Acid pump early failure
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I've been using an IntelliChem connected with an IntelliChlor and an acid/tank pump for a number of years
I continue to have problems with the SHURflo Pump head (acid pump on the side of the intellichem controller) failing early. Instruction say to replace the pump head every year. I've never had one last longer than 8 months and 6 months is the norm.

The early pump head failures seem to be getting worse. In March I replaced the pump head and now (Jun) the spring in the pump is already showing considerable rusting. In my experience this means the pump will fail in a month or two.

Are there better designed acid pumps available that don't require as frequent and expensive maintenance?

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Tech, Pentair
There is a new version of
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Tech, Pentair
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There is a new version of this pump that will adapt to the side of your tank that we released recently, 522474 is the upgrade kit for your existing pump that you are using now that would now mount to your acid container rather than the side of you intellichem control box.

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Thanks Richard. I'll try
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Thanks Richard. I'll try switching to the new pump (Pentair Tank Mounted Pump 522474). Looks like I'll also need Pentair Controller Upgrade Kit 522478Z to interface with the old IntelliChem controller.

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