- Can I use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on my pump and filter o-rings?
Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.
Can I use Vaseline on my pump and filter o-rings?
– Mike, from Orlando, FL
Well, Mike, no, you do not want to use Vaseline on your rubber gaskets for pool equipment. The petroleum-based jelly eats away the rubber, causing the rubber to stretch, or tear sooner than normal. The preferred pool o-ring lube is a Teflon or Silicone base to keep the rubber soft and supple.