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Pump & Filter Reassembly & Lubrication

Pool Reassembly and Lubrications
by Rob Cox May 14, 2013

Pool Reassembly and Lubrications

Pool Pump and Filter Reassembly and Lubrication

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

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


Magic Lube II


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.