How to keep your pool pump in good running condition

A) Clean the leaf trap in the pump and pool weir regularly.
B) Do not allow dust to accumulate on the motor as this affects the cooling process.
C) Do not leave foreign objects lying on the motor.
D) Change the rubber 0-Ring in the lid at 1 year intervals to maintain a good seal. The face on the leaf trap where the 0-Ring sits must be kept clean and smooth.
E) DO NOT RUN THE PUMP DRY or under closed valve conditions for extended periods.
F) Backwash your filter once a week, or when the pressure exceeds 50% above the starting operating pressure.
G) No vaseline or petroleum based lubricants should be used for lubricating 0-Rings or seals. Only silicone paste should be used.