Pentair® IntelliChlor Replacement Salt Cell (EC-520554) for IC20
Pentair IC-20 Replacement Salt Cell

Pentair® IntelliChlor Replacement Salt Cell (EC-520554) for IC20

Part Number: PEN-IC20-RC
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Genuine OEM Replacement Salt Cell for the Pentair Intellichlor® IC20 (EC-520554) salt chlorine generator. 20,000 gallon max capacity.
Power 0.7 lbs/day
Warranty 1 Year Limited
Rated Lifespan 10000 Hours
Max Capacity 20000 Gallons

The IC20 salt cell is the factory original replacement cell for the Pentair Intellichlor, allowing you to replace your old salt cell in minutes by easily dropping the new IC20 cell directly in place. This cell is made to meet or exceed original factory specs and has 100% guaranteed compatibility.

Replacing the IC20 cell will allow your salt chlorine generator to begin chlorinating again if your old IC20 salt cell has been depleted. The IC20 cell sanitizes your swimming pool in an eco-friendly and cost-efficient way, and also helps provide a luxurious swimming experience without the eye irritation and dry skin. Monitoring chlorine production is easy with the IntelliChlor generator. It’s the only one with all controls and displays built into the cell. Just select from one of five sanitizing levels to easily manage chlorine addition.

Sizing:

When replacing your Intellichlor salt cell, take this opportunity to make sure it is sized correctly for your pool. Sizing your salt cell properly is key to making sure you will not need to supplement with additional chlorine or shock your pool, and also extends the lifespan of your cell.The industry recommends using a salt cell with a max capacity of 1.5-2 times the actual size of your pool (more is better). The Intellichlor IC20 is manufacturer rated for a maximum capacity of 20,000 gallons.

Compatibility:

This replacement salt cell for the IC20 is 100% compatible with all Intellichlor Power Centers (no software/firmware issues). The IC20 cell has the same length, threading, and cable connection for direct replacement.

To get the most life out of your salt cell and to keep your pool running without unexpected interruptions, make sure it is sized correctly, maintain correct water balance, and be sure and inspect your cell at least every 3 months for leaks, debris, and calcium scale. Be sure to follow instructions in the product manual and clean the cell as often as the system indicates.


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Found the best price on it and received it in 2 days. Great job.
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Reviewed by:  from Crowley, LA on 9/28/2020
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I have a IC20, my fuse at power bow gets blowing, what could be the problem.
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Questions From Customers

Q: My Pentair ic 20 no longer displays any lights. Does this mean I need to replace the cell?

Asked by: Max - 4/29/2017
A: You might want to check the fuse on your power center before replacing your cell.
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Answer provided by: Derek (4/29/2017)

Q: My pool is approx 9000 gal. I have an intellichlor IC20 for about 7 yrs now. Although I have all GREEN lights my chlorine remains low. Been running between 80% & 100% and I'm lucky if I get a 2 or slightly above. I have cleaned it - there was some build up but it was clean in less than a minute. I may have used more Muriatic Acid that noted on different videos. (some say 1 to 1 while others say 4-1). I used to always run itat 60% and my chlorine level stayed a 5. Stabilizer and ph are fine. Does this mean my cell is on the way out.?????

Asked by: Paul - 9/24/2017
A: Based on my experience, Pentair IntelliChlor cells last most people 2-4 years, but it depends on how its used. If its that old, I would not expect to have much more useful lifespan left. However, one or more service lights will usually illuminate at that point, so it might be worthwhile to also do some troubleshooting on the controls first.
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Answer provided by: Kirk (9/25/2017)

Q: just ordered cell, hopefully it comes with cord?

Asked by: Russ Tschauner - 5/19/2018
A: Yes, the cell cord is built in to this item.
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Answer provided by: Discount Salt Pool (5/21/2018)

Q: i am needing to replace a faulty IC15, Does this unit work with the same power source as for the IC15?

Asked by: Dan - 9/10/2018
A: They use different power centers, the IC20 and larger cells use a much bigger power supply: https://www.discountsaltpool.com/Pentair-IntelliChlor-Power-Center_p_96.html
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Answer provided by: Tim (9/10/2018)

Q: is the cl20 made in the USA?

