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    AGP Light options

    So what is everyone lighting their AGP's with? Looking for a return fitting mounted LED but the choices seem slim. The Aqualuminator seems burn out quicker than most people would like. What are my options??
    21' 54" round AGP, Hayward 1hp 2 speed pump, Hayward Aqua Trol HP SWG, Hayward 150 sq ft cartridge filter

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    Re: AGP Light options

    I am looking at this right now. Great reviews!

    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-110-120V...rds=pool+light
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    Re: AGP Light options

    Quote Originally Posted by Scuba_Steve View Post
    I am looking at this right now. Great reviews!

    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-110-120V...rds=pool+light
    That is what I am using on my Intex, still working great going on the 3rd year, it is lit 24x7 during the season and put away in the shed for winter.
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
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    Re: AGP Light options

    Looks awesome, however we have a resin wall pool and not a soft intex.
    21' 54" round AGP, Hayward 1hp 2 speed pump, Hayward Aqua Trol HP SWG, Hayward 150 sq ft cartridge filter

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    Re: AGP Light options

    As you have found out. Pickings are slim. We started with a nitelighter. It's an over the wall. The transformer lasted a few years. We now have the multi color one. Just wish they made them in LED. I looked at the return lights but I think I am too lazy to drop the level and install one.
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    Re: AGP Light options

    Yeah its frustrating not being able to find a decent led light for above ground pools. There really aren't any good choices.
    21' 54" round AGP, Hayward 1hp 2 speed pump, Hayward Aqua Trol HP SWG, Hayward 150 sq ft cartridge filter

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    Re: AGP Light options

    I bought an earlier version of this light 5 years ago. We don't use it very often, but have been happy with it.
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    Re: AGP Light options

    I just installed RGB LED tape light on the underside of my resin top rail and it looks awesome.

    It was a bit tricky to install because where the 2 top rails meet at the post, the pool wall is in the way and you can't install the leds. So I used a dremmel to cut a notch in the top rail. This notch allowed me to run the leds inside the resin top rail. I ran inside that rail, under the post cap, into the 2nd top rail, then out another notch, where u can continue to run the leds. Do the same at the next post.

    I'm ordering another 15' this week. When I do that install I will take some pics.

    15' did about 3 and a half top rails... heres a video of 1 rail, or approx. 4''.

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    Re: AGP Light options

    Quote Originally Posted by Trick View Post
    I just installed RGB LED tape light on the underside of my resin top rail and it looks awesome.

    It was a bit tricky to install because where the 2 top rails meet at the post, the pool wall is in the way and you can't install the leds. So I used a dremmel to cut a notch in the top rail. This notch allowed me to run the leds inside the resin top rail. I ran inside that rail, under the post cap, into the 2nd top rail, then out another notch, where u can continue to run the leds. Do the same at the next post.

    I'm ordering another 15' this week. When I do that install I will take some pics.

    15' did about 3 and a half top rails... heres a video of 1 rail, or approx. 4''.

    Led pool light - YouTube
    I am doing exactly the same thing, I have 120 feet of IP68 12v LED strips... while not an "approved" method it will be awesome

    I used these type lights and did the same install in my front room..

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    Re: AGP Light options

    That is pretty awesome! I might have to go that route. I really like it
    21' 54" round AGP, Hayward 1hp 2 speed pump, Hayward Aqua Trol HP SWG, Hayward 150 sq ft cartridge filter

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    Re: AGP Light options

    Quote Originally Posted by Trick View Post
    I just installed RGB LED tape light on the underside of my resin top rail and it looks awesome.

    It was a bit tricky to install because where the 2 top rails meet at the post, the pool wall is in the way and you can't install the leds. So I used a dremmel to cut a notch in the top rail. This notch allowed me to run the leds inside the resin top rail. I ran inside that rail, under the post cap, into the 2nd top rail, then out another notch, where u can continue to run the leds. Do the same at the next post.

    I'm ordering another 15' this week. When I do that install I will take some pics.

    15' did about 3 and a half top rails... heres a video of 1 rail, or approx. 4''.

    Led pool light - YouTube
    Please post some pics when it's all done. Sounds awesome.
    21' 54" round AGP, Hayward 1hp 2 speed pump, Hayward Aqua Trol HP SWG, Hayward 150 sq ft cartridge filter

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    Re: AGP Light options

    I bought a Nightlighter Multi color. I did have to modify it a bit since my walls are more than 1.5 inches wide. However, I am pretty happy with it so far. The blue and green colors are probably the best. There are mixed reviews on it, but with AGP lights, the choices are limited.
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    Re: AGP Light options

    We have a pentair quasar.

    Amazon.com : Pentair Quasar Aboveground Pool Light and Water Return with Color Lenses : Swimming Pool Lighting Products : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Its a solid 'ok' light. Not really powerful enough to fully illuminate a 24ft pool.
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    Re: AGP Light options

    I found some magnetic lights at Walmart last year. a two pack for $10. they are blue and battery operated, with all their other pool supplies. They are good made night time swimming easier to be able to see in the water. they have a remote so you can put them in the middle or the bottom of the pool and be able to turn them off from the outside of the pool through the wall. I have two going get a couple more packs this summer to have 6 in my 30' round. AFTER I get all the dead algae out of it ha.
    21,200 gallon/ 30' vinyl round above ground pool/ 200# hayward sand filter/1.5 hp hayward pump (70gl/m) /
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    Re: AGP Light options

    Quote Originally Posted by bighendy View Post
    Looks awesome, however we have a resin wall pool and not a soft intex.
    Magnetism and induction power works just as well through resin as it does through vinyl. It won't work on metal walled pools, but any other above ground pool with non metallic walls it will work.
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
    New pool, 16'x36' (approx 18000 gal) in ground pool, Haywood DE filter

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    30' of LEd tape light installed. Probably will have $75 invested.
    https://youtu.be/_GPBs7j59UI
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    Re: AGP Light options

    Quote Originally Posted by Trick View Post
    30' of LEd tape light installed. Probably will have $75 invested.
    https://youtu.be/_GPBs7j59UI
    That is awesome
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    Re: AGP Light options

    I have an Aqualuminator and I have had my current bulb for 2 years now. You HAVE to take them out in the winter - which is a bit of a pain, as when you take the bulb out, it opens the back of the fitting up, so it will not hold water. I use a rubber stopper in mine. Once I had ice pull the stopper out over the winter, and my pool drained down to the return.

    The light is OK - nothing spectacular. In my 27' round ABG it lights up most of the pool. It's not super bright, but it gets the water glowing,

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    Re: AGP Light options

    The led tape lights are cheap and easy to use. I have done my Durango interior in them and also use them on my boat. They make a waterproof version also. 12v so not much to worry about either. For my the sticky back side is worthless though you'll need a better mounting option then that. Maybe some glue of some sort.

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    Re: AGP Light options

    I second the Walmart magnetic lights. They work great (remote not so much), just don't leave them in the pool for an extended period. Last year water got in mine and corroded everything. But for $5 a light they are disposable. I tried the NL-100 night lighter but my top rail would not fit over the light hook.
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