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    First time open

    We got pool installed last October, closing included with price. I want to open myself, and it seems straightforward haha but time will tell. My only question now is should I use a silicone grease on the threads and washers of plugs? How about return jets? I noticed that the SWG was loose but in place, how about on those threads and washers?
    Rick, Fiberglass.....14 x 30 Viking Laguna - 10,000 gal. Pentair cartridge filter, gas heater, Swg, variable speed pump, Easytouch control system.
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    Re: First time open

    I am not sure as my pool is kept open all year round here in FL. I did find a link that might help you:

    Pool Openings

    Hopefully this will also serve as a bump so someone who knows for sure about the threads.

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    Re: First time open

    Thanks Kim, I did read that before. I reread it and did find a sentence about silicone grease on thread for stopping leaks. Does anybody know or think that silicone grease will cause any harm to a SWG? (And iam talking about minimal amounts)
    Rick, Fiberglass.....14 x 30 Viking Laguna - 10,000 gal. Pentair cartridge filter, gas heater, Swg, variable speed pump, Easytouch control system.
    k2006c, k1766

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    Re: First time open

    Teflon tape is probably a better choice
    40 year old pool, 35k gal w/spa, gunite replastered July 2016, Hayward Sand filter, Hayward 1.5 hp single speed pump, TF-100, Kreepy Krauly suction side cleaner Dolphin M400

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    Re: First time open

    Lube/grease is for O rings--Trix are for kids! I'd teflon those.
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    Re: First time open

    Thanks, didn't think of teflon tape.
    Rick, Fiberglass.....14 x 30 Viking Laguna - 10,000 gal. Pentair cartridge filter, gas heater, Swg, variable speed pump, Easytouch control system.
    k2006c, k1766

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    Re: First time open

    I have applied under water adhesive, to see the O-rings, for the return jet line.

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