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    Pool light issue

    Hey guys, so I started to inspect my pool today and noticed when I turn on my pool light (the light is submerged about 2 feet below the edge of the pool) will turn on for about 3-4 sec then turn off. I have to reset the breaker for it to turn back on. I'm not an electrician but I'm thinking it's a grounding problem. Any thoughts?

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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    Re: Pool light issue

    I had a problem that was similar. Is it on a GFI breaker? My problem ended up being corroded connections at the junction box. Re-did them and fixed me right up.
    Hope that helps...Good Luck,
    Sami
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    Re: Pool light issue

    Yep it's on a gfi. I'll check the junction box. This house was a foreclosure so we'll see what it turns out to be

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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    Re: Pool light issue

    It could be anything from corroded connections, bad GFI, light needs a new seal, to the entire light housing needing replacement. Check the connections, remove the light to see if you can see any water behind the lens, and then try a new GFI. Worst case is the light housing is bad and needs to be replaced.
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    Re: Pool light issue

    Humm the latter would require draining the pool to below that right? If that's the case I think I'll keep the breaker on it on off. I'm planning to out up some floodlights which would seem redundant. Once I close the pool and lower the water I will revisit this.

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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    Re: Pool light issue

    What type of light is it? Most standard lights are only held in with one screw and there should be enough cable to bring the light up on the deck. There is no need to drain the pool, the water in the niche helps cool the light. Do not turn the light on while out of the water as they need the water to help cool the light.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
    Test Kits . Pool Math . Chlorine/CYA Chart . The SLAM Process

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    Re: Pool light issue

    It looks like a round standard light underwater on the side wall. I'll take your advice and check it out once I uncover the pool completely. It'll be a few days as I'm waiting for my new t100 test kit to arrive

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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    Re: Pool light issue

    So as not to aggravate an already possible wet light fixture, when you take the fixture out of the niche, keep the lens facing down to keep any possible water away from the bulb receptacle.
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    Re: Pool light issue

    Will do

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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