When pay lot of electricity bill for your swimming pool, when your pool light bulb burnt out.You may considering change a inground pool led lights for your pool.Here are the steps to guide how to change the swimming pool light bulb, don’t need drain your pool, easy to follow.
Step 1: Material and tool prepare.
1, A inground pool led light, it can be white or color change, if you have any query to choose led pool light. Read the article How to choose a inground pool led lights
2, A lens gasket replacement kit and a pilot screw, it must same type as your pool light fixture.Most pool light fixture are from Pentair and Hayward. With the light fixture series NO, You can find suitable gasket and screw online shop or your local shop. Usually online shop is cheaper.
3,A dry towel
4,Two screwdriver,one flat and one Philips.
Step 2: Turn off all pool electricity
Very important; before next steps, you must cut off all the pool power.
You can find the square electrical box near the pool,Some pool has two box,one is transformer which transfer 120V to 12V. You need shut off the electrical box button not the transformer. When you shut off power. It’s better to make sure power is off. You can test via switch on the pool light and see whether it can light up.
Step 3: Get the light housing out.
It might be two scenarios, the light fixture on the poolside wall which very easy to reach with your hand, Just lean over unscrew the screw, then get the housing out. or the light fixture install at the bottom of the pool, you need jump in water to take out.
Step 4:Open the light fixture niche
Use the Philips screwdriver unscrew the niche clip screw, the one with a stainless circle.Different housing have different clip and clip screws.Some old light fixture might have several this type clips need unscrew. Or some type need use wrench to unscrew the screw
Step 4: Open the cover
Use the flat screwdriver to prize up the cover and gasket.
Step 5： Screw out the light bulb
Step 6: Clean the niche inside, make it clean and dry
Step 7: Put the led light bulb in niche.
Step 8: Turn on the power test the light
If your inground pool led lights is multicolor ,test the switch control or remote control. Then turn off the power again.
Step 9: Change the gasket and clean the cover .
Step 10: Reassembling the light fixture and put back in pool.
Before screw it on pool wall. It is better put the light fixture in water several minutes to test whether will leak water inside the niche.