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    Replacement SWG

    The pool company replaced my Pentair IC20 Salt Cell yesterday while I was at work . I came home to find that it was installed upside down . Before I call to rip them I wanted to ask if there is any practical application for doing that ? Trying to read it That way makes me dizzy. Thank you
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    Re: Replacement SWG

    K,,

    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for PB ripping pool owners...

    When you say upside down, do mean the control panel is on the bottom or is your cell installed vertically and your flow switch is at the top???

    As a side note, an IC20 on a 19K pool is not really big enough and may be the reason the unit had to be replaced. We always recommend that a SWCG system be 2 x the pool volume so in your case we would go with an IC40.

    Curious as to how long you have to run your pump and at what SWCG percentage to keep your pool chlorinated?

    Why was the cell replaced?

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    Re: Replacement SWG

    The Intellichlor has to be installed in an orientation that allows the flow to be in the right direction. There is an arrow on the case showing the proper direction of flow. If it is just a case of the display facing the wrong direction, you can loosen the unions and spin it to a better position.
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    Re: Replacement SWG

    It is installed vertically and the flow arrow is pointing to right. i'm not in a place to send a pic but the sanitizer output button/lights are at the top and salt level indicator at the bottom .i have to tilt my head And shoulders to read the words .
    I'm the new owner of a home with existing pool . I don't have an indication of the chlorination output percentage yet as I'm battling algae I think. We wrote replacement of the pump motor, multi port and salt cell in the purchase contract . The Pentair IC20 had a manufacture date of 2008
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    Hayward pump, Aquabot cleaner, Taylor K2006 test
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    Re: Replacement SWG

    As long as the arrow on the IC20 is pointing in the direction of the water flow, it's installed in the correct direction. Unfortunately, that can mean all the words can be upside down or backwards (25% chance of it being readable).
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    Re: Replacement SWG

    If the flow light is not red, it's installed correctly. Mine is installed with the flow going downward, which makes the control panel upside down. There's probably a way to reverse the panel itself, but I just haven't bothered.
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    Re: Replacement SWG

    Thanks all , It sounds like the flow is correct and the orientation is not important to operation . I'm going to get them back out to turn it around . No reason to strain my neck trying to read it . Thanks again
    IG 18.5K Kidney shaped vinyl 6ft deep
    Intellichlor IC20 SWG ,Pentair Trintron II Sand filter
    Hayward pump, Aquabot cleaner, Taylor K2006 test
    Everything I know about my pool I learned from TFP


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    Re: Replacement SWG

    Update -I asked the pool company to come out and fix the orientation . They came and then decided that it would go right side up amd said Pentair had changed the flow on the new models . I thought it was odd that they didn't know that before they came back to change it . Anyway I didn't believe them so I called Pentair support . They confirmed the new installed models will be upside down . If you're not familiar with the function lights and lay out it's pretty difficult to read. SILLY
    IG 18.5K Kidney shaped vinyl 6ft deep
    Intellichlor IC20 SWG ,Pentair Trintron II Sand filter
    Hayward pump, Aquabot cleaner, Taylor K2006 test
    Everything I know about my pool I learned from TFP


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