell displays 60% life gone

    Archonis, you are correct. Just got the same info from Pentair that life lights go out and then to 60% as the output default. Wish that info would have come with the cell. Thanks.
    Bill Moyer
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    10k gallon 12x24 in ground pool built 2008, vinyl, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, Pentair Intelliflo v/s pump, Hayward sand filter. Using the BBB method.

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