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    Pool light faceplate

    Our pool is 6 years old and the pool light faceplate is so corroded and gross. What causes this and can just the plate be replaced?

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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    That's often a symptom of an electrical problem. What light do you have?
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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    Good question! I just looked at our papers from the company that installed the pool and all it says is "300 watt standard light". My husband was planning trying to remove it later tonight to take a closer look. What kind of electrical problem?
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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    Quote Originally Posted by jmlodin
    Good question! I just looked at our papers from the company that installed the pool and all it says is "300 watt standard light". My husband was planning trying to remove it later tonight to take a closer look. What kind of electrical problem?

    Usually improper grounding or a missing or loose neutral.
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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    A picture would help. It could be something else.
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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    The information about the brand is American Products Pool Light

    AMP78434100 Light

    AMP78232400 Niche

    AJGMT300 Transformer

    We just removed the light and there was SO much black gunk that just came floating into the pool. It is also all over the back of the light and the niche looks totally lined with gunk. Any ideas??
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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    What does the power cord look like? Sometimes the cord will disintegrate and get black crud all over. Another possibility is black algae.

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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    That looks like either a low pH condition over an extended period or, as was mentioned earlier, an electrical issue such as a bad ground or neutral. Note the extent of the pitted metal parts. That leads me to consider a low pH condition as the more likely culprit.

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    Re: Pool light faceplate

    It is definitely not low PH unless something is wrong with my Taylor test kit because I check that nearly every day and it is usually 7.6. I guess I need to get the electrical checked out.
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