How To Replace The Light In Your Pool Without A Hassle

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Replacing the light in your pool can be a hassle if you do not know what you are doing. There are certain steps you need to follow in order to be able to do this easily.


Shut Off The Pool’s Lights

The first step in replacing the lights in your pool is to turn off all the power to it so you do not get injured during the process.  If your swimming pool has a breaker box, it will need to be turned off prior to replacing the light. If your pool does not have a breaker box you will have to turn off the power from the electrical box on your house. You will want to make sure that the power is off before you begin the process and you can do this by trying to turn your pools light on. If it does not turn on you have successfully cut off the power to it. However, keep in mind that if the light is completely burned off hitting the switch to turn the pool lights on will do nothing.


Remove Light’s Screw

The next step in the process is to remove the screw that is holding the light onto the side of the pool. You will then need to take a screwdriver with a flat head to the tab typically found at the bottom of your light in order to get the fixture out of its box. You should then place the lighting fixture on your pool’s deck. The box holding the light should provide you with enough cord for you to move the light fixture away from the pool. The lens must then either be pried off or unscrewed. You are now ready to screw the new light into place. Once you have completed this step you will want to turn the power on long enough to make sure the light actually works. Once you have determined that it does you should turn the power back off and put the lens back over the bulb. You will then need to reassemble the lighting fixture. The next thing will have to do is put all of the screws back in and lock the tabs.


Test For Leaks

Don’t forget to test the fixture to make sure it is not leaking. You can do this by briefly submerging it in water prior to reattaching the niche box. The fixture should then be put in the niche box and firmly attached to the side of the pool.


Safety Tips

During the process of replacing the light in your pool you should put on goggles to protect your eyes before going under the water in order to get to the light. Be careful not to drop the nails in your pool water because rusty nails should not be submerged in your water.


Before you do anything to replace your pool’s light you will want to ensure that the light is really not working by making sure your circuit breaker has not tripped. To test the circuit breaker turn the pool light off and switch the circuit breaker on. If the circuit breaker immediately trips you will have to stop and call an electrician.



Having working lights in your pool allows you to enjoy it after the sun has gone down. As relaxing as it is to be in your pool during the day some people find it even more relaxing at night. There are many water activities you can take part in that will help you become a healthier person.


Swimming on a daily (or nightly) basis can be good for your body and your soul. Between the workouts you will get and the tension you will relieve by swimming you may even sleep better at night.


If you want to try something more interesting than swimming you can try water aerobics. Exercising in the water is easier than doing it out of the water, especially for pregnant women and the elderly.


When it comes to lighting for pools you want to make sure yours is well lit so that it is safe for the whole family to use.


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