By Pentair Pool Products



Part # EC-520888

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.

Manufacturer Code 520888

Alternate Part #'s 2824-009, 520888, EC520888, PAC-45-1557, PENEC520888

Product Description

Intellichlor IC15 Above Ground Chlorine Generator Salt Cell (US version).  This cell includes an external power supply. 

Sparkling Pool Water has Never Been This Easy!

Electrolytic chlorine generation is the easiest, most effective, and most convenient way to keep your pool water crystal clear and safe. The IntelliChlor IC15 salt chlorine generator uses table salt to produce all the chlorine your above-ground pool needs. 

  • Same sanitization 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. 
  • Intelligent controls and easy-to-read displays tell you what to do and when to do it to maintain perfect pool water.  

Simple and Safe

Monitoring chlorine production is easy with the IntelliChlor IC15. It’s the only one with all controls and displays built into the cell—and the only one providing so much helpful feedback to you. Just select from one of five sanitizing levels to easily manage chlorine addition.

  •  Easy-to-view displays enable fast checking of salt levels, cell cleanliness, sanitizer output and water flow.
  • Adjustment is as easy as pressing two buttons.
  • All performance data—production settings, hours of operation, chlorine output, cell cleaning cycles, salt readings and water temperature averages—are captured daily, making it easy to maintain perfect water.
  • Exclusive cell use tracking feature communicates the remaining hours of cell life in real time.
  • Integrated sensors in the generator cell ensure that water flow is adequate for safe chlorine generation; under low water temperature conditions, Automatic shut-off feature protects the unit and prolongs cell life.
  • IntelliChlor IC15 only operates when your pool pump is running, ensuring system efficiency and safety.

Product Specifications

Treatment Capacity:
15,000 gal.

?     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 6/16/2016by Inyo Visitor

Can this be used for in ground pools?

A  Answered on 6/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, Unfortunately, this is only recommend for above ground pools.

?     Asked on 3/1/2017by clay

can I buy the cell only.

A  Answered on 3/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Clay, Yes you can! Here is a link to the Pentair Intellichlor Parts page. On it, you will find the different replacement cells available.

?     Asked on 3/16/2017by Don

why are some models recommended for above ground pools. What are the design differences between a chlorinator model for in ground pools and the above ground models?

A  Answered on 3/17/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Don- The key difference is this system is that it is an 115v system and comes with an external power supply that would plug into a regular outlet where are the in-ground systems would connect directly to a breaker.

?     Asked on 7/20/2017by John Veasey

What's the best way to clean the cell?

A  Answered on 7/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Mix one quart of muriatic acid with one gallon of tap water in a plastic five (5) gallon bucket. Always add acid to the water, never add water to the acid. Always wear eye protection and use rubber gloves. Always work in a well-ventilated areaPlace the cell vertically in the bucket with the cap end down, as shown in right side illustration. Carefully pour the acid solution (as described above) into the cell until the blades are just covered. Allow the acid solution to bubble, and to clean the blades. The acid should only be contained in the cell and not around it. A foaming action will begin, which is caused by scale being dissolved from the plates. If rigorous foaming action does not begin, the cell does not need to be cleaned.


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