Intellichlor IC40 Cell and Power Center



Part # IC40

By Pentair Pool Products



Part # IC40

Warranty One Year

Product Description

Pool Salt System

Now, Crystal Clear, Safe Water is Automatic Electrolytic Chlorine Generation is the easiest, most effective and convenient way to keep pool water sparkling clean. The Pentair IntelliChlor chlorine generator uses common table salt to produce all the chlorine your pool needs, right in your pool - safely, effectively, and automatically. Same Sanitation performance as manual chlorine addition without the drawbacks. No need to buy, transport and store expensive chlorine compounds. No more odor, stinging eyes, irritated skin and bleached out swimsuits.

The Pentair IntelliChlor chlorine generator is engineered to stand up to the toughest pool conditions and provide years of dependable performance. Titanium electrode cell blades are coated with Ruthenium oxide and are rated for more than 10,000 hours of operation - five years of reliable chlorine output under normal operating conditions.

Conrol electronics are isolated in the cell, away from high heat components, for longer cell life.

- Three LED Salt Level Indicators
- Two-color Status Displays
- Five Sanitizer Output Levels with Two-button Control

Two Models Available:
IntelliChlor IC 20
IntelliChlor IC 40

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Product Specifications

Treatment Capacity:
40,000 gal.

?     Asked on 5/20/2018 by Tom

I have a Aqua Rite with a T15 cell 40,000 gal. I would like to change over to the IC40 with controller. Can I change over the T15 cell in existing plumbing without changing plumbing to accommodate the IC40 cell? I have already changed the pump to Pentair VS pump and have IntelliTouch.

A     Answered on 5/20/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tom. You will have to redo your plumbing to accommodate the IC40 cell. The T15 cell connections are not compatible with the IC40 cell. 

?     Asked on 2/8/2018 by Doug

How long is the power cord from cell to power station

A     Answered on 2/8/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Doug. The cord is 15ft long.

?     Asked on 10/3/2017 by rickf

I have a 12500 gallon pool with an ic40. The high salt light is flashing. I have calcium deposits all around the pool. I had the water tested, specifically the salt, it was at 3600. My Pentair reading shows 4700. What would your recommendation be to get these numbers in sync or closer and reduce the calcium deposits in the pool? Thanks Rick

A     Answered on 10/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Rick. I would first recommend inspecting the cell to see if there is also a build up on the cell blades. Follow the cell Cleaning the IECG Cell Blades procedure located in the Intellichlor Owner's Manual. You can follow the steps in our How To Remove Calcium Scale Deposits From Your Pool Wall guide to aid you in removing and preventing calcium deposits in your pool. 

?     Asked on 7/25/2017 by bob

I am only getting 15 volt out of transformer the green light is on in box but it gets brighter when I tune pump on nothing lights up on inline salt unit

A     Answered on 7/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bob. The transformer should have an output of 22-39 VDC. The transformer is bad since your getting 19v.

?     Asked on 7/6/2017 by Ron Childs

Should I be shocking my salt pool the guy where I get my water checked told I should do it every week

A     Answered on 7/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ron. You can use a Non-Chlorine Shock, you'll get the oxidizing effect without increasing the chlorine level. 

?     Asked on 2/9/2017 by don

I have ic40 no power to cell , might have got hit by lighting .Is the cell bad or power controller.

A     Answered on 2/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

It could be either that have gone bad due to the surge. That is something that you would need a licensed technician to come and physically inspect on site or call Pentair direct at 1-800-831-7133.

?     Asked on 12/5/2016 by Andy

I have a 30,000 gallon in-ground pool with a 1.5 HP Sta-Rite single speed pump and an IC40 SCG system. I'm considering replacing my pump motor with a two speed or VS type. Will the slowest speed (600 rpm) in the VS pumps sustain the minimum flow rate for the IC40? I suspect so but was unable to find that bit of information in the IC40 installation and operation manual.

A     Answered on 12/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good morning Andy, No, at the lowest speed there will not be enough flow to generate chlorine. Depending on pump settings you may have to run pump longer. I would suggest changing output on your salt system by increasing the output that way when it is generating it will be making up for the times it is not.

