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    O-ring lubricant

    My pump basket o-ring is pretty dry, in fact it whistles a slight bit when the pump is first shut off indicating it is letting a bit of air in. What do I lube this oring with?
    10,000 gallon
    Viking Freeform Fiberglass Inground Pool. FNS Plus DE Filter Pentair Challenger .75hp pump


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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: O-ring lubricant

    Pool stores carry a lubricant specifically for it but if your sucking air that much, it probably is mis-seated in the groove or it needs replacing (perhaps even both). A thorough visual inspection will probable reveal to you what the issue is.
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    Exeter, PA

    Re: O-ring lubricant

    jack's lube is a brand name we use, ( it feels like vaseline but it doesn't change viscosity with temperature change like vaseline) but make sure you listen to what duraleigh said.
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    Middle Tennessee

    Re: O-ring lubricant

    Aladdin's Magic Lube II w/ silicone ftw.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: O-ring lubricant

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Though vassoline was mentioned - PLEASE DON'T EVER USE IT ON YOUR POOL GASKETS!

    Like any petroleum based product, it will RUIN the gaskets!!

    Again, welcome here, I know we'll be able to let you properly care for your pool, less expensively
    Luv& Luk

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