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Thread: Changing Pool Light in Vinyl Pool

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    Changing Pool Light in Vinyl Pool

    So our pool light hasn't worked since we bought the house.

    There is a black and orange giant (1'x8"x8") box behind the diving board which I assume is the junction box. It has little switches that indicate things like "Power" "Remote" "Colorwheel". I've shut of power at this box and power at the GFI circuit breaker.

    Down like Jaques I go to find not 1 pilot screw but 4. Already things aren't going like I've read elsewhere.

    Take out all 4 screws, that was easy enough. Now the darn plastic thing will not come off the wall!

    I'm stuck. Should I continue or is this not a wet fixture?

    They had put in a new liner right when we bought the house. Apparently there was a leak and the previous owner had thrown in the new liner with the price of the house. I assume they had to take this fixture off to put the new liner on. Thoughts?
    Acquired a pool when I bought a house. Everything is falling apart and slowly being replaced.

    Pool: 25000 Gallons - Vinyl
    System: Hayward C-2000 Cartridge Filter, 1hp Pump, Polaris Booster Pump, Hayward Natural Gas Heater (Believed broken), Autopilot Soft touch SWG
    Features: Diving Board, Deep end, Plastic Inserts, Auto Cover (In desperate need of replacement), Polaris 280

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    Re: Changing Pool Light in Vinyl Pool

    Ok, quick update.

    I gave up on the unit when it wouldn't budge. I've learned that forcing something that won't move will usually only break it.

    I found out how to open what I thought was the junction box. What I found was the bulb and fiber optic cables. So it would seem I have a fiber optic light. It seems easy enough to replace the bulb model: HI-111. I don't know if I can find them locally, may have to order online.
    Acquired a pool when I bought a house. Everything is falling apart and slowly being replaced.

    Pool: 25000 Gallons - Vinyl
    System: Hayward C-2000 Cartridge Filter, 1hp Pump, Polaris Booster Pump, Hayward Natural Gas Heater (Believed broken), Autopilot Soft touch SWG
    Features: Diving Board, Deep end, Plastic Inserts, Auto Cover (In desperate need of replacement), Polaris 280

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    Re: Changing Pool Light in Vinyl Pool

    In case anyone else is like me and inherits random features with their pool I want to leave this link here that indicates the unit I have.

    URL needs [] so the BBCode isn't working properly.

    Acquired a pool when I bought a house. Everything is falling apart and slowly being replaced.

    Pool: 25000 Gallons - Vinyl
    System: Hayward C-2000 Cartridge Filter, 1hp Pump, Polaris Booster Pump, Hayward Natural Gas Heater (Believed broken), Autopilot Soft touch SWG
    Features: Diving Board, Deep end, Plastic Inserts, Auto Cover (In desperate need of replacement), Polaris 280

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    Re: Changing Pool Light in Vinyl Pool

    Fiber optic... interesting! Also, I very much identify with the first line of your sig.
    20,000 gal in-ground w/ vinyl liner; Goldline Aqua Rite SWG; Hayward sand filter; Hayward .75hp pump; 1.5 hp booster pump
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit; AquaCheck Salt Test Strips

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