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    Light tripping gfci. I see water

    New house and first pool. Noticed the pool light is tripping the gfci, if I only turn the spa light on all is fine. When I look at the light it is half full of water. Does this mean I need a whole new fixture or just a new gasket and bulb?
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    Re: Light tripping gfci. I see water

    Quote Originally Posted by breweb01
    When I look at the light it is half full of water.
    Some see the light as half full, and others see it as half empty. - LOL

    But seriously, usually the light can be dried out, and the bulb and gasket replaced, and you're OK. If the light is corroded inside, then it will need to be replaced.

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    Re: Light tripping gfci. I see water

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    Some see the light as half full, and others see it as half empty. - LOL...
    Heh...good one!

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    Re: Light tripping gfci. I see water

    My situation last year was absolutely identical. (Well, not absolutely.....I live in NC!! ) I dried out the fixture, replaced the gasket and the bulb, and have had no problems since. Probably a good idea to get to it sooner rather than later to prevent any corrosion.
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    Re: Light tripping gfci. I see water

    Thanks for the help. I will add that to my weekend list of stuff to do
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