Last time I posted my first numbers and had some crazy high CYA and I am now getting around to draining my pool. Drained about 90% of the water out and figured that this would be a good time to try to fix my non-functioning pool light.
It did work for a short time after I bought this house in September, but sometime since then it has stopped working. The fixture or housing (not sure about the terminology) is a Pentair 120v. The bulb is a 120v 250w halogen.
These are the things I have done already:
- Checked circuit breakers[/*:m:1o4beo8t]
- Checked GFCI[/*:m:1o4beo8t]
- Replaced the switch (it was a little corroded at the contacts)[/*:m:1o4beo8t]
- Changed bulb (the old bulb looked fine actually, just did it for completeness)[/*:m:1o4beo8t]
It still does not work, and at this point I am kind of out of ideas. From searching the boards here it seems like a continuity test would be a good idea. I have easy access to the junction box by the pump. I do not have a multimeter yet, although I plan to pick one up.
Is it possible that the fixture itself has gone out? Is this a common thing to have happen? The pool is roughly 6-7 years old.
I am eager to refill the pool and get going w/ the BBB before the weather warms up here, but if I am going to need to call someone out to look at this, is it better if the pool is mostly drained for them to troubleshoot?
I am willing to call someone, I just want to exhaust all of my options and be as informed as I can before I do. If the fixture itself needs to be replaced, I may just bite the bullet and have a full on LED setup installed. Again, does the installer need the pool drained to have access?
Thanks in advance for all your advice!