Replacement SWG

knoball615

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May 5, 2017
33
lebanon, TN
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
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
11,420
Bedford, TX
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Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for PB ripping pool owners... :shark:

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?

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

elwood58

LifeTime Supporter
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.
 

knoball615

Silver Supporter
May 5, 2017
33
lebanon, TN
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
 

Philo

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Oct 8, 2015
850
San Diego, Ca.
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).
 

drharris

Well-known member
Jun 29, 2016
275
Walhalla, SC
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.
 

knoball615

Silver Supporter
May 5, 2017
33
lebanon, TN
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
 

knoball615

Silver Supporter
May 5, 2017
33
lebanon, TN
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
 

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