Cleaning behind pool light held in with light wedge

suep

LifeTime Supporter
Feb 18, 2011
55
Portland, OR
#1
My pool light is held in by a light wedge and I would like to clean behind the light. Does anyone know how to get the light out of the niche and once I get it out how do I get it back in?

Years ago when I was using baquacil water mold grew behind the light. I haven't had any problems since switching to a swg but I would still like to clean it just to make sure nothing bad starts growing back there.
 

X-PertPool

TFP Expert
In The Industry
Jun 12, 2009
1,385
Exeter, PA
#2
you just unloosen the screw on the light wedge and pull out the light, when putting it back in make sure you have the excess wire behind the light in a spiral so there is room for the light to fit back into the niche. There is usually a spot on the bottom of the light that fits into the niche first (like a hinge) point then the rest of the light sits flush and you re-tighten the screw on the light wedge.