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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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It is not recommended with most swimming pool lights for the sake of the light However swimming pool lights work on low voltage. the power goes through a transformer cutting i…t down for the sake of safety so even if you end up with a short circuit in the light there is no danger to the swimmers. In the 35 years I have been building and remodeling swimming pools I can tell you over 99% of pool lights are 120v. Certainly not low voltage. They are however since 1977 wired through a GFCI breaker to cut the power in the event of a short. I still run into older pools whose light is wired directly to a switch with no safeguards in place.
Installing underwater swimming pool lights need not be an expensive or time- consuming task. Many nonconstruction underwater swimming pool lights (battery - oprated and hangif…ng cord- style) take only momenrs to install .Enjoy your pool from a new perspective Buy suction cup-style battery-operated or hanging cord-style pool lights. When pricing and comparing lights, remember that suction cup-style battery-operated underwater swimming pool lights have a shorter lifespan than corded ones. Cord-style lights for easy, nonconstruction application vary with the type of above-ground pool wall (hard or soft).Step 2 Install your batteries. If you're using suction cup-style battery-operated underwater swimming pool lights, set your light cycle by pressing the light's face, and then affix the light to the pool wall or bottom surface. Remember to manually turn off your lights when not using them. Go to Step 3 if using a hard-walled light; skip to Step 6 if using a soft-sided model.Step 3 Place your light, if you're using a hard-walled corded model, in a bucket of water to verify its seal is watertight. Use hard-wall corded models only on flat aluminum, steel or plastic resin pools.Step 4 Turn off your pool's pump, unless your light's instructions state otherwise, and mount your light's transformer on a surface near an outlet away from the pool. Plug in the transformer and run light tests to be sure the light works correctly.Step 5 Remove the section of your pool's ledge where you wish to install the light. Hang the light on the ledge, affix it, hide the wiring as directed by the light's installation manual and then replace the ledge.Step 6 Test the watertightness of a soft-sided corded-style underwater swimming pool light by placing it in a bucket of water. Once you have verified the seal, follow the directions in Step 4 for hard-sided corded lights. After verifying the light works correctly, hang the light over the pool rail and tighten it to the rail as directed by the light's installation manual.
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.
The light bulb provided light after sundown that was safer and more efficient than candle light so that greater productivity could be achieved during evening and night periods….
Very rarely as a mater of fact only in an emergency most problems with pool water can be overcome with the right treatment. Take a sample of water into the local pool shop and… get their opinion, this is usually a free service A: In Calif. - average about every 5 to 8 yrs. k
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.
The light bulb changed our lives a lot. If Thomas Edison (inventor of the light bulb) hadn't invented it, then we would all be stumbling in the dark. And since the time he cre…ated it, everybody is using it. Look around. Look in your house, and in your neiborhood houses. And in the schools. Do you see light bulbs? See, if you didn't have the light bulb, you're a step away from a blind mole.actually humphry davy made it , thomas made it better and more useful so he improved it but did not make the real thing :)
Swimming pool pumps do not use sand. You may have sand in your filter. The sand has to by removed by hand after taking th etop of the filter off.
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Ok I bought an apartment with a recessed light fixture in the shower. The bulb blew out and its been driving me nuts trying to figure out how to fix it, but I finally figured …it out. The lens cover sits absolutely flush against the ceiling. I put my fingernails beneath the rim of cover (around the outside of the fixture between it and the ceiling) and pulled straight down as hard as I could. I thought I was going to pul the entire fixture out of the ceiling, but instead, the lens cover finally lowered. It was held on by a pair of U-shaped springy wires that put pressure on the inside of the lighting fixture and holds it in place. So pretty much, to remove the lens cover, I had to pry it off. Then once I changed the bulb, I simply pushed the cover back in place
No. They are made to be waterproof and prevent electrocution. So your safe :)
It helped people see better at night and helped people work longer at night. The candlelight didn't hurt peoples eyes either. it was a new invention that helped the world.
Answer This is a job left to the professional. Electricity and water do not mix well. The professional will know if and when it is Ok to replace just the bulb an…d gasket or if the unit is an old one ~ to replace the entire unit with a new one. It all depends on what he sees when the light assembly is dissassembled. He must know and follow the codes in your area for many reasons. After all, liability falls upon both the homeowner and the repair tech. Ken
Answer Call a swimming pool tech. He has knowledge of how your system works. He knows the codes in your area. If you do something that is not to code in replacing… parts it could get someone hurt. Check the GFCI to see if it is tripped or check the circuit breakers. If that was the only thing keeping the light off then you have solved your problem. However, if it trips again you then have to find out why it tripped. That is where a knowledgeable tech comes in and earns his pay and do it safely. k
never. put algae-eating fish (not snails!) in the pool for 2 weeks. do not give them food and they will eat all of the junk in your pool. (but check on them every day.) eco-fr…iendly way to conserve water!
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….
In most cases the pool will need to be drained below the level of the light in order to change the seal. In some cases, though, a separate access point is installed so that t…he light can serviced while the pool is full.