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    Inground Pool Light

    Hey everyone,
    I have a pool light in an inground pool.
    I cant find a pilot screw on the light to take it out to replace the bulb.
    I also tried prying it out with a crowbar and it didnt want to budge.
    I also turned the light counter clockwise and it neither loosened or tightened with i did that.

    It is a 4" light so i think it was made for a spa but still should work for this pool.

    Ill try to attach a picture so you can see what im talking about.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    25,000 gallon rectangle in ground. 8' deep end.
    Hayward S-200 200# sand filter.

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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    Is that a FiberStar light?
    Is there a large box near the electrical panel?
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    The housing looks exactly like this.
    http://www.fiberstarspoolandspa.com/wp- ... 5B1%5D.pdf
    I have looked everywhere within 30' or even 60' of the light and cant find a box that would be for the light.
    The deck of the pool is concrete. There is a square concrete section right above the light that may be an access point for something but i cant lift the concrete section because its too heavy. I will try to see if i can get a picture of that also.
    25,000 gallon rectangle in ground. 8' deep end.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    That's exactly what I was thinking it was.
    With fiberstar lights there is no lamp in the fitting. There's just a bundle of fibers and you have to drain the pool down below the fitting before opening it. As you can see on the pdf, the lens screws out of it.

    They could have buried it in the deck, but it's not supposed to be.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    That box has to be somewhere though right?
    Whether its buried or not?
    Do you know how far away it could be? I have heard 30' is the norm.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    With Fiber it can be almost any length but 50' is a common length. I'd guess it's within 50' and probably closer.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    Would the box look like this one?
    http://www.fiberstarspoolandspa.com/wp- ... cedure.pdf
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    It could, but there are a few different brands and the boxes aren't exactly alike. One is even a metal junction box looking one.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    I went home and took a picture over lunch.
    Now the Box would most likely be down stream from the shut off switch right?
    Here is a diagram of how the electricity is ran to the pump and to the light.
    25,000 gallon rectangle in ground. 8' deep end.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    Yes it would. Can you look into the lens and see if there's a fiber bundle in there? I guess it could be something like a Savi light.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    If there is not a fiber cable in there, am i safe to shut off all the electricity and unscrew it out of the socket?
    25,000 gallon rectangle in ground. 8' deep end.
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    Re: Inground Pool Light

    I hate to say. Savi lights are supposed to be sealed so you should be safe. The worse that could happen is that it turns out to be fiber and you have to drain the pool down to dry and clean it.
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