by Rob Cox January 24, 2014
What is a Go-Kit? GO stands for "Gasket & O-ring", and is a pre-packaged kit containing all of the gaskets, o-rings and seals for a particular piece of pool equipment. Go-Kit-3, shown here, is for the Hayward Super Pump, and includes the shaft seal, diffuser gasket, and the pump lid and volute o-rings, and even contains a 1 oz. packet of Aladdin Magic Lube.
Go-Kits were introduced by Aladdin in the 70's, and have been a big hit with pool service guys and homeowners alike. It can save a little money over buying all of the individual gaskets and o-rings, and brings comfort in knowing that you have every gasket possibly needed.
Aladdin has been in business since 1950, making o-rings, gaskets, baskets, lubricants, pool filter cartridges, and dozens of other items. Their business is replacement pool parts - well made copies of OEM materials for pumps, filters, valves, chlorinators.
Here's a series of images from the Aladdin Catalog - there are by my count, over 150 Aladdin Go-Kits available.