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Thread: Pentair IC40 to Run 24/7 or place it on a timer

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    Question Pentair IC40 to Run 24/7 or place it on a timer

    Ok here's a question. I'm having to replace my current SWG (aquarite) and i'm looking at the IC40.
    1. My question(s) is do SWG need to run 24/7 (i'm currently running mine like that 24/7) I never turn that or my pump off they both run 365 (I live in Charleston SC).

    2. if i don't have to run the SWG 24/7 how do i determine how many hours I need to have it running and when is it best to run it morning, day or over night?

    3. can the IC40 be placed on a timer by itself or do i need to just manually turn it off, since we like to keep the pump going 24/7 to keep the water moving.

    I know a lot of questions hit me with any question for more info. thanks in advance.
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    elwood58's Avatar
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    May 2012
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    Re: Pentair IC40 to Run 24/7 or place it on a timer

    If you intend to run the pump 24/7, adjust the IC-40 to a low percentage and see how it does.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Pentair IC40 to Run 24/7 or place it on a timer

    If you have a Pentair automation system you will be able to set the percentage setting on the SWG by steps of 1%, and that should take care of it.

    If you don't have a Pentair automation system, you are limited to setting the SWG by steps of 20%, which is a major disadvantage. You could compensate for that by using a timer, but you would be much better off getting a different brand of SWG that allows fine percentage control without an automation system.
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