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    Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    I have an opportunity to buy a 3 year old Pentair Intellichlor salt unit. The cell was replaced 10 months ago and it's from a house going into foreclosure. The price is right ($200), but I'm not sure on the longevity of a used unit like this. What should I look for in buying a used unit? What is most likely to be faulty? Is it wise to even be something like that used??

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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    Does it include the power center? If it does and the cell is only 10 months old then $200 is a good deal. Just make sure you can mount the power cell less than 15 ft from the cell. Also, is it an IC20, 40, or ?
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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    It comes with everything to make the system work. It's actually still in place, so I have to go cut everything from the system to disassemble it.

    It's an IC20 system.
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    The cells are rated for 10,000 hours, which is usually 5 years under "normal" use. I'd try and find an IC40 personally, even though your pool is small in gallons. The 20 will work, but it will have to work harder than the 40 would to maintain chlorine residual. Check and see if the power center will handle a 40 (I've never sold a 20, so I'm not sure on compatibility), and see what the replacement cost is for a new cell.

    If all of that makes sense (!), it sounds like a good deal

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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    There is only one version of power supply to power any of the Intellichlor sizes.

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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    There is only one version of power supply to power any of the Intellichlor sizes.

    Scott
    Thanks Scott. I thought that was the case, but was not 100% sure!

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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    Be aware that the power center can be built into the easy touch or a standalone box.
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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    Quote Originally Posted by cobra46
    Be aware that the power center can be built into the easy touch or a standalone box.
    My plan is to eventually go to the EasyTouch system with the variable Intellflo, so that sounds like a good step in the right direction.
    Clearwater, Florida

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    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    I'd go for it.
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    Re: Buying a used PENTAIR INTELLICHLOR?

    ... and while I was debating this purchase, it sold to someone else. Maybe next time!
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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