Salt Chlorine Generators
Pentair 520554 IntelliChlor IC20 Salt Chlorine Generator Cell (US Version)
What is the lifespan of IntelliChlor?
IntelliChlor is a salt chlorination system for pools and spas that uses electrolysis to generate chlorine. The IntelliChlor system consists of a power center, an electrolytic cell, and a flow switch. The power center plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet and provides power to the electrolytic cell. The cell contains two titanium plates that are coated with a proprietary mixture of metals. When salt is added to the pool water, the natural process of evaporation creates salt brine. This brine is drawn into the cell where it contacts the titanium plates. An electrical current passing between the plates causes a chemical reaction that produces chlorine gas. The chlorine gas is then dissolved in the pool water where it kills bacteria and other contaminants. IntelliChlor also produces hydrochloric acid, which lowers the pH of the pool water. The lifespan of an IntelliChlor system depends on several factors, including how often it is used, how well maintained it is, and the quality of the salt used. With proper care and maintenance, an IntelliChlor system can last for several years.
How long does a Pentair salt generator last?
Pentair salt generators are built to last, with many models boasting a lifespan of over 10 years. However, the exact length of time your salt generator will last depends on a number of factors, including how often it is used and how well it is maintained. To get the most out of your Pentair salt generator, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for care and maintenance. This includes regularly cleaning the unit and replacing the filter as needed. If you notice any problems with your salt generator, such as reduced output or increased water usage, contact customer service for assistance. By taking good care of your Pentair salt generator, you can enjoy many years of hassle-free operation.
Why is my Pentair IntelliChlor IC20 cell light flashing?
If your Pentair IntelliChlor IC20 cell light is flashing, it could be for a few different reasons. The most common reason is that the cell needs to be replaced. This can be due to a buildup of calcium and other minerals on the electrode plates inside the cell, which reduces its effectiveness over time. If you suspect that your cell needs to be replaced, please consult your owner’s manual or contact a Pentair authorized service provider for assistance.Another possible reason for a flashing cell light is that the chlorine output setting may be too low. The IntelliChlor IC20 is designed to automatically adjust the chlorine output based on the pool’s demand, but if the setting is manually lowered, it may not be able to keep up with the demand and the light will flash. If you think this may be the case, please check the output setting and make sure it is set to “Auto” mode.Lastly, a flashing cell light can also indicate that there is an issue with the power supply or wiring. If you have checked both of the above issues and the light is still flashing, please contact a Pentair authorized service provider for assistance.
How does the IntelliChlor work?
The IntelliChlor uses a process known as electrolysis to generate chlorine from salt. This process is safe and effective, and it produces a very concentrated form of chlorine that is then used to sanitize pool water. The IntelliChlor is a self-contained unit that is easy to install and maintain, and it provides an excellent way to keep your pool clean and healthy.