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Thread: How do I get the pump lid to seal?

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    May 2014
    Central Ohio

    How do I get the pump lid to seal?

    Thanks in advance once again TFP community.
    I feel silly that I can't make it stick . . but each time I open the lid to clean out the pump basket I cannot get the lid to seal.
    Additionally I do not know the exact brand of the pump. The lid is plastic (it was replaced last year), and it has a nice, intact rubber ring around the lid. The pump seems to operate ok, but there is a constant drip around the lid. I bet we loose a couple gallons a day with this drip. Not a big deal in spring while its raining like crazy - but will be a real bummer in July if I have to keep adding water.

    What am I missing here?
    30,000 Gallon, In-ground, Concrete bottom, Painted Steel Sides. Eclipse Sand Filter, Hayward Chlorinater, Pool built Circa 1950

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    Aug 2011
    Southern California

    Re: How do I get the pump lid to seal?

    Are you using any lube on the seal?

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    Apr 2013
    North OKC Area

    Re: How do I get the pump lid to seal?

    You can use Syncolon (PTFE) or Silicone based grease from pool and hardware stores. Do not use any petroleum based grease such as bearing grease or petroleum jelly.
    17,100 Gal 27' x 52" AGP steel wall vinyl; 44gpm Cooper sand filter; Hayward 1hp sp1580 single-speed; 1.5" plumbing, 1 skimmer/jet, inline chlorinator.
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: How do I get the pump lid to seal?

    It only drips when the pump is off, correct?
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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