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    bubbles from swimming pool light

    We have a steady stream of air bubbles coming from the light in our pool. When we turn the light on, it trips the breaker. Any idea what is causing this?
    20,000 gallon gunite salt water with 5,000 gallon hot tub. Jandy Aquapure 1400 with caretaker system. Sand Filter.

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    Re: bubbles from swimming pool light

    Water in the fixture.
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    Re: bubbles from swimming pool light

    Yes, gasket leaking most likely.

    If you're up,to it and if it is a niche type light pool light with a round stainless steel collar typically one screw is removed which then allow the entire light fixture (trim, glass lens, bulb) to be pulled out of the and niche in the wall and then placed on the pool deck (wire will still be attached). You'll then see that a retaining ring on the back holding everything in a water tight configuration, via a flexible gasket. Simply loosen the screw retaining the ring, take the bulb, dry it out or replace it, then reverse the foregoing steps to reinstall.

    I recommend buying a new gasket. When it's ready to be put back in, be sure that you, or the PB, submerge it in a 5 gallon bucket and check for bubbles (leaks). The longer you leave it in the bucket checking for leaks the less likely you'll end up with my situation. I only did the bucket leak test for about 5 minutes. Reinstalled it thinking it was water tight. Wrong...Slow leak developed over several weeks and finally ruined the LED color bulb.
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    Re: bubbles from swimming pool light

    Thank yall, we will attempt this!!
    20,000 gallon gunite salt water with 5,000 gallon hot tub. Jandy Aquapure 1400 with caretaker system. Sand Filter.

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    Re: bubbles from swimming pool light

    Let's us know if it worked when you have a chance
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