I am looking for some advice. My Zodiac LM2-24 Salt Water Chlorinator has been long busted. This season, I am wanting to change the whole unit and replace it with Pentair Intellichlor IC40. I am aware that I need a power module and the cell. Currently my pool pump and the Zodiac are connected via Intermatic T104R3 which is an analog automatic power switch which turns on and off at certain times.
My dilemma is that I am also considering to change my pool pump to a VS or VF (not decided). While I invest now in a Intellichlor IC40 - should I buy the power module that can power an Intellitouch as well and later on I can choose to add the Intelliflo pump (vs or vf) and an Intellitouch to control both the pump and the salt water chlorinator?
If I were to just buy the Intellichlor IC40 now will the Intermatic switch handle both the pump and the SWG?
Also on the Intelliflo - the VS is cheaper compared to the VF. But would I need the Intellitouch to use the features of the VS pump or the VF pump? I intend to run the pump almost 20 hrs a day and may be twice or thrice at higher gpm or rpm so that the pool cleaner can do its work.
Many thanks in advance for your valuable input.