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    anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    so my parents just purchased a home that their pool needed some work. We are finally down to the light and I ordered a pentair amerlite, thinking doesn't get any more standard than than. But when it came in we soon realized the bottom mounting point is different on the amerlite. The anthony pool light has a pin like mount vs the amerlite is a step lip.

    I know we aren't the first ones to replace an anthony light, any members have history with this problem? BTW I wasn't able to see if the light had any kind of model number or anything it was so corroded.

    anthony ring vs amerlite ring




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    Re: anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    anyone?

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    Re: anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    you may be able to get your amerilight to work using a "pool light wedge"

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    Re: anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    thanks for the reply heavyzee, what is the wedge for? and is it something I could buy at leslies?

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyzee View Post
    you may be able to get your amerilight to work using a "pool light wedge"


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    Re: anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    The wedge is to secure the new light into the niche which is the part built in the wall.

    Most likely, the replacemetn light may not fit the old anthony one perfectly... the wedge is a nice easy fix to secure the new light into a "mis-matched" niche or if the little threaded tab is stripped out or broken off.

    Leslies prolly carries them. You can google and find out for sure though.
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    Re: anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyitsme06 View Post
    anyone?
    The following links may help you to find compatible old Anthony ring.

    Pool light 120V 500 Watt - R40 - Swimming Pool

    The original Swimquip Pool Light. Millions installed all over the world, The Sta-Rite fits most old Anthony pools underwater lights. Light measures 8-1/2" outside dimensions. (1960-1990)

    http://www.sunplay.com/Pentair-SwimQ...05086-0025.htm
    http://www.poolcenter.com/p/the-orig...uip-pool-light
    http://www.inyopools.com/pool_parts_...ool_light.aspx

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    Re: anthony pool light obsolete - suitable replacement?

    Hi - I am going through something similar now with my Anthony pool. Were you able to figure out what to do for a light replacement?
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