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How do you change the light bulb in a swimming pool?
Answer NOTE: Be sure to read all the comments for a more thorough answer. Not all people are qualified to work on swimming pool lighting systems or swimming pool electrical hook-ups. First I will assume that we are talking about an in ground swimming pool. Here are the steps you want to take to change a bulb. Remember you do not have to drain the pool to do this unless the pool light has to be changed and the water is very cold, even in this case you would only drain to the bottom or the light. So are you ready here we go: 1-Remove the screw at the top of the light. If you have a vinyl liner pool there will be an outer ring behind the face ring of the actual light. DO NOT REMOVE ANY OF THESE SCREWS. Once the screw is loose the light should want to float up and out of the niche in the side of the wall of the pool. If it does not then the light may be full of water, this is not a good thing, you will have to pick the light up off the hook on the bottom of the niche to remove it. 2-There should be enough cord to take the light and set it on the deck of the pool. If there isn't enough cord then the light was install incorrectly and you will either have to drain the pool to replace the bulb or you will need to replace the whole light this time making sure you have enough cord to set the light on the deck when you remove it. If the light is full of water inspect the fixture carefully to make sure it does not have holes if it does you will need to replace the whole light. If you see no holes then remove the light lens (each light is different but it should be self evident how to remove the lens from the light body) and inspect the lens gasket for failure. We always recommend installing a new light lens gasket when you change the bulb. If you had water inside the light and you can find no evidence of how the water got into the light then we recommend replacing the light for safety reasons. Once the lens off you can unscrew the light bulb be very careful when you grab the bulb we recommend you use a rag or a leather glove in case the bulb breaks while trying to unscrew the bulb from the fixture. If you have a halogen bulb it will just unplug. 3-Install the new bulb and new lens gasket and reassemble the light lens to the light body. 4-Now the fun begins you have a buoyant submarine that you have to put back in a hole in the wall it will be a little bit of a battle but with some practice you will have it in the niche and tighten the screw so it is in securely. 5-Clear anyone from the pool no hands or feet should be in contact with the water. Then turn the light on if the ground fault or circuit breaker trips then you have a short somewhere you will need either an electrician or you may need to replace the whole light fixture. In this situation we recommend an electrician who may tell you to replace the light but in this case better safe than sorry! Answer In the above: You failed to state to be sure to turn off the power and the circuit breaker. You also failed to tell them to inspect the fixture and cord for damage, age, corrosion. You also failed to state that any work on a pool light would require that person or a qualified electrician to update the system per codes and install a GFCI. You also negleted to state that an old fixture will not have the socket set in an epoxy shell. If this is the case the entire fixture should be replaced. My light does not have a screw in the metal ring around the bulb, or a hole for one. It seems to be on a hinge at the top. I can't get the bottom to stay in. There is at least 1 pin on the side of the metal ring that keeps coming out and the ring with the light shifts inside the housing with all the screws around it. The housing seems ok. Right now it's in, but if you touch the light it comes partially apart, mainly popping out at the bottom.
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First thing is first, check the breaker related to your pool light. For many homes there is a ground fault circuit interrupt (GFCI) breaker located where your pool equipment b…reakers are. You should look for a single breaker with a push to reset button on it. Sometimes you may find a GFCI outlet (just like the ones found in bathrooms) near the breaker box. Many times the reason for your light failure is these GFCI's are tripped and need resetting. Push the reset button in and check your light now. If you re-trip the breaker once the power is turned back on you either have moisture in the light, the socket is bad or the cord is damaged in some way. If the pool light was installed properly, then behind the light is a coil of cable that should allow the light to be removed from the light recess in the pool wall and raised above the water level onto the deck above. Remember to TURN OFF THE POWER before you dismantle any electric device. There is usually one screw holding the light module in the recess - remove the screw and the light module will come out easily from the recess. Once out, you will see a mechanism that holds the glass against the rubber seal and light container - it's usually a wire ring that has a nut and bolt in it - as you tighten the nut and bolt, it cinches up the wire loop against clamps that push the light fixture against the rubber seal and the glass. Remove the wire loop and take off the glass and seal. Replace the bulb AND SEAL with a similar model and reassemble the fixture. The seals are essential in keeping moisture out of your fixture and ruining the whole light. Take your old seal with you to get a visual inspection and a proper match. Before assembling the light test the new bulb with a quick on/off of the light switch. If it works reassemble the fixture. If it doesn't test the socket and new bulb. Once assembled, it is usually a good idea to sink the fixture into the pool for a few hours just to be sure that it does not leak before you screw it back into the recess. If it does leak, you can try to reassemble the fixture again and try the leak test again. NEVER LEAVE THE LIGHT ON UNLESS IT IS SUBMERGED! These are powerful flood lamps - they produce a lot of heat and can damage the fixture unless the water is there to dissipate the heat! Check the fixture periodically for leaks - a leaky seal will cause the power to short and may blow the bulb requiring ANOTHER replacement.
remove plastick cover at back of lightunhook the electricity at the back endunscrew the plastic ring (about 2" diameter) off the backthis ring holds the bulb in placefrom wate…r side, remove the build (centre spindle bit)some force will be required since the build has an O ring on the back end and it will need a good pull that's it.
