Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Pentair vf pump and ic20

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Pentair vf pump and ic20

    I currently have a Hayward pump and ic20 that I have wired and programed into my elan home automation system and it works very well. I finally pulled the trigger on a vf pump and will be doing the entire Pentair system in the near future (intellitouch, intellichem etc.) I was planning on doing the swap this weekend as I cant wait to try this pump. So I was trying to figure out how to do it for now correctly. I believe I read someplace that this pump needs power all the time, so how can I set my ic20 to come on with the pump until I get the full system? I guess it could be wired to stay on all the time and since there is no flow it wont produce chlorine? Or since I have the vf pump should I have the ic20 on all the time but maybe lower its output level for a more consistent chlorine level.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Pentair vf pump and ic20

    In this kind of situation we recommend using a current controlled relay, so the IC20 is only on when the pump is actually running. Once you have the IntelliTouch it will take care of that for you.

    There is a flow switch, but flow switches aren't all that reliable, so it is greatly preferred to have a backup system that insures the SWG is not powered when the pump is off.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Pentair vf pump and ic20

    That's what I was thinking... I think I am just going to jump in and order everything... The intellitouch, intellichem, etc etc and be done

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts