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A-Pro Services, Your Pool and Spa Service Company in Central Oklahoma, repairs swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs in the Oklahoma City area. 

Our specialties include  In Ground Vinyl Liner replacement and safety cover installation, well as swimming pool lighting and other component repair.

This page about Lighting on  Pool Repair OKC .com   is presented from the repairman's point of view,  to explain different kinds of lights, how they work.    We hope you enjoy this site, and find it useful!

Types of Swimming Pool Lighting

 

     There are a lot of options these days in pool lighting.  In the old days, it was a luxury to have a light in the pool at all, but nowadays, nearly every pool has a light.  In the old days, they looked like the big car headlights of the day.  These are still the most common, but now there are fiber-optic and LED lights that change colors, scroll through colors, and even strobe and put on light shows.  Of course, with each new technology, comes a whole different set of things to learn about repairing pool lights.  We'll keep this page fairly simple, keeping in mind that we have customers who are new to pool ownership, and really just need to know how to change the bulb.  It may sound silly to explain how to change a light bulb, but actually, that's not a bad place to start.

Changing Swimming Pool Light Bulbs

   Turn the light off. 

   Conventional light bulbs, the ones that look like round old time car headlight, are contained in a sealed pod.  This pod is attached to a face ring either by stainless steel screws with wedges, or a tension ring with clips.  This face ring has a hook or tab at the bottom, and a single screw at the top that holds the light in the niche.  To access the bulb, remove the screw from the top of the face ring (usually #2Phillips), and remove the light assembly from the niche.  There should be enough cord to allow you to bring the light assembly up onto the deck to work on it.  If there is not, you will have to drain the pool below the light (and give the builder a proper beating) to change the bulb. 

   Loosen the screws on the wedges or remove the tension ring to take the faceplate off. Pay attention to how it is oriented in relation to the power cord and the diffusers (bumps) on the lens.  when the lens is reinstalled, the flat side of the diffusion "bumps" should be pointed down. Gently pry the lens from the light housing, being careful not to damage the housing.  The bulb looks like a common flood lamp, and unscrews in the same manner.  replace the bulb with the correct voltage and wattage, using a bulb designed for pool lighting.

   I usually clean the lens an replace the gasket.  A light coat of  lubricant, not sealant, should be used on the outside of the gasket, to help it go smoothly in to place on reassembly.  Reassemble the light, paying attention to where the top screw is located in relation to the lens diffusers and the housing assembly.  Be very careful when tightening the screws with wedges.  They strip out easily, and if hey do, you have to replace the faceplate assembly with the new tension ring style.  It costs about $200 to do that.  If you already have the tension ring, make sure that the screw that tightens it is on a side, not interfering with the mounting tab or screw at the top.  Do not turn the light on for more than a second to to test until it is under water. It gets very hot, and can damage to the light assembly. The water keeps it cool.

   As you put the light assembly back into the niche, roll it to wrap the cord around the housing assembly.  Hook the tab at the bottom to the niche ring, and install the screw at the top.  Well, who knew you could write half a page on how to change a light bulb?

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