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    Question for my personal pool....

    I am about to replace the liner in my personal pool. That is easy enough, but my conundrum is this:

    Since I bought this house (with the pool), the "light" (use the term loosely) has not functioned. I hate it. It is a Pentair Aqualumin 2 (It may be a 1). Immediately I replaced the bulb, and that worked for 2 weeks, and then the seal around the lens failed, allowing water into the internals of the light. Needless to say, the light is now garbage, as I can only get a replacement for the whole light, and not just the rear, metal parts that I need (they are corroded).

    I would rather not replace the light with the Aqualumin 3 due to this experience and the experience of some of my clients with this same light. This is a nicheless design light, so my options are, well, none.

    I have come across the Savi Buddy light that only requires a 1.5" threaded retrun to install. I have talked to tech support at Savi, but they had no experience replacing an Aqualumin with the Buddy.

    My question is:

    Is there a way to retrofit a 1.5" return into the pool wall through the liner (while it is out) so that it meets up with my conduit so that I can install this light for the Aqulumin light?

    No one seems to have tried this before. I do not want to bust up concrete to get behind the wall, so a regular, compression wall fitting will not work. There has to be a product out there to get this done, I just don't know about it!
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    Re: Question for my personal pool....

    You will have to dig up behind the wall even to put a savi light in your pool. They are water "cooled" and will have to be plumbed above the water level in the pool or you will have a leak.
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    Re: Question for my personal pool....

    How can I plumb it above the water level, and still water cool it? Literature says that it needs 4" minimum BELOW the water line...
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    Re: Question for my personal pool....

    Light needs 4" below water, conduit has to end above water so it won't leak.
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    Re: Question for my personal pool....

    The conduit is there. There is a junction box in my diving board stand. I just need to know if there is a way to add a 1.5" return fitting without digging up behind the wall.
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    Re: Question for my personal pool....

    No you will have to dig behind the wall to put in a water tight conduit to above water line from the wall fitting
    Over 30 years in the pool business
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