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    IntelliChem with option Chlorine pump and container

    I am planning to redesign/rebuild the equipment for my pool, which was built in 2010. I want more automation and remove my current EcoSmarte sanitizerer, as it is not working well.

    The configuration I am planning will consist of an EasyTouch controller, with my existing IntelliFlo VF an IntelliChlor and IntelliChem.

    My problem is that I cannot find supplier details and user experiences with the Chlorine option of Intellichem, so I am not sure if I have to order the chlorine pump and container, value of 425 US$.

    What is really this option doing and what should you put in the container? What should you have to do manually if you didn't have this option? and how many times a week?

    Any answers to these questions are appreciated.
    Leo
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    Lucille Ball

    Pool: IG 21.000 G concrete/plaster/ceramic tiles, Design: Peanut shape; 2 floor drains; 2 skimmers; 2 water return inlets; 2 vacuum connections; Auto water replenishing, Filter: Mega V650 sand/glass 26" - 70 GPM, Pump: Pentair IntelliFlo VF-3050 max 174 GPM, Owner Built: Dec 2011, Water treatment: EcoSmarte /w controller including CO2 valve/canister, Location: Philippines, tropical climate, 30+C or 86+F

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    Re: IntelliChem with option Chlorine pump and container

    The Intellichem will control the Intellichlor, so there is no need for a chlorine pump as that would be redundant.

    You may want an acid pump and tank for PH control.

    Without the automatic controls, you will have to add Chlorine or acid manually as needed. How often depends on your pool and climate.
    Easytouch, Intelliflo, Intellichem, Acid tank with pump, Intellichlor and Autelis network interface.

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    Re: IntelliChem with option Chlorine pump and container

    One note is the the ORP sensors which are used to estimate the chlorine level (and then adjust the SWG output accordingly) have proven to not be very reliable is the presence of higher CYA levels which we recommend for outdoor pools.

    There have been many members who have tried to use a ORP sensor to control the SWG output and found the FC levels to fluctuate a lot. They ended up discontinuing the use of the ORP automation and just go back to setting the SWG % output manually.

    Jerry is right though, the IntelliChlor is a SWG so there would be no need for a chlorine pump and container. Unless you are confusing the pump and container that would be used to hold acid for automated pH adjustment.
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    Re: IntelliChem with option Chlorine pump and container

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    There have been many members who have tried to use a ORP sensor to control the SWG output and found the FC levels to fluctuate a lot.
    Off topic,
    but I am having fluctuations;
    Down 100 ORP during daylight
    and back up that 100 ORP at nighttime

    I have just accepted the higher readings at night for normal readings during the day.

    I am keeping the CYA below 50.
    Easytouch, Intelliflo, Intellichem, Acid tank with pump, Intellichlor and Autelis network interface.

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    Re: IntelliChem with option Chlorine pump and container

    Thanks a lot, it's clear to me.

    Indeed I was planning to use the IntelliChem for diluting Muriatic acid. I have a bad experience with CO2, which I used with my Ecosmarte sanitizer. CO2 was not able to reduce the pH sufficiently, and I had to replace the big CO2 cannister every 4 to 6 weeks.

    Topic can be closed, I don't know how to do this.
    I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
    Lucille Ball

    Pool: IG 21.000 G concrete/plaster/ceramic tiles, Design: Peanut shape; 2 floor drains; 2 skimmers; 2 water return inlets; 2 vacuum connections; Auto water replenishing, Filter: Mega V650 sand/glass 26" - 70 GPM, Pump: Pentair IntelliFlo VF-3050 max 174 GPM, Owner Built: Dec 2011, Water treatment: EcoSmarte /w controller including CO2 valve/canister, Location: Philippines, tropical climate, 30+C or 86+F

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