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Thread: leak in pipe from light in inground pool

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    leak in pipe from light in inground pool

    What is the best way to repair this problem. We recently had a hard freeze and have determined this is where the leak is. We have concrete decking around this area and our light is directly under the diving board. Thank you for your help.
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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: leak in pipe from light in inground pool

    When the conduit is broken under the deck what we do is pull the light out of the niche and set it on the deck (don't disconnect the wire). Then we pack 2 part epoxy into the conduit in the niche. Let the putty set for 12 hours making sure not to jiggle the wire so that you maintain a wetertight seal. Once the putty is set, pop the light back in and you're good to go
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    Feb 2008

    Re: leak in pipe from light in inground pool

    ours was leaking last year too....had it fixed this past spring. pool guys did the same thing as Waste said (packed with expoxy) i sure hope it holds. we are also in freezing temps too and i checked the water level about a month ago and so far so good (last year the water drained to just below the light)

    good luck
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    Oct 2008
    Hillsborough, NC

    Re: leak in pipe from light in inground pool

    You shouldn't have any issues as long as it didn't start leaking immediately afterward. Epoxy is a great fix in this application.

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