How do you change an inground pool light bulb?

Do you have to drain the pool to change the light?

Replacing your in-ground swimming pool light does not require draining the water from the pool or hiring a professional. The design of the pool light’s housing allows you to remove it from the pool without the need to disconnect any wiring.

How much does it cost to replace a pool light bulb?

Pool Light Replacement Cost

The cost to replace pool lights is $625 apiece on average. Pool light repair costs are much more affordable at $65 to $150 each. Just replacing the bulbs is $20 to $100 for each one depending on their type and functions.

How do I change my pool light to LED?

Can I replace my old pool light with LED?

You’ll need the proper LED pool light to fit into your light niche. Not all LED pool lights will fit in all pool light niches. If you have a Pentair light, you can use the Pentair IntelliBrite LED pool light. If you have a Hayward pool light, you can use the Hayward ColorLogic LED pool light.

Can a pool light electrocute you?

Pool lighting: When pool lights have not been correctly bonded or grounded, they can send electricity directly through the water and shock those in the pool. As a general rule of thumb, any pool feature that is connected to power and placed underwater poses a hazard.

Can you change a pool light with water in the pool?

Typically, backyard swimming pools are equipped with 1 or more underwater lights. There is no need to lower the water level in your pool to replace the burned-out bulb. Instead, you can remove the light housing from the side of the pool, pull the fixture up onto the side of the pool, and change the light bulb there.

How do I test my pool light?

Locate the “TEST” button on the outlet, usually between the two sockets. Then push it in, you should hear it pop. Then try to turn the pool light on. If the light does not turn on, and you know the light is working properly, then your GFCI is working properly.

What happens if water gets into pool light?

A fixture filled with water can also cause a breaker to trip, so be mindful of that when troubleshooting. Another less likely cause of a pool light fixture leak is a power cord conduit seal leak. Hayward, Jandy and Jacuzzi also make underwater pool lights.

How do I fix a leaking pool light?

How do I test my inground pool light?

Set your volt-ohm meter to “continuity test” (or lowest ohm scale), and test between the black and white wires to the light (they connect to the bulb). If your light bulb is in good condition, it should read about 3-20 ohms.

How do I reset my pool light?

Can you test a pool light out of water?

Remove the bulb and shake it next to your ear. If you hear something loose inside, it means the filament has burnt out and that you need to replace the bulb. So screw in your new bulb and test it, which may get a bit tricky. Pool lights are often halogen, and even brand new bulbs will burn out quickly outside of water.

Why is my pool light not working?

If the breaker that your pool light is on has been tripped, unplug whatever you just turned on or plugged in and then reset the breaker by turning it all the way off and then back on again. If that doesn’t work, you may have a bad breaker. If you have any GFCI outlets on your pool light circuit, try resetting them.

Where is the pool light switch located?

Usually they are found directly behind the light, off the pool deck, or in some areas, the light J-Boxes are installed by the pool equipment pad.

How do you know if a pool light is bad?

How many years does a pool light last?

Your pool lighting should give you few problems overall. Most incandescent bulbs will burn for 1,000 hours before bulb replacement is necessary. LED bulbs can burn for 25 years or more (or so they tell us).

How do I turn on the pool light?

Much like any other light in your home, the most common way to control your pool light is with the use of a traditional ON/OFF switch. You can simply flip the switch up or down to turn on or off your pool light.