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Thread: Pentair Intellichor Experience???

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    Pentair Intellichor Experience???

    Has anyone have Pentair Intellichor Experience???


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    ktdave's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Katy, TX
    I've had one (IC-20) for about 6 months that has worked flawlessly. The only odd thing that has happened is that it appears that occasionally when the water temp falls below 50 degrees the "clean cell" light has come on and then went off when it warmed back up. There was no scale on the cell after inspecting.
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
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    Do you have it hooked up to a Pentair controller or by itself??

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    hodapmj's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Have an Intellichlor that runs flawlessly. ktdave stated that his clean cell light comes on when the water temp goes below 50 degrees, this is just an indicator that the cell is not producing chlorine as it is not needed below this temp. Actually it is about 55 degrees that this feature kicks in. Mine is connected to the Easy Touch 8 controller which also has been a pleasure to own.
    24K gal. 22 X 40' Fox Lagoon IG Vinyl, 7' Fox 25 jet raised Spa, Intelliflow VS-3050 pump, Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, Pentair Easy Touch Controller, Easy Touch Wireless Remote, Pentair Legend cleaner w/ booster pump, Pentair 250,000 BTU heater, Pentair Tagelus Sand Filter, & Pentair Intellibrite LED lighting.

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    Jul 2007
    Katy, TX
    I have one as well. I like it but had some problems. Mine is less then a year old. Several months after my pool build I noticed I was constantly throwing salt in the pool. I started to keep track of it and it was about every 2-3 weeks. Having never had a pool before I was not sure what was "normal" but I got suspicious and contacted my PB about it and my Intellichlor had to be replaced. Sure hope this was just a bad system and this will not be a regular issue. Mine is hooked up to an intellitouch and love the convience of checking things or changing settings while in my house .

    24,000 IG with spa and 4 ton waterfall. Equipment: Pentair 520 Clean & Clear, Pentair VS+SVRS Intelliflo, Pentair Whisperflo 2 HP, Polairis Cleaner, Intellibrites, Pentair Rainbow 320 in-line Chlorinator, Pentair Easy touch 8 wireless and spa side remote.

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    Jul 2007
    Sahuarita, AZ
    I have an IC-20 connected to an easytouch system. I'm happy with mine so far although it did have to be replaced once under warranty. It lost the ability to measure salt levels accurately... reading 0 ppm on day then 8000 ppm on another. They ended up replacing the cell and all is well...
    My Pool:
    12K gal IG gunite with 7' raised spa, gunite waterfall, PebbleTec Caribbean Blue finish, solar heating & in-floor cleaning system

    Equipment: Sta-Rite 300' Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC20 SWCG, Sta-Rite 400k BTU heater, Intelliflow 4x160 main pump & Sta-Rite 3/4 hp waterfall pump, EasyTouch controlls w/ wireless controller, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    I have only worked with two brands of SWG's, Pentair and Goldline. I have had a lot of the Pentair units stop reading salt levels correctly not long after installation (1-3 months). If they survive this period, they seem to work excellent. Goldline aquarite cells have been very reliable for me though. Early models (before mid-2006) were very poor and failed frequently, but since then, I have only had one in over 100 fail to date. That is, that wasn't due to abuse or poor maintenance.

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    billyjoeraybob's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    SC Midlands
    I have only had my Intellichlor IC40 since Saturday but it was a breeze to install and has worked perfectly so far. I have had to reduce the output to the lowest level 20% and most importantly I haven't had to lug any jugs of bleach!!! Hope it continues working this well
    18' x 36' Freeform IG Gunite with 7' spa, Super Blue DiamondBrite, Pentair 1.5 hp circulation pump, Pentair 2.0 hp spa booster pump, Pentair Triton II Sand filter, Polaris 280 with booster pump, Pentair Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, Jandy Laars LX 250k btu NG heater, TF-100 test kit from

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