Don’t know how to replace the pool lights in your swimming pool? Don’t fear Premier Pool Service is here! Premier Pool Service of Coachella Valley can help you with your pool maintenance needs. Keeping reading if you want to learn how to successfully replace pool lights in your swimming pool.
It is a minor inconvenience when you are setting up your backyard for a pool party come to find that your swimming pool lights are not turning on. With this article, you will be able to successfully replace the pool lights in your swimming pool. However, if you want to speed up this process, contact Premier Pool Service today!
Replacing pool lights is not a difficult job, in fact this is an easy DIY project if you have a couple of hours to spare on the weekend. First you’ll need a list of materials to prepare for this switch-a-roo deal. You will need a replacement light bulb, replacement lens gasket, Philips and Flathead screwdrivers, multi-meter, and a few dry towels.
Time to Change the Pool Lights!
- Turning off the power
This is an important step to ensuring your safety while changing out a light in your swimming pool. Make sure that the power is off so that when you are messing with the wires in your swimming pool you can’t be harmed. Since you will be working with wires near a body of water, you should ensure that you are safe. Turning off the power to your backyard or specifically your swimming pool will do the trick.
- Drain Pool Water
This is an optional step, but some homeowners like to have just a little bit more room to work with before they have to get wet. If you drain a few inches of water out of your swimming pool remember to add in the same amount of back into your swimming pool and balance it out with additional chemicals.
- Remove the Pilot Screw
The screws that hold the light fixture in place are normally located at the top of the fixture. If not there, they are located around the border of the light fixture. You’ll want to take the screws out.
- Take out the Fixture
Once you have taken the screws out, it is time to pry out the light fixture.
- Test the Wires
This is where the multi-meter comes into action. Just to be absolutely certain that there is no electricity running through the wires, the multi-meter will detect any live wires.
- Out with the Old and In with the New
Now it is time to carefully take out the light bulb with a dry towel. Once you have removed the light bulb, dry off the inside of the light fixture and replace the old light bulb with the new one you’ve purchased. You will have to screw in the light bulb to secure it into place.
- Test the light
Finally the last step is check that the light bulb that you replaced actually works. Simply turn on the power and make sure that the light turns on. After you know the light works then screw it back into its place.