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    Sealing off pool lights - other lighting options?

    Over the winter, we experienced a leak located in one of pool lights. I am currently getting estimates for a new liner. The liner is 15 years old (we've had the pool for 2 years) so it was time to get a new liner anyway.

    I am thinking about having the lights sealed off, to prevent this from happening again to a brand new liner. I've read that lights are notorious for leaking. Also I've always had a bit of worry about electric shock; this may be unfounded worry but it's always been in the back of my mind. Does anyone have experience with sealing off light niches? Is it a good fix?

    Part two of my question - are there other good options for lighting the pool? My kids love night swimming, and the multi-colored lights are always a hit. I've read mixed reviews about some of the "floating LED" style lights. Any recommendations or thoughts?
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    Re: Sealing off pool lights - other lighting options?

    Here is an older thread I found:

    Pool Light Hole Cover

    Read over it and see if it helps.

    We got some of those floating lights from Walmart and they worked great and were fun! For the price well worth it. I have to dig them back out of the pool box to see if they will work again this year!

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    Re: Sealing off pool lights - other lighting options?

    Frank Wall enterprises has an excellent cover & even makes one prepunched to go to an 1.5” mount LED.
    Or the old school steel square screwed & foamed to panel.

    Either way it’s a must to have the light circuit removed from electrical service.



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    Re: Sealing off pool lights - other lighting options?

    I checked out that Frank Wall site. Interesting stuff there.

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    Re: Sealing off pool lights - other lighting options?

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    I checked out that Frank Wall site. Interesting stuff there.

    Light Doctor - Frank Wall Enterprises
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    Frank is da’man.. really innovative & a great fella’



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