Pool pump O-rings creates seals in areas to keep water from entering places where they’re not supposed to be. Shop pool pump lid O-rings, union O-rings, and pump body O-rings from the most popular Australian Pool Pump Manufacturers like Water TechniX, Astral, Zodiac and more!
A pool pump O-ring is a solid-rubber that’s usually round (for standard applications) or it may have a special shape (for pump body O-rings) designed for a specific use. When O-rings are compressed in...
A pool pump O-ring is a solid-rubber that’s usually round (for standard applications) or it may have a special shape (for pump body O-rings) designed for a specific use. When O-rings are compressed in between two surfaces, it creates a seal and blocks water or air from passing through.
Common Causes of O-Rings Damage
Lack of Lubrication - O-rings are made out of rubber and over time will dry out and crack. Be sure to lubricate it every few months (for pump lid o-rings) or whenever you need to open the pump’s housing (pump body O-rings), with a silicone based lubricant like the Aussie Gold Lubricant.
Petroleum Jelly - This is a common mistake that people do. NEVER lubricate your O-rings with petroleum jelly as this breaks down rubber.
Wear and Tear - O-rings on your pool pump lids will eventually wear out from frequent opening and closing of the lid.
Trapped dirt and debris - Always check your pump lid O-rings for dirt and debris before closing them to prevent trapped debris from damaging your O-ring or creating a channel that prevents the O-ring from forming an effective seal.
Replacing Broken or Damaged O-rings
Replacing a damaged O-ring is quite straightforward. Simply take out the old O-ring and put in the new one. Just make sure to thoroughly clean the surfaces or grooves of where the O-ring will rest to make sure that there’s no debris hiding underneath. Also apply a fresh coat of lubricant to the new O-ring before installing as many O-rings do not come pre-lubricated when packed by the manufacturer.