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    Pool light bulb

    I have been fighting a pool light problem for a few weeks. First thought was bad bulb so I replaced it. After it not working, I replaced a faulty GFCI. It still do not work. Well I happened to grab the box for the new bulb and noticed it was for a 12 volt and not 120 volt. The pool store gave me the wrong one and I do not catch it. Could I have damaged my light or do you think just changing to the correct bulb will solve it? I feel stupid now though.

    1999 build, 18x36 Vinyl lined IG pool (7.5'/3' depths), approximately 25k gallons, Hayward 1.5HP pump w/ Hayward s-244T Sand Filter, Dolphin DX4 cleaner.

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    Re: Pool light bulb

    Shouldn't have damaged the fixture, but the bulb is probably toast. I got my 120v bulb on line (Amazon). It was like $14 vs $39 at the pool store.
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    Re: Pool light bulb

    The 12v bulb would have lasted about as long as a flashbulb when 120v was applied. Shouldn't have damaged anything, just blew the bulb immediately.
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    Re: Pool light bulb

    Cool thanks....

    1999 build, 18x36 Vinyl lined IG pool (7.5'/3' depths), approximately 25k gallons, Hayward 1.5HP pump w/ Hayward s-244T Sand Filter, Dolphin DX4 cleaner.

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