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    Pool Light Niche Repair - CMP 25549-500

    Has anyone used one of these, and if so did it work out well for you?

    CMP 25549-500 In Ground Pool Light Adapter

    http://www.c-m-p.com/PDF/Pool/lightrepairfitting.pdf

    My issue is that after at least two refinishes, the bottom clip of my pool light niche is buried in Pebble Tec. Yes, the pool contractor should have caught this and replaced the niche or made some other accommodation for the light, but we're past that point now. The light is basically being held in (barely) just by the top screw and it will not clip in on the bottom.

    I'm thinking about trying this Custom Molded Products item. Any other suggestions would also be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Pool Light Niche Repair - CMP 25549-500

    Why not just use the repair wedge?
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    A word of caution: When working with gas and other things you really might want to consider a licensed contractor. Consider the value of your life and others around you. I recently looked at a burned up heater at a customers house and found out he tried to trouble shoot it. He said he's not sure what he did but the unit caught fire. The unit is now toast and is being replaced. I'm only providing you with help but in many cases you need to hire someone. I realize people are all about saving money but lives are priceless!

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    Re: Pool Light Niche Repair - CMP 25549-500

    Not sure. I'm looking for people's experiences and suggestions. We can throw the wedge into the discussion too. It looked to me like the wedge would only help with a broken screw thread at the top. My problem Is with the clip at the bottom. The light will not clip and therefore is not flush with the pool finish.

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303
    Why not just use the repair wedge?

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    Re: Pool Light Niche Repair - CMP 25549-500

    Quote Originally Posted by travelrider
    Not sure. I'm looking for people's experiences and suggestions. We can throw the wedge into the discussion too. It looked to me like the wedge would only help with a broken screw thread at the top. My problem Is with the clip at the bottom. The light will not clip and therefore is not flush with the pool finish.

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303
    Why not just use the repair wedge?
    Aladdin makes a product called "Aladdin ring". It is intended for your problem. They are quite expensive, but do work.

    If you're handy you may be able to use a small chisel and a diamond sanding pad to remove some of the pebble. This is not easy, and may expose the underlying finish.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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    Re: Pool Light Niche Repair - CMP 25549-500

    Quote Originally Posted by Qwaxalot
    Quote Originally Posted by travelrider
    Not sure. I'm looking for people's experiences and suggestions. We can throw the wedge into the discussion too. It looked to me like the wedge would only help with a broken screw thread at the top. My problem Is with the clip at the bottom. The light will not clip and therefore is not flush with the pool finish.

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303
    Why not just use the repair wedge?
    Aladdin makes a product called "Aladdin ring". It is intended for your problem. They are quite expensive, but do work.

    If you're handy you may be able to use a small chisel and a diamond sanding pad to remove some of the pebble. This is not easy, and may expose the underlying finish.
    Thanks for the suggestion. The Alladin Ring would be perfect if it came in black. All of my underwater fittings are black in my pool and so this would probably stick out like a sore thumb... I even bought a black ring for my light. Any other suggestions? (Painting the white one would probably not last unfortunately).

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    Re: Pool Light Niche Repair - CMP 25549-500

    Thanks for the suggestion. The Alladin Ring would be perfect if it came in black. All of my underwater fittings are black in my pool and so this would probably stick out like a sore thumb... I even bought a black ring for my light. Any other suggestions? (Painting the white one would probably not last unfortunately).[/quote]

    You might be surprised. I've actually painted white return fittings with black fingernail polish and had it hold up.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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