Pentair IC40 Manual Question

mprzybylski

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May 25, 2020
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Gilbert, AZ
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hello everyone,
I just installed my IC40 today after just over a month of opening my brand new pool. I was reading through the manual afterwards (I think I've read through it at least 3 times at this point) and remembered something that stood out to me (picture attached).

It this basically a Pentair covering their own a** type of statement or do you really have to turn the SWG off when adding any sort of chemicals? And when they say "off", doesn't that mean basically not running your pump? That seems odd to me, because when I do add any type of chemicals, I DO run my pump to make sure the water circulates properly, ESPECIALLY when adding salt, since it says to run your pump for 24 hours after adding salt. I guess this has me pretty confused.

If I do have to turn it off, how do I do that and still keep the pump running to do its thing? There is no bypass on my SWG plumbing and it just goes straight through the cell after leaving the filter and on down the line after that.
 

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mprzybylski

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May 25, 2020
48
Gilbert, AZ
Pool Size
14432
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
If I do have to turn it off, how do I do that and still keep the pump running to do its thing?
I guess to answer my own question in regards to this one, shutting it off would be equivalent to setting it to output of 0%, is that correct? Maybe my confusion for that part was that its still technically running through the cell but if its not producing, maybe thats what is meant by this?
 

mknauss

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SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Most pool owners (and especially pool maintenance personnel) add chemicals directly to the skimmer.
TFP specifically recommends to NOT do that. And yes, if you are adding salt, you should turn off /reduce the % to 0 when doing so.
If you add acid, chlorine, etc as per TFPC methods, the SWCG does not have to be turned off (excluding salt).
 
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