How do I KNOW our new pool light is safe?

Household6

LifeTime Supporter
Sep 15, 2013
611
Fayetteville, NC
Painted our pool last week and while it was empty had an electrician replace the light (that’s never worked), install a timer, and move some switches to a more convenient location.

Refilled the pool with water today. Getting excited as dark approaches at the thought of the light finally working (only took 11 years). About to turn it on and I’m thinking maybe we draw straws to pick who goes in first? But as luck would have it, I like my husband, my kid, and my dog.

Seeing as I’m not willing to take one for the team, how do I KNOW the pool is electrically safe to swim in? I have no reason not to trust the electrician, but mistakes happen.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,141
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
What model pool light?

12V or 120V?

Connected o a GFCI?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,141
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
First thing to do is find the GFCI and test it using the test button and see that it trips and resets with the test.
 
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Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
19,794
Bedford, TX
6,

Turn the light on..
Find the GFCI
Push the GFCI test button, it should pop and the light will go out.
Reset the GFCI and the light should come back on..
Enjoy your swim..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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