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Obsolete Pool Light: Now What

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#1 poliziano



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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:43 PM


I hope you guys can help with the issue I have.
I am the proud owner of a pool that was built in 1975 (Anthony pool). The original light now is gone beyond repair. I need to replace it but I am told that this specific light/lamp is now obsolete and not in production anymore. Unfortunately the time has made model and number of the light completely unreadable. All I have is the niche where the light was housed.
What is left for me to do? Have the niche re-carved in order to fit a new light? Is there another, less drastic solution?
Has anyone ever experienced the same problem? Your input is welcome. Thanks!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:37 AM

Perhaps an "Alladin light ring" may fit in that niche.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:51 AM

Perhaps an "Alladin light ring" may fit in that niche.

Thanks for the reply.

A Google search also gave me this result: "The Original Swimquip Pool Light - The Workhorse of the Industry
The original Swimquip Pool Light. Millions installed all over the world, The Sta-Rite fits most old Anthony pools underwater lights. Light measures 8-1/2" outside dimensions. (1960-1990)"

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:41 AM

A close friend of mine has an Anthony pool w/ Anthony light - 25 or so years old. A few years ago, we found that on his pool, the only difference was the threads on the niche. We retapped the threads & a standard light fit fine. He currently has a Hayward Colorlogic LED light that fits & works fine.

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