Pool light

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Pool light

Postby ninamh » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:51 pm

We have to change our pool light. Do we have to drain the pool to below the light?

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Re: Pool light

Postby El Cid » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:59 pm

Not normally. The light should be on a cable long enough for it to be worked on at the side of the pool. I found the biggest problem was unscrewing the fitting underwater.

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Re: Pool light

Postby TorreDelAguila » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:19 pm

Some have a plastic clip on the lower edge, which when tweaked releases the front semi-dome from its backplate. The front part can then be lifted to the poolside on its length of (annoyingly thick) cable.

Other makes available, as they say.
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Re: Pool light

Postby ninamh » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:30 pm

Thank you both!

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Re: Pool light

Postby costakid » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:27 pm

But don’t stand in water while you change it just in case. Electric and water don’t mix very well.

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Re: Pool light

Postby TorreDelAguila » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:16 am

It really should be a 12v supply, via an isolation transformer.
If it's directly off the mains, close the pool immediately!
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