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We had a problem,year after year with every bulb we had replaced. My pool contractor would check the electrical current in the switch, in the connections under the plate in the deck, and in the fuse box. He would also check for a current in the bulb everytime. No problem would show up each time but the bulb would never stay lit for more than 30 seconds everytime it was replaced.

It took me five years to get him to remove the light and low and behold, the contacts were rusted.

Hope this helps. Lori

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โˆ™ 2014-05-12 00:00:23

You can not troubleshoot a pool light if the replacement bulb does not light. The problem may be that the fuse is overused and therefore it blew out.

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