In every poolman’s toolbox or tool bucket, you’ll find at least one lubricant, for greasing up pool equipment o-rings, and a sealant, for plugging up leaks on the pool or on the equipment.
Lubricants are some of the vital supplies to the poolman, or well-equipped pool owner. They keep the gears turning and make quick spot repairs, to allow time to schedule a larger repair. Lubrication is as important to mechanical engineering design as screws, welding, bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, couplings, flywheels, shafts and axles.
So, which are the lubricants and greases you need in your toolbox? Here is a rundown of the lubes that you would find in a pool service tool bag:
1. Super Lube 56204 O-Ring Silicone Lubricant, Clear
Super Lube O-Ring silicone lubricant is a non-curing silicone lubricant ideal for protecting and lubricating O-Rings from damage by abrasion, pinching or cutting. It is waterproof and shields against moisture and other contaminants.
- Nsf registered food grade lubricant, rated H1 for incidental food contact. Meets former usda (H1) guidelines
- Dielectric, food grade, clean
- Seals out moisture
- Rubber preservative
- Wide temperature range
2. Lube Tube - Pool Gasket Lubricant
Lube Tube lubricates and seals with a patented barrier of PFTE (Teflon).It's unique formula containing silicon dioxide eliminates the need for multiple lubes. It is safe on metals, rubber ( o-rings), plastics, fabric, wood, leather, painted surfaces, etc.
- Prevents Rust and Corrosion
- Compatible with Plastics, Metal, & Rubber
- Non Staining
3. SUPER LUBE 85G 2105011 By LOCTITE
Multi purpose synthetic lubricant with PTFE. Reduces friction and wear. Withstands temperatures of -23°C to 176°C continuous. Safe on metals, rubber, plastic, wood, leather, fabric and painted surfaces. Long lasting, dose not melt, dry out, wash out or separate. Food grade U. S. D. A. rated H-1 (aerosol H-2).
Lubricant Type: Grease.
Dispensing Method: Tube.
Operating Temperature Min: -42.
Operating Temperature Max: 232.
4. Accumetric 02583CL10 Boss 820 Pool & Spa Silicone Lubricant - 5.3 oz
The Boss 820 Pool & Spa Silicone Lube is a non-corrosive, water resistant and non-solidifying compound that provides superb lubrication for rubber o-rings.
- Water Resistant And Non-Solidifying
- Superb Llubrication
- For Rubber 0-Rings.
- Boss 820 Pool and Spa Lube is a silicon dioxide thickened,high molecular weight dimethyl polysiloxane-based material. It is a stiff, tacky dielectric compound with excellent water repellency
- Excellent release agent and lubricant for rubber and plastic parts such as O-rings, valves or plastic gears
5. Evo Dyne Silicone Grease (8oz)
The Waterproof plumbing silicone sealant is designed for use as a lubricant for faucets and valve stems. This silcone grease also works well as an installation aid, for inserting parts that will be making a seal and will not be moving again. Food safe silicone lubricant can be formulated for many plumbing applications and is a perfect gasket grease lubricant on your faucet or valve stems. Silicone lubricant paste helps reduce friction and provides long-lasting lubrication. The silicone lubricants grease is water resilient and oxidation resistance. Silicon grease for plumbing can be used on ceramic stems. Get yours silicone grease for O-rings today!
- Seals and protects
- Perfect for many tasks
- Great quality silicone
- Applicator brush for ease of application
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