Hayward light gaskets or aftermarket

JamesR

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May 18, 2015
127
Nazareth/PA
I am changing the bulb in the pool and have always used OEM Hayward gaskets. SPX0580Z2 for the pool and SPX0590G for the smaller spa gasket. I ordered gaskets from Florida Sunseeker. The spa gasket is an OEM but the pool light gasket is a no name and the material is noticeably thinner. Has anyone used these before? Should I be concerned and just go get a Hayward OEM gasket instead?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Changing the bulb is such a hassle you don‘t want to do it twice. I would use the OEM gasket to be safe.
 
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JamesR

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May 18, 2015
127
Nazareth/PA
I sent them a message about the gaskets. He says the thinner no name gasket is a Hayward OEM. I am not sure I believe that. Unless Hayward recently changed their quality making them thinner and not stamping them with any writing whatsoever.