If it is an 8-inch cover that is flat on top and has a gap around the side or a grate style with larger openings around the edge, the Buzz Top channel drain would be the best choice. The pool will need to be drained and the old plastic ring embedded in the plaster chipped out. Minimally the pool finish around the pipe and an area large enough to position the channel drain over the pipe will need to be removed so that the replacement channel drain embedded part can be put into fresh pool finish. The new Buzz Top un-blockable drain is 30 inches long and 4 inch wide. Part numbers are available from Paramount Customer Service at 800-621-5886.