by Rob Cox May 14, 2013
Pool Reassembly and Lubrications
Time to get your swimming pool equipment put back together, and while you're at it - lubricate some vital o-rings in the process. Pool Equipment reassembly, lubrication and start-up is something that can take as little as 5 minutes, for simple pool systems.
In the video below, it takes us about 10 minutes just to lubricate, plug and tighten everything up. Priming the pump with water (and re-priming the pump a few times) took another 10 mins. That's another video; another blog post.
Reassembly and Lubrication of an Inground Pump and Filter
Use TEFLON lubricant for pool o-rings. Using vaseline or petroleum based lubricants will eat away at the rubber and ruin a pool o-ring. Jacks 327 and Magic Lube are Teflon based. Magic Lube II, in the red tube, is a Silicone based lubricant that is used only on old style (grey) Jandy valves. Brass plugs can use a Green lube like Aqua Lube or Magic Lube Green.
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