Asked by: Reenie - 4/10/2019
A: The packaging does not state that it is made in the USA like it does on some other items. The label does say that it is at least assembled in the USA.
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Answer provided by: Craig (4/11/2019)

Q: Is the new Pentair Intellichlor 20 the same dimensions in length as my older one .....which is about 10 years old????

Asked by: Robert Godau - 11/20/2019
A: Yes, if it is marked as a Pentair Intellichlor, the dimensions have not changed. You could also consider this item, which would be a significant upgrade and less expensive: https://www.discountsaltpool.com/Replacement-Cell-for-Pentair-IntelliChlor-IC40-520555--Generic-Salt-Cell-Upgrade_p_326.html
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Answer provided by: Ron (11/20/2019)

Q: will the edge 45 easily replace the Pentair IC20. Is there a kit to make it easy?

Asked by: richard - 2/1/2020
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Answer provided by: Nathan (2/3/2020)

Q: where is the fuse located?

Asked by: Thomas James Robertson - 8/26/2020
A: The fuse is located in the power center on the wall.
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Answer provided by: Denny (8/26/2020)

Q: I have a ic20 that has died so I need to replace it should I replace with the 1c40 or stay with ic20 I have 11,50 gallon pool?

Asked by: Polly - 3/7/2022
A: Having a more powerful system is often an advantage, since you can make more chlorine more quickly if a problem arises, but then normally the system is wearing out more slowly because you can run it on a lower output. There is some other good sizing information here: https://www.discountsaltpool.com/what-size-salt-pool-system-is-right-for-me
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Answer provided by: Andrew (3/7/2022)

Q: I have a PENTAIR intellichlor IC20 which seems to be working fine and my water is testing perfect, but my salt level shows zero. Is this a sensor.?

Asked by: RICH S - 2/22/2023
A: Typically when the salt system's salinity reads falsely low, there is an issue which is keeping it from passing power along through the cell like normal (it reads the salinity from the conductivity in the cell). Thoroughly clean the cell, multiple times if needed until when you put it into freshly-mixed cleaning solution you don't see any more "fizzing". If the cell is clean and you confirm the salinity level is actually in range by testing it independently, then mostly likely the cell is needing to be replaced.
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Answer provided by: Chris (2/23/2023)

Chlorine Output

0.7 lbs /day

Manufacturer Max Capacity

20,000 gallons

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Years*

Warranty Penalty for Self-Install

See Pentair

Salinity Range:

3200-3400 ppm

Self-Cleaning:

Yes, Reverse Polarity

Clear Cell:

No

Flow switch included:

Yes

O-Rings included:

Yes

Unions Included:

Yes

Union Size:

2”

Cell cord length:

14’ 

Cable Connection Type:

Plugin

Weight:

5.9 lbs

Weather / UV-Resistance:

Designed for Outdoor Installation and Operation

The Pentair IntelliChlor controls are built-in to the electrolytic cell. It has LED indicator lights that display low or high measured salt levels, five sanitizer output power levels, and whether the cell requires checking or service. The controls also have a built-in mechanical flow switch that ensure sufficient water flow for chlorine generation. Under low water temperature conditions, the IntelliChlor control's automatic shut-off feature protects the unit and prolongs cell life.
The Pentair IntelliChlor electrolytic cell is an inline opaque-plastic housing which contains built-in titanium electrode plates, built-in electronic controls, built-in flow switch, and built-in power supply cord. The IntelliChlor salt cell has threaded connections on the inlet and outlet, which allows quick access for service or winter removal (if applicable). The threaded connections attach to 2" unions which are glued to the existing return-line PVC plumbing.
Manufacturer 1 Year Limited Warranty if you are eligible for Pentair Extended Warranty for residential use. Most manufacturer chlorine generator warranties are pro-rated. All warranties offered are provided by the relative manufacturer and are limited to the terms and proration they provide. See manufacturer's documentation for a full description of warranty terms and conditions.