I wasn't sure were to put this so I figured it's an EVERYTHING ELSE ... .
I was talking to some very smart mechanic type persons about my pool and when I mentioned the silicone POOL STORE lube I put around the rings and use on just about every moving part that needs to keep moving (I was discussing IF I should lube up the inner working parts of my WANDA WHALE that's moving a little slower these days) ... they BOTH said I didn't need the POOL LUBE and should use VASELINE instead. I thought VASELINE was a NO GO for pool parts and o-rings and anything else pool related. I know both these guys have HAD pools but I thought I'd come here for the TRUTH on the matter.
So - can I save $6 and switch to vaseline? (even though I have at least 2 full tubes of the stuff because I always pick one up because I foget if I have any. HA!)
Are there applications where vaseline would be prefered to silcone/pool store lube?
Can I lube the gears and moving parts of my Wanda Whale to get her to move better?
When I opened up and checked each piece of my Wanda Whale the other day, I found no parts WITH lube on it. Next step, I'm going to clean the pool filter today - even though the pressure indicator hasn't moved but it just seems to me the suction is low. Then maybe buy her some new feet (she's about 3 or 4 seasons old now) and then unless I get a DO NOT DO IT notice here - I'm going to lube her up and see if that gets her going like her old self.