Hire a pool tech to trouble shoot the device. You are either using the wrong bulbs or the light fixture and wireing are old. You also HAVE to have a GFCI added to the sy…stem.
This is not a job for a novice. Please let a qualified pool tech do the job for which he is more than qualified to accomplish. After all he knows the swimming pool elect…rical codes, what to look for , when to replace or refurbish, what to test, how to test and which GFCI works with the system. You will need a GFCI on your light if you do not currently have one. It matters none that you are JUST replacing the bulb - the code calls for upgrading/updating the entire system. Do yourself a favor and let a professional do this job. Electricity and water do not mix well.
no the pool will get shocked and who ever is in it will die :( Well to improve on the above. Normal light bulbs or spot lights are not designed to illuminate in the same …way that a swimming pool bulb would be. If the original light fixture was installed as per code it should have a GFCI in the system to prevent electrocution. If the system has no GFCI a qualified electrician should install one right away or when the pool light is changed or the lighting system is worked on or serviced.
Any error or carelessness in your work can KILL you or a member of your family. Are you willing to take that risk to save the few dollars spent …on a professional installation ? In addition, any future fatality at your pool, that can be attributed to an electrical fault, will cancel life and accident insurance, unless you have a receipt to prove professional electrical installation.
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It is possible. The places where that could occur would be in an outdoor pool that has exposed metal or in an indoor pool with a glass door, window or ceiling.
Subject to the light unit at the right height in the wall, so it can be serviced from the pool deck. It takes about an hour to change the bulb £48-54 plus the bulb £39 for 3…00w Certikin or £39 for halogen.
Have a professional do it. As an insurance adjuster I had a death claim when the apartment maintenance man "fixed" the pool light and a young girl was killed by electric shock… from improper wiring of the pool light.
No. They are made to be waterproof and prevent electrocution. So your safe :)
Yes, the 130 volts you read on the bulb is the maximum it will handle. It will work perfectly on a 120 volt circuit and will actually last longer than a standard 120 volt bulb….
There are many places where you can obtain important information about swimming pool lights. The best place to check would be the website, About Swimming.
You can purchase a swimming pool light online from the Pool Supply World website. Alternatively, you can also purchase these lights from retailers such as Amazon.
A light bulb is set in the bottom of a 3m-deep swimming pool. What is the diameter of the circle of light seen on the water?
As an ordinary light bulb will illuminate the whole pool, not just a circle you must be thinking of a spotlight bulb. The answer will depend on how tightly focused the spo…tlight is.
Step 1: Material and tool prepare. 1, A inground pool led light, it can be white or color change, ifyou have any query to choose led pool light. Read the article Howto choose …a inground pool led lights 2, A lens gasket replacement kit and a pilot screw, it must sametype as your pool light fixture.Most pool light fixture are fromPentair and Hayward. With the light fixture series NO, You can findsuitable gasket and screw online shop or your local shop. Usuallyonline shop is cheaper. 3,A dry towel 4,Two screwdriver,one flat and one Philips. Step 2: Turn off all pool electricity Very important; before next steps, you must cut off all the poolpower. You can find the square electrical box near the pool,Some pool hastwo box,one is transformer which transfer 120V to 12V. You needshut off the electrical box button not the transformer. When youshut off power. It's better to make sure power is off. You can testvia switch on the pool light and see whether it can light up. Step 3: Get the light housing out. It might be two scenarios, the light fixture on the poolside wallwhich very easy to reach with your hand, Just lean over unscrew thescrew, then get the housing out. or the light fixture install atthe bottom of the pool, you need jump in water to take out. Step 4:Open the light fixture niche Use the Philips screwdriver unscrew the niche clip screw, the onewith a stainless circle.Different housing have different clip andclip screws.Some old light fixture might have several this typeclips need unscrew. Or some type need use wrench to unscrew thescrew Step 4: Open the cover Use the flat screwdriver to prize up the cover and gasket. Step 5ï¼ Screw out the light bulb Step 6: Clean the niche inside, make it clean and dry Step 7: Put the led light bulb in niche. Step 8: Turn on the power test the light If your inground pool led lights is multicolor ,test the switchcontrol or remote control. Then turn off the power again. Step 9: Change the gasket and clean the cover . Step 10: Reassembling the light fixture and put back in pool. Before screw it on pool wall. It is better put the light fixture inwater several minutes to test whether will leak water inside theniche. For more image guide you can visit the post homelightpro dot com