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    Pentair IC 40 - Waffle like insert which end?

    On my Pentair IC 40, I have a waffle like insert that came with the cell. Very dumb question but which end to I insert it in? I'm guessing the Inflow side to prevent large debris from entering the cell but since the cell is after the filter I think very little chance of this happening. Or maybe to minimize turbulence? On Youtube videos for cleaning the cell I never see this part and I'm really sure why? Is it necessary and what purpose does it serve?
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    Re: Pentair IC 40 - Waffle like insert which end?

    I see nothing about it in the Pentair manual either. Like you , I would assume the intake side, but interesting it's not even addressed at all. Maybe give them a call when they're open?
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    Re: Pentair IC 40 - Waffle like insert which end?

    I will call them thanks. Like you I did not see it in the manual either.

    Kit Contents
    - One IntelliChlor Electronic Chlorine Generator
    - Two (2) cell union with two (2) o-rings
    - User’s Guide (this manual)

    That is it.
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    Re: Pentair IC 40 - Waffle like insert which end?

    Inlet side. It's meant to capture anything large before it hits the cell.
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    Re: Pentair IC 40 - Waffle like insert which end?

    Thanks JoyfulNoise. I would have thought anything that large would have been picked up by the filter upstream.
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    Re: Pentair IC 40 - Waffle like insert which end?

    It's there in case you run a filter with an MPV that has a recirculate option. Recirculate bypasses the filter and can allow larger stuff to get through.

    Believe it or not, I found a scorpion tail (just the tail) stuck to the waffle screen the very first time I opened up my SWG. No idea how something like that could have gotten there as I have a DE filter and no MPV. Since it was the first year of operation, I can only assume the scorpion was in the plumbing after the filter.
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