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    Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    Since pool is drained I wanted to replace the original flat main drain cover with a safer rounded cover. Gently tried to remove old cover but does not budge. Has anyone been successful in doing this?
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    16 x 36; >45 yrs old IG Anthony pool; 25,000 gallons; Intelliflo variable speed pump; 60 sq in cartridge filter; Pentair Mastertemp pool heater

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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    8 inch is a pretty standard size. Just google and you will find lots of retrofit safety drain covers. It should be a simple project to replace it.
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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    Swimming Pool Supplies, Pool Safety Cover, Swimming Pool Covers, Swimming Pool Pumps, Pool Pump Parts - INYOPools.com


    Try calling this company and see what they say. They sell the replacement part AND have awesome Cust. Service!

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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    Hi Seven11, I would suggest this Universal VGB Main Drain Cover that fits all holes up to 10" in diameter. There are tabs on the underside of the cover which swivel to allow the cover to fit a wide range of hole sizes. Here is the Data Sheet for the Universal Main Drain Cover and here is the Install Sheet for the Universal Main Drain Cover.

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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    Wow, $60 for a drain cover!
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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    I know... I think you are pretty much paying for the stamp on the drain that says "VGB Compliant"

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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    When I google "8 inch universal pool drain cover", I get lots of them with prices ranging from around $10 to $49, with most in the $20 range. All but one looked to be compliant with the regulations.
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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    Thank you for your replies. Called INYOpools and sent them a picture of the drain but never got a reply. Could not leave plaster pool empty any longer so acid washed and refilled it. INYOpools did have the replacement parts for an old American Products pool light which I ordered and am waiting to install.
    16 x 36; >45 yrs old IG Anthony pool; 25,000 gallons; Intelliflo variable speed pump; 60 sq in cartridge filter; Pentair Mastertemp pool heater

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    Re: Replacing old flat IG pool drain cover with safety drain cover

    The AquaStar moflo 8" retrofit covers fit those frames nicely and they are pretty inexpensive.
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