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    Need help reattaching underwater light

    Hey guys,

    I think either some rough housing or my kreepy krawly dislodged my underwater light. Went out to do my daily thing and noticed the light looked crooked. I touched to see if it was lose and it about fell out. How do I snap this thing back in?

    Also the last few weeks I've been losing lil over an inch of water every day which hasn't happened all summer. Could I be losing water behind this light?
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    Re: Need help reattaching underwater light

    Ok.....got the light out, it has a light wedge that appears to be good shape I just can't figure out how to put it back in.
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    Re: Need help reattaching underwater light

    As long as the conduit is intact you shouldn't lose any water.
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    Re: Need help reattaching underwater light

    You can always try to use dye to see if maybe you have a leak back there. https://www.google.com/#q=you+tube+dye+leak+swimming

    Do you have the make of light or pictures of the light you can post ??
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    Re: Need help reattaching underwater light

    Glad I took the light out there was a wad of algae back there. Other than that everything appears to be in good shape. It's an old Pentair light I'm sure. The glass is blue. I figured out there was a grove on the bottom of the light that the metal tab sat in. My problem was fitting the wedge and screw at the top. Got it in and tightened it with the screwdriver but it doesn't seem I could get it tight enough. It's still seems a little lose. Being female, I had to end up getting in the pool to do it since my arms weren't long enough to reach over and poor hubs can't swim.
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    Re: Need help reattaching underwater light

    If you are loosing an inch of water a day that tells be that the integrity of that pipe may be compromised. Or I believe there is a gasket in there somewhere that may have been tweeked.


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    Re: Need help reattaching underwater light

    Have yet to get the light seated correctly. Gotta get it in and che k for leaks this weekend so I can put the leaf net on. Leaves and pine needles are already falling in Al and driving me to drink!
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