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    Pool Light

    Is it possible to get rust in the pool light, I am asking because I see a brown spot on the bottom of the light inside. It is the whole bottom of the light, about a half an inch wide. Thanks

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    Re: Pool Light

    I took the light out, cleaned it, there was some water in it, put it back, first checking to see if any air bubbles were coming up when I submerged it...

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    Re: Pool Light

    Quote Originally Posted by boston62 View Post
    I took the light out, cleaned it, there was some water in it, put it back, first checking to see if any air bubbles were coming up when I submerged it...

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    If you see water inside the light the seal and bulb need to be changed. The light is obviously no good.
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    Re: Pool Light

    There's no water in it now, it does work, will order a new gasket. Why change the bulb if it still working?

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    Re: Pool Light

    I have a an older SAM color wheel light and after time they leak water from where the electrical cord goes into the housing. I need a new light next year. I had someone try to fix it this year but the ground fault started tripping after a week so I just shut off the breaker for the rest of the summer. They indicated that with my older AquaLink RS8 I would need a new control board if I wanted a LED color light. I probably will just go with a halogen type, I think they are brighter anyways.
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    Re: Pool Light

    I have the IAqualink also, you need a new board to use a LED light?

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    Re: Pool Light

    My system is about 12 years old and that's what the pool company I use for repairs told me. He said the LED's have a separate circuit to change the colors which the older RS8 boards don't have. I have not researched to verify. If that is the case I won't be paying 500 bucks for a new board and will go with the halagn bulbs.
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    Re: Pool Light

    Oh OK I installed mine this year.. I see it listed in the menu...

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    Re: Pool Light

    Quote Originally Posted by boston62 View Post
    There's no water in it now, it does work, will order a new gasket. Why change the bulb if it still working?
    If there's no water in it and the bulb is working, why change anything?

    My experience was pull out the light, replace bulb, use old gasket, it leaked.
    Buy new gasket, still leaked. Retried w/ goop all around gasket, still leaked.
    Trustworthy pool guy tried same and with a second new gasket, still leaked.
    Bought a whole new sealed fixture and had it installed - no leaks.

    If I was as lucky as you are now, I'd leave well enough alone.

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    Re: Pool Light

    Yes you are correct, I did remove it to see why there was a brown water mark on the bottom of the lense, when I opened it, some water came out, I took it apart, cleaned everything, reinstalled the gasket, submerged it, and it was water tight...I will keep an eye on it. I did order new gasket & pilot screw just case.

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    Re: Pool Light

    Does the glass it self have to be in a certain position?

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