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    When to use Magic Lube?

    Morning TFPers!
    Just cleaned the pool filters yesterday. Now, nice and clean. Sucks to use that water to clean them off, but it is a necessary evil. Always nice and comforting to re-install clean, white filters. I average about 2x per year. Prior to or at the beginning of the season, and at the end.

    Anyhow, my post is about the use of Magic Lube. I used some on the o-ring/gasket for my drain plug on my filter housing, and also on the large gasket that goes under the filter lid/top section, and also on the gasket for the strainer cover. My question may seem silly, but any question is open for discussion. How often do I lubricate the strainer cover gasket (or the other ones as noted)? Regarding the strainer cover gasket, would I lube that one each time I remove the lid to clean the strainer basket?

    Thanks.
    19k gal IG plaster, built '70s, probably resurfaced in '80s-'90s; Blue Haven Hayward filter C4520BHMB (Filbur FC-1275 cartridges); Hayward MaxFlo sp2302 VSP 1.5hp; 6 solar panels 288. sq. ft. total (142"x47.5" ea.) on 1 story hm; Pentair Compool LX220 Solar Controller; FlowVis flow meter; Maytronics Dolphin S200; AG 300 gal AquaTerra spa; TF-100 & Speedstir; gone: Pentair Challenger 3/4 HP 1 speed; Polaris 280

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    Re: When to use Magic Lube?

    Takes about 30 seconds to relube one any time you have it off. I always do---------just did this am!
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    Re: When to use Magic Lube?

    I do it at the start of the season, or if I'm encountering stubborness...
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    Re: When to use Magic Lube?

    Tx for the replies.
    19k gal IG plaster, built '70s, probably resurfaced in '80s-'90s; Blue Haven Hayward filter C4520BHMB (Filbur FC-1275 cartridges); Hayward MaxFlo sp2302 VSP 1.5hp; 6 solar panels 288. sq. ft. total (142"x47.5" ea.) on 1 story hm; Pentair Compool LX220 Solar Controller; FlowVis flow meter; Maytronics Dolphin S200; AG 300 gal AquaTerra spa; TF-100 & Speedstir; gone: Pentair Challenger 3/4 HP 1 speed; Polaris 280

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