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    Pentair iCHLOR

    Anyone have any intel on Pentair's new SWG?

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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Software detects IntelliFlo pump activity, preventing the generation of chlorine while the pump is not activated.
    That's interesting. I wonder how they do that? It's a good feature.
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    First I've seen it. It looks like they rolled the power center and controls all into the cell. No install/user manual available yet.

    It looks like they still use a flow sensor. There is a flow sensor listed under accessories here, http://www.pentairpool.com/products/...erator-493.htm
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    I like that it's adjustable in 1% increments.
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    I came across something similar in my equipment search that is only sold in Europe. This looks like a newer version of the EU iChlor. Note: it's marked TradeGrade similar to the IntelliFlo 2 VST, so it won't be sold online.
    https://www.pentairpartners.com/prod...Sanitizers.pdf


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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    I'm in the market for a new SWG after my autopilot blew up after only a few years.

    Where can I buy one in time for this season?
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Quote Originally Posted by Foosman View Post
    I came across something similar in my equipment search that is only sold in Europe. This looks like a newer version of the EU iChlor. Note: it's marked TradeGrade similar to the IntelliFlo 2 VST, so it won't be sold online.
    https://www.pentairpartners.com/prod...Sanitizers.pdf


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    Lame. Wonder if there is any performance increase over the INTELLICHLOR
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    First I've seen it. It looks like they rolled the power center and controls all into the cell.
    Idiots! They were supposed to remove everything from the cell! That's just about the worst place to have them.
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    The brochure puts a "1.0" next to the iChlor30 model (for 30,000 gal pools) which might indicate 1lbs/day production rate. My guess is they're trying to make a small SWG for those pools that just need a drop-in solution as opposed to Pentair's glaring problem of always requiring an automation system to go with their IntelliChlor SWG's. But given they've now put everything on board this unit, I suspect the price point will still be ridiculous high.

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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Agreed, there needs to be a generating cell and a power/control center. Unless they have spec'd their power and control centers to be cheap and replaced in 5-8 years as well.
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    First I've seen it. It looks like they rolled the power center and controls all into the cell. No install/user manual available yet.

    It looks like they still use a flow sensor. There is a flow sensor listed under accessories here, http://www.pentairpool.com/products/...erator-493.htm
    If you look under "Specs" in the link above, you will see a part number for the pool cell only, and a part number for the bundle that includes the power center. Looks to me like you can replace just the cell on this from that info.
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Ooooh, good eye! Yes, it does! Seems like they designed it so the cell can be swapped. Nice. They need to hurry up and publish the manual so we can quit guessing!
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    I found this, but it doesn't give much info.

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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    If I read correctly from my Pentair sales and tech reps it is trade grade. If this is correct it will only be available through distribution for awhile.
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp View Post
    If I read correctly from my Pentair sales and tech reps it is trade grade. If this is correct it will only be available through distribution for awhile.
    Tell you Pentair reps that they need a system to display diagnostic info - volts, amps, etc. The fact that they actively hide this info from the pool owner is annoying and dumb.


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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Does anyone have anymore info on this system? I have a 27K pool and this is what my pool guys recommended be put in...

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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    It is brand new and I havent seen anyone here with one of these installed yet.

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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    If I remember correctly, the output of that unit is somewhere between an IC-20 and IC-40. It would be inadequate for a 27k gallon pool. Like filters, SWGs are best when they are oversized for the pool volume. You want an IC-60 for the best bang-for-your-buck....
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    From the manual of it, it looks like it still needs a power center. There is a new version of power center: iChlor™ SCG power center PC110, which can communicate with intelliflo pump directly through RS485 cable. I think the old version cells such as IC40 IC 60 should work with this new power center as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    First I've seen it. It looks like they rolled the power center and controls all into the cell. No install/user manual available yet.

    It looks like they still use a flow sensor. There is a flow sensor listed under accessories here, http://www.pentairpool.com/products/...erator-493.htm
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    Re: Pentair iCHLOR

    Pentair never really had a stand-alone SWG solution for retrofitting pools. Their SWG's were always higher priced and needed to be tied into an automation system otherwise you lost access to a lot of the built-in features and the user would be forced into installing timers and such to get it all to work right. I believe this iChor unit is targeted towards folks with existing pools that want an SWG but don't want the hassle and expense of doing a full automation installation. This unit directly targets the Hayward T-15 cell customer base as they are very close in chlorine output sizing...
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