?     Asked on 10/26/2016 by Johnny Caughman

Will an IC15 work on a 40000 gal pool?

A     Answered on 10/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good Afternoon Johnny,  I would recommend The Intellichlor IC40 Cell and Power  over the IC15. anything over 20k is to much for the IC15

?     Asked on 8/31/2016 by dave

the fuse in the box, how do I change it? thanks!

A     Answered on 9/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

That would be a great question for you of Pentair's techs to ensure it's done to their standards. Their number is 800-831-7133.

?     Asked on 7/30/2016 by Nicole

Will this SCG handle 36K gallons with a waterfall?

A     Answered on 8/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Nicole, The Intellichlor IC60 is the system that I will recommend for a pool your size.

?     Asked on 5/31/2016 by Bob

What is the right Intellichlor for a 24000 gal pool?

A     Answered on 6/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Bob, The IC40 is ideal for a 24,000 gallon pool. When sizing a chlorine generator to a pool you always want to oversize the unit to the pool so that the unit works less causing the cell to last longer.

?     Asked on 4/1/2016 by Wayne hicks

How to clean

A     Answered on 4/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Wayne, You can find the Cell Cleaning instructions on pages 22-23 in the IntelliChlor Installation and User’s Guide.

?     Asked on 3/23/2016 by Jeff

Do I have to have the power center for the Intellichlor, or can I just hook it up directly to my pool breaker box near the pump?

A     Answered on 3/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jeff, We do carry the Intellichlor Powercenter, you will not be able to control the cell by hooking it up directly to your breaker box.

?     Asked on 3/18/2016 by Randy

What would the cost be for just the IC40 generator without the power center?

A     Answered on 3/21/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Randy, take a look here for the part and price: IC40 Replacement Cell, 520555

?     Asked on 1/24/2016 by john

Recently my pool pump shorted out and tripped the breaker. I replaced the pump, but there seems not to be any power going to my chlorinator. It does not show any signs of life. The pump and the chlorinator are on the same timer. The pump is working great. Is my power source to the chlorinator out?

A     Answered on 1/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi John, Something could be wrong with the Power Center. You can refer to page 34 of the IntelliChlor Electronic Chlorine Generator Installation and User’s Guide to troubleshoot this issue.

?     Asked on 6/8/2015 by Bob

How many G/Hr will the 40,000 gal unit generate.

A     Answered on 6/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bob, The Intellichlor IC40 produces up to 1.40 lbs. of chlorine per day.

?     Asked on 4/26/2015 by ALLAN SCHLEMMER

Can I install the salt cell vertically?

A     Answered on 4/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Allan - The Intellichlor IC40 cell can be installed horizontally or vertically.

?     Asked on 2/29/2012 by Guest

Is the salt included with the salt chlorine generator?

A     Answered on 2/29/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

No, salt is not included.  You would purchase the salt locally and the quantity will depend upon the number of gallons of water in your pool.  Use a salt that is at least 99.8% pure NaCl. The preferred salt is evaporated, granulated, food quality, and NON-iodized.  Avoid using salt with anti-caking agents like sodium ferrocyanide, also known as yellow YPS (prussiate of soda). These cause some discoloration of fittings and pool surface finishes. DO NOT use calcium chloride.

?     Asked on 2/1/2012 by Guest

I have a pool that is about 10,000 gallons but I am thinking of buying a salt chlorine system for pools up to 20,000 gallons. Would the larger unit be a problem?

A     Answered on 2/1/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

It is not a problem to oversize a salt system.  It would take the larger unit less time to produce the necessary chlorine so it is actually more efficient.  When the pool volume is very close to the capacity of the salt chlorine generator (for example, the pool is 18,000 gallons and the generator is rated at a maximum of 20,000 gallons), we would recommend going up to the next size generator.

?     Asked on 7/1/2009 by Guest

What is the Pentair Intellichlor Dummy Cell used for?

A     Answered on 7/1/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The Dummy cell is basically a cell with no internal parts, this cell is used during cleaning of the real cell. So when you remove the real cell for cleaning you would put the dummy cell in place of the real cell. After you have finished cleaning the real cell you would remove the dummy cell from the plumbing and place the real cell back in place. You may view or purchase the Dummy Cell here >


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