LED Lighting

Changing The LED Lights In Your Pool

If your swimming pool is lighted, chances are it is lit with LED lighting. The reason LED lighting is the lighting of choice for swimming pool contractors to install is that they bulbs burn cool and last for thousands of hours, meaning you won’t have to change them as frequently.

Many pool owners will call their pool contractor to change the bulbs, but if you’re a do-it-yourselfer you can take this project on yourself. The  reason many pool owners call on a pool professional is because of the fact that you’re dealing with both water and electricity and it can be a harmful combination.

Here’s a guide on how to do just that, if you’re so inclined. First, gather your tools:

  • Flat heat and Philips head screwdrivers
  • Dry towels
  • Replacement bulb
  • Circuit tester
  • Replacement lens gasket

After you’ve gathered your tools, and before you begin you will need to:

  • Turn off all power to the swimming pool
  • You may need to drain the pool a little to be able to reach the light
  • Determine the type of light you need before you start
  • Test the electrical circuit before you begin
  • Make certain a GFCI is installed and working properly

If you’re still inclined to do it yourself, here is what you will need to do:

  1. Shut off all power
  2. Disassemble old light
  3. Remove light from its casing by removing the pilot screw
  4. Remove the light from its fixture and set it on towel so it doesn’t get scratched
  5. Remove face ring, lens gasket and lens itself
  6. Install the new light bulb
  7. Install new gasket and lens
  8. Check the light fixture for leaks
  9. Turn the electricity back on and test the light

Viola you’ve replaced your pool’s lighting and can now enjoy your night swims! If you’re at all uneasy about changing the lights in your pool, contact us and we can arrange for a service visit.

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