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Thread: how often should I replace gaskets?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Central NJ

    how often should I replace gaskets?

    The last two years I replaced the gaskets found in

    Am I replacing it to often or is this yearly replacement extending the life of the pump by preventing leaks?
    23K gallon, IG, Vinyl, Hayward DE-3600 Filter, Raypak 406A Heater, Hayward 1.5HP SP2610X15 pump aka AO Smith UST1152, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Tampa Bay, Florida

    Re: how often should I replace gaskets?

    That seems like overkill to me..... especially the shaft seal. Gaskets usually only start to leak when there have several occurrences of disassembling and reassembling, or when you have opened and closed the strainer cover several times in a year. I could see the strainer basket cover gasket needing replacement periodically (maybe in a year), but I doubt that the rest of the gaskets need changing that often. Obviously if you notice a leak, replace the gasket immediately. Personally, I usually can go a few years before replacing gaskets. You can help your strainer basket cover gasket last by applying a thin coating of silicon grease to the rubber each time you take the cover off.
    John (DIYer). Concrete, approximately 13,000 gallon in-ground pool with adjoining concrete spa. Approximately 40 years old. Hayward Super II pump for pool and legacy Anthony Sta-Rite bronze pump CF6 for spa, VA-26 filter,(2 sets), Rheem propane heater for spa. HASA Liquidator for pool.

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