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    Replacing the pool light

    When attempting to replace the bulb to the pool light, I removed the outer most cover (because I obviously didn't know what I was doing). In doing this an O-ring came off due to dry rot. I have purchased the replacement o-ring, but I want to make sure that I replace it correctly. Should I do anything other than just put it back where I found the dry rotted one? I know now that I don't have to take that off to replace the bulb......a little too late...but.....

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    Re: Replacing the pool light

    Clean any residue from the mating surfaces and treat the ring with a little pool lube.
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    Re: Replacing the pool light

    okay. Is there something that I can get at Lowes or Home Depot that would be considered "pool" lube. My pool has water in it, will this be a problem? Why do pools make me feel so dang dumb????

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    Re: Replacing the pool light

    Quote Originally Posted by kristiejow
    okay. Is there something that I can get at Lowes or Home Depot that would be considered "pool" lube. My pool has water in it, will this be a problem? Why do pools make me feel so dang dumb????
    A silicon based plumber's lube will work. They should have it at a hardware store.
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    Re: Replacing the pool light

    thanks John T and Richard! Hopefully I will keep anything from leaking....grrrrr..
    Also thanks for only answering the "obvious" questions!!

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