By Pentair Pool Products



Part # EC-520554

Warranty Ecommerce (EC) products: Products purchased from an Authorized Pentair Online Reseller (products beginning with EC-) receive a one (1) year (parts only) warranty from the date of purchase. The exceptions are: IntelliChlor cells and IntelliFlo SVRS pumps which receive a two (2) year warranty. EC products are not eligible for the bundled three (3) year extended warranty.

Dimensions 12-1/2" X 5-3/8"

Alternate Part #'s 520554, EC520554, PENEC520554

Product Description

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.

- 15' Cell Cord
- 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:
20,000 gal.

?     Asked on 7/1/2009by 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 >http://www.inyopools.com/Products/03500001032551.htm

?     Asked on 1/31/2012by Guest

I need an Intellichlor replacement cell and the 15' plug that goes between the cell and the control box, Does this come with both?

A  Answered on 1/31/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, this item comes with both the replacement salt cell and the cell power cord.

?     Asked on 9/28/2012by Guest

What is the average life of a Pentair Intellichlor IC20 cell?

A  Answered on 9/28/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The average life of an IC20 cell is 3-5 years.

?     Asked on 9/25/2014by Guest

What is the warranty on the intellichlor if I install it myself?

A  Answered on 9/25/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

According to an update we received 10/1/13 from Pentair, a self-installed replacement salt cell will have a 60-day warranty.

?     Asked on 4/27/2015by EDWARD ALLINGER

Hello, I just replaced my salt chlorinator with a replacement and I discovered that the scale in front has been installed upside down. So now if I want to read what the green and red lights mean I have to read it upside down, and that doesn't make sence . why did they change this set-up .for this kind of money I would expect a better quality.

A  Answered on 4/28/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Edward, Unfortunately that a common problem that customers have with this system. Other than having to read the control panel upside down customers are very happy with this unit.


Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed


Chlorine generator stopped working

Written on 6/21/2023 by Guest

Removed old one that was not working. No tools needed as fittings were hand tight. Replaced non working generator with new one. Ran cable to the box and plugged in new generator.

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Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Adjustable Wrench, mini sawzall, and a flexible rubber strap wrench

Original iChlor 30 stopped producing chlorine

Written on 3/21/2023 by Guest

1- shut off all power and pulled the breaker
2- unplugged and removed the existing iChlor 30
3- the new IC20 is longer than the iChlor 30, so I marked the pvc pipe to the correct gap and cut the pvc w/ a mini sawzall. I first wrapped tape around the pipe to get a straight cut.
4- deburred the pvc and used pvc cement to attach the provided fittings
5- installed the new IC20, tightened the connections, plugged it into the power supply, turned it on and checked for leaks.

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