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Thread: Pool Light Built Into Diamond Brite/Screw Head Broken- Help!

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    Pool Light Built Into Diamond Brite/Screw Head Broken- Help!

    Hi all,

    I recently moved into a new home and was told that the pool light was burned out and would need to be replaced. No big deal, I thought. I tried to follow videos and instructions I found online but I couldn't get the metal housing out.

    I recently had someone come out to look at resurfacing the pool (it definitely needs to be done) and was told that the light was covered by the Diamond Brite and we would only be able replace it if we have it resurfaced. The guy hasn't called me back so I figured I'd wait a bit longer before resurfacing, but I'd really like to get the light replaced.

    The actual screw head broke off as well (I'm assuming from the previous owners attempts) so I tried to pry the housing unit off but had no luck.

    Have you heard of a light housing being covered by Diamond Brite? Is there a simple solution to to getting the screw out? I saw there are some possible ways by draining the pool below the light but am hesitant to do so if it'll be stuck because of the diamond Brite. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Pool Light Built Into Diamond Brite/Screw Head Broken- Help!

    Welcome to TFP!

    A photo would help.

    Normally when the screw head has broken off, the fixture just falls out. Of course if they plastered right over the retaining ring, then it would not do that.
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    Re: Pool Light Built Into Diamond Brite/Screw Head Broken- Help!

    yeah, what JasonLion said.

    If the faceplace is plastered over, its not gonna come off without destroying the plaster around the light.

    Oh, and dont ask me which kind of idiot would plaster over a faceplate. Man you got me on that one!
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    Re: Pool Light Built Into Diamond Brite/Screw Head Broken- Help!

    Hi guys, please find the pictures attached, sorry for submitting them last night. Let me know what you think! Hopefully it's not a plaster issue. If not, how would you advise me to get the broken screw out? That is the only thing I couldn't get a picture of.


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