Swimming Pool Blog
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
- For DE and Cartridge filters, inspect the filter, inside of the tank.
- Lubricate manifold o-rings and the belly-band o-ring.
- Install the filter drain plug or cap and pressure gauge, with Teflon tape.
- Install the filter clamp band securely and carefully.
- Lubricate a Push-Pull valve, or Slide valve (but not a Multiport valve)
- Wrap pump drain plugs in Teflon tape and tighten with pliers.
- Lubricate the pump lids, chlorinators, Nature2 o-rings.
- If you open any Unions, lubricate the Union o-ring.
- If you have a Heater, install brass drain plugs with Green lube.
- For gray Jandy valves, fill grease cap with Silicone lube.
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.