Pentair SWG and intellichem?

Robert1078

New member
Mar 7, 2021
2
San Diego
Hi all, new member, I tried searching but couldn’t really get a good answer, it might be a pretty novice question, but I’m in the middle of building a pool (almost done, plastering next week) and all the equipment is going in next week, and we are specced for the easy touch 8 and the intellichlor system. My question is if we have this setup, is there a benefit to adding the intellichem system as well? Or is it redundant / not necessarily? What’s your experts opinion? Thanks in advance!
 

mknauss

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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
41,573
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Welcome to the forum.
Do not get the Intellchem. It attempts to control FC using an ORP probe to adjust the SWCG. It does not work in outdoor pools.
It is very easy to manage the pool water chemistry with a proper test kit.
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
26,269
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Welcome to TFP.

The Intellichem adds unneeded complexity to your pool. It is more trouble then it is worth.

It takes little time to adjust your SWG cell settings a few times a year and reduce your pH once or twice a week.
 

Robert1078

New member
Mar 7, 2021
2
San Diego
Thanks for the quick response! This was what the PB told me as well, but he’s a contractor, so I take their opinions with a grain of salt till I ask a consensus. I’ll leave it alone with just the SWG. Thanks again!
 
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