Replaced gaskets on three niche pool lights (pentagram/a elite) during replaster as one was leaking. Well, that one light housing just isn't cooperating. The OEM gaskets worked for the other two, but I'm done trying to get this one to be water tight. Can't pin down where it's leaking (no bubbles), however it's got to be a gasket issue (too loose, slight irregularity on the rim it sits on...who knows). I guess I could buy another replacement gasket but trying to avoid making a career out of this fix. I'm even embarrassed to say that for my last attempt, I lathered it up with silicon. Talk about desperation (lol).
Will probably stick with same Pentair set up unless anyone has had a better experience with the Hayward light. Also, I'll be sure to lube up the line for the pull thru (pulling line into pool) and solder/shrink wrap/tape the wire at the power junction box so as not to lose the line half way thru (at which point I'll open a vein for sure).
Anyways, was wondering if anyone has had or heard of any nightmare scenarios developing out if this process, e.g., too many elbows (50' or so of line/pvc) hanging up and preventing a successful line pullout, or what other precautions I may want to take. And I assume there is no safe alternative or new method to replacing the light via a splicing the new light in the existing pwr, correct? Thx.